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7 reviews of Los Peñucas

Run by Iván de la Peña’s parents


Peñucas is one of the best-known seafood restaurants in the fishing district of Santander. Aside from its excellent quality, it's also run by the family of football player Iván de la Peña. They specialize in Cantabrian products like seafood prepared in a variety of ways.

I recommend trying the fresh seasonal products (just ask the waiter), as these are the tastiest. The quality of the ingredients is very good, and the prices are appropriate. The house menu with seafood paella was around 15€.

It's a typical fisherman-style joint; the decor is simple and the walls are covered with

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Los Peñucas Restaurant

Los Peñucas is in the fishermens district. You can continue reading for more info, I'll tell you it's fantastic. The locals come here and the food is delightful! Sardines, calamari, mussels, and squid. As far as the homemade desserts go, I recommend the rice pudding and the cheesecake, but everything is very good. The service was great, friendly and quick. I will go back!


Great food by the sea

Peñucas is a great restaurant for both its food and its location. Being by the sea, it's a nice place for a pre or post-dinner walk. We opted for the local specialties: anchovies, calamari, and some delicious mussels in homemade sauce. An assortment of homemade desserts was the perfect finishing touch to a great dinner.


Best seafood in Santander

The truth is that every time I go to Santander, I head here with my family and friends. We all love it!

Keep in mind that it’s famous because the owners are the parents of football player Iván de la Peña, hence the name. The dining room where I ate was decorated with photos of the son on the Spanish national team and various other football teams he was a part of.

This restaurant is very easy to locate as it's right in the fishing district of Santander. It specializes in seafood, and is famous throughout the region. There's a daily menu for 8.50€.

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