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Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch

4.5
4.5
412 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 17 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 412 people are saying

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4.5
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  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  2. KB

    KieronB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  3. SD

    SianD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. B

    Becmonkey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  5. R

    Roger

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  6. EL

    ELLA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  7. KP

    KimP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  8. MO

    MartaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

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

  10. MJ

    MalJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. RS

    RichS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed our visit - great selection of tapas

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. ML

    MarkLJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service in comfortable surroundings

  21. NN

    NewberryN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Great value for money and service. Excellent tastes

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Couple of tapas dishes were slightly but most were excellent

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Quick, efficient and friendly

  29. HC

    HonestCritic

    Cornwall

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Tapas dishes swimming in oil. Not pleasant to eat at all. Overpriced for the quality.

  30. JF

    JasF

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal, 2nd visit here and now a firm favourite. Highly recommended.

  31. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Firstly the food is excellent,there's also plenty of choice from the menu. We were a party of 6 and all chose tapas, the portions were very generous ,all very tasty. The staff are very friendly and polite, the food was brought to the table pretty quickly considering the amount of food we ordered, Also a good variety of different beers and spirits. We will be returning again,Would definitely recommend !

  32. LS

    LucyS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service restaurant was buzzing with a good atmosphere

  33. SH

    SiwanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A welcoming restaurant with a good atmosphere. Plenty of choice on the menu for a variety of likes and dislikes. Several wine, beer and spirit choices.

  34. GL

    GeorgiaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food, lovely atmosphere! Don't bother with the sangria-too poppy!

  35. KM

    KatherineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed my first visit to Satiago's last night. The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back again soon as lots more tapas to try.

  36. IF

    IanF

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant. Excellent every time we visit.

  37. BA

    BeverleyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Well worth a visit. For those who are not fans of tapas there is a good selection of main courses available

  38. DJ

    DilwynJ

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    A very pleasant evening. We felt Covid secure and safe, as we have not yet ventured out to many eating places. The service was good, with the staff very attentive and helpful. We enjoyed our food and we shall return soon!

  39. L

    Local

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Very good menu. One person in party thought they didn’t like Spanish food but they too had a good choice of non Spanish options and even ended up trying and liking some of our tapas.

  40. LD

    LorraineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Service was quick and friendly too. Only issue is that we ordered too much food!

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Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch is rated 4.5 stars by 412 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 17 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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Beer, Wine

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