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Bodega Cigalena

) #49 of 553 Restaurants in Santander $$ - $$$ Spanish, , Mediterranean
Calle Daoiz y Velarde 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
+34 942 21 01 84
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (9 reviews)
“octopus” (4 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
Open Now
00:30 - 16:00All hours
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Calle Daoiz y Velarde 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
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1 - 10 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This superb restaurant boasts a great chef and some of the best wine I have ever tasted. The service was incredible, absolutely no request was a problem, the food was delivered elegantly with amazing presentation and taste and the wine was sensational, highly recommended. You...More

Thank Geoff H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The number of restaurants anywhere in the worl where a sommelier can translate your preferences and choice of food into a superbly chosen wine can be counted on one hand as far as I am concerned. Andres Conde Ayala is one of them. And no...More

Thank LondonTelegramSam
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The ultimate pairing of food and wine in an authentic setting. The menu is minuscule in relation to the wine list, basically great fish or fantastic meat. Tip: seek assistance from the waiters when choosing a wine, they are superb at this and they do...More

Thank Roddy A
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A must-visit location in Santander - not just for the food, but the wine list and ... the restaurant. Check out the ceiling, the walls ... different, atmospheric, fabulous. The waitors were friendly and super-helpful - and recommended wines that were 'not' the most expensive....More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great food (don't miss trying the grilled pulpo), warm traditional environment, friendly staff, perfect quality-price balance. Recommended!

1  Thank Bruna C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were wandering around looking for a interesting place for a drink and spotted this enchanting place. Wine bottles from all vintages lined every wall and hung from ceiling and our eyes struggled to take it all in and that was even before sampling the...More

Thank Tori A
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It is very difficult to rate Bodega Cigalena. On one hand it has an amazing wine (bottle) museum with walls and ceilings decorated by some rare old wines and the food certainly is good. On the other hand it is truly expensive to eat here....More

Thank Arne S
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Very good service, with English speaking waiters who were there to help with the menu. BBQd octopus was a highlight on the charcoal fire! Dessert was phenomenal - we had a selection and all were delicious. A couple of vegetarian dishes.

Thank Hiran P
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Let me begin by saying that this is the first negative restraunt review I have ever posted. Based on great reviews my wife and I went here for dinner. The prices were extremely high but we figured the quality would justify it. We ordered the...More

1  Thank manakai
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I had the best salad of my life here. I also ate a nice ternera that was perfectly tender. It's really cool to look at all the bottles that surround the walls. I suggest making a reservation. This place gets pretty crowded.

Thank Ssoleima
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$53
Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:00
00:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Daoiz y Velarde 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 21 01 84
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