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Santiago's Bodega

802 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
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Ranked #309 of 3,118 Restaurants in Orlando
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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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87% Recommend
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English first
Orlando, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I dined with another couple recently and found this place to be excellent on all levels! The decor, with all the artwork, stained glass and just the right lighting, set the scene. The service was amazing! Our glasses were never empty and the small plates kept coming! We loved everything we ordered, from the lamb patties to... More

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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've been to Santiago's several times and never been disappointed. The food is served tapas-style, small portions. The salads are excellent, the beef carpaccio, scallops, other seafood items are all amazing. It's hard to try everything on the menu when you keep wanting to get the things again that you know are so good!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been to Santiago's Bodega several times because the food is delicious and the atmosphere is lively and cool. We love the one in key west too. When I say the food is delicious I mean it is probably the best product I've put in my mouth in Orlando in the last few years. We went to brunch on... More

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Port Orange, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After enjoying a special event at this restaurant in Key West, we decided to try the sister site in Orlando. It was worth the trip! Great small a servings and wonderful tapas flavours. The bar and atmosphere was excellent. We will certainly visit again.

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Hobe Sound
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We are a fan of Santiago's in Key West and happened to be in the Orlando area so we tried the establishment there. We were not disappointed! The restaurant is much larger than Key West but they do have the Happy Hour drinks and plates. The food is excellent just as in Key West. We took my son and daughter... More

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Winter Park, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The hubby and I eat here biweekly, so obviously we love this place. We have yet to try a dish that was not delicious. A few favorites are the beef carpaccio, flaming cheese app, short ribs, gazpacho soup, and CRONUTS!!! Service is always right on point. Please, remember lots of questions are being asked , so have a little patience... More

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Oviedo, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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