Santiago's Bodega
Santiago's Bodega

Santiago's Bodega

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.santiagosbodega.com/
  • Phone: 3052967691x
  • 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
197 reviews since June 22, 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 (155)neighborhood gem (120)romantic (85)hot spot (79)special occasion (71)good for groups (60)notable wine list (57)great for outdoor dining (43)great for lunch (23)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (14)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday at Santiago's Bodega
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. It was rated third of all the restaurants in Key West. We wanted to celebrate a birthday. The whole experience was superb. Our waiter Chris was excellent. Everyone treated us very well. Oh yes, the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite dinner in Key west
    sandiVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Six girls had dinner here our first night in key west and it was our favorite place the whole trip. The selections were plentiful, and everything we ordered was delicious. We probably ordered 10 -12 tapas for the table and everything was something we'd order again. Highly recommend this place and would definitely come here again next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous as always!
    NaplesFoodies
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A Key West favorite! No matter our number of visits to Key West, this is always a must. This time we had the diver scallops special, croquettes, spicy shrimp bisque, wedge salad, and beef tenderloin. As always, it did not disappoint. Only item we thought was 'just average' were the brussel sprouts -- too much smoke flavor and almost overcooked. They were edible, just not our favorite -- cleared all the plates except this one. The wait staff was impeccable -- so attentive, they want you to enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Red sangria is phenomenal, if you like sangria -- little bits of fruit in the glass. If in Key West, and can only dine one place -- this is where I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    tastingretirement
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a great tapas meal. Large portions and diverse menu selection. Allen our waiter was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Innovative Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Enjoyed an excellent lunch. Large menu with lots to choose from. Everything was prepared fresh and served immediately. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    spike
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Tried 4 tapas. All delicious! Short rib tapas was our favorite. Had really good and attentive service. We will be back and I'll certainly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!
    KeysFoods
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We are local and went to the last day of the September 50% off all food and beverage promotion. The restaurant was packed the whole night for reservations and they had to turn people away. We had to go at 4:15pm just to get in! The service was fast and very friendly. And the food was phenomenal. The dishes ranged from $8 to $16 and you can never go wrong with a whole tenderloin smothered in blue cheese for only $8. The Tuna Ceviche is always a must order!! We also tried the smoked salmon, Fried spicy potatoes, Burrata Chesse and the Grouper. Sangria was perfect! The best We have had so far in Key West. Meal for two with drinks and dessert was $70 (would have been $140 without discount) and we were full. Will go back again! Good job
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always very good
    LeoDuetto
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    As usual it is the best restaurant in Key West. Great quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best vegetarian option on Key West
    marquis790VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    There are other vegetarian restaurants, but the multiple vegetarian options on the menu here work best because they were created simply because they tasted good the way the recipe worked... not because there was a need to create a specifically vegetarian option. The best brussels sprouts of my life, so long as the broiler is working. Among my top 10 favorite restaurants in more than 50 countries visited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Find!
    MosesVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This place was amazing. The staff was helpful and very pleasant. We ordered either different plates and each were as good or better than the last. The bacon wrapped figs were delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    CubanB
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We flew down from Maryland for vacation and found this great restaurant. The food was very flavorful and a bit different. If you love trying new things and bold flavors this is you place. This is a tapas style restaurant and our server did a great job pacing out the food. I gotta say I rarely find a place I truly enjoy and I defiantely scored with this trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    MarGar
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very quaint place..great food..great service. Fantastic place for dinner with friends or family. Also good for one on one. The cheese plate and tenderloin tapas were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another terrific dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We look forward to Santiago's on every trip to Key West. The food is always fresh, creative, and delicious. The goat cheese stuffed dates with prociutto is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Find
    Islandlady98110
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was our first visit and was not sure what to expect when walking to the restaurant, neighborhood is eclectic but do not let that stop you. The wine list was extensive and the service was exceptional. We were seated at a table in the bar which was a bit noisy and would opt for a different area if you want to have a more romantic experience. Food was outstanding and the small plates were sharable allowing us to try a variety of dishes, save room for the Bourbon Bread Pudding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a Bahama Village gem!
