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Santiago's Bodega

#112 of 2,885 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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802 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803-2530
+1 407-412-6979
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do to my job a travel very often to Orlando, this time I decided to eat in new places. Santiago's Bodega is a tapas bar/restaurant. This means that they only offer appetizers, but don't get fooled, this is an international food type restaurant, absolutely all the food options are awesome. My party was big so we tried the whole menu!... More 

Thank Alejandro H
The Villages, Florida
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, as expected, is excellent and quite varied. But the nice surprise is the service quality. From the friendly and helpful Valet park attendant, to our server Margaret - who knew the composition of every dish as though she were the chef! - was efficient and professional in all respects. If you go overboard on the tapas, you'll run... More 

Thank Frank K
Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch after reading about good places to eat away from the amusement parks. We were glad to give it a try. Our waiter was extremely courteous, attentive and funny. He explained the various dishes very well. I have to say it's hard to go wrong. One thing to note is that this is a tapas style restaurant,... More 

Thank sheimar
Ocala, Florida
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140 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been to Santiago's in Key West many times and always enjoyed everything about it. Our wait staff in Key West suggested that we try their other restaurant in Orlando, so we did. The variety of small plate sampling is outstanding. Each dish is better than the last one. The décor is eclectic, the service is the best around,... More 

Thank Dan R
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tapas restaurant. The ambiance was great and the hospitality of the employee was great. The saganaki " cheese plate" was OK didn't impress me. The pinchos were amazing.

Thank Ricardo P
Salem, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I called this place today asking about Christmas Eve hours. Let me tell you, I called from Massachusetts, the weather was FREEZING here. I'm talking 5 degrees with a wind chill that made it feel like -5! The last time we got cold like this was probably back in February. I got breakfast in Salem, MA. with one of my... More 

Thank juneof87
Parkland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Yes, all the reviews are true, the food is great, the service wonderful, the decor stunning. Yes, small plate sampling of many tastes and textures is the smart way to eat instead of consuming a side of beef in one sitting. But a wonderful evening at Santiago's Bodega really showed what a true pleasure this restaurant is to visit. We... More 

Thank ovalrd2003
Bardstown, Kentucky
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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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596 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 

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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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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