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Bar Abel

Calle de Fernando de los Rios 62 | Cerca de la Universidad, 39006 Santander, Spain
+34 942 31 35 03
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“gambas” (3 reviews)
“lobster” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Gluten Free Options
Calle de Fernando de los Rios 62 | Cerca de la Universidad, 39006 Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I read the reviews of this place and went out of our way to come. The first time we were turned away because of a private event, second time another event was happening but we managed to squeeze at the bar. We...More

2  Thank Aileen L
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Probably the best place to taste homemade food in Santander with reasonable prices. Although the crew is very kind and always notify customers about it, portions are large and the best way to eat at Abel´s is sharing them.

Thank Manuel C
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice as it was that good. We took recommendations on the 1st night as what we wanted had to have 24hours notice ,arros de bogavante (similar to paella although wetter with lobster, clams and prawns). We ordered this dish for the...More

Thank Stegou
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Higher price than we expected. No single cup sangria and service us a big glas of that. It it too much for 2 girls. The quantity of food is small.

Thank Wen C
Reviewed 9 February 2018

The tapas selection is amazing. the staff were very kind to make recommendations for two people. We had initially wanted to order 3 dishes but were told that two would be enough for us. We had the octopus and mussels, which were amazing. They offered...More

Thank puahyixuankendra2012
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Even though I cannot speak spanish at all the staff was friendly. The price was reasonable while the food was good, especially gambas.

Thank Minh N
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

During our trip to lovely Santander (especially when the weather is good and you can go to its sunny, sandy beaches, e.g. by boat), we checked Tripadvisor for some local restaurants and we found this little gem, right of the tourist route. The first time...More

2  Thank cloudnr9
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Had excellent tapas type meal with friends . The fish albóndigas were excellent . The gambas were very tasty .

Thank biggestjohn22
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Very busy small place with amazing simple seafood and very reasonable prices..staff really nice...if you at Santander I will really recommended that place for the dinner

Thank djmysta
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Probably the best place in Santander, food is amazing and freshly cooked. Prawns, octopus, squid are delicious. Prices are reasonable for the quality and waiters are really friendly and kind. Fantastic

1  Thank simonelondon74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:45 PM
7:30 AM - 10:45 PM
7:30 AM - 10:45 PM
7:30 AM - 10:45 PM
7:30 AM - 10:45 PM
7:30 AM - 10:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Fernando de los Rios 62 | Cerca de la Universidad, 39006 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 31 35 03
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