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Bodega Cigalena

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Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Calle Daoiz y Velarde 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
+34 942 21 30 62
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19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
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Milan, Italy
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food (don't miss trying the grilled pulpo), warm traditional environment, friendly staff, perfect quality-price balance. Recommended!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were wandering around looking for a interesting place for a drink and spotted this enchanting place. Wine bottles from all vintages lined every wall and hung from ceiling and our eyes struggled to take it all in and that was even before sampling the wine. The history and character of the place was incredible and despite it being 10pm... More 

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Thank Tori A
London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It is very difficult to rate Bodega Cigalena. On one hand it has an amazing wine (bottle) museum with walls and ceilings decorated by some rare old wines and the food certainly is good. On the other hand it is truly expensive to eat here. I recommend you go for some glasses of wine and admire the bottle collection. This... More 

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Thank Arne S
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Very good service, with English speaking waiters who were there to help with the menu. BBQd octopus was a highlight on the charcoal fire! Dessert was phenomenal - we had a selection and all were delicious. A couple of vegetarian dishes.

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Thank Hiran P
Snohomish, WA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Let me begin by saying that this is the first negative restraunt review I have ever posted. Based on great reviews my wife and I went here for dinner. The prices were extremely high but we figured the quality would justify it. We ordered the chicken and sea bass with a bottle of the house wine. The reviews said the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I had the best salad of my life here. I also ate a nice ternera that was perfectly tender. It's really cool to look at all the bottles that surround the walls. I suggest making a reservation. This place gets pretty crowded.

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Thank Ssoleima
Madrid, Spain
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186 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very special anterior full of bottles of wine. Great selection. Looks like a place that has been there for ages. The food was very tradional with small upgrades that give a twist like the shrimps with the Russian salad, which was very nice. Service was very good. Well recomended

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Thank hararysainz
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly, warm welcome in a wonderfully rustic setting. Staff extremely accommodating and patient with non-Spanish speaking customers. Food was very tasty, seafood particularly good with many local specialties included on the menu. Would recommend

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Thank Ronan K
Italy
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely jamon and a breath-taking cheeses. The wine was incredible indicated by the waiter. Probably one of the best lunches we've had here in santander! Service amazing and professional as well. (also vegetarian option of amazing vegetables)

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Thank Isacastelli
Mumbles, Swansea
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

From the story of the restaurant itself, to the amazing wine bottles and other related items on display you could amuse yourself here all day. Add to this a good house wine with tasty pinchos and you have a great bar. On the restaurant side, the waiters were very attentive. The kitchen staff were hard working but relaxed and well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 28 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
Thursday
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
Friday
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
Saturday
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Daoiz y Velarde 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 21 30 62

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?