The restaurant is one of the most renowned in the city, but the tapas bar at the front of the premises deserve all fame of the dining room. It’s a huge and well stocked bar, full to bursting with various tapas that are replenished regularly. It’s a huge temptation that is hard to resist. A good wine list (served at proper temperature), a very pleasant locale, and dedicated staff complement this bar that has more than earned the honor of carrying the name of the whole plaza.
After arriving in Santander, we left our things at the hotel and went for a bite to eat at Restaurante Casa Lita. Besides being a nice place and located a few meters from Puerto Chico, the quality and taste of the skewers we ordered was amazing Specifically the shrimp cocktail skewer with puff pastry is the very best I've tasted in Santander.
Following the recommendations of minube I stumbled upon this place for tapas. The lovely food, very good service, normal price. The place could not be more central. Highly recommended. I would not mind coming back if I return to Santander.
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 pictures of Ivan and newspaper clippings.
We usually go out to eat once a month. We were seated at a table at the entrance for the greyhound to sit comfortably out of pèople´s way. We were delighted to eat well and all together. During the week it isn´t too crowded and the menu is reasonably priced and Mondays are of great quality. At the moment you will probably not be allowed in most restaurants, but I'm glad that in some, this has started to change.
A great place to experience a beer and tapas. Good variety of tapas, very rich, and ultimately compensated fairly. You take three tapas and three beers for approximately 15€ (more or less). It is also in the center of Santander, in the same street as many other places, close to the bay, good music venues ... Brilliant!
A very nice place, its décor and service are perfect. Everything breathes sea, so I recommend you ask for the fish of the day (although I have seen a paella on the table next to me with my eyes almost devoured). The upstairs dining room is quieter. Downstairs it is a little loud but it looks good for a quick bite propped up at the bar. I recommend it, an interesting place.
If you find yourself in Santander, or any other location along the Cantabrian coast, getting an ice cream at Regma Heladeria is a must. The ice cream is great and you get a huge portion for just €2.10. You can also find Regma in Gijon, although I don't know if it's available anywhere else outside Cantabria.
The truth is I didn’t know it, but if I had known about it earlier I assure you I would’ve come more than once. The service from the staff was excellent (very attentive without overwhelming), the 10 euro lunch, the right price (the quality and innovation are worth it) and a generous helping (the first time I’ve found it difficult to finish a taster menu).
Highly recommended. One more thing, the foie gras ravioli with truffle and cava sauce accompanied by grilled scallops, my favourite!
The famous orange awning of this bar, which overlooks the streets of General Mola and Paseo de Pereda, has become a landmark. The menu is far less elaborate than many other bars nearby, but the quality is exquisite, so it's no surprise that it's always crowded.
A great spot for the best Cantabrian seafood and fish, with a fantastic quality : price ratio. You'll find that you have to wait a little bit for a table, which speaks volumes about the place. Lobsters, crabs, all kinds of fish ... there's so much variety, it's hard to choose. They have an extensive wine list. They have adapted to the times and have Wi-Fi and a thousand outlets for charging any kind of device. I repeat, a real must in Santander.
A couple of years ago this place was opened and like almost all of them in the area, is a small and very narrow modern bar. Today it is one of the most sought-out bars of the city due to the excellent prices on their wine list and their tasty snacks (especially the famous mini hamburger). One of the specialties of the house is its parmesan-based tapa, undoubtedly a notable way to distinguish it from the fierce competition in the area.
Located opposite Concha beach, this is a fantastic restaurant. It has a terrace and lovely views of the sea. In the tavern are you can try the "Bonito tartare" with goat´s cheese cream and tomato, magano rabas or cantabrian beef burrito with barbecue, amongst other dishes. Very good value for money. I will return.
The Cigaleña is a real Santander classic. As you walk through the store and see the walls and ceilings lined with bottles, pots, and ornaments, you're sure to be impressed. The wine list is extensive, as thick as an encyclopaedia, with over 400 varieties on offer. The fish and Iberian ham are perfectly cooked, although prices are a bit high. The atmosphere is great.
We were spending a few days in Santander and on the last night we found this place. The first thing that caught our attention was the decor, it feels like you're travelling through time to the early parts of the last century. When we went there was an awesome jazz show with great musicians. Dinner was spectacular - we had a great salad and some wonderful garlic mushrooms. Amazing. We'll be back.
A Japanese restaurant in the commercial area of the city of Santander. When you're sick of eating the same thing all the time, you can come here to try something a bit different. Decorated in oriental style, you can taste all kinds of Japanese dishes here, their specialties including Teppayaki, yaki tori, seba yaki, sushi, Makisushi, tempura, etc.. Highly recommended!
This restaurant serves traditional home-style food, including the famous mountain stew. It features an extensive menu of tapas for snacking on, as well as traditional dishes with innovative touches. There are excellent tapas every day, and on Sundays there's a special promotion, pinchopote, with a drink and tapa for 1 euro. The service is good, but you can't reserve tables in advance.