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Santiago's Bodega

#118 of 2,921 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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802 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803-2530
+1 407-412-6979
10:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shared several dishes with a group of 8. Service was great and all the food lived up to our expectations.

Thank Denise M
Kissimmee, Florida
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579 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bunch of friends of mine and I went to this restaurant because we had heard great things about it and had previously gone to have a few drinks there before and the food looked good. I made reservations for six people and fortunately or unfortunately, arrived with seven as we had an additional add at the last minute. Supposedly... More 

Thank Michelle B
Oviedo, Florida, United States
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santiago's Bodega is a tapas restaurant and the food and service have always been good in my experience. While it can get a bit noisy on a crowded night, the dishes they serve are always good. Trust your servers if you're not certain what to order, they all seem to have a great knowledge of the menu items and will... More 

1 Thank Joseph M
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772 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Service is great and small portions make it nice. Croquettes are spicy good. The potato dish a spicy delight. The lentil soup is ok. The beef skewers are so good. Bread pudding is good but maybe a little sweet. Will be back.

1 Thank Nancy L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant! The staff was so friendly and the short ribs and bread pudding are a must have! Ask for Daniel at the bar he's awesome! I will definitely be back!

Thank Veronika W
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219 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I went here for a business lunch. First the area on Ivanhoe, makes you feel that you are in a locals spot. It is littered with small authentic shops and restaurants. The style is low key and unassuming. I would order a bunch of small Tapas plates. You can't go wrong - they are all good. The neighborhood experienced, combined... More 

Thank Sondra W
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160 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very busy at 11pm, the place was buzzing, staff helpful, drinks great (happy hour at 11pm, yes please!) and the food was really good, paeticulalry the short ribs. Great mix of meat, fish and veggie dishes and best to go with a crowd and order lots. Desserts also good but quite rich and heavy.

Thank CountessBath
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Book ahead to get into this popular neighborhood restaurant. The Sunday brunch is amazing and the service is friendly. The food is delicious and there is a wide variety on the buffet. Next time I am in Orlando I will definitely head back.

Thank rokkvi
Plant City, Florida
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was by far one of my favorite places. The food was spectacular. I whole recommend sharing and getting a bunch of different things. I don't think I can pick one thing. Even the dessert was great.

Thank lamays
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sunday at Santiago Bodega is in one word "Awesome". Bottomless mimosa's or sangria and a buffet that stretches all the way around the restaurant. They have crab legs, lamb, beef, chicken , veg, omlets, fried French toast (yummy) and much much more. A must if you are in orlando.

Thank MarthaH660

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 38
Spanish, International, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803-2530
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-412-6979
Santiago's Bodega presents a unique tasting experience featuring small plates that hopscotch between decadent (a warm Camembert wedge topped with sauteed garlic, onions, almonds, apricots, chopped dates, bell peppers), refreshing (yellow fin tuna, avocado, mango ceviche), exotic (lamb patties with fresh thyme, sherry, lemon zest) and just plain comfort-food-delicious (Roman meatballs on angel hair, or fried potatoes in a spicy sauce). As nothing costs over $15, there’s no major commitment, and if the relationship doesn't work, move along to the next selection. The menu’s ideal for sharing and for mixing up in endless combinations. Alternate between chevre tartlet, spanakopita, or smoked salmon carpaccio. Invent your own meal. Dining in such a way permits the rules of wine pairings to step aside like snooty impostors, and what goes best with dinner is exactly what tempts you. Santiago’s Bodega is a good-natured, low-key, food-lovers hangout, a neighborhood restaurant. - Margit Bisztray

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?