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All 371 Santander Restaurants

Bodega Cigalena

Calle de Daoiz y Velarde, 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
942 21 30 62
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Ranked #31 of 371 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Six of us lunched here Saturday, taking the last unreserved table. We can thoroughly recommend the menu de la casa and the wine list is to die for. Although very busy, the standard of service was excellent.

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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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Top Contributor
328 reviews 328 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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