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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” (22 reviews)
“tapas” (242 reviews)
“paella” (48 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
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11 - 20 of 833 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to San Chez over Christmas vacation with my children and had a great time. the food was great and we enjoyed the variety.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expect more than tapas! Being Spanish and a tapas connoisseur, my expectations are quite difficult to meet, but San Chez delivered! Truly unexpected and creative choices. The chef really knows his stuff! And the bartender makes a great mojito. The service is a little slow...More

Thank omirta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit to San Chez was based on proximity to DeVos Hall. I was very pleasantly surprised that it surpassed my expectations. Great food. Great service. Love the art work on the walls. I enjoy tapas eateries anyways, this was no exception. Additionally, they...More

Thank 360mechelles
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious tapas, attentive staff, lively atmosphere in a historic Grand Rapids building. Not your everyday tapas. Unique choices with great flavor. Lots of ambiance. Celebrating 25 successful years. So glad I finally got there!

Thank rosellamichigan
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, and a fun way to try new things. I love the small plates,which adds to the variety of your meal. Also stirs up the conversation of the table. I find it easy to keep it affordable. The sangria is a must!

Thank maryewald
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Whenever I am in Grand Rapids, I love visiting San Chez. Service is excellent and the menu offers something for everyone.

Thank MarkKonyndyk
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I feel like this place is overrated on this site. Went last week while in GR and was disappointed. Service was very good and attentive but food was just okay and restaurant atmosphere felt tired and a bit dirty.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great food, great people and good drink selection. The appetizers style munchies were that of a 5 star celebrity restaurant. VERY VERY GOOD!!!

Thank MarkGfromGR
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I’m in Grand Rapids this week hosting my North American Alignment meeting. Our local assistant recommended this location for our group dinner. Based on the ratings in TripAdvisor I agreed. MY MISTAKE!!! We had several tapas courses. All were average to below average. I would...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 16 January 2018

For decades, San Chez has been the unique and fun dining spot in the heart of GR. From years ago, when I first learned of this place from roommates in college, to the latest transition of new owners- who have kept it special and fabulous,...More

Thank Brian K
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Scott M
28 October 2017|
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Response from Ken V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Enjoy a Bloody Mary too
Dimitri W
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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