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Restaurante Los Penucas

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Calle Marques de La Ensenada 35 | C/ Marques de la Ensenada, 35, 39009 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 94 45
13:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 13:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 23:45
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Santander, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We enjoyed great calamari, fish pate and asparragus pate and a sea food paella which could have had a little more seafood, but taste was great. Service a tad slow considering high season is totally over.

Thank Emilyjcr
London, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A short walk out of town past the rail and bus stations you can find the old fishing quarter which houses several good fish restaurants sited near to where the fish comes in. We chose this one for the gorgeous smell of the charcoal grill and the friendly chap outside making paella. All three of us chose the menu of... More 

Thank Phatbloke
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

After a long walk (we caught a bus back after the meal) we made it here. We settled for two set meals (bread, sea food paella, sea bass, and ice cream on a stick with a bottle of water). For the price this was a very good deal so that the bill came to just over €30. Paella differs from... More 

Thank Sabriam
Madrid, Spain
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138 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Barrio Pesquero ( The Fishing quarter ) features several fish and seafood restaurants . The best for me is Los Peñucas, a restaurant which has been serving fresh produce with a big smile since the sixties . There you can order great mixed seafood platters, have the typical rabas ( calamari , deep fryed) or the paella that you... More 

Thank naza2005
County Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

From the reviews I read here I was expecting something amazing. Pretty disappointed however. The rabas was fine, like any you would get all over northern Spain. My wife and I both got Paella, even though it is a starter, as a main each. A number of people had reviewed it as the best in Spain. They must not have... More 

Thank EndaOrla
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were in Santander doing "The Way/El Camino" and decided to splurge one night. What a treat it was indeed! It was kind of off the beaten path in the "Fishing Neighborhood-Barrio Pesquero of Santander. The service was quick, attentive and we left having eaten extremely well. It was well worth the 50 euros drinks included for two.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food was excellent; exactly how it should be, no messing around, it just melted in your mouth. I cannot praise this restaurant enough! The staff were friendly, attentive and spoke good English; it has a great atmosphere; And the value for money was incredible!

Thank 10ttie
Briones, Spain
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is the place for taste a really good PAELLA. If you are interesting in eat a real Paella , you must Visite this restaurant. The service is good a fast , and the price is really economic. go and enjoy

Thank jaimeespino
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

The walk from Santander centre out to Los Penucas is worth it as the fish is fresh and expertly cooked. We had the menu of the day which consisted of seafood paella followed by whole seabass and ice cream for dessert. Included in the €15.40 lunch was water and wine. Excellent value. The staff were very friendly also. Definitely worth... More 

1 Thank clontarf1
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Food ok Location average, rather quiet Staff nice enough all in all it was good ;) Wi-fi sucks :( No one speaks English ;)

Thank Vi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 23:45
13:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marques de La Ensenada 35 | C/ Marques de la Ensenada, 35, 39009 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 22 94 45
Ideal for enjoying the best seafood cuisine, where quality, value and great service, coupled with the originality of our dishes, will delight the most discerning palate and surprise the most curious Restaurant. Cuisine full of flavor and sensations, which include dishes such as seafood paella, meats, fresh fish and seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?