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La Bodega del Riojano

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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I usually take foreign people to this restaurant mainly because three main things. The atmosphere is incredible, it is very nice with lot of barrels painted very pleasant staff. The food is very good, either fish or meat, the starters and the homemade deserts. Finally is the perfect place for those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Juan_Rico_82
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Santander, Spain
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Santander, Spain
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I usually take foreign people to this restaurant mainly because three main things. The atmosphere is incredible, it is very nice with lot of barrels painted very pleasant staff. The food is very good, either fish or meat, the starters and the homemade deserts. Finally is the perfect place for those who love wine. I've never got any complain from... More 

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Edinburgh (Scotland)
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123 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I popped in during a recent visit to Santander and loved the place. On arrival we had only considered having a glass of wine but on seeing the dinning room we asked about the possibility of having a table for lunch but we were informed that they were fully booked. We then sat in the main bar... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This restaurant is centrally located and the staff are very helpful. We dined here twice during our seven day trip and the food was very good. Although the restaurant is more famous for its meat dishes, the fish dishes were fantastic. The red wine was very reasonably priced at €15 for a good bottle. They also have a waiter who... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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49 restaurant reviews
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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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Puerto Rico
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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59 restaurant reviews
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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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37 restaurant reviews
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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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151 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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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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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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