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Bodega Cigalena

Calle de Daoiz y Velarde, 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
942 21 30 62
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Ranked #28 of 370 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
Petersburg, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Tiny place in El Conde de Vadivieso crossing from Loogroño to Bilbao/Santander. We had (four of us) the best onion and tomato salad we have ever had. The owner showed us the farm they came from. We also had chickpeas that were the first 2 of the four of us had ever even liked, much less loved. Rest of the... More

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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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310 reviews 310 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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