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Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch

4.4
4.4
425 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 11 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

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What 425 people are saying

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4.4
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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. C

    Cad69

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Went with friends, we all had tapas. My husband and I are vegetarians, and found the choice very limited, only vegetarian paella as a main course. We chose this as one of our tapas choices, it was nothing like an original paella taste. The others were very poor value for money. My friends had meat based tapas and found them tasty and filling. Would say the pardon peppers and cocktails well made. Probably won't use it again in a hurry except for drinks.

  2. SH

    SophieH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding, real authentic Tapas ! Very quick service and friendly staff.

  3. KP

    KeithP

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nothing fancy but perfectly good local with a very reasonably priced lunch menu. Will return. Dates wrapped in bacon the stand out dish

  4. AS

    AmandaS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Fab food . Lively atmosphere and staff very attentive . Good service

  5. CD

    CraigD

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall1food4service3ambience3

    Booked table at 8pm , main course arrived at 8.30 which was ok , after eating main course ordered more drinks at 9.10!pm was then told we had to leave at 9.30 because there was another booking for the table so was forced to drink very quickly , yet there was a table of 3 who were there before me drinking cocktails and were still there when I left. I should have been told I had the table for 1hr 30 mins when I arrived, my whole experience was spoiled, this will be the first and last time I visit this restaurant. I hope this feed back is given to the owners. Kind regards

  6. M

    Mary

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    The food was nicer at their branch in town, some of the food was quite dry here, and nothing was served with dressing or sauce.

  7. E

    Emma

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent family meal and reasonably priced too. Nice to try something different from usual chains.

  8. k

    kevins

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent food with a thoughtful menu. Should carry a good standard non alcoholic beer.

  9. RS

    RuthS

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Starters were poor, olives had just been thrown in a bowl with couple sluces french bread, no oil, no balsamic. Canara potatoes with main were hard and salad from a bag was but limp, overall not great.

  10. KP

    KayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I was very happy with the service I received and the food was excellent will definitely visit again

  11. K

    Kallan

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food was ok but that’s it. Bar 44 is better. It’s wasn’t as great as I imagined.

  12. EP

    EarlPS

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good service and great food. I would certainly recommend

  13. h

    happydiner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, generous portions, friendly efficient staff. Great value for money.

  14. GH

    GarethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the tapas from the menu, really tasty and good value for money. With attentive service, it made the overall experience very good, and will definetely be going back again!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a girlie lunch and the food service and atmosphere were all great

  16. KB

    KieronB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Service hit and miss. Cookery hit and miss. If you catch Santiago’s on the right day it is great but all too often it’s a bit of a let down.

  17. SD

    SianD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time! I will definitely be going back :)

  18. B

    Becmonkey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great selection on menu. Generous portions. Delicious food. Knocked one star off because the calamari were a little overcooked and chewy. The octopus was absolutely perfect though so I'd assume the calamari was a one off and I'd order again. Croquettes were nice enough but a bit bland- everything else had so much flavour. Favourite dishes was the octopus, the spicy chorizo in cidre with potatoes soaking up all the lovely sauce (I also mopped it up with bread) and the flavourful juicy chicken pinchos.

  19. R

    Roger

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We had a very pleasant meal based on a selection of tapas. The service was very good throughout - courteous and suitably paced. The food was very good although a slight tendency in some dishes to be oily. Oberall, thoroughly enjoyable.

  20. EL

    ELLA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time at Santiago’s, and again food was delicious and service was as expected. We had a family dinner with my two year old, and were there at 5:30pm, so atmosphere was quiet and service quick which suited us. Definitely going again.

  21. KP

    KimP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic asset to Whitchurch Village. Lovely relaxing atmosphere with great lighting even in the daytime, staff are polite and efficient. Menu is deliciously Spanish with a large variety of choice which arrived as normal at slightly different times. The freshness of the food was excellent and the portion size of 3 dishes each was more than enough for two. I genuinely recommend Santiago’s it’s great for either a few but would be absolutely fantastic for a large table as the atmosphere is is fantastic.

  22. MO

    MartaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and wine, really enjoyed the atmosphere and staff were very attentive and lovely. Would highly recommend

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Lovely ambience, great service, good food, was charged for an extra coffee but this was removed from the bill. Would definitely go back.

  24. MJ

    MalJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Busy and informal, lots of 'noisy' groups, but good fun and attentive staff. Service timely and helpful. Food varied and good flavours. took advantage of the good weather to sit outside after the meal and finish the3 bottle of wine

  25. MB

    MichaelBaker95

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best tapas I’ve had in Wales! So good, would highly recommend to anyone.

  26. AJ

    AndreasJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely tapas. We shared a few different dishes. The fish goujons,calamari and chicken skewers were delicious. Brilliant atmosphere for a Tuesday night. Very good value.

  27. HB

    HaydnB

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely meal in a pleasant setting. The food was authentically Spanish in both look and flavour. As it is two years since I was last in Spain, due to COVID, it was a delight to have the wonderful flavours of Spain in this restaurant so close to home.

  28. JP

    JenniferP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good portion size . Food very tasty only issue chicken skewers were a little dry. All in all a very good experience

  29. RF

    RebekahF

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great service. Would highly recommend and will be returning myself.

  30. RS

    RichS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed our visit - great selection of tapas

  31. LH

    LorraineH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lovely evening celebrating a birthday . Service was great . Staff was very attentive . Great value for money

  32. TO

    TerryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Tapas in a relaxed atmosphere. Great selection and reasonably priced.

  33. ML

    MissL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, portion size big so we had need up bringing food home. First visit and will defo go again. Host also found us a table inside as table booked for outside. Excellent service all around

  34. ML

    MarkLJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service in comfortable surroundings

  35. NN

    NewberryN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Great value for money and service. Excellent tastes

  36. D

    siobhanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First visit for all five of us and we all equally enjoyed the food, ambiance service etc. Felt dishes were quite authentic and high quality. Would definitely go back.

  37. AM

    AM26

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Really disappointing food. We had the tapas and thoroughly looked forward to it. Sadly the patatas bravas was so so spicey, it wiped out the taste of the rest of the dishes.

  38. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both the food and service were really good and didn’t disappoint! My partner and I ordered a few tapas as well as a paella - I’d suggest doing one or the other because we were so full by the end but all were delicious! The only thing I wasn’t a fan of were the meatballs (personal preference) but my partner loved them. Will definitely be returning!

  39. MM

    MartinM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service top notch! Serrano ham was delicious as was the calamari. Will go again!

  40. RM

    RonM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Unfortunately I had a steak which was so overcooked it was virtually inedible. In fairness to the restaurant they were very apologetic and did not include the meal on the bill. Very nice espresso martini to finish off the evening.

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Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch is rated 4.4 stars by 425 OpenTable diners

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Booked 11 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

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Wine

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