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“First Class - An excellent experience”
Review of La Bombi

La Bombi
Ranked #21 of 693 Restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had an amazing meal at La Bombi, Santander.
The atmosphere is intimate, although there was a corporate table next to us, but not at all distracting. It seems to suit couples and meetings.
The food and wine is first class although it has prices to match.
If you want a guaranteed impressive experience, I cannot recommend this too highly.
The bar area is small and convivial and is the area while waiting for your table.
The restaurant itself doesn't open until 9pm which seems typical of the area.
Booking is mandatory to ensure a table.
Not sure of parking as we arrived by taxi.
It cannot be far off a michelin star.
One small improvement would be to decant the wine.
I'd go back any time.

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1  Thank Mortelini
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The maitre d has excellent english, and was a fabulous host.

The fish was beautifully cooked - and the flavours of the sauces/vegs were perfect.
Good deserts, great wine list.

Recommended - but like most of Santander, it doesn't serve dinner until 9 pm,

Thank audies
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

The restaurant its at the edge of the center of town, close the the other restaurants. The restaurant has very fresh seafood. We enjoyed several local dishes, including the "chipirones" or squids - also the fish of the day. The wine list is extensive and excellent value, found it very reasonable. I recommend it.

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Thank MV_Trotamundos
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We had a family meal in la Bombi on29th August. I chose it because it had been well reviewed, and crucially served both seafood and steak- our 16 year old son does not like fish all that much. It was lovely: the staff were great, especially the manager, who although he speaks excellent English was very kindly encouraging to us to use our rather mixed Spanish. The food was great. Everyone was happy, from my effectively piscatorial wife and daughter to our meat eating son. And it was extremely good value, especially the wine list, which is exclusively spanish. Highly recommended.

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Thank JDRLazies
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We recently spent 10 days in northern Spain (Burgos, Bilbao), but especially in Santander.
The tapas bars that the city has to offer are all excellent (I could name a few) but I really wanted to home in on one restaurant that we frequented more often :
LA BOMBI.
As Santander is a coastal town, fish is really the best and the freshest and La Bombi is a very good representation. Among the appetizers we loved the Rings of fresh Squid, the Langostinas and the Cigalas (crayfish).
We also had a simple tomato and lettuce salad, which doesn’t sound like much, but the exquisite taste of the organically grown tomatoes, the olive oil and the cebollas just blew our mind – we do not get anything even close to it in the US (maybe Italy).

As a main course the Lomos de Merluza (Hake loin), Besugo (sea bream) or any of the local fish being caught the same day are just amazing. Then you savor all of this with a local Verdejo (Rueda) white wine and you are in heaven.

Lastly, you will not believe the local low prices. We have not seen anything comparable in the EU.
Cesar, the Mgr was extremely friendly and well travelled.

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1  Thank jbreassoc1
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