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“My best meal in Key West”
Review of Santiago's Bodega

Santiago's Bodega
Ranked #6 of 444 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Petronia and Emma
Description: Santiago"s Bodega (305) 296-7691 • 207 Petronia Street – www.santiagosbodega.com - 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“My best meal in Key West”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I visited this restaurant on a Monday night with no reservations. They had room, and took us immediately. We were a party of three, and ordered 10 various plates. Each plate given to us was better than the last. All topped off with some very fine sangria. The host who seated us was nice, and the waitstaff was attentive but not overwhelming. I will be back in town towards the end of October and hope to visit here again. This time with a reservation, since it looks as though they fill up every night.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Joe M
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North Augusta, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“fabulous tapas”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

loved the atmosphere, good choice of wines by the glass, plus sangria. Cream of mushroom soup to die for. Every tapas we ordered was wonderful. Save room for the bread pudding for dessert

Visited October 2012
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Hit this restaurant early in a visit to Key West, because you will want to go back! We have eaten at Santiago's Bodega every year since they first opened, and the key to their success is quality and consistency. I don't think there is anything on their menu that is not downright excellent in flavor and presentation. The nightly specials are a treat as well. Our favorite tapas are the beef tenderloin with blue cheese, pinchos morunos, patatas bravas, goat cheese stuffed dates, and any salad. If there is any criticism at all, I'd say the Sangria is too sweet (but I'm used to real Spanish sangria from living there for many years). Prices are reasonable as long as you don't go overboard and order too many tapas. Four of us stuffed ourselves and enjoyed a pitcher of Sangria for around $100. Great value for what you get, small, intimate atmosphere. Look forward to going back!

Visited October 2012
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Huntsville, Alabama
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome Tapas Lunch”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Food was super service was great. It was a little hard to find a place to park. But it was worth doubleparking.

Visited October 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Above average food, below average service”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

It's possible we just got a mediocre waiter on our visit, because I saw numerous obviously local customers and not just tourists. None of the tables around us we're particularly happy with the service (all the same waiter). My wife and I are somewhat snobbish when it comes to tapas, and this place had some very good choices (the specials, for example), and some very average items as well (notably the desserts). Key West has some amazing local dives with much better food you can't get anywhere else. Would recommend visiting them first.

Visited October 2012
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