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Santiago's Bodega

4.6
1357 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Santiago's Bodega in Key West, Florida is a tapas bar that serves global small plates in a warm, inviting atmosphere. The restaurant offers a charming, cozy décor and serves house made sangria.

Santiago's Bodega serves lunch and dinner daily and offers an assortment of soups, salads, cold tappas and hot tappas on the menu for diners to choose from. Lighter fare at the restaurant includes spicy shrimp bisque, gazpacho and spinach salad. More hearty offerings featured at Santiago's Bodega include such fare as yellowfin tuna ceviche, mozzarella burrata, a cheese plate, petite rack of lamb, Roman meatballs, beef tenderloin and croquettas.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 296-7691
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Hernandez
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Petronia and Emma
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Parking details
Staying true to the island lifestyle, Santiago"s recommends walking or riding a bike.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

Fabulous! You can't pass this place up if you visit KW. Wether it's lunch or dinner you will be glad you went. But make a reservation well in advance they are loved that much

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Jimmyfan (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The small plates were all very tasty though we thought it was a little bit pricey. Service was great. We requested a table outside and at first we were told by a woman that it could not happen, then a man stepped in and said - Sure! Don't know why one said yes and the other said no, but we were thrilled to located outside. The only issue we had was there was a bench right next to our table where people waiting to get called were sitting. It was a little awkward that they were so close to us. The dishes were paced nicely and we never had too many plates on the table at once.

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Thomas (Key West)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2015

Each time we dine here we are reminded of how good the food is. Don't miss the beef carpaccio and beef tenderloin. Service is timely and friendly (A shout out to our server Brooke who was fantastic!) and the atmosphere is fun. Don't miss this when planning your Key West meals!

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vipBets (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2015

A rude hostess seated us a very small table in a dark and cramped corner....while many tables were empty and remained empty thought our stay. Key West offers very good and some great restaurants. No one needs to waste time or money at Santiagos

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vipRachel (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

We had a fabulous meal - four of us each ordering a variety of items, and every single item was wonderful! Our waiter was great and the serving time was good. The atmosphere was fun for our 19 and 22 year olds, and not too loud for us. We would definitely put this restaurant on our must-go-to list for Key West.

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suelewes (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

An interesting menu with beautifully prepared food served by an energetic and knowledgable server made our introduction to the Key West restaurant scene an excellent start. Highly recommended restaurant!

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vipBrunch (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

The food was great. Loved the short ribs and brussel sprouts. It is close quarters so get to know the people sitting at the table next to you. Also it was a little warm inside because of the amount of people. Service was great and there wasn't a long wait at all for the food to arrive.

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vipMarcoFoodie (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2015

There is something for everyone on the menu with a wide variety of small portions that allows you to build your meal exactly to meet your taste and the amount you want to eat. We eat at Santiago's every visit to Key West (multiple times annually). It is located in Bahama Village which is a couple of blocks off Duval Street and about eight blocks from Mallory Square. Our waiter was excellent and takes the time to understand your taste and makes excellent recommendations - both food and wine. We highly recommend Santiago's .... reservations are a must ... happy hour ends at 6:00 pm.

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Betsy31 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2015

Because Santiago's Bodega is a tapas restaurant, my husband and I enjoyed a wide variety of small plates, all of which were delicious. To say that we had a favorite would not be accurate because each and every dish we ate was amazing! If I had to choose, though, I think the beef carpaccio and the shrimp & chorizo dishes were our favorites. Not only is the food wonderful, but the service is very efficient & friendly. We enjoyed our dinner so much, in fact, we went back two days later for lunch!

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Shashee (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2015

Santiago's is a must on our annual visit to Key West. Everything on the menu is fantastic (we have tried just about everything!). Can't go wrong with this place.

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Aubrey (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2015

Short ribs were dry, brussel sprouts were too salty and overcooked (I sent them back). Cerviche was amazing along with the stuffed figs (leave the bacon off next time , way too salty). We will try it again and see if it improves.

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reinvented76 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2015

We’ve been coming to Santiago’s Bodega just about every time we visit Key West because the food and ambiance is simply amazing. It always typically requires a reservation with how popular it is and could tell with the amount of big parties and families in attendance this time around. Perhaps this is what caused a 15 minute delay to be seated after our reservation time which is my only gripe. Other than that, the food and wine is top notch and keeps us coming back time after time.

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Hsandak (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2015

We had a great dinner here while in Key West. A little off the beaten track but well worth it.

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GasDocFL (Naples)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2015

We went here on a weeknight, the service and food were both exceptional. The speed of the food coming out of the kitchen was great too. Our server recommended a nice wine accompaniment for our dinner, and worked hard to make the overall experience a 10/10! Highly recommend this place! It's a hidden gem off of Duval!!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2015

Snotty people. Not very welcoming. Although the food is outstanding.

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Dicko (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2015

Great food. Great atmosphere and great location. Just make sure you have a reservation

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ACFoodie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2015

So glad we listened to the reviews & recommendations. A brilliant tapas menu. Excellent service. A gem in the Key West food scene. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!!

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Me2peoria (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2015

Only complaint we had was the noise level. It was almost uncomfortable.

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Marks (Key West)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

On our yearly excursion to Key West, my wife and I enjoy getting to experience the variety of dining options on the Island. I am in the resort business and have two restaurants on our property so I have somewhat of an "insiders" perspective on our experiences. Santiago's Bodega is very good at what it does. Better than most of the restaurants I've enjoyed in KW. The staff is courteous, professional, knowledgeable about their products and add to the overall experience. There is a steady rhythm of activity throughout the dinner service with each member of the service team keeping appropriate pace and appearing to do so with ease and absence of pressure. Kudos to the ownership, management and staff.

While we visited three times this visit, one was not planned and they were able to accommodate us immediately at the bar. The service there was excellent and the atmosphere was just as good as when we sat at the tables. We highly recommend Santiago's Bodega and can't wait for next year's visit!

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Jerseyjoan (Key West)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

Can be A bit noisy inside asked for a table outside and they honored that request.
During the season it is necessary to make a reservation. Food always good here. Sangria too.
Open all day from 11 on so good for late lunch.

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