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Bodega Cigalena

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Calle Daoiz y Velarde 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
+34 942 21 30 62
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Madrid, Spain
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174 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very special anterior full of bottles of wine. Great selection. Looks like a place that has been there for ages. The food was very tradional with small upgrades that give a twist like the shrimps with the Russian salad, which was very nice. Service was very good. Well recomended

Thank hararysainz
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly, warm welcome in a wonderfully rustic setting. Staff extremely accommodating and patient with non-Spanish speaking customers. Food was very tasty, seafood particularly good with many local specialties included on the menu. Would recommend

Thank Ronan K
Adeje, Spain
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to visit. Didn't try the food but it looks good. The place is like a museum for wine. From the street looks tiny but once inside it opens up .

Thank GaryTauchoAdeje
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely jamon and a breath-taking cheeses. The wine was incredible indicated by the waiter. Probably one of the best lunches we've had here in santander! Service amazing and professional as well. (also vegetarian option of amazing vegetables)

Thank Isacastelli
Mumbles, Swansea
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

From the story of the restaurant itself, to the amazing wine bottles and other related items on display you could amuse yourself here all day. Add to this a good house wine with tasty pinchos and you have a great bar. On the restaurant side, the waiters were very attentive. The kitchen staff were hard working but relaxed and well... More 

Thank wannatravl
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We can't fault this place. Visited for the first time two years ago and just had a tapas and a glass before sailing, this time we made a point of making it for lunch and we're glad we did. The service was really courteous and friendly, the wine was blissful, the John Dory perfect. All in the most Spanish setting.... More 

Thank KeithWhiteparish
County Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I happened upon this restaurant on a walk in Santander. The inside is really beautiful and very old Spanish looking. We both loved the decor and were very much looking forward to a fish meal. The waiter was lovely and we got an aperitif of a shot of gazpacho. All brilliant so far. So we ordered our... More 

Thank EndaOrla
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Good pincho's here, friendly staff and a great selection of Cantabrian food. We did not eat in the restaurant but the food looked good and it was busy. I can recommend the pinchos for a light bite.

Thank Greig A
Helsinki, Finland
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very attentive service, lovely and cozy atmosphere, great food and wine. Had the octobus and the steak to share (1kg so plenty to share!!). Especially house red wine(ribera), but also white wine(albarino) were very good, not some random table wines. A bit expensive.

Thank FinnishFlower

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 48
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Daoiz y Velarde 19, 39003 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 21 30 62

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