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Santiago's Tapas Cardiff

4.5
4.5
409 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

Santiago's Tapas Cardiff 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 20 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    029 2022 6666

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 409 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Romantic

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  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Overall

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Service

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambiance

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Value

  • Cardiff City & County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for Lunch

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romantic

  • Cardiff City & County

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time at Santiago Tapas and we were not disappointed. The tapas offering looked excellent but as we we walking in, another table was being served a large paella and it just simply caught my eye. The server explained that paella takes about 30 minutes, so we ordered some olives, ham and bread as a stater along with a bottle of wine. We ordered the Mixta Paella, chicken, fish and seafood and were not disappointed, the portion for 2 is generous and we both thoroughly enjoyed. To finish we ordered chocolate churros and the caramel flan which again were both excellent . We both loved the venue, the service is good and attentive, and the final bill was more than reasonable for what we had. We will definitely be back.

  2. R

    Rcat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic, service was great - its a lovely little spot to eat at, would definitely recommend.

  3. AE

    AprylE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience2

    I was disappointed by the quality of my meal. Everything seemed to be covered in balsamic glaze so for example, the garlic mushrooms we had did not taste as if they had any garlic in them. The cheese and meat platter was nice but some nicer crackers or bread would've been nice. You could tell the crackers were cheap and stale. The chorizo and potatoes were bland and there were only like 3 bits of chirozo in there. The potatoes were hard. Wouldn't come back but couldn't fault the service.

  4. RC

    RachelC

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Small quiet restaurant with good service and a good range of tapas, expensive alcohol but otherwise good value for money

  5. SW

    StephenW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great tasting freshly prepared food & excellent friendly service at a very good price

  6. TK

    TomatoKing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The rice in paella feels a little bit raw, maybe it is the characteristic, but as a Chinese, it is still a little bit strange to eat raw rice. The other things are delicious, especially the dates with bacon, very good!

  7. GT

    GeorgiaT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Honestly, every visit to Santiago’s is perfect! Flawless yet again!

  8. JL

    JoyceL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Santiago's Tapas was extremely high quality food and service! I cannot recommend enough!!!!

  9. EB

    EmmaB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Recommend the octopus and paella was mega! Lovely place!

  10. R

    Rachw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic value for money, stunning tapas. Really enjoyed and will definitely be returning.

  11. G

    Galv

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    beautiful place lovely setting and nice ambiance, highly recommend had a selection of tapas dishes good portions and good prices, plenty of good selection of beers 🍻, could of done with a bit of background music 🎶 but the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all 👍

  12. JW

    JulieW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food as always! Staff were fab and very helpful, can’t wait to go back…

  13. AD

    AD89

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible, service was great and the staff were very helpful and welcoming, will definitely be back.

  14. s

    shaune

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Overall the meal was very good. Where we we sat was not what we booked as we originally booked tall seats. We were sat by the window, which was quite draughty. The deco has taken a bit of a battering. So would benefit from a refresh

  15. JH

    JulesH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with fantastic servers. Highly recommend 😀

  16. DB

    DemiB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very authentic tapas, would highly recommend.

  17. KT

    KatieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and friendly service....Will definitely be back soon

  18. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening had, food and service excellent, would strongly recommend giving this restaurant a go

  19. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Friendly staff good goes.nice selection of Spanish tapas classics.beer a bit pricy but still a favourite place

  20. MC

    MarilynC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great, the food was delicious the staff friendly and could fault anything- would definitely return

  21. MD

    MariumD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious food. The bathrooms could do with a bit of attention though.

  22. T

    Tenby10

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    It was just ok - food, service & environment. Probably wouldn’t rush back, sorry

  23. IT

    IngridT

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Only downside to visit was very long wait for food - over an hour. Only one chef on that night instead of two resulting in longer than average wait times, was strange that several tables that came in after us were served first. Couldn't fault the food in any way and table service was spot on.

  24. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and staff were very friendly can fault the place

  25. K

    Kieran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was lovely, very efficient service and reasonably priced

  26. CJ

    CraigJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Location good food good beer and wine good and overall good

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    After reading good reviews about this restaurant, I had high hopes. However, I had a right shock when the food was completely unseasoned and so dry that it had to be washed down by wine or water. The staff were lovely but this didn’t make up for the extremely disappointing experience.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, excellent service, value for money

  29. J

    Jonnytunnel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We love this place, tasty food which is of a good standard, and a nice friendly environment.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and great service

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nearest thing in Wales to experiences I have had eating in Barcelona and Madrid

  32. ID

    IanD

    Italy

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food, good service and a lovely environment. Everything I was hoping for

  33. R

    Rosie

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The nicest little tapas bar with the nicest tapas I’ve had! Lovely staff and amazing value for money, will definitely be returning :)

  34. M

    Missloudy

    Bath

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food staff very friendly nothing to much trouble.

  35. n

    neilandrea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have say that the experience was extremely enjoyable. I attended with my wife and was impressed with the service offered. The staff were superb and the food exceptional with large portions. Definitely will return. We complimented both the staff and Chef upon leaving. Sangria 👌👌👌

  36. SB

    SteveB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food in a charming setting.Friendly and welcoming staff.Will definitely return

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing. Great variety and good sized portions. I have never been disappointed, I would recommend it to everyone, what ever the occasion is a lovely place to eat.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accommodating staff, food was incredible. Would deffo recommend.

  39. SG

    SianG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and fab food . Would recommend to friends !

  40. DS

    DiSmi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the tapas meals in a long while. Staff very helpful and food sublime

FAQs

Santiago's Tapas Cardiff is rated 4.5 stars by 409 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 reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Santiago's Tapas Cardiff

3 Church Street Cardiff, CF10 1BG

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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