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Santiago's Bodega

#258 of 3,053 Restaurants in Orlando
#299 of 3,323 Places to Eat in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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International, Mediterranean, European, Tapas
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802 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
+(1)4074126979
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Santiago's Bodega presents a unique tasting experience featuring small...
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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    Very good
  • 19
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First time, hope to return soon!

Went on a weeknight and it was jam packed! Hope their good luck continues. Orlando--make that Winter Park--is fickle. One minute they love it, the next minute it's closed! Good tapas. Went with two others and they accommodated our trio by adding one to each dish. Cost a bit more, but not as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Brett is FABULOUS!!! This is my favorite brunch spot in Orlando! If you make a reservation, ask for Brett! He's attentive, patient, and always on the ball!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After reading all the reviews about how popular this place is, and how there is no place to park, I decided to meet my girlfriends for dinner at 4pm on a Thurs., for Happy Hour - Although we had no problem parking or getting a great table near the bar, the place certainly did fill up fast! We had fabulous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fantastic tapas! Enjoy! Try a variety of them and share them at your table. The restaurant is quite busy on Friday and Saturday evenings. You might want to make a reservation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went on a weeknight and it was jam packed! Hope their good luck continues. Orlando--make that Winter Park--is fickle. One minute they love it, the next minute it's closed! Good tapas. Went with two others and they accommodated our trio by adding one to each dish. Cost a bit more, but not as much as buying a whole plate! Tasty... More 

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Longwood, Florida, United States
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48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This 4th of July I visited with my family of 5. We called ahead for seating, and they assured us there was space. When we arrived, they asked us if we could sit at a high-top. I declined due to my parent's health. The hostess commented "Well, that is where I was planning on seating you, let me see if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Amazing atmosphere, great food, great service!!! We went for brunch and can't wait to return for dinner. I'm going to suggest the Pope that he make their chef a saint!!!

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Weston, Florida
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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Santiago's Bodega has two locations. The original in Key West and this location in Orlando. We love their restaurant in Key West and decided to check out their Orlando location on a recent trip. This location is much larger than the restaurant in Key West which makes getting a table a lot easier. We were glad to see the same... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First I want to say that we were packed in like sardines. You had to fight your way out of your chair so you didn't hit the person sitting behind you at another table. The place is extremely loud too. The buffet is placed along the walkway inside going to another seating area so it is cramped when you are... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good food, some variety, decent wine list and nice craft beer/liquor selection, service is mediocre though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Enjoyed the meatballs and linguine and a fabulous Spanish white wine. The wine list and tapas style menu is full of many options. Wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. Atmosphere was adult and chic. Valet was great. Food outstanding.

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Additional Information about Santiago's Bodega

Address: 802 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Phone Number: +(1)4074126979
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, European, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 802 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +(1)4074126979

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, European, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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