Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch

4.5
313 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
Santiago’s Tapas 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 313 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OwainW
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was excellent. My only regret is that my stomach wasn't big enough to eat more. Fantastic selection of Tapas whatever your tastes.

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Atinob
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santiago’s was as good as ever. The food is lovely, the service is very good and the staff are always very helpful and very pleasant.

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Nettie
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly atmosphere, we had 6 dishes of tapas, between 4 of us, along with wine + cocktails. Great portions and really tasty at a very reasonable price! Bonus! Would highly reccomend xx

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Cymrugirl47
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had tapas was lovely - really tasty. Went early afternoon so pretty quiet. There was four of us and the total was just shy of £100 which i thought was a little expensive.

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SallyD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food. Thought there was an outside dining area but it’s a little terrace on the kerbside. Ate inside as table wasn’t ready on time but thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food! Great value, will definitely return.

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Mullally
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal, would highly recommend the calamari and the chicken skewers!

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MariaB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food is always good service is good only problem is over charging on the bill. We always order the express lunch menu which is £10.95 two tapas and a small drink every time the bill comes we have to query it they charge for individual tapas and drinks separately. Only by chance I noticed this and it has happened every time since

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YuliaC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! We had lots of different tapas and all were delicious. Our picky 8 years old son was happy with the food - squid and meatballs - which says a lot. In-laws who visit Spain all the time were happy as well. My partner didn’t get his ribs this time either though so a little disappointment there but we visited on a Sunday this time again so I can imagine some things were finished. If next time no ribs then I can start doubting they ever have them haha.

Overall a very nice tapas restaurant which we will be visiting again!

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AlisonJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great night at Santiago’s - excellent food, fab service and a lovely atmosphere!

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vipNPAw
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Authentic & fresh + amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food, but on a scorching day, it's a shame the automated veranda doesn't cover enough of the seating area.

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ChloeC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and appreciated the staff being quick in the heat! Lovely night out.

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Hhhh
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere with great food. Had an enjoyable night eating and catching up with friends

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TarynT
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drink! Sat outside in the beautiful warm sun, atmosphere was lovely! Will definitely be back

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of food and wines. Atmosphere was welcoming and busy yet not too loud. Was a fantastic evening, would go again.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely place in Whitchurch village.
Tapas dishes are very generous. We took left overs home with us.
Excellent service - very friendly staff.
Recommend a visit. We will be back.

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MandyT
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. It always is. Love the atmosphere and music choice. Who doesn’t like a bit of Spanish Pop 😃

The staff were wonderful and attentive.

Thanks to the guys behind the scenes in the kitchen too.

We’ll be back again soon xx

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Pablo
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Disappointed that a few choices were not on the menu but overall a great lunch

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Nuria
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food and set up, service a bit slow. Overall nice, would recommend

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GrahamE
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went as a party of 6. Excellent attentive service from all staff, good varied menu choice, all our food was excellent & will certainly be making return visits.

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LeeK
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wide range of food & drinks on offer, nice atmosphere and attentive staff. Will be returning soon.

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with decent size portions. Restaurant really well cared for and great service . Love it!

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KayS
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunchtime tapas. Had a good vegetarian selection and portions were not small. I was full after 3 tapas.

Staff attentive, friendly and helpful.

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LlMD
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas, dont miss the patatas bravas, yum!

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SamoCardiff
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife came for Sunday brunch and ordered tapas. Superb meal and great ambiance.

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Roderely
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Most of the food was great, the paella was slightly bland, but the service was so good!

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Dragon
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good tapas - friendly efficient service - will definitely return

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Ronnie
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our fifth time at Santiago's. Lovely atmosphere. Tapas delicious as always. good service.

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GrahamW
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food excellent but no atmosphere in the restaurant.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another fab lunch at Santiago’s.
Thanks to the team.
Tapas was super and the margaritas very good😀👍

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered 6 tapas dishes to share between the two of us together with a jug of sangria. All were delicious. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant was spacious and airy

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed I just wish you gave complimentary bread with tapas as I have had in other places

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BhM9
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good portions! Will definitely be back soon!

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SarahL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. I can't fault this restaurant. The service is amazing, the staff are attentive but not over bearing. The food was fantastic with a good choice of tapas, mains and paella all cooked fresh. I can highly recommend

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FrancesQ
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paella was fab.....so much , we had a 'doggie bag' to take home. Staff quietly attentive. Would recommend to my friends.

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Jrb99
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and tasty! Every dish was different sometimes with tapas you run the risk of things tasting the same! But not here! Will be back

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Katie
Wales
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very tasty!
Good prices for excellent food, affordable for everyone.

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Rugby
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We absolutely loved our visit, food was amazing such excellent value, sangria was also lovely!!

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second visit, this time bringing friends. We ordered 8 tapas dishes of which all plates were cleared. We like the authentic menu authentically cooked. Our little trip to Spain

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Anthony
Wales
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I lovely experience again. Great good in a lovely restaurant.

FAQs

Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch is rated 4.5 stars by 313 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.