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“Ode to gazpacho :)”
Review of Santiago's Bodega

Santiago's Bodega
Ranked #76 of 4,142 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$38
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 26 November 2015 via mobile

Even if you don't think you like gazpacho, its a must because its unlike any other you may have tried. The beef carpaccio, saganaki and lamb patties are the best choices we've tried so far. Stuffed mushrooms are just ok. Chocolate crepes make a really nice finish - not too heavy. Excellent dirty martinis and wine selections! it's a little noisy and tight, but they do have really good service and beautiful art everywhere. We try to get here every time we come to Orlando!

Thank Laurel C
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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I love the menu. It's so creative. Unlike any other restaurant in town. Love the ambiance. Sit outside if you can they have a lovely patio. It's pretty inside as well but can be crowded and loud. My advice...do NOT go late on a Saturday nite it's a zoo. And while I do enjoy this place, I think the food was not up to par because it was too busy. I will go again mid-week and early like 5:30. But if you do need to it's one of very few restaurants that stays open till 2am on weekends!

Thank Islanddiamond
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Nice concept, but only the empanadas and were pretty good. The noise level is high. The rest of the food I tried (crab cake, bacon wrapped mushrooms) were ok, but just ok. High expectations, not met

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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after checking on line reviews. Very cool place, excellent ambiance, very good food. I agree with comment about the music, wish it were more Spanish... Not cheesy but cool Latin Jazz.

Thank BSBFlorida
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Three of us enjoyed a variety of tapas. The salmon was fresh and tender. This is a go to starter for us. It is served with creme fraiche, chopped onions, capers and crostini. Shrimp and chorizo was grilled and served in a wine and garlic sauce. The happy hour beef empanadas were hot and yummy. The diced fresh tomato salsa balanced the dish. For a first time we tried the happy hour Edamame Wontons. These were cooked properly but not exciting. We would not bother with this dish again. The Cheese Saganaki was flambéd at the table and delicious. We asked for diced tomatoes to eat with the cheese and added the leftover diced onions. The cool freshness of the tomatoes cut the saltiness of the cheese. Attentive service and every special request filled with a smile. I really wish this restaurant was closer to where we live!

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