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“Great tapas”
Review of Santiago's Bodega

Santiago's Bodega
Ranked #193 of 3,851 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $38
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Santiago's Bodega presents a unique tasting experience featuring small plates that hopscotch between decadent (a warm Camembert wedge topped with sauteed garlic, onions, almonds, apricots, chopped dates, bell peppers), refreshing (yellow fin tuna, avocado, mango ceviche), exotic (lamb patties with fresh thyme, sherry, lemon zest) and just plain comfort-food-delicious (Roman meatballs on angel hair, or fried potatoes in a spicy sauce). As nothing costs over $15, there’s no major commitment, and if the relationship doesn't work, move along to the next selection. The menu’s ideal for sharing and for mixing up in endless combinations. Alternate between chevre tartlet, spanakopita, or smoked salmon carpaccio. Invent your own meal. Dining in such a way permits the rules of wine pairings to step aside like snooty impostors, and what goes best with dinner is exactly what tempts you. Santiago’s Bodega is a good-natured, low-key, food-lovers hangout, a neighborhood restaurant. - Margit Bisztray
Reviewed July 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped by during the week for some tapas and cocktails. Overall, we had a great experience and will certainly be back. We tried several tapas dishes including the beef carpaccio, stuffed dates with prosciutto, garlic shrimp with chorizo, spanakopita, and the cronuts. Everything was fantastic, including the service, which was attentive but not hovering. We will certainly be back.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Have gone here twice and was very pleased with the food both times. They have a very good selection of well prepared tapas and it's reasonably priced. At our 2nd visit the dessert crepes were burnt at the ends (beyond reasonable) and we asked for a replacement which they accommodated with no fuss. They have a reasonably good selection of wines which seem to be reasonably priced. The service was very good the 1st time and just ok the 2nd time. The waitress on our 2nd visit seemed inexperienced. I would recommend Santiago's and I would return.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Being a foodie and my boyfriend being a chef a huge dissapointment. Over staffed with
unattentive service. Brunch is horrible food and drinks were below average for $35.00
a person. Management was dealing with other complaint's so never bothered to say anything
at the restaurant. When I called after spending $95.00 he claimed he never get's complaint's.
Too bad I heard two in earshot just while dining there. Never again. There are way too many good places to eat in Orlando this one NO Bueno.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

The tapas here are delicious! Lot and lots of vegetarian options. This is easily our favorite tapas restaurant. Some of the best dishes are the burrato, chevre tartlet and the saganaki. The avocado salad is delicious. The bread pudding for dessert is top notch.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I honestly can't count the amount of times we've eaten at the Key West location. We love Santiago's! This is our second trip at this Orlando location and it just doesn't compare. The decor/atmosphere is all the same as well as their food menu items, all which are very good. This location also has a full bar so you aren't limited to ordering beer & wine which is a plus. Since we love the Sangria we always tend to order it, at this location they don't even serve it in their nice pitchers? My only complaint I can mention is the service here, the first evening we came here with friends we had a great server but this visit didn't come close. I am not sure if our server was new or just inexperienced? We had to ask for both dinner/dessert specials and he didn't seem to care very much about them, if they were worded properly and with some "passion"
We would have 100% ordered them. You could barely hear our server and it wasn't very busy in the restaurant. We also had stacks of empty dirty plates left on our table which made it hard to continue our dishes coming out. As you all know the table space is very limited. Not very impressed.

Thank ErinLee13
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