We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santiago's Bodega

Claimed
Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Mentioned in

Food and ambience

European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
A wonderful assortment of over thirty small plates await you at this tapas-style eatery. Accentuating the well seasoned combination of dishes, Santiago's also has great soups, salads, and a remarkable wine list to compliment. Santiago's Bodega is a unique restaurant located in the heart of Bahama Village, off the beaten path and away from the tumultuous crowds. Santiago's serves lunch and dinner all year, seven days a week. Open 11am-10pm daily.
PRICE RANGE
$26 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
European, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (5,537)
Filter reviews
5,270 results
Traveler rating
4,129
790
195
86
70
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
4,129
790
195
86
70
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tapas beef tenderloin saganaki roman meatballs short ribs brussel sprouts ceviche pear salad puff pastry skewers quesadilla bisque small plates white sangria bahama village off the beaten path make reservations
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great experience. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. The ambiance was classy yet relaxing. I would definitely come back again.

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place will not disappoint. We caught the tail end of happy hour and got to enjoy a couple tapas at half off. After that we ordered 4 more to share.everything was so good as were the prices. Service was top notch. Just make sure...you reserve ahead of time. Would have gone back but they were booked up.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to Key West for decades and are very familiar with most of the restaurants on the island but this place certainly did not live up to the hype. The service was poor and the dishes were all very disappointing which is...surprising since they are small plates and we tried a number of them. Overall we would not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined with a large group (12), but had a reservation and were seated immediately. The salads were fabulous (the 5 adults split two). The tapas were exceptional - great portions (serving 2 to 3) with very reasonable prices. Try the lamb, the meatballs and...ceviche. All other dishes were great as well. The sangria (red) was also very good. We walked out the door (5 adults, 7 teenagers) with bellies full for less than $450 (tax, tip, drinks included). We’ll be back again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has great tapas! My husband and I went here last night and were very happy with the experience. All of the menu are little plates to be shared. We had 5 of them to split between us and we’re full. The food was...delicious and the server was one of the best we’ve had. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem!!!!! Such a cool spot for tapas and for sharing wine and food with friends or as a couple! Hey the croquettes and Roman meatballs and anything else your heart desires. The vibe and staff is stellar. Great date spot!

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 26, 2022

The food all tasted the same and the service was pretty slow. We also ordered a bread and dip vegetarian dish to come out first and the first thing they brought out was a meat dish that my vegetarian daughter thought was the bread dish...because to be honest it looked like it should have been the bread and dip… would have been nice if they said what it was. We won’t be going back and I would definitely not recommend it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 18, 2022

The food sucked. With so many good places on the island just go somewhere else. Super salty food. Ruined my day

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 15, 2022

My wife and I had eaten at Santiago's on another trip to Key West several years ago. We had a great meal there and decided to return this year. It was as good, if not better that we remembered. This time, however, we learned and...made reservations and were seated inside right away. We had a pitcher of their red sangria - very good. We opted for Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche, Mozzarella Burrata and Beef Short Ribs, all small plates which we shared. The Tuna Ceviche was exquisite - some of the best we have ever had. There were large chunks of tuna, avocado and mango. The Burrata was also very good and the short ribs were nice. Overall a great meal and we were not sorry we had returned. The Ceviche was so good we actually returned two nights later to have some more of it plus two different dishes and 1/2-price Happy Hour glasses of wine.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

Food is still very good. A lot of choices. Only disappointing item was the rack of lamb. It came with a crust. Not necessary. Let the lamb speak for itself. The “creamy” gazpacho was absolutely amazing and refreshing!

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 10, 2022

This restaurant is fantastic! With shareable plates and a great menu, there was nothing we ate that was not delicious. Try the Shrimp Bisque and the Beef Tenderloin. The sales are enormous and can feed at least 3-4 people. Service is top notch, too. Casual...dress. We sat outside and even though it was hot, we were in the shade and had a constant fan which made it comfortable.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

We have been going here for several years. Summer and winter. Great, great staff and service. Perfect sangria. Food and selections have slipped into the so-so category. Happy hour selections are barely anything to choose from. Regular menu has choices but of four dishes tonight...one was inedible. Sad to say that this was our third visit in a row we were disappointed and will remove it from our regular list of favorite places.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Excellent quality and selection of hot and cold tapas with salads and charcuterie. Enjoyed the white sangria. Would absolutely recommend and return.

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 26, 2022

Tucked away a few streets of from Duval Street this bodega is certainly worthwhile visiting. Food is excellent and service very friendly at very affordable prices.

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 26, 2022 via mobile

My family really enjoyed this place. We had our two toddlers (2 and 4) with us and were nervous at first that it wasn’t a good choice since tapas..But it couldn’t have been any more perfect! Food was so good and perfect portions for them...as well. Loved everything we got and the staff was so nice.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel
75 reviews
.18 miles away
Orchid Key Inn
2,904 reviews
.28 miles away
Pegasus International Hotel
821 reviews
.31 miles away
Almond Tree Inn
2,443 reviews
.33 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Kaya island Eats
172 reviews
.25 miles away
Moondog Cafe & Bakery
1,147 reviews
.18 miles away
Red Shoe Island Bistro
152 reviews
.20 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
20,575 reviews
.20 miles away
Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum
2,080 reviews
.20 miles away
Truman Waterfront Park
27 reviews
.23 miles away
In One Era
6 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
shelleytemperance
April 5, 2020|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Stephen R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as well. Had a dinner reservation.
1
Vote
brookea155
January 25, 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from ramon m | Reviewed this property |
The wait staff will give you if you.ask.All the ingredients but no measurements or instructions to make it.i love that bisque so much
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Santiago's Bodega

Yes, Santiago's Bodega is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Santiago's Bodega is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5