Very good for discerning palateI've had tapas before, but never that good. They obviously take pride in their food, as everything was small portions yet fresh, intricately spiced, immaculately presented, and delicious. Sometimes our waiter brought out our food, sometimes a chef. The decor reminds me of New Orleans, yet many of the decorations reflect Spanish heritage, as does the food. We're in our thirties, and it seemed to me we were the "old" couple there, so qutie a hipster joint.
The waiter was charming and helpful in our food selection. He seemed to know the menu inside and out, which is important to any fine dining establishment. Considering the quality of the food, I was suprised after four tapas and several drinks how reasonable the total was.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!My wife and love this restaurant. Whether we just stop in for a drink or spend the evening there, Sanctuaria never disappoints. Great food and better drinks!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCocktails and ambienceThe cocktails and ambience make this place. The tapas are certainly good but not great.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy camperThe food was incredible as well as the drinks. This was an awesome place to go for girls night out and everyone was satisfied with the everything.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesGreat Tapas, Outstanding Service, Some of the Best Cocktails in St. Louis. Ambience is unmatched. Whenever I have friends in town I usually start out here for a few good drinks and some food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding cocktailsTruly one of the premier cocktail spots in St. Louis.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe drink menu was a bit overwhelmiThe drink menu was a bit overwhelming, but our server was very helpful and made great suggestions. The food and drinks tasted great. The atmosphere and art was great as well. It was a bit noisy on the restaurant side, but to me this means that people were having a great time enjoying their experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was out third trip to SanctuariaIt was out third trip to Sanctuaria....We come from St. Charles so we must like it!Great place to go for unusual drinks and great Tapas.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cool and fun and tastyThe menu was unique. No standard fare here. We had 6 different dishes. They were all delicious and reasonably priced. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Our waiter was great. He paid the appropirate amount of attention to us. Not overly attentive but readily available. The atmosphere was fun and romantic. The decor was kind of Hatian/Voodooesque and we enjoyed it. Very cool. We will go again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Very impressed. The food was incredible, fresh and unique. The pairing of ingredients made it a stand-out experience for us. My only complaint is that it was extremely loud. I think that if my husband and I had been seated at a more intimant table, we would have been able to have a conversation. It made for an awkward special occasion dinner. That is the ONLY negative aspect and one that is an easy fix. Other than that, it was a great experience. We can't wait to invite friends and family for dinners there.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThet only downside was theThet only downside was the noise - hard to have a conversation without raising your voice but with the large selection of cocktails, its inevitable that would probably happen anyway!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu provided a varietyThe menu provided a variety of interesting dishes. I especially enjoyed the sweet plantains and mozzarella cheese. We also tried the chicken sliders, shrimp, and stuffed peppers. All were just average. We had a good experience and will go back again try other dishes.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good, lots ofThe food was good, lots of interesting choices. The cocktail menu was extensive and interesting, we really enjoyed it.
The atmosphere was amazing, I loved how it was decorated and laid out. The staff went above and beyond for us. Great experience!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful late nightHad a wonderful late night dining experience. Several unique well prepared dishes and deserts.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good dining experience.Excellent Food, Excellent Drinks. Wait staff a little confused but overall good.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second trip toThis was our second trip to Sanctuaria & we enjoyed it as much as the first. Would recommend it to those reluctant to try new places.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSanctuaria was an excellentSanctuaria was an excellent choice for my husbands Bday! The food was amazing and the service was top notch! Also the drinks we so delicious! We were even given a birthday dessert for my husband, on the house. I would suggest this spot for sure!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff was excellent.The wait staff was excellent. Our waiter was very helpful with steering me to the right cocktail that Sanctuaria is famous for. The roasted peppers with black bean was amazing! The samll plates they serve were fun and tasty!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time!Very good food and excellent atmosphere. Almost Manhattan in relation to proximity of other tables but just enough distance that we Midwesterners were not feeling cramped by our neighbors. We actually had a conversation with the table next to us regarding the best drinks and desserts. We will be back...soon!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFour star dining!The ambiance is perfect for a romantic date and the food is exquisite. I will definitely be returning and suggesting this awesome restaurant to friends.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. The decor is outstanding. Will definitely be back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM