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Santiago's Bodega

802 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
+(1)4074126979
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Ranked #405 of 3,105 restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $10 - $38
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Tapas, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Santiago's Bodega presents a unique tasting experience featuring small plates that hopscotch between decadent (a warm Camembert wedge topped with sauteed garlic, onions, almonds, apricots, chopped dates, bell peppers), refreshing (yellow fin tuna, avocado, mango ceviche), exotic (lamb patties with fresh thyme, sherry, lemon zest) and just plain comfort-food-delicious (Roman meatballs on angel hair, or fried potatoes in a spicy sauce). As nothing costs over $15, there’s no major commitment, and if the relationship doesn't work, move along to the next selection. The menu’s ideal for sharing and for mixing up in endless combinations. Alternate between chevre tartlet, spanakopita, or smoked salmon carpaccio. Invent your own meal. Dining in such a way permits the rules of wine pairings to step aside like snooty impostors, and what goes best with dinner is exactly what tempts you. Santiago’s Bodega is a good-natured, low-key, food-lovers hangout, a neighborhood restaurant. - Margit Bisztray
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English first
Oviedo, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you want to eat delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere this is the place to go. Santiago's Bodega is one of the reasons I go to this area to eat. It's unique in decor, food, and atmosphere. This is the place to go with a group of friends or family when you want to impress. Have each person order... More

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Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My friend from Miami was recently in town and I wanted to take her to a great restaurant. I have wanted to go to Santiago's since it opened and just haven't found the time. To make a long story short, it was a good gamble because our meal (small plates) were absolutely superb! We tried the roasted brussel sprouts, Ceviche... More

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hunstville texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've been to this place a couple times now and the food has yet to disappoint. The only thing that could use some improvement is the lack of service. Especially on Sundays for brunch. We would come more often, but a lot of times we debate on other places because we want good service and we end up choosing another... More

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Casselberry, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped by during the week for some tapas and cocktails. Overall, we had a great experience and will certainly be back. We tried several tapas dishes including the beef carpaccio, stuffed dates with prosciutto, garlic shrimp with chorizo, spanakopita, and the cronuts. Everything was fantastic, including the service, which was attentive but not hovering. We will... More

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Denville, NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Have gone here twice and was very pleased with the food both times. They have a very good selection of well prepared tapas and it's reasonably priced. At our 2nd visit the dessert crepes were burnt at the ends (beyond reasonable) and we asked for a replacement which they accommodated with no fuss. They have a reasonably good selection of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Being a foodie and my boyfriend being a chef a huge dissapointment. Over staffed with unattentive service. Brunch is horrible food and drinks were below average for $35.00 a person. Management was dealing with other complaint's so never bothered to say anything at the restaurant. When I called after spending $95.00 he claimed he never get's complaint's. Too bad I... More

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boynton beach
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The tapas here are delicious! Lot and lots of vegetarian options. This is easily our favorite tapas restaurant. Some of the best dishes are the burrato, chevre tartlet and the saganaki. The avocado salad is delicious. The bread pudding for dessert is top notch.

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Boca Grande, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I honestly can't count the amount of times we've eaten at the Key West location. We love Santiago's! This is our second trip at this Orlando location and it just doesn't compare. The decor/atmosphere is all the same as well as their food menu items, all which are very good. This location also has a full bar so you aren't... More

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Sorrento, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Santiago's was a pleasant surprise, in quality of food as well as amount of food. My husband and I have been to other tapas restaurants that charge high prices for a normal tapas serving, but Santiago's does not do this. The prices are reasonable and the servings are large enough that two people can actually enjoy the dish, and not... More

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Orlando, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Tapas like Din Sum can leave you hungry an hour later . Santiago serves tasty , filling portions of great quality ,created with flair and imagination. The lamb shanks are my favorite, juicy inside , slightly charred outside. Scallops in a reduction, Short ribs , (Greek cheese), sakanaki flamed at the table was delicious. For desert try the croissant donut... More

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