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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
+1 616-774-8272
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“tapas” (232 reviews)
“paella” (46 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with my husband. The food we ordered was delicious. We had the octopus, potatoes bravas, chicken salad, chorizo meatball and crab cakes. Very busy place we were lucky to have reservations. Our waitress could have made our experience excellent. Didn’t seem...More

Thank leanne s
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Our waiter Dex was awesome. He was prompt, friendly, informative, and quite the San Chez marketer- telling us about breakfast etc. we chose an appetizer (potato croquettes), octopus and peppered beef entree. We enjoyed it all and would definitely come back.

Thank kokopuffMichigan
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Near the van andel area and the bob and 20 monroe... This place has a good selection of tapas! great wait staff.

Thank Jamiev108
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Make sure you allow time for relaxed dining and to try 4-5 of the selections. The flavor, preparaton, ambiance and service were exceptional for the GR area.

Thank TrippingAlAround
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Go here for lunch that is very reasonably priced and delicious or a spectacular dinner and drinks. Service is always great. I recommend sitting at the food bar if possible.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We went here before a concert with a group of 8. We ate upstairs which has a cozy feel and allows a view of the downstairs seating which was cool. The table is covered in paper and you are given pens/crayons to write down what...More

Thank traceyl888
Reviewed 12 October 2017

WOW! This restaurant was suggested to us by a co-worker for their dinner. While that did not work into our plans, we were able to grab Sunday breakfast here. Our only regret would have been if we had not eaten here! My wife thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have experienced the food, drinks and service of San Chez over the last several years, and I have never once had a poor experience. Time after time, their food delights and their waitstaff are attentive and welcoming. I so enjoy the atmosphere they provide...More

Thank ChelseaWojes
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We've done 2 group dinners and a family breakfast at San Chez in the past 6 months. I have honestly not tasted anything from the kitchen that I didn't like, and a couple of the tapas dishes are almost addicting. What I like the most...More

Thank Z463RQchris
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had 4 of us and we sampled several Tapas. We tried the crab cakes, the rice cakes, and lamb (all favorites of the waiters),a cheese and the Paella. It was all excellent. We shared all the dishes and had more than enough food. I...More

Thank Lovetraveling99
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Scott M
29 October 2017|
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Response from Ken V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Enjoy a Bloody Mary too
Dimitri W
13 May 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
I did not, however there were gluten free options on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
  • Public Transportation: The Metro system of Grand Rapids called "The Rapid" has 6 lines that stop directly in front of 38 West Commerce. They are 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8272
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