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La Bodega del Riojano

calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
+34 942 21 67 50
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“jowls” (4 reviews)
“tomato salad” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had vague memories of this place from years ago and finding it again meant we had high expectations. We weren't disappointed. The whole evening was a delightful and special experience; attentive service with helpful informed drink and food suggestions, excellent food throughout and a...More

Thank osvaldo l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you would like delicious fish without ordering a Paella, then Bodega del Realjano is the spot. We ordered five different types of fish and everyeone enjoyed their dinner. For starters we had the Spanish Tortilla, the cheeseboard and the anchovies. The tortilla is quite...More

Thank HJF_2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing find, love the dark but magnificent setting of the dining room and the hospitality of the friendly staff. And of course the best part is the food, truly amazing. Do try the bluefin tuna, it's one of the best I've ever tasted!

Thank crazymint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a booking for 10. The restaurant caters well for large groups as well as for couples. It might not look much from outside but the interior is spectacular. We were greeted warmly by front of house and promptly shown to our table. Impressive...More

Thank TravellerKMB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant as part of a large group of 10. Staff were amazing and seated us quickly and were fast and efficient and always with a smile. They were great as we attempted Spanish and made lots of recommendations. The food was amazing and...More

Thank Niamh M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Just returned from trip to Northern Spain staying 2 nights in Santander, on the 1st night we dined at the Bodega del Riojano chosen basically from Tripadviser reviews. We booked a reservation on line with 'the fork' which all worked very well. The restaurant is...More

Thank gregorycol
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Beautiful restaurant with stone floors and barrel lined walls. Interesting menu of local produce with some wonderful translations on the English menu.I had beef cheeks which translated as stewed spanish jowls!Cooking hearty rather than refined but very good.Very reasonable wine list. Slick friendly service.Highly recommended.

Thank lhirst
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I would give this a four and a half We booked a table through the TA app . Some of the photos on the page are dark so we didn't know what to expect. What a wonderful surprise we got . It is like stepping...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

As we are not fans of tapas or pintxos, we were looking for something better without a crazy budget. That place was awesome. Amazingly fresh food, local product, authentic, nice place to have dinner. The dessert are excellent... and we're are talking 4 or 5...More

Thank vincent94550
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant! Delicious Chuleton, Tomato salad and white asparagus salad!! My daughter and I shared the chuleton and it was the best we've had in Spain. My husband had the merluza and it was Devine! We shared two deserts the best and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:30 - 16:00
00:30 - 00:00
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00:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: calle del Rio de la Pila, 5, Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 21 67 50
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