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“Great food, service and value for money”

Restaurante Gran Duque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$40
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Behold guys, this restaurant's menu del dia is served with not one but two copas de vino! And that too, excellent wine. We had the menu del dia for lunch for eur 19 per person and it was totally worth it. I could not choose between the starters so I ended up having two starters instead of a starter and main course, which was more than enough. We had aubergines stuffed with seafood, anchovies (typical for the region), prawn risotto and pork solomillo with mushroom and cheese sauce. For dessert we had cheesecake and the natillas (custard). Totally recommend the homemade natillas, but without cinnamon. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Overall an excellent experience in Santillana del Mar.

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We dined here yesterday and the food was amazing, worth a stop! Every dish ordered was really well prepared and top quality. If you are going to have dinner or lunch in Santillana Del Mar this is the place to go. Order your wine from their selection of Rioja Reservas.

Thank FernandoMexico8
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

We can't speak much Spanish and this kind lady didn't speak much English but we got by very well. Their food was delicious, as was the recommended wine. Great service. Thank you to them.

Thank Christine P
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I wish I could award zero stars; we didn’t even eat there because our initial experience was so bad. We went for lunch; two other couples were in the restaurant & had already ordered (so it was not at all busy). We were seated and given menus; then...nothing. About 10 minutes after we were seated a party of three came in and was seated next to us; they were given menus and drink/appetizer orders were taken immediately, even though the waitress had to wait for one person to return from the restroom. No eye contact to us. She left & could be heard chatting with kitchen staff (I speak Spanish and know they were talking daily-life stuff). After another 10 minutes we got up & left; the waitress saw us, shrugged her shoulders & said “okay, then” & turned away!

I grew up in Mexico, speak Spanish, have traveled extensively in Spain & other Spanish-speaking countries; I’m comfortably certain we committed no “dumb tourist” offenses. We’ve had great service during our entire trip until this (we went to Los Blasones after this and had a wonderful experience & delicious food). I recommend staying away from Gran Duque!

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Ricardo I, Propietario at Restaurante Gran Duque, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018
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Lo sentimos mucho qué no comieran en muestro restaurante pero la camarera fue donde ustedes y le dijeron que todavía no sabían que tomar por eso atendieron a la otra mesa lo sentimos mucho qué se lleven un mal sabor muchas gracias lo sentimos mucho

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

We are here following other reviews and were not disappointed. 19eueo for the set meal in the evening was a bargain, which included a bottle of wine between us. Service was friendly and attentive. Eat here if you can. Lots of choices too.

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