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“Rough N' Ready But Satisfyin'”

Bodegas la Conveniente
Ranked #37 of 640 Restaurants in Santander
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Perth, United Kingdom
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840 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
“Rough N' Ready But Satisfyin'”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our group of 6 hungry lads found this place the previous evening after we had eaten but decided we would eat there the following day. We arrived at 23:00 and had to endure a short queue to be seated at 23:30. The queue grew longer after we had sat down. The place is a little crazy - rough and ready describes it well. A bit like a working, old barn or bodega (which it probably once was). It is oddly set-out with a pianist playing on the balcony, directly above where we were seated. The food is quite heavy and the equivalent of Spanish comfort foot (lots of fried, mixed tapas such as cheese and ham rolls, eggs, cheeses, pasties, Iberian cold meats, chicken breasts, black puddings etc. but that is what we orderedAll pretty satisfying when your hungry. We had 3 big jugs of beer and 3 bottles of red wine - all decent enough.

Very enjoyable, unusual atmosphere and ambience, but filling food at a low, low price. A couple of my mates really thought it great and wanted to return for a second doze the following evening....but no we went elsewhere for a change.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Madrid, Spain
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Must see!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We only had drinks - a splendid sweet red wine called Mistela - but the service was good, the price fair and the environment inspiring. On the whole a great place for an interesting pitstop!

  • Visited June 2013
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Lisbon
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“restaurant in Santander”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Centrally located, it is a relaxed place to have dinner and not too expensive. Best to order several dishes to share. The anchovies were quite good.

Visited June 2013
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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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378 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Lots of fried food in bodega bar”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

As others have mentioned the menu is limited with an emphasis on fried food. The menu has charcuterie, pates, cheese, asparagus, tinned & cured fish and fried items. The croquetas and morcilla were delicious, but the food tends to be on the heavy side. Portions are huge and so it's very good value for money. For a bodega there was less choice of wine than I would have expected. The building is very interesting and the atmosphere lively and fun - packed out with locals.

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Croquetas croquetas!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

First day in Santander, we got hungry too early for spanish dinner time. Went to Conveniente when they just opened the kitchen (7pm). Despite the place was completely empty and no music (the waitors probably could hear us chewing and swallowing food), we very much enjoyed croquetas and morcilla. Went there again on Saturday night (this time late enough, 10pm) and it was completely packed and people were queuing up for a table. Shame we didn't get to try the mixed fries!

Visited November 2012
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