Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch

4.5
255 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 255 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RebeccaK
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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RosieR
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Really tasty and enjoyable food with a wide choice of Tapas.

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shan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good experience, would definitely return. Service was very confusing, didn’t know who was our actual server but still good.

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SamanthaM
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always had a lovely meal here! Highly recommended

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DonnaJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

We were a family of 5 that came to celebrate my husbands birthday.

Two of the children had beef burgers which they left mostly uneaten. We tested them and they were very dry. My husband had a fillet steak, which was a very small portion and was again very dry.

It was a special occasion for us to come to the restraunt and it cost £115 for the meal which we would have happily paid for a lovely meal.

We were disapointed and very underwhelmed - sorry

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LauraD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely lunch here, food was amazing, could’ve done with some Spanish music to top it off

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none
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The noise level was appalling when we were first there owing to some diners being exceptionally noisy. When this group left the place reverted to what it should be and was although quite lively a very enjoyable atmosphere. Food was really good as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Decided to go for tapas as main menu choices weren't really appealing to me. Food was OK although Paella was overdone and dry so couldn't eat it. Found the choice of dishes a little limited. Best dishes for me were the octopus, meatballs, olives and marinated sardines. Would have loved a nice basket of bread with oils and vinegar as a choice. Went for 8 dishes between two but was too much food which is a good thing! £75 for a meal with wine was reasonable.

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RLam
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff and amazing food always. I have been twice and will definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and a lovely place to dine. We look forward to our next meal here. Many thanks

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an excellent meal there last night with the family had a jug of sangria which was amazing and cocktails and the food was good too and we did find it reasonable .

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NicholaL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely selection of tapas, the cava was served in a beautiful glass, very relaxed atmosphere but attentive service. Good value for money overall.

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JeanO
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

The food was well presented but found it very costly for what we had. Disabled access of good.

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SSLL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Steak was beautiful paella was stodgy with no taste and we had to wait 1 hour and forty minutes for food, not even busy there so no excuse, 30 minutes for drinks on arrival! Staff was shocking and very very rude!! the main boss was accommodating! 1 toilet in use so not very good and £1.30 for tap water??

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Margs
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good value and great portion size. Shame they were out of Mahou beer.

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FrancesN
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little tapas restaurant in the heart of whitchurch. Fantastic food... lots of veggie meat and fish choice. Helpful staff. Lovely atmosphere. Reasonable priced. Will go back

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LaurenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was fantastic

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RhysJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, good service, lovely atmosphere. Will be returning

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AL22
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Would definitely recommend and go there again. If you are having tapas, 3 per person is more than enough. We had 4 each and were about to explode:) The food is delicious authentic and service was friendly and speedy.
Thanks again

WJ
WynJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, good service. Nice to be able to meet friends in a pleasant atmosphere.
Dátiles con Bacon are amazing
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amandar
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Great service and food and plenty of time to chat and catch up with friends. Would highly recommend and will be back soon.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely food, service wasn't that great,didn't check on you to see if all OK. Only came to table because I called to order another drink.
Not sure if there is a dessert menu as we weren't asked if we wanted any?

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louise
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Initially had a good vibe about the restaurant being my first time. The atmosphere was good but service poor, took over half hour to order anything. Food arrived but drinks were another 20 minutes to follow and then one drink was unavailable. After we had finished the food we waited a good 40 minutes before one of our party went over to ask someone to clear plates and order more drinks and dessert. Such a shame as spoilt our first night out after everything had opened up, food great but service very poor.

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GwawrP
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, we had amazing food. The service was friendly and professional. Lovely atmosphere. Will be back again soon. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great well run restaurant.

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RobieP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food and good service. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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KellieT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, Covid safe environment, excellent food and good wine :-)

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JimboW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous everything, as always.

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GemmaW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Great value for money
Great food and service
Will be recommending and returning

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and excellent service from the staff

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time !! Food and drink amazing ... service couldn’t be faulted !

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Rachel
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tapas bar. Food freshly made. I would definitely recommend

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DebbieP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service. A really enjoyable experience

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MichaelA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Enjoyable outdoor lunch due to Covid restrictions. We would visit again when indoor dining is allowed.

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Bajamaxx
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, very Spanish appeal. Thank you.

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TTFN
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service, delicious freshly-prepared food, nice atmosphere. The only problem was having to sit outside in the cold and the wind, because of the current restrictions.

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PhilE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First post lockdown lunch with some old friends. We had a big pick and mix of tapas sat outside.
Food was very nice. Well portioned and a good selection of tapas favourites. It was all served in good time as well.

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KarenD
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely tapas, good atmosphere and really friendly staff. Would definitely recommend for a chilled evening with friends.

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HayleyB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely tapas and drinks.
Friendly staff.
Would definitely visit again

FAQs

Santiago's Tapas Whitchurch is rated 4.5 stars by 255 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.