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San Chez A Tapas Bistro



38 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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(616) 774-8272

Hours

  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Cuisine: Breakfast and Brunch, Pizza Places, Spanish Restaurants


4.6 of 5.0 from 136 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • Deception99 reviewMy wife and I eat at San Chez often, and the food and service are consistently very good. Casual, upbeat atmosphere and fast, friendly service make this our favorite spot downtown.

    44444 by Deception99


  • oldwilly reviewWant some fun? This is geat - dine on small portions of hot or cold tapas passed around the table. One of our favorites.

    44444 by oldwilly


  • Deception99 reviewFantastic place! Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. A definite yes!

    44444 by Deception99


  • symorebutta reviewMost unusual restaurant in town. Great for groups!

    44444 by symorebutta


  • marine_1 reviewMy mother and I came into Grand Rapids not knowing a thing about it, and the concierge at our hotel recommended San Chez for dinner. It was absolutely the most exquisite dining experience for a restaurant under five stars. Incredible service. Our server knew the menu from top to bottom. Try a Mojito and the chilled tomato and cucumber soup to start, you will be pleasantly surprised!

    44444 by marine_1


  • T CEverything! You can't go wrong!

    55555 by T C


  • Justin LockeGreat Meatballs and Crab - beer selection was great. Service = excellent. Happy Hour 2-6

    55555 by Justin Locke


  • Matthew NGreat food. The tapas style is however a unique one, so don't expect a traditional plate.

    55555 by Matthew N


  • Kelly RufferOne of my favorite restaurants of all time. Great date place, sit at the bar and watch the chefs prepare dishes! Waitstaff is always quick and very friendly. Try the Bistec con Pimienta!

    55555 by Kelly Ruffer


  • KatyThe spicy shrimp are awesome and the chicken and chorizo is delicious!

    55555 by Katy


  • Beth AWow, everything was SO GOOD. We just moved from Chicago and honestly, this was on par with some of the best dining experiences that we have had!

    55555 by Beth A


  • Danni CMarisco Paella was tasty. I ordered house bread to accompany the Paella. Great service and great food!

    55555 by Danni C


  • Sasha B.Everrrrything, including the blueberry roobios tea!

    55555 by Sasha B.


  • Lilycan't go wrong with the fresh baked gluten free bread and tres leches for dessert

    55555 by Lily


  • Heather D.We had an amazing meal here. Everything was delicious and service was amazing. The scallop/pork belly dish was our favorite. Lots of charm and reasonable prices.

    55555 by Heather D.


  • Nathan S.Everything is great. For real...everything!

    55555 by Nathan S.


  • Adrian H.All the tapas is top notch. There are a variety of wines that you can order by the glass.

    55555 by Adrian H.


  • KatyGreat date night place if you're feeling fancy. Food here can get pricey and the drinks aren't the greatest, so split a few plates and grab drinks elsewhere.

    55555 by Katy


  • Jen F.Loved the Michigan mule-perfect ginger spiciness. My fave plates were the alcachofas (grilled artichoke hearts) and the calamaritos fritos (squid, serrano ham & pork belly). No free bread.

    55555 by Jen F.


  • ikach SAll the dishes we ordered were incredibly awesome!

    55555 by ikach S


  • Evvia MarshallGambas Al Ajillo is an amazing dish!

    55555 by Evvia Marshall


  • Sarah F.So many gluten free options

    55555 by Sarah F.


  • Andre B.Great French toast. You have to love a place that the kids can draw on the tablecloth.

    55555 by Andre B.


  • Alex L.Breakfast brunch is great!

    55555 by Alex L.


  • Nathan G.Management Tip: Staff a day shift bar tender to make drinks and pull espresso, don't make floor staff do it.

    33333 by Nathan G.


  • Nathan G.Goat cheese and pollo and chorizo are my go to. Still feeling out the new menu.

    55555 by Nathan G.


  • ShavonGet the goat cheese!

    55555 by Shavon


  • Simone StanfordEverything is absolutely delicious!

    55555 by Simone Stanford


  • John DOverrated... The food is really good, but you will spend a ton of money for very little food. Glad we went once, but never again.

    33333 by John D


  • sherry KGreat food!! Loved it.

    55555 by sherry K


  • Paul GWatched them cater a wedding. I was not impressed by the one server who was wearing shorts and high top tennis shoes no socks or footies seen. Also not impressed by another server skipping .

    33333 by Paul G


  • Maureen S.The sangria was light and refreshing. Service was great and the small plates kept us from over-endulging...too much! Perfect place for sharing and sampling. Try everything!

