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“Great place”

La Bodega del Riojano
Ranked #24 of 723 Restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Very good option to enjoy local food under a relaxed environment and appropriate table service.
Suggestion. T-bone steak (rare)

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

If you are in Santander then find this busy, busy pintxo / tapas bar with restaurant behind. Great atmosphere when we were there at the end of August, amazing food and full of locals, but felt very welcome and 'cheap' in comparison with the UK... Would go back tomorrow

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

On a two day stop over on our way back to the UK we went here for lunch- wow and then some!

The decor is truly bodega like with oak beams and decorated with barrel bottoms with original artwork from famous artists all around- truly breathtaking.

The menu is really interesting and well worth checking out the house specials. Excellent bottle of red wine too for €16.00 which is excellent value for wine in a restaurant.

Charismatic waitress who was chatty and charming and looked after us really well.

It is tucked away off the main area of the town but definitely worth seeking out. You won’t be disappointed.

On a separate note it’s worth taking some time to walk around Santander as it is far more stylish than many reviews make out. It’s very Spanish with little evidence of non Spanish speakers ( probably because the ferry was not in!) but pleasantly non touristy!

Thank Cathy D
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Four of us went here for dinner a couple of days ago. Our friends had tried to get a table on a couple of previous occasions, but it was always booked out.This time, their daughter who lives in Vigo booked well in advance for us!

A very impressive dining room, dating from the founding of the restaurant in 1941. Very much in traditional Cantabrian style. Service was excellent, and unobtrusive. Our table did not seem to have an allocated waiter, and we were served by several during the evening. They were all very attentive, efficient and pleasant.

The food was delicious! My starter, tuna tatsiki with seaweed and wasabi, was, I reckon, one of the most memorable dishes I have ever tasted! My main course of loin of hake, in a veloutee sauce, was delicious too. High quality food at a reasonable price. All authentic Cantabrianfood. A very interesting wine list, all most reasonably priced.

We will certainly return here on our next visit to Santander.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This felt like a genuine cantabrian dining experience and is something we will never forget. We had some bellota to start with which was great and then followed up with some cheek and cuttlefish that were even better. Would recommend anyone looking for a great meal in the north of Spain :)

Thank Nononick
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