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Santiago's Tapas Cardiff

4.4
4.4
318 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 16 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 318 people are saying

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

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  1. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  2. LD

    LiamD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very good, service was good, food was top quality

  3. 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.

  4. 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 !!.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. AL

    AliceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food, delicious sangria. Great value for money

  15. 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 .

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. AF

    AlisonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, service and atmosphere. Definitely will return

  20. 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.

  21. RG

    RebeccaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing tapas! Would highly recommend. Authentic & tasty.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. AT

    AndrewT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food at a reasonable price with good service

  25. d

    dawnm

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere great menu and food was spot on. Attentive service all courses brought exactly as ordered.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Staff were nice but a bit slow, restaurant is a bit small so close to others as we battle a pandemic is not ideal.

  27. P

    Pinksnugsy

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    I love tapas but this wasn't my favourite place for tapas. The sardines were cold and a bit raw the chicken skewers were ok the potato's were a tad hard but the paella and garlic prawns a chirizo was lovely. I don't think there's much meat selections compared to other tapas restaurants.

  28. JM

    JaneM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had potato bravas, garlic mushrooms, calamari and a seafood and meat paella. Everything was delicious and piping hot. Excellent customer service.

  29. SR

    SteveR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Paella and squid were some of the best we have had. Toilets could be improved.

  30. S

    Sooz

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food and friendly service. Would definitely recommend to my family and friends.

  31. GF

    GlutenFree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food as usual with a cheerful atmosphere.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Pregunte a una camarera si la paella era hecha al momento y me dijo que si,mi primera impresion al verla ya fue que era pre-cocinada,y cuando la probe lo comfirme,pero weno,como la mayoria de restaurantes españoles en uk

  33. JJ

    JessicaJ

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and a real family feel to the restaurant. Will definitely be reccomending and returning.

  34. c

    cynthiah

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great service, OK food. Location was perfect however

  35. L

    Lisax

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The food and drinks were really good. Service was slow. The staff took ages to serve but food was ready quickly

  36. J

    Jojo

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Our visit was ok, we had reserved our table but there was some one seating there when we arrived & had to wait 10 mins. The food was good but had to wait 10/15 extra minutes for one of the meals. The drinks order was mixed up but got there in the end.

  37. RP

    RhianP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely meal and surroundings and lovely attentive staff. Will definitely be back. Somewhere I wouldn’t have found tucked away very authentic place

  38. ER

    ElizabethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was beautiful xxx we come again very soon x I have shared my 5 star review with my 5k Facebook followers

  39. e

    emmar

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Ok food generally nice staff nice restaurant looks a little tired

  40. AL

    AlishaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First night out since having our baby and the expectations were to standard, amazing, friendly, funny service we had. Outstanding food and drinks. Defiantly will be returning and with the family!! X

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Santiago's Tapas Cardiff is rated 4.4 stars by 318 OpenTable diners

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2 people

September 2021
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Booked 16 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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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