    55555 by Maureen S.


  • James R.As long as this restaurant has been open it has been my favorite place for a quality night on the town. The menu changes but the great tasting Tapas are always a treat!

    55555 by James R.


  • Alyssa BirdEVERYTHING!

    55555 by Alyssa Bird


  • Wade C.Way overpriced! The food was good but it was $65 for lunch for just two people and we did not leave full. Also the iced tea is garbage and they charge $2.50 for a fountain drink. Won't be coming back!

    33333 by Wade C.


  • Paul W.Great daily lunch special!

    55555 by Paul W.


  • Big Ben R.Delicious food. Great service. Eclectic atmosphere. Good for small or large groups.

    55555 by Big Ben R.


  • Kristin W.I've never had something I didn't like and the service is always superb.

    55555 by Kristin W.


  • Alejandro G.By far, the BEST tapa de bistec de lomo (beef) I've ever had. I live in Chicago, and could easily come back on a weekend just to eat here. Amazing cuisine!

    55555 by Alejandro G.


  • Joslyn M.Fantastic tapas place. The croquettes are a must, as well as the spicy shrimp.

    55555 by Joslyn M.


  • Brian K.We always make our way to San Chez whenever in my home town. Recall when it was the new place on the block. Recommend Seared Tuna, Bleu Fritters, Empanadas, and the black bean Quinoa cakes Try it all!

    55555 by Brian K.


  • David DHeard through the grape vine that you can get some cash off of a meal by using the #bofo app. I NEED to try this.

    55555 by David D


  • LynnTry the Rum chocolate cakes, amazing🍰

    55555 by Lynn


  • Jim W.UICA Membership gets you 10% off the bill. And UICA is the best theatre in downtown GR.

    55555 by Jim W.


  • Gregg P.The free pastry special can be a muffin or the pecan roll...I recommend the pecan roll for the value and the fact that it is downright amazing!

    55555 by Gregg P.


  • Douglas M.The secret is in the sauce! Great tapas with unique tasty sauces like cumin aioli..

    55555 by Douglas M.


  • Kim M.The breakfast is awesome! And do yourself a favor and get a seat at one of Abby's tables. She is very personable and was helpful to us out-of-towners.

    55555 by Kim M.


  • laurie h.Best tapas place I have EVER been hands down! Found this gem while in town on business and recommended my coworkers to try. We now fight over whose going to GR just so we can eat there again!!

    55555 by laurie h.


  • Kelli G.My drink had a fruit fly in it. Grossed out.

    11111 by Kelli G.


  • ChloëBesides the fact that the food is absolutely delicious, San Chez also has an amazing staff that will answer any of your questions. And they sell their chorizo for about $13 a lb. What's not to love?

    55555 by Chloë


  • Nichole M.Love the breakfast empanadas!

    55555 by Nichole M.


  • Anthony M.The special the offer has been expired for more than 6 months.

    22222 by Anthony M.


  • Jaime B.The tarta de chocolate al whiskey (whiskey soaked cake, caramel gelato, brownie, and white chocolate mousse) is delicious! Tapas are amazing as well. Highly recommend!

    55555 by Jaime B.


  • Brian S.I travel quite a bit for work, and this is my favorite place in all the places I've been to eat! Incredible service and food! I look forward to my trips to Grand Rapids just so I can eat here.

    55555 by Brian S.


  • Bobby C.I had a great time with my girlfriend for valentines day. The paella is awesome, but it's a lot of food. Consider it a good meal for two hungry people.

    55555 by Bobby C.


  • Jessica P.♥ the Queso de Cabra, try it!!

    55555 by Jessica P.


  • Ronald V.In the deli the tan & black Reuben is awesome!

    55555 by Ronald V.


  • Arthur K.No doubt the Sangria is d' best! But what isn't in the menu? Now I know why we like coming back to this place! Especially on special occasions!

    55555 by Arthur K.


  • Katie L.Best restaurant ever!!! You can't go wrong with anything you order since everything is so good.

    55555 by Katie L.


  • RockGreat Food. Awesome sangria. The scallops and pork belly skewers are amazing! They have great gluten free options as well. I believe the portions are a little smaller since the new menu.

    55555 by Rock


  • Michael K.Try the grilled shrimp with banana sauce If you're feel adventurous. The combination is crazy, but it tastes crazy good!

    55555 by Michael K.


  • Sarah S.They have a separate gluten free menu and gluten free bread. The bread is $1, but pretty good.

