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El Serbal

Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 25 15
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
“trout” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

I had never before visited a Michelin starred restaurant. This was fantastic. It was a festival of surprises. Excellent value for the price. One of the best restaurants I have ever visited. Absolutely recommendable.

2  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This week we have been lucky enough to visit Seville, Caceres, Salamanca, Valladolid, Leon, Oviedo, Madrid, Burgos and Santander - we have eaten pretty well throughout, but the very best meal was in El Serbal. The welcome was incredibly warm (including delicious surprising aperitifs), the...More

1  Thank wanstead78
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Standing outside this restaurant I was convinced that my map had directed me to the wrong place. How could you find a Michelin-starred restaurant at the base of a slightly scruffy-looking apartment block? Even the frontage looks uninviting but do not be fooled, a gastronomic...More

2  Thank Oddbins
Reviewed 26 June 2013

An excellent restaurant. We had the tasting menu of around 7-8 courses and each one was excellent, full of flavour and innovative. We have been in many Michelin starred restaurants up to three stars and we think this deserves two. What is also reasonable is...More

3  Thank Travelwise207
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Fantastic Michelin starred restaurant that is very good value for such an esteemed establishment. We had the tasting menu with matching wine for €82 each. (Tasting menu without wine was priced at €58 per person). Friendly staff and good but not intrusive service. Got a...More

1  Thank chepaddy
Reviewed 22 April 2013

We were fortunate to visit this restaurant for Sunday Lunch and it is faultless with imaginative food, superb service. They offer a sherry aperitif followed by a wide selection of bread, probably 4 different types. The white bread cooked on the premises comes with 5...More

1  Thank Grabybaby
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Best in a town with lots to offer--don't be put off by the location in a small shopping center behind the market. Nice combination of creative dishes and local ingredients

Thank ERS_C_and_A
Reviewed 9 February 2013

We opted for the tasting menu of 7 courses and it was almost too much food. They also do a four course menu which may be a better option for those with smaller appetite. Free aperitif drinks were offered which were a range of sherries....More

3  Thank Ian A
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Stayed overnight in Santander as we were catching the morning ferry. What a meal! The restaurant is worth more than a detour, it is a major reason for visiting the area. The 7 or was it 8 course meal with wine is exceptional value, it...More

1  Thank cjwlutton
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Excellent in every way, Agree with all previous posts except the one saying they needed to lighten up. We found the MD very attentive and serious about the food and wine, but one should not forget that even when a person speaks good English it...More

3  Thank wayzy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$48 - US$185
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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