    CulinaryKing
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I absolutely love this place! It is an incredible culinary experience. They are all about tapas! And you can select either cold or hot (or both as we always do) And they also have a great selection of salads. We get the Pear and avocado with candied pecans-delicious! And usually start off with their homemade sangria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Julesoflymer
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We love Santiago's, the food is always on point and the staff works well together. Great example of teamwork. Loving the locals appreciation month :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food and service still tops! Reservation a must if you don't like to wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    Julesoflymer
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had a delightful dinner tonight, everything was mouthwatering as always. Gotta love the September locals special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good as always
    LeoDuetto
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great place. Quality and service at top. September is also the local appreciation month for great discounts. This is the number 1 place in Key West.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Key West
    SueF
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great choice of small, tasty tapas dishes. Friendly & helpful staff. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome staff spectacular
    soxieboop
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Thank you to our server Allen for attentiveness..thank you Monica and Tru for a wonderful memorable evening. .it was the highlight of our trip.bread pudding a must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    ilvcobalt
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love this restaurant. Atmosphere, food quality and staff is always on point. Try the dates, you'll want a second plate! A must do when in Key West .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    dave
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Some of the best food in Key West just off Duval St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do NOT Miss This Place!
    UMProf
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Out of the way and not particularly impressive from outside, Santiago's Bodega is simply a wonderful place to eat. The tapas-style dishes were larger than we expected (hardly cause to complain given their quality!), and our server Juan was a delight. He carefully explained each of the dishes and suggested favorites. We ended up ordering five, pretty much in the middle of the range that he indicated would be "about right" for the two of us, and though we could have done with one fewer, we agreed we were glad we didn't because we would have missed out on whichever one that was! I am a bread pudding aficionado and have eaten it around the world, but my wife and I had little trouble deciding this was the best we had ever eaten. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and drink good but....
    Trustedguy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The dishes although nice ended up costing a lot of cash as you soon could tot up a hefty check if you're hungry. I would go again but I still think they are not that good value. I get the feel that this is a fashionable place to dine and you generally pay for fashionable items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time just as good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant is absolutely one of the best non just in Key west but anywhere. Great flavored and good variety of tapas . So good we are there twice on our trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Truly Wonderful Dining Experience
    Maddog
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Santiago's Bodega was truly a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant has very nice decor and atmosphere, but more importantly the food is excellent. My beloved wife and I started our meal with soup. She had the mushroom and I had the spicy shrimp bisque. Both were very robust and flavorful. The service is considered tapas so we were able to enjoy several great items. We had the Spanakopita, Beef Tenderloin, Bacon and Basil Wrapped Mushrooms and a special which was diver scallops. My beloved wife enjoyed the chocolate walnut crepes for desert and she described it as delicious. All of the items were outstanding and when accompanied with equally outstanding service we could ask for nothing else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Serious Tapas Restaurant
    BlueCollarFoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went to Santiago's Bodega for dinner and had several tapas plates that were very tasty. One exception was the short ribs. They were dry and way overcooked. Other dishes made for a very enjoyable dinner. So much so, that we went back the next day. Just be forewarned...the cost of "small plates" adds up quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Phenomenal restaurant. Maybe as good as my wife and I have had. Great tapas selections, tremendous favors. Finally the bread pudding is great finish to the meal. I can only say it was highly recommended to us and we took full advantage eating there two nights back to back and had completely different meals each night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spoiled Rotten!
    PaleoFoodie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    You'd never expect to find this restaurant on a narrow back street in the less desirable part of Key West. But there it is in all its gastronomic glory. As a local with my pick of any restaurant I find myself here more often than any other establishment. Staff, food, drinks:all incredible. You owe it to yourself to make dining at Santiago's Bodega a priority.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/cozy atmosphere
    RebeccaAndLouisa
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A local recomended this restaurant and the first night we tried there was a 2 hour wait for a 2-top. The next night it was very quiet and felt romantic. Very friendly, knowledgable and efficient staff and truly great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Visit
    luvNC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was our second visit to Santiago's Bodega. The food here is the best. Just be careful not to over order. The portions were so big we ended up giving food away to the table next to us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall