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La Bodega del Riojano

calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
+34 942 21 67 50
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“jowls” (4 reviews)
“tomato salad” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our experience in this restaurant was great. Dishes are bring modern flair to traditional food. The waiter gave us very good recommendations. The flan is definitely the highlight. Simply extraordinary.

Thank Natalia A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had three glasses of red wine a half portion of 4 croquetas which was bonito (fish) mixed with egg, a portion of pimientos de padrón (lightly salted peppers) and two stuff peppers with minced meat in sauce. Everything was delicious, the ambiance was good...More

Thank latoygib14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant and great food. Wooden decoration, feels like being in a traditional cozy restaurant. Food was amazing. High end Spanish cuisine with great flavours and raw material. Great tuna fillet. Very good wine selection. Friendly staff, very good service. Upon recommendation by local friends....More

Thank Spyros P
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Very good option to enjoy local food under a relaxed environment and appropriate table service. Suggestion. T-bone steak (rare)

Thank JHGA
Reviewed 22 October 2017

If you are in Santander then find this busy, busy pintxo / tapas bar with restaurant behind. Great atmosphere when we were there at the end of August, amazing food and full of locals, but felt very welcome and 'cheap' in comparison with the UK......More

Thank Justin T
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

On a two day stop over on our way back to the UK we went here for lunch- wow and then some! The decor is truly bodega like with oak beams and decorated with barrel bottoms with original artwork from famous artists all around- truly...More

Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Four of us went here for dinner a couple of days ago. Our friends had tried to get a table on a couple of previous occasions, but it was always booked out.This time, their daughter who lives in Vigo booked well in advance for us!...More

Thank briric
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This felt like a genuine cantabrian dining experience and is something we will never forget. We had some bellota to start with which was great and then followed up with some cheek and cuttlefish that were even better. Would recommend anyone looking for a great...More

Thank Nononick
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Went to La Bodega on a stop for a night in Santander and checked on TripAdvisor for a restaurant and choose to try La Bodega and I made the right choice !!!! Everything is just perfect from service to food and decor ! I do...More

Thank Geoffrey D
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We arrived late in the afternoon and were recommended this restaurant for Tapas, we were not disappointed, the traditional atmosphere and the food was amazing. We didn't realised we had only made it into the Bar !! We came back the next day for dinner...More

Thank 2darrenjulie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 AM - 4:00 PM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 21 67 50
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