Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch

4.4
204 reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
Santiago’s Tapas 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
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
What 204 People Are Saying
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JackieE
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious, really good fun and I would definitely recommend people to go there.

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Penny
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely selection, third time I've been. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant staff were very welcoming and accommodating by allowing us to preorder our meal. This was helpful as you are only allocated a 1.5 hour time slot due to COVID restrictions. The food is good and there is a wide choice. Wine was delightful. Good value.

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NormanG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was good and a nice, friendly atmosphere.
Food was very good value and delicious, but the wine seems expensive.

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RosalindC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have eaten at Santiago’s before and love the food there. Staff are very friendly and it is very good value. We will definitely return soon

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JackM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice food with good and friendly service. Thumbs up.

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TraceyB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely ambience. Will definitely return

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kimberley
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff and great location! Will visit again.

SH
SianH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always. Good service and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Friendly staff with good knowledge of Tapas.

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JimboW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent again. Service is exceptionally good, and the staff are so friendly and efficient. Food is lovely.

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CarolineH
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Substantial variety of yummy choices on the menu to choose from. All choices made by us were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere with delicious tapas. Those dates wrapped in bacon are something else!!

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Linda
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were told we had run out of time re the table, service had been slow. We wanted to have churros. The table was only for one and a half hour but that too short when service slow. Restaurant was busy. The end of the meal was disappointing therefore. Could we have table for longer u were over booked we feel. But it's a lovely restaurant and staff really nice..

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An authentic Spanish dining experience. Having lived in Spain for many years previously I felt as though I was transported back. The food was perfect and exactly like that served in the fabulous little tapas bars in Andalucia

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DebG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, and good portion sizes for tapas. Excellent service too. The only thing I could criticize is that it was rather cold: my friend had to put her coat back on!

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MelT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Had a great meal at Santiago's! Really nice local tapas restaurant. All the dishes were delicious, especially the dates wrapped in bacon (underdog dish) and the estafado stew. The only dish that wasn't great was the octopus. It was very loud in the restaurant so it made it a bit hard to chat, but it was generally a great meal. Would go again.

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TerriS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Could add a few more items to the lunch menu deal- however would recommend and will be going back

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AlexH
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, Great food and really lovely environment!

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Bluebirds1957
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good service, excellent food, Ideally located for us to visit as we are local to the area and we will definitely visit again.

AJ
AndrewJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Unfortunately the night was ruined by an altercation between two sets of tables which ended up with one drunk and aggressive woman throwing a glass of wine over the guests on the other table. Half of the content of the wine went over me and my 14 year old daughter. We had booked a table to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday. I got my daughter out as quickly as possible in case they decided to throw glasses.

It was very busy and generally loud at the restaurant and the tables seemed close together.

I have had a better time there.

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ChrisW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice tapas, food excellent, staff very friendly and good value for money. Would definitely recommend

GB
GeorgiaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buzzy atmosphere. Very friendly attentive staff. They followed COVID guidance to the letter which was very reassuring.
We went as a family of four and had a great time. the food was excellent as always. Highly recommend the fish goujons and the calamari. I look forward to going again soon.

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Sian
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fantastic. A bit too loud sometimes but great service and food.

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AllyT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Extremely surprised as no screens up and social distancing didn’t seem a priory as tables were close together tables either side were being used and when seated not far from Other diners. Food was exceptional but service very poor.

JJ
JulieJ
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, staff were brilliant, I love it here

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Rossi
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Santiago's for the first time and absolutely loved it! The staff were friendly and service was brilliant and fast. The food was fresh and delicious - every dish we tried we loved. Also felt very covid safe. Not a cheap meal but well worth it for a treat or special occasion. We will definitely be back.

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Deedee
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the Tapas are authentic and good portion sizes, the wine list is great. The service is always brilliant and I cannot find fault.
I hope after the lockdown eases they are able to remain open and serve the local village of Whitchurch, as its somewhere I will support and eat regularly when possible!

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JessB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional, authentic and tasty! Exceptional service and amazing food! Can’t wait to return

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Flossie
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We chose five tapas between two of us. This was plenty and a good variety. The staff were very attentive and complied with all the Covid regulations. Hygiene was of a high standard. Will return when allowed.

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MalloryA
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation which I had to put back by 30 minutes and was easily accommodated. Lovely food and nice wine. Good, attentive services and good value. Would definitely recommend to my friends.

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Penny
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and good selection of different dishes. I'd book again.

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Michelle
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful authentic tapas served in a lovely restaurant. The staff were so helpful and friendly. It was a wonderful lunch out with my daughter and I would definitely go again.

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Sally
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had a lovely evening and lovely food . The only thing I had to complain about was a long dark hair in my food (I am blonde ) and I ordered a lemonade with my desert and never received it so they took it off bill .

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PeteG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only the second time we've been but the Tapas are delightful. Highly recommended.

MP
MattP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable afternoon good service, food and wine. Considering the restrictions it is very safe.

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amandas
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere fantastic food
Fantastic service
Amazing...

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siobhanp
Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ill be going back soon 100% thank you

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StuartM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All food and service were very good, only slight issue was we had to ask for garlic mayo to go with tempura squid. I would have thought it would automatically come with some sort of dip.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and drink, reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch is rated 4.4 stars by 204 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.