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“Rough N' Ready But Satisfyin'”

Bodegas la Conveniente
Ranked #37 of 672 Restaurants in Santander
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Our group of 6 hungry lads found this place the previous evening after we had eaten but decided we would eat there the following day. We arrived at 23:00 and had to endure a short queue to be seated at 23:30. The queue grew longer after we had sat down. The place is a little crazy - rough and ready describes it well. A bit like a working, old barn or bodega (which it probably once was). It is oddly set-out with a pianist playing on the balcony, directly above where we were seated. The food is quite heavy and the equivalent of Spanish comfort foot (lots of fried, mixed tapas such as cheese and ham rolls, eggs, cheeses, pasties, Iberian cold meats, chicken breasts, black puddings etc. but that is what we orderedAll pretty satisfying when your hungry. We had 3 big jugs of beer and 3 bottles of red wine - all decent enough.

Very enjoyable, unusual atmosphere and ambience, but filling food at a low, low price. A couple of my mates really thought it great and wanted to return for a second doze the following evening....but no we went elsewhere for a change.

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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We only had drinks - a splendid sweet red wine called Mistela - but the service was good, the price fair and the environment inspiring. On the whole a great place for an interesting pitstop!

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Thank Margherita B
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Centrally located, it is a relaxed place to have dinner and not too expensive. Best to order several dishes to share. The anchovies were quite good.

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Reviewed 9 February 2013

As others have mentioned the menu is limited with an emphasis on fried food. The menu has charcuterie, pates, cheese, asparagus, tinned & cured fish and fried items. The croquetas and morcilla were delicious, but the food tends to be on the heavy side. Portions are huge and so it's very good value for money. For a bodega there was less choice of wine than I would have expected. The building is very interesting and the atmosphere lively and fun - packed out with locals.

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Thank Ian A
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

First day in Santander, we got hungry too early for spanish dinner time. Went to Conveniente when they just opened the kitchen (7pm). Despite the place was completely empty and no music (the waitors probably could hear us chewing and swallowing food), we very much enjoyed croquetas and morcilla. Went there again on Saturday night (this time late enough, 10pm) and it was completely packed and people were queuing up for a table. Shame we didn't get to try the mixed fries!

Thank Tashica J
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