Santiago's Bodega
Santiago's Bodega

Santiago's Bodega

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.santiagosbodega.com/
  • Phone: 4074126979
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 1:00am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Santiago's Bodega
Santiago's Bodega presents a unique tasting experience featuring small plates that hopscotch between decadent (a warm Camembert wedge topped with sauteed garlic, onions, almonds, apricots, chopped dates, bell peppers), refreshing (yellow fin tuna, avocado, mango ceviche), exotic (lamb patties with fresh thyme, sherry, lemon zest) and just plain comfort-food-delicious (Roman meatballs on angel hair, or fried potatoes in a spicy sauce). As nothing costs over $15, there’s no major commitment, and if the relationship doesn't work, move along to the next selection. The menu’s ideal for sharing and for mixing up in endless combinations. Alternate between chevre tartlet, spanakopita, or smoked salmon carpaccio. Invent your own meal. Dining in such a way permits the rules of wine pairings to step aside like snooty impostors, and what goes best with dinner is exactly what tempts you. Santiago’s Bodega is a good-natured, low-key, food-lovers hangout, a neighborhood restaurant. - Margit Bisztray
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Santiago's Bodega reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (98)neighborhood gem (97)great for outdoor dining (70)good for groups (64)great for brunch (60)special occasion (57)hot spot (49)vibrant bar scene (48)late-night find (37)romantic (35)notable wine list (33)great for lunch (31)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • better for casual dining
    tacoqueen
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    If you *really* want to do brunch at Santiago's, your only hope is to get there the moment it opens. The best time to eat at Santiago's Bodega is a casual business lunch, or a sweet last minute date, or even a planned group meal. They're open late and everything on the menu is delicious, so there are plenty of reasons to go. Brunch, which I had been dying to try... not so much unless it's your type of scene to be in a smaller environment with an all you can eat and drink buffet. It's very popular (because the food is still delicious, and the price is great for all you can drink!), which for me makes brunch at this specific venue undesirable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A "must-go" for locals
    digi11
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Santiago's Bodega is a local must-go in this community. I have found that my service is always attentive and courteous. With that said, I have never gone to eat there with the intention of wanting to leave after an hour. I go there knowing that I will be there for over an hour (max 2 hours) and take company who is also not in a hurry to leave. In my opinion, their weekend brunch is phenomenal and I have never left unsatisfied. I love having somewhere in town where I know I can go have an all-you-can-eat brunch, with a wide array of delicious items and all-you-can-drink mimosas and sangrias. Love Santiago's Bodega.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We always enjoy Bodega's. It may become our monthly meeting place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    counseling
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was lacking. Food and drink seemed to arrive when they wanted to deliver it. It all seemed very disorganized. I was finished with my dessert before my dates dessert had even arrived is just an example of what occured all evening. But I did enjoy the food very much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Santiago's Bodega
    faye
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time here, was not disappointed! The waitress was very attentive and sweet. The food was great, lots of choices and excellent combinations of plates. Loved the shrimp and chorizo skewers! Sangria was very nice too! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't waist your money.
    Kersey
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was not good, they took too long with one our dish, the server was the worst ever, he rush us to get out. Food was bad, meatballs that they gave us on the house was dry, not tasty at all, my pork tenderloin was burn and over cooked, mushroom with bacon the bacon was burn too overall the food was very bad not what I expected at all. I even try my friends food and I was not impress by it, very sad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    SleepingMoody
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This place is great to have happy hour, go to dinner with friends, or a nice date. The servers are great and so are the drinks and food. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I had the opportunity for an evening out without our kids and thought this would be the perfect place for dinner. We weren't disappointed. Enough choices to satisfy both myself, a vegetarian, and my hubby, a meat eater. We enjoyed everything we tried! The unique beers were tasty, the wine fit the meal and the small plates made sharing a lot of fun. We can't wait to return and try a few more items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food was really not good. Wine was served too warm. I expected much better after having been several times to the restaurant in Key West which I love. We left so disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible, worst dining experience
    JJFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Empty restaurant, placed on small table between other diners, thought man up the reviews are terrific. Initial drinks quick, placed order & waited. All diners sat on top of each other, 2 more were squeezed in, so conversation is awkward! Short ribs arrived, looked good tasted very sweet and on a bed of hard red cabbage, not miso-slaw followed by Tuna Ceviche which not only looked awful but tasted awful. 1-2 inch chunks of tuna which had either been cooked / poached or sat in the marinade so long it had turned/cooked the tuna, vinegar flavor very off-putting, clearer didn't even ask why we hadn't finished it. After 50 mins asked for check, waiter apologized it wasn't his fault he was busy $60 2 tapas, 4 drinks, worst dining experience ever!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What to eat
    Eatoutmore
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I would recommend that you try everything. I have never had a bad meal here. Favorite items include the blue cheese tenderloin and brussel sprouts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what you need!
