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La Bodega del Riojano

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calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
+34 942 21 67 50
00:30 - 16:00
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant! Delicious Chuleton, Tomato salad and white asparagus salad!! My daughter and I shared the chuleton and it was the best we've had in Spain. My husband had the merluza and it was Devine! We shared two deserts the best and most delicious was the flan!!! Melt in your mouth good! The ambiance is very nice... More 

Thank Tezma
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a Fantastic meal here last Friday night......one of our top meals ever! We shared starters; eating Cecina (cured meat) and Cantabrian tomatoes that I will dream about. Mains included Iberian Jowls and meat filled peppers and all were totally delicious. We shared a chocolate cake dessert which was also devoured. The maitre d suggested a red wine to... More 

Thank Carol M
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a visitor/touist,this restaurant would surely need to be recommended to you. It is in a back street but central and easy walking distance from the main drag and a few minutes from Jardines de Pereda. A restuarnt going back many years and apparently with a good reputation. When we first visited, we thought we were actually in the restaurant... More 

Thank jeremycope1
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here previously - was great then and continues to deliver. We had a set menu with a group of people. Food was excellent and service prompt and efficient

Thank RoyPalmer
Santander, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food was excellent. An amazing quality-cost ratio. You absolutely need to make a reservation in this place.

Thank emperadorantonio
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A group of 11 of us were seated in a private room with only 3/4 other tables. Beautiful setting, very rustic and authentic Spanish. The service was excellent, the waiter recommended dishes and wine, which were great choices! We had a variety of meat and fish dishes, everybody was extremely happy with the quality and flavours. We had 5/6 bottles... More 

Thank EricaItaliana
Barcelona, Spain
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

In spite of the reviews, I expected this to be a good place, but not as extraordinary as it is. We decided to share some dishes, as the mains were a bit too heavy for dinner: cheese from the country, tuna tataki and anchovies. I'm still trying to assimilate the quality of everything. I'm impressed. It's one of the best... More 

Thank Sergi V
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Having visited in November 2016 with friends my wife and I decided to go again on our own in Jan 2017. Both times we were over the moon with the food and the attentive service we received.

Thank Mark F
Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I picked this because of TripAdviser reviews and because it seemed out of the usual tourist areas. On a Sunday around 2pm we squeezed into a spot at the bar, had some wine (ate a free tapas - arroz) and ordered some good food - stuffed piquillo peppers, cecina (amazing) and 8 of the best anchovies we have ever had... More 

Thank sbf67
Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We booked in order to celebrate a birthday meal and we're not disappointed in any way. The service is attentive without it being smothering. Food comes out quickly without the feeling that you are being rushed. We ordered tuna as a starter to share and merluza and carrilleras as mains to split also. The food was absolutely delicious and was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
00:30 - 16:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?