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“Wonderful restaurant”
Review of El Serbal

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Ranked #17 of 675 Restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$46 - US$178
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Had a fantastic meal here last night. We chose the tasting menu with matching wines. The cooking was superb and really imaginative. The service was also just right. (Thank you Pietro) They dealt with request for dairy free options amazingly well. We would highly recommend this wonderful restaurant

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Thank alanbarbaraEdinburgh
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I went here two times in summer with my girl who's a vegetarian. First time before going there we called and ask if they could make a vegetarian menu and it was no problem for them, although we called on the same day. The next time we called a day in advance and asked about the vegetarian menu, but were a little bit upset, because they brought almost the same dishes. When we told them about it, they were really sorry and came back after some time with new creations! We were really fascinated how seriously they took the misunderstanding and how fast they solved the problem.

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Thank Žilvinas B
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This unassuming place just outside the centre of Santander serves serious food. It was our last day of an epic two weeks exploring the regions between the Basque Country and the Mediterranean (Valencia to be exact) and it was pouring with rain - not the best day to explore so we opted for the full tasting menu. I was so glad we did. Each dish surprised and delighted, from the water bathed trout with sheeps cheese and beetroot to the pumpkin with beer ice cream, thyme cake and chocolate. It is a great find - especially if you are travelling back to the UK by Brittany Ferries and would like to while away the afternoon before boarding, eating some wonderful food and tasting some exceptional (and unusual) wines. Thank you El Serbal!

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2  Thank Nomadchef53
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Chose the tasting menu with matching wines - a really fabulous experience. Great welcome ( and very good English explanations ) from the waiting staff. The food was unusual and just marvellous. The wine choices, though, were exceptional - a great selection of wines from smaller , mainly Spanish, vineyards - the Torrontes and Pinot Noir from Alda in southern Spain were glorious. Very good value - one of the best meals we have had in Spain. Thank you!

Thank David H
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Simply stunning food, reverential. The menu with the wine pairing is 50 Euros per person, which considering their Michelin star, is tremendous value.

The setting is nondescript, but the service is fantastic, you will really appreciate the level of knowledge and care taken by all the staff.

Their is no salt and pepper on the table, because they are not needed, the food is seasoned perfectly.

Nothing during my two visits to this restaurant has been disappointing, it is one of the best meals you will have all year.

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Thank RobbieJEF
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