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El Castillo

Plaza Mayor 10, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 81 83 77
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
1 Mar 2017
“OK - just”
17 Oct 2016
“Nice pinchos”
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Plaza Mayor 10, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Unusual bar area, more like Florida with it's colour scheme of blue/green. There is a more traditional restaurant just off the bar. We went for dinner and chose the set menu for €15. The best starter choice by far is the Bean Casserole. Lamb is...More

Thank peter_the_traveller4
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It's tempting to go out and explore and grab a quick reliable breakfast of cafe con leche, zumo de naraja and a fresh pastry or toast. But believe you you'd be better staying at your hotel or trying absolutely anywhere else open in Santillana (and...More

Thank WillMcIntosh
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stop by in this place for dinner. We had an assortment of local cheesees. And few pintxos of iberic stuff and somontano wine. Food was ok, nothing to stand out. The service not very friendly but ok Pintxo with beer 2,5e half assortment of...More

Thank WDsolercia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came in early and were the first served. A little cider and cheese to start with, then bonito with tomatoes and a large ensalada mixta.....plus good wine. A menu of the day that had everything. Good, and the presentation was top draw. Service was...More

Thank Somo66
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We have eaten here before some years ago and think that it was better in the past. It is very brightly let so lacks atmosphere. The food is average and there are better options locally.

Thank sallyflora
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

In the middle of plaza mayor, this place surprised us with nice twists on classic Spanish dishes (i.e. adding mussels, calamari and shrimps to 'pescaito frito') Chef's suggestions didn't disappoint. Recommended

Thank Isaac T
Reviewed 21 June 2016

we had heard that this was a good place to eat however we are very glad we just popped in for lunch and didn't choose here as our last evening's dinner. The food was ok but not great flavour, there was lots of it though,...More

Thank toniShanghai
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at this place. I ordered a Spanish tortilla, that was quite good, my bf - some grilled pork and ham dish (didn't get the name of that) which was OK. The waiter did not speak any English, but was very friendly and helpful...More

Thank Olga D
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We four ate here and all of us could not eat our meals. Some sort of pork dish that was nearly all fat and a lamb dish that was not edible. Go somewhere else pleaee!!!!

Thank Buddee58
Reviewed 8 May 2016

really wide panel of dishes from local ingrediants, both meat and fish, surprising each time with a delicious match of flavours and textures

Thank hsh6
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No me gusta nada saber del restaurante El Castillo ya he dejado la opinión más suave, el trato muy malo, la comida muy cara y el servicio deja mucho que desear, el año pasado todo de maravilla la cesta sube la compra baja , las personas cambian pero demasiado hay 50 restaurantes de menos calidad y muy parecidos pero de un trato admirable en el mismo Santillana y Suances, alrededores, no iremos de momento más, espero que el dueño no digo el nombre mejore mucho, falta le hace, la amabilidada y educación se demuestra andando y sentado........Saludos.
25 July 2016|
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Vamos a ir de vacaciones unos días a Santillana del Mar y me gustaría saber si ofrecen alternativas sin gluten. Gracias
6 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Mayor 10, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santillana del Mar
  • Phone Number: +34 942 81 83 77
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