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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

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38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644 (Commerce)
+1 616-774-8272
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have so many menus available for all dietary restrictions- vegan, gluten free, soy allergy, etc. They are very knowledgable and will work with you if you have a restriction!

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Thank Jordan T
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, food really good even though they brought us the wrong food.. twice. Will probably go back again.

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Thank Amy49519
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for delicious food in a fun, eclectic atmosphere, San Chez is the place. It is Spanish cuisine served tapas (shared small plates) style and is perfect for dates, family, and socializing. I've never been disappointed with anything I've eaten here and their dessert is equally amazing.

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Thank Sara K
Jackson, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to San Chez based on the encouragement of friends who live in the GR area. Had to wait for about 20 mins as it was the usual Sunday brunch rush, we ordered a variety of dishes from the tapas and sandwich menu. On seating we were slightly puzzled by the off-kilter brown paper they use for the table cloth... More 

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Thank G-Kaplan59
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The price is far to high even though the food is wonderful. After my visit I have only gone one other time and it was a gift from a friend.

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Thank Marlye A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great quality food and atmosphere. Very quick service. They will handle your bill right at the table with portable card scanners so easy to get your bill and leave in time for a show. A little on the expensive side but I believe it is worth it. They also have a great brunch.

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Thank Brent G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went last night to celebrate Valentine's Day early. We were told it was a 2 hour wait BUT thankfully there was room at the bar. The service was excellent - all of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The food is a bit pricey but worth it. We are vegan but they are able to... More 

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Thank xantam
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the middle of downtown, this restaurant was way cool! We were able to eat breakfast, but want to eat tapas there another time. Really comfortable seating. Super friendly staff. Clean. Nice menu. I had shrimp and grits that were outstanding! So satisfying. My husband had an empanada. We opted for French press coffee. It was sensational! If I... More 

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Thank Shari W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not to positive about this place. A lot of people I know like it but I just can't get into paying so much for small plates.

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Thank tomje7
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Empanadas, Fritos, Eijoada soup? Yeah, I had to try it. Who doens't like Fritos. I was very surprised. And will order it again. The shrimp we had was sauteed to perfection. They have an extensive wine list. I highly recommend the apple cider champagne. Like biting into a crisp apple with fizzes thrown in. I will be back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
    (Commerce)
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?