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calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
942216750
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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch

The establishment doesn't look much from the outside but opens up in-side into a very interesting very old wine cellar. A good sign is there were lots of local families dinning and the place is full of character. The food was excellent and very traditional if a bit expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were a party of three hoping for a special experience of local food and this restaurant was recommended by the hotel where we were staying. We booked the first time slot of the evening 7.30 pm but even so, along with several other were kept waiting in the street until well after that. After a confused but pleasant welcome... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Located near the old town centre, La Bodega provides an atmospheric option set essentially in a wine barrel room with options for either larger more central tables or more intimate tables around the periphery. The food, service and advice on wine selection was all excellent - recommended.

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Buenos Aires
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were lucky enough to be taken here by local friends. What fantastic food quality in a great atmosphere with benches amidst old barrels. Only the slowish service detracted from an overall perfect experience.

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Santander, Spain
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A group of around 18 people had a meal here for a friends leaving dinner. I get the impression that they don't deal with large parties too often as after we had arrived it was a little chaotic getting seated and the seating was cramped. That said, the service was prompt but that was probably not difficult as the portions... More 

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, great tapas. We were two couples at the bar tables; had the greatest grilled squid you can imagine, nothing fancy just great tasting. The snails Rioja style were also very tasty although quite small. Had a fine bottle of red Rioja wine with some other local tapas. The staff was very friendly; I highly recommend this restaurant in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The establishment doesn't look much from the outside but opens up in-side into a very interesting very old wine cellar. A good sign is there were lots of local families dinning and the place is full of character. The food was excellent and very traditional if a bit expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were looking for a decent meat in the area, after few days of seafood. While browsing Trip Adv, we spotted La Bodega. What a great choice. Everything was perfect. The staff, the wine, the decoration is a plus and the meat, oh the meat! We ordered a Chuletao, 1.2kg and I would eat it everyday if I could. Perfect.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our apartment hosts advised us to" drop down the hill" - using the funicular- and enjoy this restaurant and we did! We loved the barrels with the "artistic" expression. It was sunday lunch but not full which meant we had expert attention and service. The vegetable combination was shared, but served as if meant for each of us and it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Visited this restaurant earlier and it was good. Tonight how different could it be. Salad arrived with Fag Ash on it. Replaced and we found a tissue with a pin in it - who knows what else!!! Still tried to bill us for our meal. Paid for drinks and left. Disappointing last night in Santander after a fantastic short break.

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Santander, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Several times. Excellent wine and food. A little bit expensive but with very high quality. I repeat ever I can.

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Additional Information about La Bodega del Riojano

Address: calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
Phone Number: 942216750
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: 942216750

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am

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