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Santiago's Tapas Cardiff

4.4
4.4
333 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

Santiago's Tapas Cardiff is an authentic Spanish and Cuban restaurant in the heart of Cardiff. Specialising in Tapas, this independent, family run business offers a genuine Latin dining experience. We use the finest Spanish and local ingredients and produce. Come and enjoy the Spanish hospitality at Santiago’s.

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Booked 19 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    029 2022 6666

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Mula

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and excellent service, i will definitely return.

  2. S

    Simon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our time there and the staff was very lovely. The lady that took our order didn’t seem to know the menu at all, which is not a terrible thing but does add to a lack of professionalism. However, all staff was absolutely lovely. The bar man gets a shout out from us as we was very friendly and kept an eyes on our drinks (we were lucky to be sat by the bar!).

  3. JB

    JoanneB

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very efficient service, lovely, friendly staff ( the lady serving us said it was their first day for a lot of them, they did so well!) tapas was really tasty and there was a good choice. Very reasonably priced too. Really lovely place with a nice atmosphere, will def visit again!

  4. JS

    JoSt

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food here is amazing & brilliant value. There was a staff shortage the night we were in which led to a bit of confusion & delay on the drinks order. Despite this the staff that were there were very professional & lovely. Would definitely recommend this venue.

  5. TG

    TessaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, menu service and atmosphere. Definitely be returning soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was alright, quite good portions, but the meatballs were cold inside. Service was not bad, but they didnt bring us the tap water we asked for while all other tables had. No perks for birthday bookings.

  7. JC

    JoeCas71

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, Santiago's was amazing. The food is always excellent, but our waiter (Santiago - I kid you not) was attentive and really helped make for a great night. As three friends who hadn't seen each other since before the first lockdown, it was the perfect venue and we can't wait to go back.

  8. NF

    NatashaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was was amazing, great service & atmosphere. Will be back

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Birthday great food and service

  10. MS

    MaryS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely small authentic tapas, dates in bacon were the best way be tasted

  11. LW

    LouiseW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely food and service! Would recommend!!!

  12. KW

    KellyW

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and well looked after, highly recommend

  13. HD

    HowellD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great place to visit with friends. We enjoyed the range of food available.

  14. RJ

    RhodriJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good experience and reasonably priced, friendly staff

  15. L

    Luke

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was great and the actual restaurant itself was a nice place to eat. Just found we were waiting a slightly long time or had to remind staff for things repeatedly for simple things, such as water for example.

  16. M

    Magdalena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fab, the ambience and food! We enjoyed the paella negra, it was a unique plate!La sangria casera was very good but I would prefer it less sweet with more fruits inside :) It is a really spanish food experience!!!

  17. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Very basic decor and furniture and not particularly welcoming. Staff seemed more concerned about chatting together than serving and cleaning up. Food very average so we actually left after our first course.

  18. LD

    LiamD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very good, service was good, food was top quality

  19. DH

    DonnaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm welcome, excellent food, friendly helpful staff. Nice relaxed atmosphere not rushed. In our opinion, excellent tradition food at a reasonable price. We really enjoyed it.

  20. s

    sandrap

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Was at this place on the weekend. Food was good but not outstanding. I did think the food could have been a bit better. . We had the meat and cheese plate. Could have been more choice on there. 3 pieces of small bread between 2 of us !!.

  21. PP

    PhilipP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly service. Good choice of authentic dishes. As near to a Spanish tapas bar as you will get in Cardiff. If you can't get to Spain, go here. Could do with a few more Spanish wines on the menu.

  22. TR

    TonyR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great lunch. Our server, also named Santiago, looked after us very well, delivering our drinks and food promptly and ensured we were satisfied with all aspects of our lunch.

  23. NW

    NickyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service however the decor could do with updating

  24. LK

    LindaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious with a huge choice. The service was great with lovely staff. Can't wait to go back!

  25. CN

    CardiffNorth

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It's a good place for some authentic tapas. I personally prefer the branch in Whitchurch, which has better food and a nicer ambience.

  26. JG

    JustinG

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely choice of tapas, everything that we ordered was delicious

  27. CL

    ClaireL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and we will definitely be returning. The service was very good and friendly. Lovely atmosphere.

  28. DC

    DougC

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Padron peppers, lamb stiffado, paella, and chorizo with potatoes, all very nice. Staff nice and friendly.

  29. PF

    PaulF

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice - loved the tapas and sat outside for the atmosphere

  30. AL

    AliceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food, delicious sangria. Great value for money

  31. NC

    NeilC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Terrible food, questionable recipes (potato Bravas not with tomato but cubes of under cooked potato with Mayo squeezed on top??) Ambience of a school canteen .. never again .

  32. CH

    ClaireH

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Tortilla was dry and the rest of the dishes were underwhelming. The wine was hugely overpriced and the whole experience was just really disappointing.

  33. LV

    LVRD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, lots of vegetarian options which made it easy to order for a group with mixed dietary requirements. Loved it there.

  34. TC

    TomC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Very poor overall. Microwave rice on the paella, no flavour, could buy better frozen. Staff didn’t want to be there and made no effort to check how the meal was. Will be sticking with bar44 for tapas from now on, far better in everyway

  35. AF

    AlisonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, service and atmosphere. Definitely will return

  36. HL

    HywelL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As ever, excellent food and friendly, efficient service. I'd recommend booking as it's always busy.

  37. RG

    RebeccaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing tapas! Would highly recommend. Authentic & tasty.

  38. WR

    WokiRich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great classic tapas and mains Spanish restaurant. Nice to get away from chains

  39. AD

    AmandaD

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A perfect day sat outside watching the world go by. Totally enjoyed our lunch and wine.

  40. AT

    AndrewT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food at a reasonable price with good service

FAQs

Santiago's Tapas Cardiff is rated 4.4 stars by 333 OpenTable diners

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2 people

October 2021
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Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Santiago's Tapas Cardiff

3 Church Street Cardiff, CF10 1BG

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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