Restaurants

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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…
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La Conveniente

This cavernous bodega has soaring stone walls, wooden pillars and more wine bottles than you've ever seen in one place. Squeeze into the tram-like front enclosure, line up for the vast dining room or just snack at t…
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El Muelle

Since opening in mid-2017, the Centro Botín's cafe-restaurant has become a local favourite for morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset, with its solid glass walls facing the Bahia de Santander and the Jardines d…
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La Cátedra

Tucked into a lively pedestrianised alley (one of Santander’s oldest), La Cátedra has been serving distinctly Cantabrian pinchos and raciones since 1866. These days you'll find everything from local goat’s cheese to…
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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…
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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…
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La Unión

This cosy stone-walled and wood-beamed spot serves home-style Cantabrian pinchos (snacks) and meals, including a well-priced three-course menú del día (daily set menu, €11). It's in Puente Viesgo, 25km southwest of …
Cantabrian in Santander

Asubio Gastrobar

Creatively prepared pinchos (snacks) infused with Cantabrian flavours are colourfully chalked up on the blackboard here. Try baked octopus with potato mousse or a local pasiego cheese bake, along with one of the 50 …
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 traditionally inspired, featuring cla…