    FoodieFan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is very artistic on many levels. The artwork that adorns the walls, the warm and inviting furnishings, and even the way the food is presented is a work of art! Love everything about this place. Great food, fantastic service, can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb food, great service
    OrlandoEater
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've dined at Santiago's several times. Each time the food has been amazing, the beef carpaccio is a particular favorite as are the brussel sprouts, but everything I've had there has been marvelous. We've gotten to know several of the wait staff and they remember us and are always welcoming and fun. The manager, Brett we know from his work at The Ravenous Pig and his expertise serves him and Santiago's well. We will be back again, and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you're a foodie, this is great!
    FoodieFamily
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great and efficient service. Atmosphere wasn't too loud or too quiet and looked very cool inside and outside. It's tapas , some plates blew my mind with flavor and some were just enjoyable. My dining experience all together was awesome. My family always likes to try new places because we are foodies and can't wait to come back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenna Dunne
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Been there a bunch of times, food and service great as always. My favorite dish has changed the last two times though, brussel sprouts, too much vinegar very few pine nuts. Other than that love love love the gazpacho and the mozzarella dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for light bites
    LeeG
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Don't go there for a typical "meal" but enjoy the various light bites - meant to be shared.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buffet hours.!
    Badawigirl
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    If you go for brunch just remember they stop serving the buffet at 2:30! Other wise this place is great..!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Stratmanedh
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great to. Find a locally owned local tapas restaurant menu great liquor bar and wine list!! Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Server should have had more communication it was my first time there wanted to have recommendations or told about the restaurant a little more not that it tapas and I know what tapas is but they could of spoke about it more. I will be back probably only for brunch wish I had a better first impression!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a brunch!!! Fabulous!
    AudraK
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What a great surprise. The food was "foodie" appropriate, yet very comfortable. The vibe was nice, but casual. I was there with a party of 4. There were a few larger parties and I never felt like it was too crowded and we never had to wait. The buffet had Leg of Lamb, Prime Rib, Chicken.... but then there were crab legs and tuna tartare. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Snooty Prices
    CubaSteve
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is your typical snooty tapas fare. 3 dollars for two dinner rolls. Complimentary in any restaurant that welcomes there guest as "guest". The food was bold with flavors and delivered fresh, but it's just not enough of a differentiator to make us come back. At one time, the 9 dollar plate of chicken skewers had me wondering if the second round/plate was yet to come out of the kitchen when seeing that my first plate had 6 nuggets worth of white meat. It's that kind of incompleteness that runs through our palette the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best tapas in Orlando!
    MEMEVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    You can't get better food, drinks, and ambience anywhere in Orlando! The seating is always great and there's a great variety of options to choose from. The list of wines offered by the glass is wonderful and the full wine list is outstanding. Unlike many restaurants that have a good wine selection, they also offer a full bar with more than competent bartenders. Their brunch is fabulous and family friendly and their happy hour is a great place to meet up with friends. I'm so glad that they came to Orlando and I wish them years of success!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most enjoyable
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love this restaurant. Good wine list; great food; I enjoy the Tapas menu that enables you to try different dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Santiago Bodega
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great spot...food and service are very good although quite expensive for the portions that you receive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weeknight dinner meeting @ Bodega
    OrlandoDiningGirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were a group of four having a dinner meeting. Our server was a super cool, no nonsense woman who was always there when we needed something-even just before. Lamb patties: good, but not much lamb flavor. Spanokopita: So full of spinach we felt smarter & healthier. They are always a party in your mouth, a consistent treat of the Bodega. Cheese plate: good, but not enough crackers, and apricots, craisins, nuts were a bit pedestrian. There were 3 cheeses: a smoked semi-hard, a cheddar that was just too orange, & a fabulous soft cheese that was strong and paired perfectly with the honey. I've had the cheese plate at Bodega now 4 times, and this time it was disappointing. Still the best place in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    delicious food, very relaxing atmosphere, great service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tapas Spot In Orlando!
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went to this place because the kitchen was open late. Fell in love with food, good proportions even though it's tapas and menu has a little bit of everything - could use some more chicken items though. Already went back again, definately one of our new favorite places!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Orlando!
