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Santiago's Tapas Cardiff

4.4
4.4
370 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 22 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

Menu

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What 370 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • South Wales

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Wales

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Value

  • Cardiff City & County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lunch

  • Cardiff City & County

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  • Cardiff City & County

    Most Booked

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  1. DS

    DiSmi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the tapas meals in a long while. Staff very helpful and food sublime

  2. k

    kerryc

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely delicious, glad we booked and will definitely go back

  3. PJ

    PaulJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, generous portions very good service

  4. KC

    KimC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Santiago's and it never fails to deliver. Everything we had was superbly prepared and the service was second to none!

  5. P

    Pearce

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice atmosphere, very friendly staff and great food. Would recommend to anyone who likes tapas. Dishes are a good size, we ordered 4 between us 2 and it was plenty.

  6. NM

    NeilM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Great Sangria and food made me miss Spain!

  7. DE

    DELYTHG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding and the staff couldn't do enough for you

  8. F

    Feeona

    Bath

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Nice enough, wouldn't rush back. Not authentically Spanish but food was OK. Staff lovely has to be said. No real warm feeling, at one point the chef and a waitress popped out to smoke! Such a shame as was looking forward to it.

  9. F

    Feebs

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambience, excellent service and all the Tapa we chose were delicious but especially the padron peppers, garlic mushrooms and patatas bravas. The sangria was very authentic. We couldn’t eat everything as we’d over-ordered but we’re offered containers to take away whatever we wanted. Would highly recommend

  10. SH

    SoniaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit but not the last! Staff so friendly and helpful. Food (paella) was fab. Tempted by churro’s for dessert but not sure what they were so had ice cream instead. Waitress kindly added two complimentary churro’s for us to try. Will definitely have next time! A lovely early evening dining experience. Thank you

  11. LH

    LucyH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time we have visited but definitely won't be the last. We were both really pleased with the food and service. Thank you

  12. MW

    MartinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here was very friendly atmosphere great food will definitely return when next in Cardiff great value

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely fresh food , nice atmosphere and brilliant service 10out of 10 👍

  14. A

    Anysporty

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    2nd time we've had a meal here on match day and we loved it. Service was good and the food was delicious. Can't fault the attention from the owner. We would come back again next time we're in Cardiff. Great tapas.

  15. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most amazing tapas and the staff were absolutely super, I would highly recommend visiting this independent restaurant.

  16. DE

    DanielleE

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some of the tastiest Tapas in Cardiff! Brilliant variety

  18. WG

    WalisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great people, fantastic tapas and a good selection of red wines. What mote do you need?

  19. DJ

    DianaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is small, so quite a tight squeeze to seat our group of 5 on a busy Saturday lunchtime.

  20. JR

    JohnR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time I have been, was recommend by a friend. Welcoming staff. Food was beautiful. Had a variety of tapas. Service outstanding. Sorry I didn’t get anyone’s names. Will be back. Thank you

  21. AJ

    AmberJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Santiago’s, every tapas dish that came out was delicious - definitely be visiting again!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fist time at this restaurant, food and service excellent. Very friendly staff, food very flavoursome. Would recommend.

  23. DP

    DuncanP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly service. Just like being back in Tenerife.

  24. HG

    HGJones

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    Disappointed to have to order all the dishes at once (defeating the point of tapas) and also to initially learn the pre-booked table didn’t exist. This was sorted quickly though. I’ve been before and know the restaurant is good but on this occasion I felt let down.

  25. DH

    DonnaH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food again, lovely atmospehere and excellent service. Enjoyable time all round.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really nice food, staff really nice

  27. LV

    LVRD

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it here. Simple. Fast. Cosy. Always a good time had by the girls.

  28. j

    johnm

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was tasty and authentic and the service could not have been better

  29. JA

    JACKH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect, waiting staff, drinks, food, the restaurant’s vibe They ran out of Fanta lemon for my cocktail and they went to a shop down the road to buy more! Never had tapas before and it was perfect

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Real traditional feel and food

  31. CS

    CaronS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, good service. Nice selection of wine.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent- brilliant welcoming staff and great food

  33. MR

    MeinirR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Whenever we’re down in Cardiff we always gave to visit Santiago’s Tapas. We love it! Tasty food and friendly staff.

  34. LC

    LiesbetC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food! Good flavors! Nice people! I’m a big fan!

  35. MP

    MartinP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there with my son on a weekend uni visit, staff were very attentive, food was great. Lovely surroundings and a friendly atmosphere.

  36. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    amazing food and great service would definitely recommend

  37. M

    Mula

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and excellent service, i will definitely return.

  38. S

    Simon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    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!).

  39. JB

    JoanneB

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    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!

  40. JS

    JoSt

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    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.

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Santiago's Tapas Cardiff is rated 4.4 stars by 370 OpenTable diners

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2 people

December 2021
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Tue
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Booked 22 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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