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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
Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had a buffet that was very good...lots of different kinds of tapas that were excellent, the desserts were very good....

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Thank debrawmi
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I herd they were really good so I and my wife gave it a try. The service was good but the food was not.

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Thank Mark E
Holt, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came to San Chez based on a recommendation from a coworker. No availability on OpenTable so I emailed and got a reply the next AM stating they would gladly accommodate our request for an early dinner. The place was lively and decorated in an appropriate Spanish theme and very eclectic. I liked the mosaic pillars and... More 

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Thank numbersguy75
Washington
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not have expected Grand Rapids, MI to have the best tapas restaurant in the Midwest--one of the best in the country, in fact--but here it is, located right on the edge of downtown, within walking distance of business and lodging. San Chez is a large restaurant in an old commercial space, but broken up into several separate areas,... More 

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Thank Slopezian
Mishawaka, IN
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience! Everything was very different and tasty! You should definitely try this, you will not regret it!

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Thank mishawakaconsumer
Birmingham, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to GR to surprise a friend running his first marathon. Somehow we kept missing him at the mile markers. After two hours we decided it's time to eat, plotted a place right before the finish line we knew we couldn't miss him. Asked a cop where to go on a Sunday morning. The street he directed up to was... More 

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Thank Whalen76
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding menu. Was very busy, but service was great. We really liked the selection of Tapas. Location is walking distance from Van Andel Arena. Price was a little high, but well worth it.

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Thank David B
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moving to Grand Rapids from Chicago years ago, we were a bit concerned we wouldn't be able to find enough good restaurants in town. Fortunately, we found San Chez when we arrived. It reminds us that you can find "big city" caliber restaurants in mid-sized cities too. If you are in the mood to try all sorts of small plates... More 

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Thank DocLendo
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there recently for a company party with approximately 40 people. The food their was exceptional, but the timing in delivery of food was ok at best. Our party was a reserved private-party, bar service was very good. Even though several orders made were never completed by staff.

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Thank Clint C
Arlington, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

George Sanchez's baby has grown into a place that always seems busy. With good reason: the food is great and the service is excellent. For a full experience, go with a group, share and try everything.

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Thank Tsaxman74

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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
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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?