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La Vinoteca

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Vargas 33-35, 39010 Santander, Spain
+34 942 07 57 41
Tue - Sat 13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
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Houston, Texas
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was a truly delightful dining experience! We arrived after making online reservations, to find that the host had sent us a response while we were in transit, explaining that they were overbooked with a large group of 30! However, after showing us his online response, he led us into the rather small dining room, and there were two open... More 

Thank Hunter T
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Had main course Duck fantastic... older style dining layout... service of the highest quality, vino great.... one downside hard to get a parking space outside... however once in the resteraunt was highly impressed

Thank Steve M
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

From the reviews we had read we expected the wine to be good here and the food maybe a bit tapasy. But it was a true culinary experience and some of the best food we experienced during our tour of Northern Spain. We were able to get a booking at very short notice on a busy Saturday night by virtue... More 

Thank medocain
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

It truly is the beat restaurant in Santander. We felt at home from the start, and the waiters were highly professional. The food was literally breath-taking! Fish, jamon ect and the deserts. Even for myself, a vegetarian there was an amazing option of mushroom carpaccio and another plate of egg, asparagus and cheese+potato mousse with trufle sprinkled on top.. even... More 

Thank Isacastelli
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious meal here. The service was friendly and helpful. I especially liked the steak tartar! The crema de queso dessert was also exceptional.

Thank Gene P
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Thank you so much to the owner and Maitre d', Koldo, who I knew many years ago before he became an owner. He is still the perfect, charming, helpful and very informative host and made our evening, the first in this restaurant, a delight. Every dish was a taste sensation of the highest quality. The recommended wine pairings were perfect.... More 

Thank Pedro1874
Galway, Ireland
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I would advise to make a reservation here - we just walked in and got the last table in the bar! Service was amazing, bread was delicious, I had the duck and it was tasty yet the portions are huge (don't eat too much bread) and my sister had the swordfish - again huge portions. We drank every drop of... More 

1 Thank Unayellow
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Had some good wine & food for a reasonable price. Service was not that friendly. Food was just put on the table. I visited more places were nobody speaks English but still got very friendly service. I guess it's me, I like to exchange a smile. Still, the wine was good...

Thank Mediatrics
Englewood, Florida
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

It's all about flavors in La Vinoteca. I got there at 8.45pm to be first to arrive (late for me). Koldo (owner/manager?) is the face and personality of La Vinoteca but also has a competent staff with him. His English is better than he admits. It was slightly confusing in that the al a carte menu is the basis of... More 

1 Thank 192PaulD192
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The price was more than the value. The ceviche was the best thing on the menu. The lobster lasagna was cold and too watery for my taste. Squid in ink with rice also excellent. Staff was excellent.

Thank Peter E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$54
Fusion, Healthy, European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vargas 33-35, 39010 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 07 57 41

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