San Chez has remained a Grand Rapids favorite by following a simple mission: provide high-quality authentic Spanish cuisine using locally-grown food in a fun environment while giving back to the community. Located just one block from Van Andel Arena, San Chez has received numerous local awards, along with national recognition from Hispanic Magazine, which named it one of the 50 best Hispanic restaurants in the U.S. Brightly colored artwork and mosaics adorn the interior of San Chez, many completed by Grand Rapids resident artist Jose Narezo. San Chez can also be credited as one of the pioneers of downtown Grand Rapids' rebirth. It opened in 1992, years before the construction of the Arena, DeVos Place, Art Museum, Public Museum and Rosa Parks Circle.
The menu is a fusion of Spanish and Cuban selections highlighted by tapas, smaller sized dishes that are served like appetizers and can be shared with others at the table. Although the available list of items does evolve over time, a few constant favorites include the Cazuela (baked asparagus casserole), Banderilla de Pollo (a chicken and chorizo sausage skewer) and Alubias Negras (black beans, white rice and habanero salsa). San Chez is also one of the few Grand Rapids restaurants to offer paella. The restaurant also offers a complete bar with a wine list that includes reds and whites from Spain and South America, sangria and the classic cocktails mojitos and margaritas. Next door the San Chez Cafe offers breakfast and lunch items like omelets, eggs, sandwiches and stew.
San Chez also arguably has the largest offering of special allergy menus, each devoted to lactose, soy, gluten, seafood, vegan options and even citric acid and capsicum.
- Kids Menu
- Outdoor Seating
- Alcohol Served
- Banquet, Meeting or Rehearsal Dinner Facilities
- Allergy Menu
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