We tried 5-6 different tapas and enjoyed them all. Best perhaps were the stuffed peppers and the sliders. Beverages were unique and tasty - accommodated our requested adjustments with no problems. Very personable and knowledgeable server. Would go again.
We went for a birthday. There were 8 of us. There was also another table with about 12 and all the other tables were packed. We had a blast, it is loud, but I came for a fun night not dinner with grandma. We pretty much had all the tapas and most of the entrees and they were all great. The specialty drinks were terrific. The only thing I would change, but it would be logistically tough is the bathroom situation. Other than that we had a great time and will for sure go back to sit outside when the weather is right.
This is a delectable tapas restaurant. All the menus items are delicious, some have a slight south of the boarder influence. Whether you choose from appetizers or mains, we enjoyed the items, sometimes ordering a repeat. Only thing it is not very private for conversations. The tables are VERY close together. Was our first time there, The outdoor seating looks fab! Will try it in warmer weather - hope they have some live music!
Our waiter was absolutely awesome. The food and drinks were outstanding! The interior decorating itself may be one of the coolest places in St. Louis. Love this place!
Waiter was great and food delicious!
I love coming to Sanctuaria for the great food, the super dark and romantic vibe, and the fun and friendly service. Try the journeyman cocktail, the fried plantain chips and the stuffed dates.
Ended up here by luck of the draw and was surprised by everything throughout the evening. Food was great with a lot of variety. The drink menu was vast with great twists on the classics and the house drinks were fantastic. However the one drawback, even at 8:30 the place was crazy loud. The tables were not oversized by any means yet to hold a conversation everyone felt like we were shouting. All being said, I will return many times I'm sure.
Cool location. Food was all pretty good, especially the poultry plate.
The restaurant itself was really dark and really loud, which isn’t normally a problem, but it was especially dark in Sanctuaaria.
I’d likely go back there with a larger group and split a few plates.
First time there, was super dope. Food was great, I could’ve easily ordered the entire menu everything was that good. Really nice ambiance. Will be back.
Great ambience and drinks! Service was ok with a few misses. Food though not spectacular, was good!
We've eaten at Sanctuaria several times, now. Their brunch is very original. Dinner the other night was creative and delicious. Ylena, our waitress was excellent.
Just a great, unique restaurant. If you want a change of pace and great food and service, a great place to go. The Autumn Old Fashioned was an A++++.
The food is delicious, and the wine and beer list extensive. They also have a few, but excellent, single malts. The wait staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.
The food was wonderful had 4 different tapas plus the stuffed. Mushrooms and quesadilla. The mushrooms where stuffed with venison and an herb stuffing like mixture. The quesadilla was stuffed with goat cheese and duck the goat cheese was a little string or too much of it took away the flavor of of the duck confit. All 4 of the tapas where wonderful., don’t remember there names..
Serious fans of tapas, we found the food to be not only overpriced but not that great. We frequent Barcelona in Clayton quite a bit and perhaps sanctuaria needs to take a look at their menu. We also did not like that all of our food arrived at the same time. So, it got cold by the time we were not even halfway through our meal. We like the ambience, but it was very noisy.
When we arrived on Friday night, the place was pretty empty but it didn't take long to fill up. Soon lively conversation filled the air, fueled in part by great cocktails. Everything we ordered was tasty (stuffed peppers, chips, shrimp, fajitas), and the selection of wines by the glass was great.
Below average food and horrible service
It’s definitely taken a significant dip
We use to go all the time....no more
Fantastic service!! Originally had reservation for 10 people and our group grew. I Called a few days before to inform them of the increased size of the group and they accommodated us without an issue. The day before they even called to confirm the size of the party and to Inquire if we would need more seating. The food and drinks were amazing and our server Ben was great and very attentive! Overall we had a great experience and would recommend to anyone!
arrived at restaurant for our reservation after concert and business was locked up tight, no people, no lights. Posted hours showed open till 11pm and no other signs explaining why they weren’t open.
I frequent Sancturaria at least 2-3 times a year. The service is always top notch and food selections are good. For some reason on this visit, the beggars purse and especially the cornbread were extremely briney.
Good food, enjoyable evening. The service was very good. I will be back again
First off Sanctuaria is the name after lunch.... Thus it is Diablo during lunch hours and they close at 3:00,and reopen to Sanctuaria... This isnt mentioned in OpenTable... It was very cold inside...making for it to be a good first time experience... My tacos were not hot, for the amount of time it took to come from the kitchen (I selected 3- Baja Fish, and the 2 variations of chicken-of the 3 the fish was the best, and it was just ok). The extra for the “Salsa and chips” may have been the best and worth it, with the exception of closing it down prior to us leaving... I asked for a “Golden Margarita with Anejo Tequila with “Little” rocks, no salt” and received a glass full of ice! The restaurant was not crowded.... one other couple at the time... Needless to say... Diablo will not be a return visit for me.... let’s hope that “Sanctuaria” can do better...
Fun, causal place in the Grove. Small plate options--all with lots of FLAVOR , entrees and a separate Mexican option--but not an overwhelming menu. Impressive bar with great cocktails and an impressive beer list.
Our favorites were the Wicked Shrimp and Beggars' Purse small plates, and the Quail special from the farm to table menu. Excellent craft cocktails . Outstanding service!
I've been here a few times and I absolutely love it! Great wine, friendly servers, and omg the food! Definitely try the beggars purse if you go!
Best service ever! Waitresses are adorable and so helpful. The restaurant is fun and original. We had tapas and each one was amazing. Live music not too loud which is always nice. The decor was hysterically fun. Will come back every time I’m in town.
Great dinner, highly recommended!
Good time out together with friends!
Sanctuaria was good, but it has a little identity crisis. Is it a tapas place, fine dining, or Mexican. I was told that the owners closed their other restaurants and combined the best of both menus, but I found that odd.
The service was decent, but they forgot a drink that I ordered during our meal.
But one really negative aspect was that we seemed to have fruit flies at our table - not an infestation, but just a few that were annoying. They need to get rid of that problem.
I’d give the place a C+ or at best a B- on this visit.
Beautiful restaurant. Great service. Fantastic food. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Food service was great. Drink service was slow. Food tasted excellent.
This is no longer Sanctuaria but a Mexican place! What a surprise!
Sanctuaria is a quirky place with good food. The service is a little "relaxed" for my taste, but the food is very good and the atmosphere is fun. They have an interesting cocktail list, but do not keep their wine list up to date.
Love this restaurant, one of our favorite places. Great ambiance, perfect place to take friends and make an evening of amazing food and drinks!
Great menu. Sampled as much as we could. Everything on the menu was excellent. Save room for both types of bread pudding, it was light and fluffy. Not like most bread puddings that are heavy and doughy.
Great brunch, great food, great service!! Love this place!
Staff was super friendly and attentive. It was our waitress' first day and she did a great job. Food, drinks and company was awesome!
Great service, waitress wss very helpful, great cocktail list, excellent environment
Overpriced food and drinks, drinks were ridiculously overpriced, they were small and overfilled with ice and then charge $20 for one drink. Service, if that is what you call it was poor. And it wasn't even busy, now we know why. Very dissatisfied, went in optimistic and came out regretful. Won't ever be going back and will not recommend.
A wonderful dinner for a birthday with a few close friends. The outdoor patio was amazing and the food was even better! Great night and will definitely visit again soon!