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“Real Spanish food/feeling: take it from a Spaniard”

Bodegas la Conveniente
Ranked #37 of 634 Restaurants in Santander
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santander, Spain
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Real Spanish food/feeling: take it from a Spaniard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

I visit La Conveniente at least once a year, when I'm back in Santander, as part of a family tradition, and not once have I had a bad experience there. Sure, it can get crowded and it can be frustrating getting a table, but it's worth every second of the wait.

I don't drink wine so I can't vouch for them. However, I do love food and La Conveniente has some of the best typica, real Spanish food out there. Rations are generous: in my last visit we were five adults and ordered one plate of mixed frieds - this was way, way more than enough for everyone and makes for a fine taste of most of the things La Conveniente is famous for. My personal favourites are their morcilla with onion and their "ostrich eggs" (boiled eggs wrapped in bechamel, breaded and fried), but my friends swear by their selection of cold meats, so whatever you choose you'll probably enjoy it. Add to this the lively atmosphere thanks to the piano player and us noisy Spanish people all talking and laughing loudly at the same time, and you get a great evening with great food to boot.

  • Visited September 2011
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  • Italian first
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English first
Belbroughton, UK
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106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and good tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012 via mobile

Went there after seeing it recommended in Lonely Planet. Hard to find but worth it. We had Monchego cheese, Duck Pâté and plate of ham plus bottle of house Rioja for 22 euros. Plus wonderful surroundings. Lots of bottles and a piano player. Highly recommended.

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Madrid, Spain
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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“Typical Spanish atmosphere & food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

Dining in "la Conveniente" is like flying back in time, the restaurant looks just like it probably was a hundred years ago. Typical spanish atmosphere and food.
The food is the basic but very good. You must try the platter of mixed fried food.

  • Visited November 2011
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