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Santiago

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14 Armstrong St, Melbourne, Victoria 3206, Australia
+61 3 9696 8884
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We are locals and had dined here quite some time ago. As the older reviews will attest, Santiago has gone through a rough patch. On a Friday evening, we stopped in to give this venue another go. We were very pleasantly surprised by how fantastic the food was. We had several rounds of Tapas, each was extremely tasty. The mood... More 

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Thank SMBTech
Beaumaris, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We went mid week with a relatively late booking (8 pm). The food was brilliant - fresh ingredients and beautifully put together. I recommend anything they do with prawns and that goats cheese with the orange caramel

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Thank Michelle J
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This restaurant has been open for over 10 years after the long standing hairdresser Thomas Unsworth-Smith, who had live and worked here for a few decades in his exotically decorated businesses, was forced to leave because of a rent increase by the new building owner. Santiago is open in the evening until late and the tapas food I ate was... More 

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1 Thank ajackson404
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Do not be fooled, this is NOT Spanish cuisine. Soggy, tasteless food, overcooked meat, patatas bravas drowning in aioli, cheap Sangria. Service was appalling, trying to convince us that food was traditional Spanish, condescending at best of times. And to top it off, extremely overpriced. I suggest the owners take a trip to Spain and experience a true Spanish meal.... More 

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4 Thank Mercedes D
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Taste: Am I in outer space pluto? Quality: yes this outfit is perfect for a retro theme party! Service: Oh dear ... is that you captain? Value: I swear there was another $100 bill in my wallet, bugger! Return to sender - no one at this address

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3 Thank George C
Melbourne, Australia
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222 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This is a local restaurant for me and I try to support places close to home.I called in at 6pm and ordered Seafood Paella for 7:30pm.We arrived about six minutes late to be told by the waitress our food was cooked and ready at 7:30pm and as we were late it had got cold! It had been put back on... More 

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3 Thank Christopher R
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

A group of 11 of us recently were there to enjoy their advertised Christmas in July - don't bother! We arrived to find the upstairs dining area freezing cold with tiny fires going in the 2 fireplaces. We had to continually ask during the evening to have more wood on the fire which, I might add, we were happy to... More 

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1 Thank Jemonia
Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The Santiago was not only the best Spanish Restaurant in the World but the best overall restaurant! The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff are SO friendly and welcoming, the food is out of this world and it is fantastic value for money. Would definitely go there again.

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1 Thank Jane T
North Tamborine, Australia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Found it by chance, but what a lovely find .. Was just going to have a wine and go but had a look at the menu and decided on the pork and apple crocettes which where delicious!!! Will be back if in the area again ...

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1 Thank Vikki S
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

Seriiously disappointing. We have dined at this resaurant after the Melbourne Grand Prix for the last three years. Over that time it has gone downhill. Service is terrible. We ordered eight courses this year and asked if we could have it spread out over time. We were feed and exited within an hour. The bathrooms were our main concern DISGUSTING... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Spanish
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Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Armstrong St, Melbourne, Victoria 3206, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Middle Park
  • Neighbourhood: Middle Park
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9696 8884

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?