Santiago's Tapas Cardiff
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We had a great time here, highly recommend! The food was lovely and the staff were friendly, can’t wait to go back.
Thoroughly enjoyed the food, some pricing doesn’t make sense, staff friendly but seemed stressed, took a while before we got anything and never got the chance to order a second drink.
Superb experience despite needing to dine outdoors because of current Covid restrictions. great waiters, quick service and very tasty food (tapas).
Fantastic food but because of
Covid regulations had to eat outdoors and some form of outdoors heating would have been welcome!
Absolutely amazing food. Great atmosphere, staff very welcoming and accommodating. Chorizo & calamari were soo tasty! Will be back again soon.
Delicious and well presented food, excellent service
Lovely staff 10/10 - delicious food and one the wait staff were so friendly. I recommend the meatballs and the patatas bravas
Service was excellent and food was delicious, especially the calamari! Olives were also great. Overall pretty good value as the tapas plates were bigger than expected (we got 5 dishes between 2 and that was plenty). Would definitely recommend and visit again!
Staff are really friendly, helpful and welcoming. Food is generous and delicious. This is simple, traditional tapas. No surprises, nothing fancy, just really tasty food. Drink selection is good. Atmosphere outside was nice, the street is lively with bars and people walking through. The inside of the restaurant when open is lovely and relaxed. There is some shelter outside but might not be the best in very bad weather. A lovely choice for a really sociable meal with reasonable prices.
I was looking forward to this booking being the first time I'd been out dining since last year but must say I was quite disappointed.
I opted for the lunch time special of 2 tapas and a small drink. Firstly the restaurant was out of cider so I asked for an elderflower tonic which was also out stock. Considering it was 12 midday and they had only just opened I was surprised that they did not have these in stock.
Secondly the food was unfortunately below par. The paella of the day was chicken and chorizo and only 2 tiny pieces of chorizo on it and the rice was not paella rice, in fact I'd go as far as saying it looked and tasted exactly like Uncle Ben's golden vegetable packet rice. The patatas bravas were also disappointing. These were not as I have experienced when holidaying in Spain, they were basically glorified chips with garlic mayonnaise skirted over them.
All in all I failed to get the authentic Spanish cuisine I was hoping for.
nlikely to return or recommend this establishment.
Been here many times, always great food and very pleasant atmosphere. Service great despite being busy (even under current limitations).
Lovely place. Great food. Good, polite service. Shame we couldn't drink alcohol during our visit, due to local covid restrictions, but we still had a lovely time & meal.
Food excellent quality, very good value for money. Will definitely be back.
Really great food & service, The covid measures in place were really clear & all staff had face masks on which was reassuring
Beautiful tapas and staff were great
Covid safety measures in place
Outstanding food & staff were superb. Great atmosphere & will be back!
Good food, great service. Could gave been a bit warmer.
Delicious food, good value & came out in a good time frame. Shame we couldn’t stay for dessert due to our 1.5 hrs being up but we understand it’s difficult circumstances currently.
Would definitely recommend for a reasonably priced, delicious meal 🥘
Great food, fantastic service, a nice place to dine.
The restaurant was great in regards to the food and the atmosphere. We sat down and had the menu. We placed both food and drink orders.
The food was great! In regards to the service, not very good at all. Our waiter didn’t ask how our food was, we wasn’t asked did we want a drink for the 2 hours we were sitting there. Then after asking for the bill, we waited for a further 20 minutes. The restaurant wasn’t that busy so there was no excuse for the lack of service.
Go there for food not the service!
Absolutely loved this place! Never been before and was very impressed. It doesn't look much from the outside and is quite small inside, so my first impressions were not brilliant, but as soon as we walked in and were greeted by the friendly team and amazing smells coming from the kitchen the 'small place' became quaint and cosy!
The food is just amazing and great value for money! Great selection of wine available to go with the tapas and for someone who is fussy with their wine glasses, I have to add that the wine glasses are lush - just in case there are other fussy people reading this! We will be back! Thank you for a great evening
Amazing place, stunning food. Cannot wait to come back xx
Food is always of excellent standard, service is warm and friendly. Authentic tapas. Best in Cardiff
Lovely food. Lovely staff. First time at this restaurant but Will be back
Excellent. Lovely meal and great service. Would definitely recommend this to anyone and would certainly visit again.
Excellent food, fantastic and friendly service - one of our party has a severe nut allergy and the chef was so helpful with this. We will definitely be back and recommend Santiago's 100%!
Superb experience food out of this world. Service great too lots of choice with dishes.
Had a table booked for 7.30 it was ready on arrival enjoyed the food and the service was good. We ordered garlic mushrooms but a little disappointed it didn't come with a sauce
Great food and great service, would definitely recommend it
Amazing food, big portions, good and fast service,
Amazing food and the service was great. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Will definitely dine at Santiago’s again!
Absolutely fantastic dining experience, by far the best Tapas we have experienced in the UK!
We loved our meal. The waiter was attentive and personable, and the food was delicious and quick. An excellent experience, we can’t wait to return!
Amazing food and service, will definitely be retuning
Nice atmosphere with great service, we were a table of 4 and we opted for a selection of 2 tapas each then ordered an extra couple at the end.
Had a lovely bottle of Rioja Navajas.
We all agreed we would go again!!
Great food and service was attentive and friendly. Will visit again
Nice place with food ambience. Really friendly staff and there is a huge effort to remain covid secure. Some of the dishes were a little bland but overall quality was good.
Service very good thought drinks expensive food was good but went cold very quickly.
Gave low score for Ambience as Restaurant was very cold could have done with some heat also panel at side of door all scratched could do with a luck of paint. Made the venue look tatty and unloved.
The food was so yummy and the staff were lovely!!
Great food and better value with a very relaxing environment
Santiago's Tapas Cardiff is rated 4.5 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.