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
188 reviews since May 26, 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 (146)neighborhood gem (113)romantic (86)hot spot (69)special occasion (64)notable wine list (63)good for groups (53)great for outdoor dining (40)great for lunch (22)late-night find (14)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Extremely good !!!
    AAandAA2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food is perfect ! If you arrive before 6pm you could order specials tapas!! Service is impeccable and friendly ! Good choice in Key West !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Key West
    JenJen
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Santiago Bodegas is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is amazing, service is always pleasant, and...did I mention the food is amazing?!? Be sure to make a reservation, this place is always packed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Each of the dishes we got were very good quality but very small for the price charged. Our waiter kind of forgot about us halfway through the mail so our meal took almost 2 hours to complete.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    dezig
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ABSOLUTLEY loved it. I will certainly return, the short ribs are incredible, the dates with goat cheese unbelievable and the Tune Ceviche UNREAL ! LOVED LOVED LOVED IT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    DineOutInfrequently
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    All dishes were ordered were supper-yummy! It is definitely off-the-beaten-path, but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just perfect!
    ThiagoS
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I requested a perfect night when I made the reservation, I had proposed to my now fiance on that day and I decided to take her there just after. Everything was amazing. The staff, the table, the food, everything was just perfect. I had one of my, if not The very best experience on a restaurant on my life. The food is UNBELIEVABLE!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun dinner
    CatA
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great time at Santiago's Bodega. Our server was nice and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic...as always
    Foodie27
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Consistently, from the food, to the service, Santiago's always delivers. A foodie's paradise! Wonderful selections of unique tapas and amazing specials. Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas delight in Key West
    Missi
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    You cannot beat Santiago's in Key West for great good always cooked to perfection, very healthy tapas portions, knowledgable attentive staff, and great sangria. It's definitely worth the walk away from Duval.
    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.
  • Awesome time
    THANKYOU
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We always enjoy coming to this restaurant, the food is outstanding and the Happy Hour specials from 3-6pm are awesome we always like to try something new as well as have our old favorites everything is GOOD try it all you won't be disapointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GoodAtt1tudePLZ
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great place, the food is delicious and I will recommend it. Make sure you have a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience
    Outdoorfunw
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food is excellent. The menu is diverse, and so you can create an experience that is about as eclectic as you wish. The chef is quite creative within dishes, as well. But, most important, the food is delicious and the service is informed, helpful, and efficient. You really shouldn't miss this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best In All The Land
    Mbond5
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Santiago's offers hands down the best food on all the island of Key West! Worth the money! Don't leave without trying the White Sangria!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food & staff
    Bonniemc
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Visited Santiago's Bodega via a recommendation from a local waitress at another wonderful restaurant in Key West! This was the best food experience we had on our trip! Only problem was a loud group of women who thankfully left halfway through our meal...no fault of the restaurant of course. Tapas style ... Delicious! Alan was a wonderful waiter ... So nice & extremely helpful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful, even in the rain!
    Jonesy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Say outside for a 9:15 rez and we were there maybe 10 mins whenutbegan raining. Rather than heading inside, the staff put up some patio umbrellas so we could enjoy the rain! Food was the best we had in Key West. Every dish was a knockout! Even the house sangria was notable... not cloyingly sweet like most. Light and fresh. A wonderful last night in the Keys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish - great find!
    G222
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Around the corner from the usual spots, a neighborhood gem. Delicious variety of dishes - we enjoyed specials that included watermelon/pine nut/feta salad, yellowfin tuna + avocado/mango ceviche, baked brie with sour cherry compote. Dishes were well-made and presented. Fresh fruit sangria was a highlight. Service was very polite and attentive. The local(?) artwork may not fit everyone's tastes, but the dining area was fittingly dinner-ly and casual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Positive as Always
    DiscerningPalate
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Been a patron of this restaurant for a few years and love the variety of tapas, their pear and avocado salad in particular (good salads in this town are limited), as well their wine list and staff. On this visit, for full disclosure the Grouper tapas was a little overcooked and this isn't the first time, however, the seasonings made it a good dish still. Also, the salad is described to contain pine nuts, which really add to the dish, but this time seemed to be missing. I'm sure had I spoken up about this the server would have resolved. I always find the staff here attentive and with positive energy which enhances the dining experience immensley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Luvnewplaces
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I only wish I could have tried more things- next time I visit key west I will make sure to try the rest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed
    DRGO
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Santiago's Bodega was recommended to us by the concierge at our bed and breakfast, supposedly the best food in Key West. The general ambiance was beautiful, nice paintings and lighting. Presentation of the dishes was nice as well. Flavor however was lacking (ahi tuna ceviche), or overdone (short ribs). Very attentive servers, but seemed rushed. The bussers were very attentive, but almost too much. Not exagerating, i believe someone removed a plate, checked on us, or topped of our water glass every two minutes. The flow of the meal became more about a clean table and full water glasses than about the meal experience itself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best new discovery!
    Inap
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Have visited Key West yearly all my life but had never found such a deliciously charming restaurant! Great food with a flare,fabulous wine and sangria....this place has it all! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DJD84
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambiance is amazing. The hardwood floors are really cool. The service is fast and the food was excellent. Being a tapas bar and being able to pick 2-3 plates per person and share all the food is perfect. So many great dishes to try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dining
    dinewithconfidence
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Took Son and his fiancé for dinner. As always, we enjoyed our tapas very much. We had a wonderful time and the service was very good. Will definitely return when we are in Key West again. Would rate it one of the top five restaurants in Key West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big things in smaller places
    SantiFTL
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Just when you thought that you have seen everything, there comes a little neighborhood restaurant called Santiago's Bodega. I found my experience there to be quite comfortable, the food was excellent and I would definitely recommend this place to others. Living in Fort Lauderdale, I have many choices of food to choose from. I had a reservation for 4 set at 7 p.m. On Friday night August 8th. It was a perfect place to celebrate my belated birthday which was August 6th. Although it was recommended by friends living in Fort Lauderdale, I knew that the person meant business when he made this recommendation. The entire staff was great. When I returned to my hotel, I told everyone that I have met there about my experience. A job well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the gems in Key West
    CTVisitor
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent. In the top five percent hands down. Could eat there every day for weeks and never get bored. Best service and super friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well prepared, innovative tapas
    HDiaz
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    the food was fresh, inventive yet authentic. Very good, fun concept, good to try different things and share. Informal but nice and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Bvillediner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    If u r in key west this is the place to go. Order the tuna ceviche it is the best i have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give it a try!
    McCarterCouple
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This turned out to brine of favorite dinning experiences in Key West. A wonderful, away from the craziness of Duval, place with outstanding food, attentive staff and a nice sangria. Recommend giving it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    Julesoflymer
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We love Santiago's! So glad we are locals and have access to all the yummy food and wine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed everything!
    BeneNSB
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It was great evening with exceptional food choices! Places like this are hard to find in Key West. We live near the Orlando area and plan to visit the one there. I love when we have good food, good service in a nice atmosphere....and clean!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate