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“Do not miss this wonderful restaurant. Too good to pass up!”

La Bodega del Riojano
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Ranked #13 of 635 Restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Orleans
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Do not miss this wonderful restaurant. Too good to pass up!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

(background: I am a foodie from New Orleans and dine out a lot) We've been in Spain for almost 7 days and this is by far the best meal we've had yet. (Barcelona and Santander).  We were able to have four dishes because we got half portions of everything and all dishes were delicious. We had Iberian ham, cured beef, anchovies w/red peppers and cheese, Galician pan fried octopus with paprikad potatoes and the crème de la crème: ox tail prepared in red wine.  The  dessert was extra delicious - chocolate cake with a molten center accompanied with a delicious strawberry cheesecake type ice cream.  The service was impeccable, there were English menus available and the maître d' was outstanding and also spoke English.  He was extremely helpful, patient and had great recommendations.  Highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great for s drink or food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

We only popped in for a drink but I loved the look of it. My friends who live locally have eaten here and say the food is great. The bar at the front was hopping the night we went in and you can sit at the small tables and munch on tapas and a drink. I will try this out next time for a meal.

Visited April 2012
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“Eat with the locals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a bodega where the locals congregate over tapas and a glass or two of wine, then this is the place. Rows of expensive jamons hang from the ceiling, deliciously rich and tasty. Imaginative tapas are lined up along the bar or you can enjoy a full meal in the restaurant at the back. We ate on a Friday evening at 9.00pm, we were the first customers, by 10.30 the restaurant was full to the rafters. An amazing platter of local anchovies, roasted red peppers and local goats cheese was followed by a dish of lightly fried calamari, ending with a hot chocolate souffle pudding with strawberry ice cream. Most dishes can be shared which keeps the cost reasonable, we paid 55 euros with wine, sharing each course.

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