Note: There is space reserved for nonsmokers.
This restaurant has a special charm. It sits in a nineteenth century mansion founded by Eugenio Santiago. It was restored in 2003 and opened as a gourmet restaurant on 16th February 2005. It has enviable views from its terrace over the town of Yaiza where one can dine and enjoy this postmark through its large ficus. The three interior rooms maintain a traditional decor. La Bodega de Santiago cuisine is based on a commitment to high quality products. This can be seen due to its selection of starters; Iberian ham, rich cheeses from the mainland of Spain and Lanzarote, salmon…
We highly reccomend the exquisite curl of goats cheese flavoured with basil , as well as the curious and fresh salad with avocado buds tuna belly. On a recent visit we tried another salad, deliciously warm with prawns and broad beans served with iberian croquettes. The appetizers range from anchovies from Santoña, duck foie with homemade jam andIberian ham croquettes that have room for improvement.
The main dishes are that of fish or meat. Cod of the house, marinated tuna, squid with diced onion and cubbed cherne are the pick of deal. They areprepared simply yet traditionally. The cubbed cherne is very well accomplished however, we are drawn to the powerful taste of the Bodega tuna. Fortunately the dishes served in Bodega de Santiago are substancial and escape the usual large plate small portion fashion. As for the meats, the restaurants cuisine is enriched with choice. Peach flavoured fillet in mushroom sauce and black pepper, tenderloin sirloin beef, a secretdelicious iberian meat served in an orange juice sauce, lamb chops, chicken breast and lamb ‘Santiago’ style. On our last visit we were offered a splendid ‘Angus’ tenderloin from the EEUU…..Amazing!
The wine list is extensive and varied and maintains a good value for money. Their homemade bakery is outstanding and offers those such as the traditional bienmesabe, chocolate flan and for those whom are dessert lovers, apple pie, blueberry cheesecake and hot chocolate. With such a traditional aroma of desserts we try the apple pie and the blueberry cheesecake. The atmosphere is very serene and the service is incredibly agile. We are surprised at the speed at which the kitchen works when the restaurant is full. The interior rooms are cozy yet we would recommend on a lovely day to choose to dine on the terrace, underneath the tropical tree enjoying the lovely views whilst dining in the shade. Unlike other years, the restaurant retains a good value for money.