    Heidibuckets
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    But I already have. I've written reviews everywhere I can think of for Santiago's Bodega. It's that good. We tried the brunch this time and even that was incredible!!! They had so much to offer from home style biscuits and sausage gravy (the best I've ever had) to crab legs and leg of lamb to an omelette and pasta station to amazing melt in your mouth french toast and assorted artisan cheeses. And mimosas and sangria are included in the brunch. One of the best restaurants Orlando has!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time Brunch experience..
    Abd9981
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have to say that the service in here can sometimes be very hit or miss. Our server this time was, ok. She walked away before getting every person's drink order, she spilled my friend's bloody mary on the table, flicked her hand to get it off, and then never wiped up the table or apologized! The food is awesome! I had low expectations of brunch here but I was pleasantly surprised. Waffles, French toast, maple glazed bacon (yum!), crab legs that were wonderful, hot charcuterie meat, etc. etc. It was wonderful and with the brunch comes bottomless mimosas! Loved it and it was fun for a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I made a reservation on OpenTable 15 minutes before my 10:30 p.m. arrival, and I mistakenly reserved for two rather than six. Nevertheless, our group was well taken care of. I had visited Santiago's Bodega once before for lunch, and I have dined at the Key West location for dinner, but this was the first visit for the rest of my group. We are all very impressed with the food, the drinks and the service, especially considering the late hour. Our server made great recommendations, and every one of them was excellent. I am an even bigger fan that I was before. Don't miss the dates!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Neigborhood eatery and bar!
    fabulous1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is amazing! Each time I go there a get something different and everytime the food is delicios! If you have not tried this place you must check it out. It will be you new favorite restaurant I promise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great staff!
    mysterychefVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The staff were very nice, The food was good, not great but good, large variety of foods on menu some worked really well such as the short ribs (delish!) the Tuna tartar i think it not so good. I may be overly critical since i am a chef but everything seemed like it could use a bit more flavor. Chicken and waffle nice presentation but bland, waffle reheated so it was dry but the chicken was don very nicely. Been for brunch it is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sailor
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had dined at your restaurant previously both for lunch and for Happy Hour. We were seated in the very back, which was a little isolated. The waitress might have been in training, but did not seem to know her job very well. The gazpacho, which I had been looking forward to repeating, was not cold - not even cool. It should have been sent back. I asked the waitress if she could put a candle on one piece of the dessert cake, as was a birthday celebration. She said "yes" and then promptly forgot all about it. (They were not busy at this time). One other salad was not delivered to the table until after the other five people had finished their lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Closed for renovations!!
    Winetimeyet
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We made our reservations ahead of time only to arrive to a closed restaurant. Unsure of why our reservations were accepted if this were the situation. Will try again...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    CP32604
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Two of us out for dinner. Had a wonderful night, good food and a nice wine, Dan our server was excellent. Plates came out in perfect order, with the Spinach salad to start. Will definitely head back again. Plates could be a bit larger. Loved the Shrimp/Chorizo but there wasn't much there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Tapas
    Kymberlee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Get the dates filled with goat cheese ! You can't go wrong. By far the best thing I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bodgea & Seniors
    OrlandoDiningGirl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband & I LOVE this restaurant! The food is full of flavor, artfully crafted, & served by happy, engaged people! We decided to take my parents, 84 & 86 years old. It's a very lively scene, and nearly always very busy so it certainly is not quiet. They are both basically deaf. We were there at 6:00 Sunday evening, and true to form the Bodega was busy. I ordered a few favorites and some specialty drinks, and life was perfect once they tasted the food & drinks. Our server, Tommy, was truly delightful although he left us with empty water glasses. Once we pointed it out, however, he was quick to respond & so polite. If you haven't been to the Bodega, go now. It is a delicious blend of different foods, some familiar & some exotic. Perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    MC143VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We love Santiago's...perhaps it's because it's where we went on our first date, but this place is amazing and has always been special for us. The Sunday brunch is such a great deal, with the crab legs, prime rib, lamb, tuna tartare, and great dessert selection...not to mention, their sangria, which was made perfectly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic healthy food
    VeraFindsGoodFood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fun to share many different dishes! I love the avacodo pear salad, hummus trio, bruschetta & stiegl grapefruit beer! I've returned several times & will keep going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Variety
    littlefajita
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a new tapas style restaurant in Orlando. My experience was great. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food was very good. Between 3 friends, we sampled about 7 dishes: bruschetta, ox tail, shrimp and chorizo, chicken skewers, meatballs, brussel sprouts and quesadillas and of course has some red Sangria. All items were tasty and I plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic