Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Santander

Solórzano

Between slinky red booths, mirrored walls and black-and-white tiled floors, always-busy Solórzano serves up simple yet elegantly presented Cantabrian raciones to a soothing jazz soundtrack. Local cheeses arrive on w…
Top Choice Tapas in Santander

La Conveniente

This cavernous bodega has soaring stone walls, wooden pillars and more wine bottles than you’ll ever have seen in one place. Squeeze into the tramlike front enclosure, line up for the vast dining room or just snack …
Seafood in Santander

El Machichaco

A welcoming, good-value seafood spot convenient to all transport terminals and the city centre. Go for tapas such as the Santander speciality rabas (deep-fried squid), their prize-winning seafood tortilla stuffed wi…
Tapas in Santander

Casa Lita

Pack into ‘the house of pinchos’ amid crowds of stylish santanderinos and brick walls plastered with early-20th-century Santander posters. You’ll be lucky to score a table. Classic Iberian ham and local cheese racio…
Cantabrian in Santander

Cañadío

A tastefully contemporary spot with art on the red walls, comfy booths and timber floors, Cañadío offers top-notch creative cooking with local inspiration. Hake is prepared in a variety of styles, the deep-fried goa…
Tapas in Santander

La Cátedra

Pocketed away in a lively pedestrianised alley, long-standing little La Cátedra is perfect for faintly inventive, distinctly Cantabrian pinchos and raciones (goat’s cheese on toast, oysters from San Vicente de la Ba…
Seafood in Santander

Bar Del Puerto

With its grand windows looking out towards the Puerto Chico waterfront, this is an excellent spot for sampling Santander’s seafood. There’s an enormous selection: you might try curious northern-Spain specialities li…
Tapas in Santander

Ramonoteca

As excellent for breakfast coffees, croissants and tostas (topped toast) as it is for evening bites, this coolly contemporary eatery has a bar piled high with tasty pinchos (snacks). Pull up a tall stool amid mosaic…
Seafood in Santander

Días Desur

Creative tapas with a mix of Cantabrian, Andalucian and Asian flavours are the draw at this contemporary white-walled lounge-bar-restaurant. Try Cantabria’s much-loved rabas de calamar (fried squid) or local Pasiego…
Cantabrian in Santander

Bodega Cigaleña

Hams dangle from ceilings covered in ancient wine bottles at this old-school bodega – part wine ‘museum,’ part vibrant pincho and raciones stop. The food is earthy, seasonal and traditional-inspired, featuring class…