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • Nancy k.Eat under the michigan tree during art prize and vote for it too! 52166 :)

    55555 by Nancy k.


  • Andrew H.Horrible service. Host does not follow the wait list when seating. Managers were completely absent. Food was decent but way overpriced. Took over an hour for two people to eat lunch and leave.

    22222 by Andrew H.


  • BrynnGluten free? This place is GREAT! They have a separate gluten free menu & the gluten free bread is AMAZING!

    55555 by Brynn


  • Joe S.This is a Foodcircles restaurant! Check in with the free FoodCircles app and you'll provide a meal for a child in need

    33333 by Joe S.


  • Jeff V.Utterly amazing mojito. Yes, amazing. I'll have to find another word to use when I visit the moon. Oh well.

    33333 by Jeff V.


  • Stephen J.Get a Mojito!

    55555 by Stephen J.


  • Katherine S.Try the queso de cabra!!!

    55555 by Katherine S.


  • Jacob C.Try the spicy black bean quinoa cake breakfast wraps and a side of brûlée style oatmeal. Extremely filling, even for two.

    55555 by Jacob C.


  • Jacob C.Best breakfast.

    55555 by Jacob C.


  • Alan W.Miss that place

    55555 by Alan W.


  • Gabriel P.Best Muffins Everrr! So good!

    55555 by Gabriel P.


  • Kara M.Seta rellena grande is amazing! (with ham)

    55555 by Kara M.


  • R.J. Q.cinnamon roll omg

    55555 by R.J. Q.


  • SethBe proactive. The host didn't even greet us or take our name. We left.

    11111 by Seth


  • Anthony S.The cafe side has the best walls in town.

    55555 by Anthony S.


  • nesa l.Great food, great prices, great service. The french toast is amazing.

    55555 by nesa l.


  • Kevin O.Called at 5:50 for a party of 8. Arrived at 6:15 and FINALLY got seated at 7:51. They said that's typical.....I think NOT

    11111 by Kevin O.


  • Michael Y.Happy Groundhog Day!

    55555 by Michael Y.


  • Geoff M.If you have not tried the new pork belly biscuits & gravy, they are a must!!

    55555 by Geoff M.


  • Jaime M.Fabulous! It's not just the food.....it's the experience!

    55555 by Jaime M.


  • Elise P.Queso de cabra, calamaritos fritos, torta de chocolate con trufas, and sangria with cava are my favorites :)

    55555 by Elise P.


  • Joel M.You can get 5% off *all* your restaurant bills (!) just by paying with the Citi Forward Visa credit card (gives you 5 pts per $ spent). Here's a link to get the card: http://tinyurl.com/ForwardVisa

    33333 by Joel M.


  • Amanda K.ask for their vegan menu!

    55555 by Amanda K.


  • Han C.Ask for Max, he's very hospitable

    55555 by Han C.


  • Jason S.Brett is a hot bar tender

    55555 by Jason S.


  • Scott T.My FAVORITE restaurant. Monday thru Thursday ask them about their one bite tasters, you can taste a lot of different options on the menu for a good price. I never leave unsatisfied!

    55555 by Scott T.


  • Ashley S.Grand Valley students get a discount with your I.D. Ask your server.

    55555 by Ashley S.


  • Eat Local West MichiganBe sure to try their Art of the Cocktail entry!

    55555 by Eat Local West Michigan


  • Sara B.The white sangria rocked my socks off

    55555 by Sara B.


  • Sarah V.The mixed sangria is the best I've had at a restaurant or bar! If you like spicy food, the gambas asadas al fuego. So so good.

    55555 by Sarah V.


  • Del D.A "meals we have loved" top 5!

    55555 by Del D.


  • Brandy F.This is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to! Amazing food and dedicated staff.

    55555 by Brandy F.


  • Michael D. YoderOne of my favorite spots for breakfast and dinner. Love the quinoa and bean patties! Be sure to check in and take advantage of the BOGO special at breakfast!

    55555 by Michael D. Yoder


  • Monica J.Fritos de azul remain one of my most favorite tapas of all time. They are the tasty business!

    55555 by Monica J.


  • Nene J.This is the best place downtown! Try the Orange Sunrise! Totally yummy!

    55555 by Nene J.


  • Mierendorf C.Great place to eat downtown!

    55555 by Mierendorf C.


  • Nicholas H.BOGO breakfast via foursquare.

    55555 by Nicholas H.


