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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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Grand Rapids
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

San Chez has long been one of Grand Rapids best and most vibrant restaurants. A great menu with many seasonal specials. Great decor, consistently good service and creative food. A fun night out.

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Thank Randy C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Chez is as good as a midwest tapas gets (we learned in Spain while living in Europe). There is a nice variety across a wide landscape of tastes. Great place to share food and fellowship. Nice bar too. Staff are generally good although not all are tops. If you get lucky you get good food and good service. Try... More 

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Thank Ken V
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decades of successful service right on the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Tapas extraordinaire! One of the most fun, lively and colorful places in the city. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Amazing food.

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Thank atthe
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Sanchez and visit regularly. We especially like the small plates as they are easy to share. We are "older" and just don't eat like it's half price night at the buffet. Service is spot on, as are the drinks. If it's an option, get in to Sanchez.

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Thank Mike A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, the service the sangria always a great place to enjoy a dinner or a snack. Always something new, like a martini called the African Queen with violet infused gin, delicious

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Thank Julie S
Elizabeth City
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vast menu for all types of eaters. Everything we had was out of this world. Homemade drinks were a plus and would've ordered every dessert on the list if I could have!

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Thank Michael G
Ada, Michigan
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The small back patio area was really quite nice and a pleasant place to enjoy a lovely evening. We had charcuterie that had nicely prepared artisanal meats and cheeses, incredible meat balls, and Spanish wine. Be sure that the wine has been opened that evening to ensure optimal freshness. The only negative was being requested to leave the back patio... More 

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Thank Milan M
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They serve breakfast, lunch and Tapas. Great place to eat. All the food was very good to excellent. We were with a party of 10 and ordered every tapa. Depending on taste all were great. Fun to order more of what you liked best. There is something on the menu for everyone. Some in the group said it was as... More 

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Thank Dan M
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A definite go to when visiting Grand Rapids. Great choices, great service, great food! I loved the ambiance. We tried many different items, all we more good.

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Thank Sun_Lizard_2005
Lowell, Michigan
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the 1st time for birthday celebration.... and it was fabulous. There were 6 adults and 3 children. They did have kids menu. We ordered Sangria and it was delicious. Then the fun started, we ordered so many dishes we lost track.... thankfully waiter did not. Paella, meatballs, croquets,strawberry salad, hummus, empanadas, steak, bread.... did I mention we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?