Santiago's Bodega
Santiago's Bodega

Santiago's Bodega

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.santiagosbodega.com/
  • Phone: (305) 296-7691
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jose Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Santiago"s can be reserved for private functions in either our main dining room or our bar room. Please contact the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Petronia and Emma
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Staying true to the island lifestyle, Santiago"s recommends walking or riding a bike.
A word from Santiago's Bodega
Santiago's Bodega (305) 296-7691 • 207 Petronia Street – www.santiagosbodega.com - A wonderful assortment of over thirty small plates await you at this tapas-style eatery. Accentuating the well seasoned combination of dishes, Santiago's also has great soups, salads, and a remarkable wine list to compliment. Santiago's Bodega is a unique restaurant located in the heart of Bahama Village, off the beaten path and away from the tumultuous crowds. Santiago's serves lunch and dinner all year, seven days a week. Open 11am-10pm daily.
NOTE: Patio seating is limited thus cannot be guaranteed. Please note any preferences. Parties of 4-6 people may be placed at a high table. Making separate reservations DOES NOT guarantee they will be together. Any special requests, larger parties and/or limitations must be made by calling the restaurant directly.
***Reservations are only held for 15 minutes past the scheduled time and subject to cancellation for anytime beyond that.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Santiago's Bodega reviews from OpenTable diners
203 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (157)neighborhood gem (125)hot spot (87)romantic (79)good for groups (69)special occasion (69)notable wine list (63)great for outdoor dining (47)great for lunch (26)late-night find (19)vibrant bar scene (16)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Dinner
    Jerrygreat
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Upon arriving at Santiago' s their GM met us at the hostess stand,, escorted us to our table, and from that point on, we thoroughly enjoyed the food and exceptional service. The entire wait staff was outstanding, and assisted us to choose our appetizer's, main courses and of course dessert's. Their GM visited our table a few times, and paid attention to our comments. Great evening for our party of six.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Repeat!
    jandjb
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Sublime ambiance without the pretenciousness highlighted by beautiful artwork. Extensive wine list to please every palate. Great variety of Tapas with sizable portions and very delicious. Favorites were the Beef Carpaccio and the Oysters drizzled with a Goatcheese sauce. Excellent place for an elegant but laid back hangout. Noise level was ideal for group conversation. My only complaint is that our server seamed distant and never tried to connect with our party. However, this won't keep us from going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and ambiance
    tpovinelli
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I went with a group of 9 girls, our waiter was Ivan and he was awesome! Food is out of this world and the ambiance is so quaint and comfortable. Try the bread pudding...it is out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You won't be disappointed!
    Foodiegirls
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was amazing. A group of us shared about 15 plates. One was better than the next. Our favorites were the saganaki (hot cheese dip), the tenderloin and the quesadilla! Be sure to get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MMMMMMMMMmmmmm
    Happy
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This meal was the highlight of our stay in Key West. We ordered the tenderloin, burratta appetizer, the dates (fantastic) and the ribs. They fell apart they were so delicious. The good was served at the perfect timing and the energy in the restaurant was fun and vivacious. We can't wait to go back on our next trip to Key West!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner again - our 3rd visit!
    Kenner
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were last here 5 years ago and our memory of a lovely dinner was confirmed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Outstanding again! Even better than last time! Will def be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This was my first disappointing experience in Key West. The bread (they charge extra for) was terrible. There are plenty of great local bakerys here, they apparently don't use them. The presentation was embarrasing and the service was just as bad. The only positive about this place is their wine list, it's very well thoughtout and has something for everyone. The concept is great, they just need a more qualified Chef.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Key West restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Nce tapas place with food that was somewhat vairiable but overall quite good. I especially liked the saganaki and brisket special. Desert crepe sounded great but was only so-so. Pitcher of sangria was nice and reasonably priced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hands Down, Best in Key West
    JandJVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This is the second visit to this neighborhood gem, again with our friends, which is a great way to dine here- because you can sample more dishes with more people. The Burrata is insane, served with the best walnut pesto any of us has had. Shrimp with chorizo, scallops, tenderloin and saganaki are all musts. Sensational Bread pudding for dessert. Already negotiating the menu for our return, just three nights later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    AMJ76
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Service was outstanding! It was still happy hour and the staff were on top of reminding me and refilling my wine. The food was delicious. We got a lot of food to share. Everything was excellent. The salads are pretty big and we each had one. The pear and avocado salad and spinach and strawberry salad with prosciutto was so good. I'd go back just for the salads. By far the best tapas restaurant in my opinion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place!
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Highly recommend this place! Not a bad thing on the menu! Make sure you save room for the bread pudding! Like nothing you've ever had before! Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Key West find!