  • Rebecca N.Love this place. Great mojitos and sangria. Get the bleu cheese fritters. Am saddened that they removed the Consuelas des Asparagus dish though. The replacement recommended by the server was like Mexi

    55555 by Rebecca N.


  • Jackie I.Manuscript writing break

    33333 by Jackie I.


  • Holly K.Awesome breakfast. Try the Guatemalan French Press coffee.

    55555 by Holly K.


  • Aaron R.Ask for Jess! She's awesome!

    55555 by Aaron R.


  • Brent MFirst time and our waitress has been awesome.. Thanks for the suggestions Fiona..!

    55555 by Brent M


  • Jeremy B.San Chez has the best mojitos in town. Try the Espresso Martini for an after dinner drink.

    55555 by Jeremy B.


  • Robert L.The Beef Tenderloin tapas was a favorite at our table.

    55555 by Robert L.


  • BIGGBYjediMy wife and I had our first date here and it remains a special spot for us. Try the Bistec con Pimiento...it's our fave!

    55555 by BIGGBYjedi


  • RoseTry the Atun en escabeche. And order the 43 amigos!

    55555 by Rose


  • Linda EHoping to take my employees here for our Christmas dinner

    33333 by Linda E


  • Bryan K.Patatas Bravas are amazing!!!!

    55555 by Bryan K.


  • Tilly AScallops off the fall menu. Tdf. Best food during my artfair visit.

    55555 by Tilly A


  • Brian Z.Sangria, Ahi tuna, tea, and three different desserts, this is one of my favorite new restaurants, can't wait to go back! The service was great, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was exciting

    55555 by Brian Z.


  • Leah STry the pato y caramelo de ternera on the fall feature menu it is a duck dish that is to die for!!! We ended up ordering multiple plates of it!

    55555 by Leah S


  • Gabriel AThe breakfast quesadilla is great, and service wonderful. Love this place.

    55555 by Gabriel A


  • Marnie Stweet-ahead @scbhost Tues-Sat and get on the wait list.

    33333 by Marnie S


  • JD H.The scallops and pork belly skewers are awesome! San Chez still rocks!

    55555 by JD H.


  • Nate M.New features and chef one bites available!

    33333 by Nate M.


  • Susan BTweet ahead seating available to avoid long waits on the weekend.

    55555 by Susan B


  • Christy BNew key lime flan on the menu. Super yummy.

    55555 by Christy B


  • Copper K.Great Food, Awesome atmospher

    55555 by Copper K.


  • Cameren C.Attend the San Chez/Celebration! North Swarm Event on Friday, April 16, 2010

    33333 by Cameren C.


  • Douglas D.Dethrone me as mayor and I'll buy yur dinner!!!

    33333 by Douglas D.


  • Laura E.Free tapa when you check in with Foursquare!!

    55555 by Laura E.


  • Douglas D.come on in and sit at the culinary bar on a friday or saturday and ask for a slamdance from the mantis. youll get a good show.

    55555 by Douglas D.


  • Mary K.The Tarta de Chocolate Tres Leche = one happy tummy!

    55555 by Mary K.


  • Sarah WaltmanYUM! The blue cheese fritters are amazing and i loved the white sangria.

    55555 by Sarah Waltman


  • Charity D.Go to San Chez Bistro. Get a pitcher of mixed sangria, bleu cheese fritters, and a sampling of other great tapas! Delicious!

    55555 by Charity D.


  • Ryan V.Get the peppered pork hash, avoid the bloody mary hash.

    55555 by Ryan V.


  • Douglas D.Ask for the mantis!!!!!

    22222 by Douglas D.


  • Lynda S.I would totally recommend San Chez it's unique and delish!

    55555 by Lynda S.


  • Eric M.Tuna Escabeche!

    55555 by Eric M.


  • Drew S.needing to get back to it!

    55555 by Drew S.


  • Josh SGreat empanadas, sangria and mojitos.

    55555 by Josh S


  • Mikinzie S.My fave! Don't bother w main dish, just get lotsa tapas: esp Fritos de Azul (fried blu chz) & Atun en Escabeche (seared ahi tuna). The Outer Banks Steamer is a warm, delish dessert drink (alcohol).

    55555 by Mikinzie S.


  • Tommy A.I have always loved this restaurant. One of the best examples of a local eatery with an eye on quality. Service is amazing and the sangria - the best

    55555 by Tommy A.


  • KevinGo here. Eat. Do not be shy. Drink some sangria. Get a delicious dessert.

    55555 by Kevin


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