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Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch

4.3
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172 reviews
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£25 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 172 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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Michelle
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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andrewl
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very good, but it is expensive for two adults and a child £95. 8 tapas and 1 beer 4 lemonades.

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Koee
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as usual. Restaurant was quiet as we're in the middle of lockdown. I've only ever had the tapas and can highly recommend. House wine was nice as well. Please go and support your local businesses.

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NiaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious seafood paella and cooked fresh!

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philg
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

First visit.The staff were excellent and a lovely venue .I had Steak which was very average should have stuck to Tapas or fish.

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BeeCee
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t fault this place at all! The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was AMAZING!

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LukeE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had out in a long time everything was excellent

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Harryrc
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic venue, great good, great service!

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Lynne
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant is very good food, the service excellent. Can recommend to a friends

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had food and some drinks its always fantastic service and always following the government guidelines on social distancing. Very clean too. Staff are well groomed masked and polite

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IanF
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, superb wine and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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KevinD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A company leading the way in dealing with Covid, sensible measures in place to enable them to keep serving, food as always was excellent and our waitress was helpful, friendly and attentive, highly recommended !

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BethL
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Will 100% be back! The octopus dish was beautiful. The only reason we didn’t rate all 5/5 stars was due to the fillet steak, could have done with a sauce and to be rested a little longer. Other than that - delicious! Very good service.

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Cath
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here, and really enjoyed it- the dates wrapped in bacon are delicious along with the rest of the food. Lovely atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will be back.

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GeorgiaB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great- lots of choice and really well cooked. Recommend the fish goujons! Great buzzy atmosphere with excellent social distancing which is a hard balance to find. The staff were friendly and always there when needed. So glad we went and will be going back as soon as possible!

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Shivs
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hearty, inexpensive, tasty homemade tapas. You know this has not been shipped in on a caterers lorry and put in the popty ping. Attentive and polite staff.

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Tapas
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, impeccable service, and a chance to eat outside in the sun. Fab

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Sally
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tapas third visit . Good value and service .

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Hottubbabe
Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic cuisine. Lovely staff. Will definitely visit again.

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Flossie
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, lovely food. Excellent service. Will return

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Cymru2012
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Booked table 10+ hours in advance and received confirmatory email but on arrival restaurant had no record of our reservation even when I produced their email.
Fortunately they had a spare table but could have been so very different and we were not filled with confidence.
No QR code to scan for effective use of NHS COVID-19 track and trace app and staff did not seem to understand.
Food arrived very quickly at table: clearly majority of dishes already cooked and heated for service to table.

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FranD
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food... Loads of garlic! Amazing gin selection

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and chilled setting .. great choice on the menu x

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service and reasonable value for money.

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HelenB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food and wine was good, service could have been a bit more attentive

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MarionP
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very helpful in making sure we were safe and the restaurant hygienic and clean. Food was fab as usual. Good value as portions are not too small. Would recommend this restaurant.

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BethanyH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it here, so much so that I actually went to Santiago’s two nights in a row last week! Lovely atmosphere it gives you a real holiday feeling!

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LorraineH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely lunch at Santiago’s . Very comfortable and well run in these tense times .The very best Tapas in the area Already looking forward to my next visit .Gracias mucho gusto

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Karen
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food first class, Anna was very professional, attentive and lovely. Food really excellent, drinks a bit pricey but highly recommend

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and great service. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lovely evening meal with family

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick friendly service, good fresh tasty food..Nice bottle of wine..Group of four and we all really enjoyed!!

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Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch is rated 4.3 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

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