San Chez Bistro

38 W Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.774.8272
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 who recently passed away. 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 unique Moroccan cuisine.

Hours: Restaurant: Mon-Thurs 2:00 pm – 10 pm, Fri 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm; Saturday noon – 11:00 pm; Sunday 3 pm – 10 pm. Cafe: 8 am – 2 pm; Saturday 10 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday 9 am – 3 pm.

General price range: The cost for dinner at San Chez can vary greatly depending on the number and type of tapas ordered and the amount of people in each group. Two people sharing a pitcher of sangria, five tapas and dessert can expect the bill to be about $75 (before tax and tip). Breakfast entrees are about $8 and most lunch selections are less than $9.

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Carryout available: Yes, and catering
Reservations accepted: Yes
Kids menu: Yes
Outdoor seating: Yes
Alcohol served: Yes
Banquet, meeting or rehearsal dinner facilities?: Yes, 3rd floor
Allergy menu: Yes. Allergy menus include: Capsicum Allergy, Citric Acid Allergy, Garlic Allergy, Gluten Allergy, Lactose Allergy, Nuts & Seeds Allergy, Seafood Allergy, Vegan Menu and Soy Free Menu.
Free on-site parking?: No

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