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Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch

4.3
4.3
474 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.

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Booked 9 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Phone number

    029 2061 5394

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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 474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Group Bookings

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lunch

  • Cardiff City & County

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  1. RT

    RobertT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Midweek date night was a success! The food was great especially the Paella and the service was top notch.

  2. KE

    KateE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Usually love this place but the service was poor. Waitress walked off after only half the table had ordered, had to call her back! Not all the food came out and still didn’t after asking the waitress if the rest of food was coming. The food was expensive but delicious.

  3. CS

    ClaireS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another Fantastic meal superb service from Santiago’s

  4. J

    Jamesey

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    Staff need to be friendlier! Apart from the staff, everything was excellent.

  5. RC

    RosalindC

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely tapas as always ( must remember not to order so many in future - portions are huge ! Had to have a take out !). Love this restaurant

  6. TD

    TinaD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely evening with friends and family food was very good and service was good too. Very Covid safe well spread out. Lovely evening.

  7. DT

    DeanT

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent value authentic Spanish tapas with friendly staff

  8. D

    Damian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    A good variety of food but it was fairly average in quality. The place felt a bit run down, despite being fairly new and the toilets were not great. Quite disappointing to see none of the staff wearing face masks, despite the huge rise in cases, and signs asking the patrons to wear masks when not at tables.

  9. JW

    JWoody

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food as always! The bacon wrapped dates are ridiculously good. Lovely atmosphere and great staff!

  10. SP

    SuzanneP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab food and lovely service, relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend

  11. RK

    RebeccaK

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, menu, food, setting. No faults at all. Will definitely return.

  12. CH

    ClaireH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Weve eaten in several city centre tapas restaurants and this was by far the best tapas weve eaten in Cardiff. Great selection, everything we chose cooked perfectly and the best Santiago cake ive had! The restaurant is nicely decorated with friendly efficient staff. I would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again.

  13. SS

    StaceyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant evening food amazing as always. Definitely will return

  14. U

    Unhappy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    There were only two waiters by the end of the meal all others disappeared as the meal progressed . I am not sure why this is as one had only been in the restart for two days . It was my daughters birthday and I had to ask three times for a cake . No candles no well wishes . The food was nice but sadly lacking in service and ambience at this time of the year . We weren’t the only ones to think this. Would not go back

  15. C

    Ciderfox

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very nice modern restaurant with very attentive staff. Our friends tried tapas for first time and really enjoyed them. They will be having them again! The only gripe was the grubbiness of the menus - they need renewing! Especially in these covid days! A lovely lunchtime treat! We will definitely return!

  16. AH

    AlHouns

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Nice food, pleasant atmosphere, excellent service.

  17. D

    Dapys

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    There was no atmosphere or music when we went for lunch on a Friday, plus it was cold. The food was nice but I wouldn’t pay that much if it wasn’t the lunch deal.

  18. BC

    BeverleyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food. Very Spanish. Gorgeous octopus and cold meets.

  19. R

    Rhys

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good setting, wonderful food although very oily! Overall a wonderful evening.

  20. LO

    LucyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the food and can’t fault the service. Cost is also very reasonable.

  21. JO

    JOHANNAW

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service and really nice atmosphere. The dates wrapped in bacon are delicious, the paella was fabulous as were the prawns and calamari. Would definitely reccomend and will be back soon. Thanks

  22. LF

    LisaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my birthday meal, amazing food definitely recommend

  23. KW

    KingaW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food, good service and atmosphere. Will return.

  24. RC

    RosalindC

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food ( as always) in a lovely setting. Friendly, helpful staff - lovely Spanish ambience. We have eaten at both Santiago’s restaurants and love them both . Looking forward to a return visit in early 2022 !

  25. NC

    NiaC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing paella, well worth the wait for it to be Cooked fresh.

  26. VO

    VivienneO

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Apart from the chicken which for my taste Was overcooked the rest of the meal for the two of us was good we enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was very very quiet considering they were only one other party there but we did go quite late. The service was absolutely brilliant and can find no fault in it. Would we go there again probably I just found it very quiet

  27. JM

    JoyceM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food,pleasant environment,friendly and efficient service,reasonable prices.

  28. RC

    RosieC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Server was very attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was very authentic. Everyone was lovely.

  29. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and lovely service. Would definitely recommend :)

  30. k

    kimr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, friendly staff, good choice of food.

  31. N

    Nobby1955

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Haven't been for a tapas meal in ages so this made a nice change, had 6 tapas meals which my wife and i shared, only disappointing one was the potato Bravas otherwise the rest were really good especially the paella, would go again and have no problem recommending.

  32. LR

    LesleyR

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food , good sized tapas portions and a gorgeous Malbec .

  33. P

    Phyllis1976

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal we chose three tapas dishes each, all were exceptional. The service was great and the general feeling of the restaurant was cosy and friendly, so lucky to have this restaurant in our village.

  34. S

    Shauna

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Been here a lot, probably the worst meal I’ve ever had there. Don’t think I would return

  35. H

    Hellome1234

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience1

    The tapas was very dry. Nothing compared to Bar44 in Cardiff. The staff were lacking personality and came across as not wanting to be there.

  36. AC

    AndyC

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Food was a bit hit and miss. Some of the dishes we ordered were great, with lots of flavour. Others were a little bland.

  37. T

    Trigger

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Food was tasteless and swimming in water just like it was a frozen dish that had been defrosted. There was a table next to us about a foot away, to close in my opinion, lucky for us it was unoccupied.

  38. S

    Sarah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great atmosphere and lovely staff. Will definitely be back :-)

  39. PB

    PeteB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    They bulk out pricier meat dishes with fried potato cubes, so much so that we did not need our patatas braves dish; which itself was in a mayonnaise sauce and not an authentic tomato base. The baby squid were overfried to the point of being burnt.I pointed this out to the very pleasant waitress only to receive a glowering look from the chef !!

  40. JM

    JoyceM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food very tasty . The lunchtime offer for £10.95 is excellent value. Pleasant environment and courteous staff.

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Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch is rated 4.3 stars by 474 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.

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2 people

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch

77A Merthyr Road Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 1DD

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Wine

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