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El Serbal

Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 25 15
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
“trout” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

During a trek across northern Spain with my son, this was the last restaurant we visited. It was also the most impressive. Not just for the quality of the food and service (certainly consistent with its Michelin one star rating), but for the very good...More

Thank trvl60601
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Simply brilliant. Ingenious creativity of food, wine and service. I won't spoil the surprise of the way they serve bread, but you will not be expecting it! We went for the menu with which the wine has been selected by the chef to compliment the...More

Thank RobbieJEF
Reviewed 28 November 2015

While we were in Santander for 5 nights I read online in the Telegraph that El Sebal was worth a visit. It certainly was. My son and I went on a Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm opening time and had a tasting menu. Now you don't...More

1  Thank Tommo48
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

It really is hard to find! Set in what looks like a council estate, this is a bit of a gem, if slightly odd on many levels. Worth a punt though!

1  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 2 October 2015

A hidden gem which was a nice treat on our trip to Santander. We went for Sunday lunch and were not disappointed with the food in any way. The menu had a few choices with a 4 course with matching wines for 50 Euro's was...More

Thank Greig A
Reviewed 12 January 2015

When I arrived at the restaurant, I thought I was about to enter an appartment complex in the middle of the Santander urban area. The outside is dull and unimpessive. I tried to enter through the wrong door, and finally got to the right door,...More

1  Thank Panathinaeos
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Lovely food. Wonderful octopus. Great hake. Teriyaki pork done rare. And a rice pudding desert to die for. The restaurant lacks a little ambience (no soft furnishings) but the service is professional. The location's slightly dodgy and a bit disconcerting for a Michelin starred venue....More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 25 October 2014

I booked a large group to eat at el serbal a few weeks ago. I arranged the reservation by email. It wasn't the easiest restaurant to deal with. I booked two other restaurants around the same time for the same large group: atriun and canadio...More

1  Thank PaddyIrishMan00
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I am sorry to say, I had expected more. We had the 7 servings tasting menu but none of the dishes gave us the wauuw effect, we have had so many times before on first class restaurants. The food was OK but that is nothing...More

1  Thank Worldtraveller_DK
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Seventeen of us ate here with good advance booking in early Ocober. It was the last evening of three in Santander. A rather severe ambience with mediocre service though the English speaking chef was charming. Starters of monkfish ceviche (mostly fish skin) and melon and...More

5  Thank John-Mark D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$48 - US$186
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 22 25 15
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