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“Sadly, they are closed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Santiago's Bodega

Santiago's Bodega
802 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
+(1)4074126979
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Ranked #295 of 3,168 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
Orlando, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Sadly, they are closed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This was a great place, that closed December 2011!

Visited December 2011
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English first
Milwaukee, WI
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“Great Service and Excellent Food, A Diamond in the Rough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

We found this restaurant from reviews on this site on our way to the Orlando Science Center with the kids.

We recently stopped into this restaurant during the busy weekday lunch rush. There were 6 of us, 4 adults and 2 children, ages 6 and 7. They didn't have space for 6 at an open table, so they sat 4 of us at a table, with the two kids at the bar. The kids were in heaven. The took the kid's order immediately, and tuned the television on their side of the bar to The Incredibles to keep them occupied.

The staff was very attentive to both the kids and to us, prompt with refills and anything else we might need, as well as very friendly and courteous.

The food was outstanding. From the Montana Wrap, to the Fish & Chips, to the Cuban Sandwich, to the Fried Green Tomato BLT, not one of our meals was less than outstanding.

Great to find a diamond like this in the franchise restaurant rough that is Orlando.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“great locals place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

I love this place. I've eaten there twice and both times the food was very good and the service was very good. This is a locals kind of place in the neighborhood but with excellent food. The Mediterranean plate appetizer is great and they have some very good wines for a very good price by restaurant standards.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Sweet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

Sweet.

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“good fish and chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2008

good fish and chips

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