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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
+1 616-774-8272
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (210 reviews)
“paella” (40 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the food service and atmosphere. A little pricey. Portions are small and meant to be shared but price for a portion is close to a normal full meal price at similar restaurants in town

Thank PaulG1006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third visit to this restaurant when traveling to Grand Rapids for a weekend getaway. This time we enjoyed the tasty, reasonably priced Bloody Mary bar with our breakfast. The food is consistently good and the service is friendly and attentive. We will...More

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have searched long and hard to find tapas in the United States that are anywhere near as good as the ones we had in Spain. San Chez is the place. The food is exceptional. The staff is knowledge and vested in hospitality making the...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Grand Rapids to visit one of our daughters on her graduation and she told us to try this place so we got there for breakfast and it was a nice surprise. Good food and very nice staff, ready to offer you any...More

Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been to San Chez many times, including twice this past week. Each meal has been outstanding. Since the menu changes every few months and the small plates allow for sharing, I have had close to 40 different dishes (some, like...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever someone comes to visit and asks for a unique dining experience, I take them to San Chez for tapas. They have been in business for a couple of decades and for a restaurant to survive that long is a testament to their quality. For...More

Thank Iam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in town for one night and was staying close by in the downtown historic district. I walked there past all kinds of restuarant and the stadium where the Grand Rapids Giffens play. They were out of town. I went in for a late...More

Thank Tadman68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Chez has long been one of Grand Rapids best and most vibrant restaurants. A great menu with many seasonal specials. Great decor, consistently good service and creative food. A fun night out.

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Chez is as good as a midwest tapas gets (we learned in Spain while living in Europe). There is a nice variety across a wide landscape of tastes. Great place to share food and fellowship. Nice bar too. Staff are generally good although not...More

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decades of successful service right on the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Tapas extraordinaire! One of the most fun, lively and colorful places in the city. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Amazing food.

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Dimitri W
Do you have gluten-free options?
13 May 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
I did not, however there were gluten free options on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
  • 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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