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Bodega Cigalena

Calle de Daoiz y Velarde, 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
942 21 30 62
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Ranked #34 of 365 restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We didn't eat, Iv'e had tapas here and will probably eat in the future. However we heard the customer before us complain about being short changed,then it happened to us ! it was early in the evening and quiet, probably an honest mistake. It is a fascinating place and we will visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Excellent traditional Spanish food. This is not a Michelin * place. I greatly enjoyed the food but what makes this place unmissable is the wine list, put together with great expertise and genuine passion by Andres. He gives great advice as well. This is not a list to impress and show off but a list to discover and explore. Andres... More

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Madrid, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

On a warm Saturday night in June, the place was packed. We excused our way through to the counter and ordered drinks and a small tapa - the food was very good, the drinks were better, there were seats, the service was EXCELLENT (fast and friendly), the price adequate, the atmosphere wonderful. The collection of alcoholic beverages is incredible: bottles... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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274 reviews 274 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was a real find in Santander. Old style tapas bar with the Jambon legs hanging from the ceiling. Great range of tapas at the bar- bacalao, prawns, jambon, tortilla (Spanish omelette), goats cheese and chorizo to name but a few ranging from €2 or so. The cana (about 1/3 of a pint) was €1.80 with small wines at €1.40.... More

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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170 reviews 170 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stopped for a quick lunch and enjoyed the traditional pinchos and good wine in a classic bodega setting. Quick service at the bar and an amazing selection of wines including a good range of wines by the glass.

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Cheltenham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The menu was in Spanish, and the restaurant was filled with Spanish families, so we thought it would be better quality than it was. We were disappointed.

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Cartagena, Spain
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135 reviews 135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Unique atmosphere in a proper Spanish eating house with a very traditional feel, loads of locals were present which we love. Service is slow and unattentive. Incredible wine list is very expensive and doesn't have the classic Muga Reserva Rioja despite having everything else from this fine bodega, we were not given a good reason why either! We ordered a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

the hanging ham's are something else! great pinchos, nice beer, buzzy feel

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Dublin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

Really nice feel and buzz to the place. Wine and food was lovely, especially the fried anchovies.

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England
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012 via mobile

Visited twice, once for drink and tapas and once for evening meal. Great place, always busy, tasty tapas and enjoyable, well cooked dinner. Had the famous Tiramisu for dessert and it was very good. Would thoroughly recommend.

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