    BocaMom
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We found Santiago's Bodega a couple of months ago and it's now a go-to place for us. We buy 4-6 different and delicious tapas and share between the two of us. The wedge salad with dressing is a great starter. All the tapas have delicious sauces for dipping. We love Santiago's! Make sure to make a reservation during the busy times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ilovekeywest
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Tapas was wonderful. The sangria was great. An unforgettable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mermaid
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We will make it a must do every time we visit Key West! The most amazing food in the world!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Localgirl
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We have dined at Santiago's many times and the food is always spectacular, this time it was totally delicious , taste bud tingling and the best tapas outside of Spain. However one major issue is the change of lighting , we really could not see the menu or even the food properly and most diners were given a reading light to see the choices and then to see their meals. It was perfectly fine before so please revert to the usual lighting !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    RayandJVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    What a gem!! I will return to Santiago's Bodega each time I visit Key West. Perfect for a relaxing dinner or lunch. Small plate selection is unique. Wine selection is excellent. Service is friendly and outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The attraction to this restaurant is the customer's ability o choose of myriad of small plates (i.e. Tapas style). Unusually offerins from chicken, beef, seafood, vegetable and salads - hot/cold selections as well. Most items we ordered were very good and it's fun to be able to sample the chefs creations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kingjamieson
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    An outstanding tapas restaurant in Key West. This is a popular restaurant so reservations are recommended. We suggest the Greek salad, lamb chops, short ribs, filet with blue cheese butter, flaming cheese served with pita chips and wonderful bread pudding for dessert. These are just some of our personal favorites. Casual restaurant and well known by locals. Friendly staff will answer questions and explain each dish on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Tapas!
    JandM1964
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The restaurant served absolutely wonderful food, with incredible service by Ivan. Highly, highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent tapas
    KeyWestLover
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Excellent food and service, as usual. I highly recommend Santiago's. The tapas are excellent with many from which to choose. It'a always a Key West favorite since they opened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Claudia
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Luogo piacevole, cibo molto buono, servizio gradevole.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality
    Dapple
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We've been coming here for several years and will continue to come. Our first experience was the best but the portions seam to get smaller. Love the spinach salad and dates. Love the closeness of tables so you can meet people and discuss favorite. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little gem!
    swilborg
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband came here for a sampling of their tapas mid afternoon. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was very knowledgeable, and we ordered 2 tapas...the croquettes, followed by the beef tenderloin. The croquettes were, well awesome, and filling, why we only had the beef tenderloin after. The Sangria was a very tasty refreshing treat as well. Highly recommend and will be back on our next trip to Key West :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantasy week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was great but the noise level was horrific which made dining a terror we got out as soon as possible
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service!
    Herb
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Huge selection of tapas. Something for everyone's taste. The sangria is delicious and the service is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is the food!
    joeingoodtasteVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Many small plates - many are world class; all are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great discovery
    Jaime
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had been wanting to try Santiago's. Well, we finally did. We were not disappointed. Great tapas, great service, and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food ever
    Traveliz
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A colleague recommended this place and we were blown away by the wonderful food. Who knew even a salad could taste that exciting! Ir's a mix of the ingredients and herbs that makes a visit to this restaurant a great culinary experience. We'd definitely recommend the Avocado Pear salad and all the tapas we had (unfortunately we don't recall their names). the day we were here, there was a street festival going on and the generators of the food stands were quite noisy, but we imagine that on a normal day this wouldn't be an issue. It's not a cheap place, but definitely worth it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    iiiiVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Fantastic resturant. it exceeded my expectations. the food and service here were excellent, highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't miss
    lovekeywest
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    If you are in Key West this is a must stop! Guarantee that you will find something great to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas
    Yummy2
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Off the beaten path, but so worth finding. Had a lovely outdoor table. Scallops and lamb chops were fab. Make sure you have the brava potatoes, yummy with a kick. Hands down one of the best in key west. Had the best wait person I've had in a very long time. Penny was great!! Made the evening even better. Actually all the service people were very good!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden little gem
    Foodies
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    So pleased we were recommended this wonderful restaurant or we wouldn't have come across it. Tapas was delicious (recommend the pear and avacado salad to start between two... And the stuffed dates are a must!), loads of choice though. Staff were very friendly and attentive. We sat outside on a small porch area, felt very homely and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trek
    Manhattanfoodie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We've been here a few times and the food and waitstaff are consistently good. One of the best tapas places in Key West (though the upstairs menu at Louie's Backyard is on par food/service-wise and the exhilarating sunset views take it to another level!) The beef short ribs have a light crisp coating and a mild Asian flavor. Worth going back for. But skip the sangria. It's watered down and not very potent, more like punch. Still, Santiago's is worth the trek down to the end of Petronia. Ask for a table in the bar room if you want a more lively crowd. Or the front room if a conversational tone is what you're after. There are a few outdoor tables surrounding the front entry, but this far down Petronia, the ambiance out there is lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it here.
    apala
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great and huge wine selection! Love the tapas style menu which gives you just enough to have a taste of each dish and try so many different things. Service is good and food comes as its ready so you are continually getting hot and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    foodiegirlfromdallas
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Took my family there the last night in Key West and they really enjoyed trying all the tapas. They had never had anything like this before, so it was a great overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Tapas
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful Food, can't wait to go back next time in Key West. Just two of us, so only got to try so many things but loved them all. Next time I will take a crowd, so I can sample more items!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a winner!!
    Chuck
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Santiago's is always our first stop when we come to Key West! They never miss. Food, wine, service....always first class!!! Some favorites are the pear salad, the tenderloin, the dates.....I could go on and on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    You would never know this place existed if you aren't looking for it. Santiago's Bodega was recommended and we couldn't have been more greatful for it. The food was terrific and the service very good. The ceviche was the best we've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly 5 Star!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Year after year during my visits to Key West Santiago's Bodega deliver on all fronts - a truly 5 Star experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.