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La Bodega del Riojano

Calle Rio de La Pila 5, 39003 Santander, Spain
+34 942 21 67 50
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jowls” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (15 reviews)
“cheeseboard” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Rio de La Pila 5, 39003 Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Food was superb and at much cheaper price than in Bilbao, Madrid for the same quality. decoration is antique, remembering an old bodega. I was surprised by the service. Very king, not to close not to distant.

Thank ocxx
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful and authentic with wine bottles stacked above the bar and barrels along the walls. The only thing missing was music! It felt a little awkward with silence, all that was needed was some quiet Spanish music to complete the atmosphere. The...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 13 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 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 27 November 2017 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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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 Rio de La Pila 5, 39003 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 21 67 50
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