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La Bodega del Riojano

calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
+34 942 21 67 50
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived late in the afternoon and were recommended this restaurant for Tapas, we were not disappointed, the traditional atmosphere and the food was amazing. We didn't realised we had only made it into the Bar !! We came back the next day for dinner...More

Thank 2darrenjulie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some really interesting local dishes that we all enjoyed. Between the 6 of us we had a variety of dishes. The only disappointment were the snails which were served in a thick and unpleasant brown gravy like stock. The whole evening was rather spoilt a...More

Thank Travellingman2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 8 and we shared most of the dishes. We pretty much tried almost everything that there was to share. Everything came out in time (it should be noted that it was a very busy August night- probably the worst time...More

Thank mmmo1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family is from Santander and I have always wanted to visit this restaurant. My big mistake was not booking! However, I was determined to wait it out. After 90min a table was ready! and it was well worth the wait. Drinks at the bar...More

Thank DanielFromSyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good and the atmosphere was genuine and cosy. The service was active, but sometimes too fast. Well worth a visit!

Thank Sofia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for some wine and tapas. The food was great, as was the atmosphere. Crowded, but service was good.

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place was recommended by friends as one of the best to eat in town. It surely lived up to expectations. The bar and the comedor are impressive and quite unique in their decoration. Unfortunately we had to sit on the first floor which is...More

Thank Marios T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great restaurant, old bodega, excellent spanish menu, non English speaking waitress at least in my visit, but I'll visit again...soon I hope

Thank ellacurra
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant in every way . Lovely restaurant with lovely paintings on the many barrels ; excellent staff ( both management and waiting staff ); excellent choice of food ( fish and meat ) and great choice of wine . And all...More

Thank biggestjohn22
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The last time we were in the city, we couldn't get a table, it was so busy, but I'm so glad we tried again, it was very, very good. The young waiter serving us seemed to be getting a bit of a hard time off...More

Thank RobbieJEF
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:30 - 16:00
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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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