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“Excellent Tapas, terrific bartender!”
Review of Santiago's Bodega

Santiago's Bodega
Ranked #9 of 450 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 26 - US$ 38
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Petronia and Emma
Description: Santiago"s Bodega (305) 296-7691 • 207 Petronia Street – www.santiagosbodega.com - A wonderful assortment of over thirty small plates await you at this tapas-style eatery. Accentuating the well seasoned combination of dishes, Santiago's also has great soups, salads, and a remarkable wine list to compliment. Santiago's Bodega is a unique restaurant located in the heart of Bahama Village, off the beaten path and away from the tumultuous crowds. Santiago's serves lunch and dinner all year, seven days a week. Open 11am-10pm daily.
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Santiago's for a light dinner on the recommendation of a friend. This was probably our favorite "dinner" while in Key West for 3 days. The Mole Tacos (special of the day tapas) were fantastic, as were the Brussels sprouts. Since we had no reservation, we had to wait (on a Monday evening, during off season, mind you) for 2 barstools to open up at the bar. As luck would have it, the bar seating ended up being the best, as Fernando (bartender) offered us several tastes of wine prior to us selecting and ordering. We stopped in a few other wine bars where the "winetenders" were either rude, or wouldn't offer a taste of anything before you ordered. Compared to other wine bars and restaurants we ate/drank in while in Key West, this was by far one of our favorites. We will definitely return! On a side note: make a reservation for dinner! The seating area is limited, and it fills up quickly.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Only get to visit occasionally, when on holiday in Florida. It's the first item I add to our itinerary and the only restaurant I insist on booking before leaving the UK.

Don't bother asking the waiter what's good as everything on the menu is incredible.

If your idea of good dining is sharing small plates and great wines then you can't go wrong here.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Every time we come to Key West we make at least one dinner date at Santiago's Bodega. It's a little off the beaten path and if you eat outside you'll be joined by roosters.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We had been told by several friends this would be a "must do" for tapas... and we were totally thrilled by our meal and drinks!!

We arrived without reservations but were told we could likely get seated at the bar in 20 minutes. When the staff discovered someone had just walked in and grabbed those seats, they politely moved those people and got us seated quickly (VERY professionally done).

Being seated adjacent to the bartender turned out to be a little bonus; he was able to describe all of our options when ordering and explain each dish as it showed up. Our drinks stayed full, the food was hot (and awesome), and we enjoyed each of the 6 hot plates we ordered (4-5 plates would have done it for a couple/2 person group).

This is a "must do again" for our next visit!!

Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The food is fantastic and although it's extremely popular, it's well worth any wait or make a reservation!

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