Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria

Lounge and Tapas Restaurant$$$$
Forest Park Southeast, St Louis
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  • April
    "Try the Wicked Good Shrimp."(2 Tips)
    Darren O.
    "The frita sliders are my favorite."(2 Tips)
    Alexandria S.
    "The beggars purse!!! must try a seasonal drink for sure."(2 Tips)
    Chris T.
    "Late night happy hour - get the fritas, little pork sliders!"(2 Tips)
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  • Alexandria S.
    The beggars purse!!! must try a seasonal drink for sure.
  • Brian B.
    Great sangria!
  • Debbie Y.
    Debbie YeeSeptember 17, 2015
    Good variety of cocktails and mocktails! There's and outside patio for when the weathers nice
  • Zack M.
    Zack MinarickAugust 31, 2015
    More of a club vibe cocktail bar, at least on weekends. Everything here is really solid. Plus the bar is amazing. Check out their Sunday happy hour
  • Stellaa D.
    Stellaa DuhartApril 5, 2015
    Cherry baked Oaxaca, Good mezcal drink.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittMarch 16, 2015
    The decor of this place is insane! It's like a permanent Halloween theme, but classier.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesNovember 20, 2014
    Sanctuaria offers a unique tapas experience and an innovative cocktail menu wrapped in Latin-infused décor. Read more
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesAugust 4, 2014
    Small plates that range from simple pleasures, such as cornbread studded with jalapeños and slathered with honey butter to grilled lamb chops served with a sophisticated Bosc pear-and-pine nut salsa. Read more
  • Eddie B.
    Eddie BelterApril 5, 2014
    Late nite happy hour starts at 11 PM, ends at 1 AM.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesDecember 2, 2013
    150 different drinks aren't the only reason to come to Sanctuaria. Try the plump camarónes, which are simmered in a thick, garlicky, peppery tomato sauce. Delicious! http://bit.ly/19dbsdM
  • Alexander
    AlexanderNovember 18, 2013
    Hot coco isn't bad
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesNovember 15, 2013
    The Mint Julep come in a chilled silver goblet & has lots of mint & lots of bourbon & just the right amount of sweetness. http://bit.ly/1hM1AAX
  • Rachyxo
    RachyxoOctober 12, 2013
    This is the best place for tapas and cocktails! Try the banana rum cheesecake, chicken skewers, & the wicked good shrimp. But don't come here if you aren't prepared to tip. The bartenders are amazing!
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 7, 2013
    Voted Best Tapas/Small Plates in RFT's Best of STL 2013. Try the cornbread, studded with jalapeños slathered with honey butter, or the piquillo peppers stuffed with goat cheese. http://bit.ly/16OABA9
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesJune 5, 2013
    Try the caipirinha, Brazil's best-loved drink. It starts with Cabana Cachaça, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and mint leaves plucked right from Sanctuaria's garden. http://bit.ly/ZtLsJz
  • ALIVEMagSTL
    ALIVEMagSTLMay 10, 2013
    Winner of Best Late-Night Menu in ALIVE's 2013 Hot List!
  • MO Wine P.
    MO Wine PleaseApril 6, 2013
    The Frita Sliders are killer. Ignore the Beggars Purse and Onion & Poblano Rings. When they say 'Sangrita' they literally mean 'small sangria'.
  • Jeffrey L.
    Jeffrey LoweMarch 16, 2013
    OMG I want to try everything on the menu! I need to save room for the Absinthe ice cream!
  • Greg C.
    Greg ColemanFebruary 10, 2013
    I love this place but if you want good service either make a reservation or come during a slow time. Literally 7 people "served" us tonight and it was awkward and lacked communication.
  • Darren O.
    Darren OwensJanuary 5, 2013
    Tapas is delicious! The frita sliders are my favorite. The cocktails are second to none as well. Try the Gin Fizzer. One of my favorite atmospheres in the city.
  • Andy A.
    Andy AratoDecember 9, 2012
    Get the punch, it's a small serving but is a surprisingly strong and tasty cocktail.
  • Mel
    MelNovember 29, 2012
    Highly recommend the CALMER THAN YOU ARE cocktail. (Apple Juice, Don Q Gran Anejo Rum, Hot Water, Cinnamon Syrup, Lime Juice, Fresh Rosemary)
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 10, 2012
    RFt 2012 Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Drink Menu http://bit.ly/RfrePT
  • Adam G.
    Adam GreeneJune 15, 2012
    The Havana Bread is worth the wait! Get a scoop of Carrot Cake Ice Cream to top it off. Foodgasm!
  • Angela O.
    Angela O'HanlonJune 1, 2012
    Best drinks (& bartenders) in STL. Food is exceptional too.
  • Bethany L.
    Bethany LaskaMarch 11, 2012
    #99 "she loves me not"... my favorite cocktail in the world! :)
  • Joey K.
    Joey KlecknerDecember 3, 2011
    Best bartenders. Great drinks. Beautiful atmosphere! End of story!
  • Micheal D.
    Micheal DanbomNovember 19, 2011
    Get the Vaca Frita and Chimichurri, it's absolutely amazing!!
  • Charissa S.
    Charissa StowersNovember 2, 2011
    The monterey jack and guava empanadas are delicious.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 26, 2011
    2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Cocktail Name "Creeping Death"-Well, they all are, when you stop to think about it.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 26, 2011
    Chosen as 2011 Best Place for Cocktails in the RFT's Best of St. Louis issue.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 26, 2011
    Voted 2011 Best Place for Cocktails by RFT Reader's in the Best of St. Louis issue.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JoyOctober 17, 2011
    Wonderful roasted ravioli
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KratkySeptember 4, 2011
    If you order one thing, order the shrimp and sexy grits. Do it now!
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimmonsAugust 20, 2011
    If you like cocktails, this is ur spot. If you like the different, this is it. Great atmosphere, food & drink
  • Jackie F.
    Jackie FaberJuly 24, 2011
    Join the cocktail club you won't be sorry. Treat your bar team good. All the food here is amazing. Late night happy hour has some half priced dishes. I love love love this place!
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KratkyJuly 19, 2011
    Not a huge menu, but almost everything on it is great. Sit outside on the patio if the weather is right. They do a near-perfect classic Manhattan. Read more
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FialaJuly 17, 2011
    Most amazing elixirs ever!!! The friendly" mixologist" know their shit. Best bar ever if you wanna go balls to the wall!!!
  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas GilhamMay 17, 2011
    Sit at the bar and watch the mixologists create amazing drinks. Read more
  • Riana
    RianaApril 6, 2011
    BEWARE! Sampled with a gift certificate. Liked the food, but when it came time to pay was told that I couldn't use my gift certificate with their "daily special".
  • Riana
    RianaApril 6, 2011
    HAVE to try the Cabrales Cigars - Spanish blue cheese & leek fondue, rolled into phyllo "cigars" then pan seared and accented w/ sherry-raisin sauce.
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThomasJanuary 30, 2011
    Late night happy hour - get the fritas, little pork sliders! Addictive!
  • Nathan N.
    Nathan NealJanuary 27, 2011
    I love and have loved every second of it!! Again and again!!!
  • Go! Magazine
    Go! MagazineJanuary 6, 2011
    One of our favorite new restaurants of 2010
  • Go! Magazine
    Go! MagazineDecember 23, 2010
    Top cocktails of 2010: Try the Wascally Wabbit, made with North Shore Aquavit, fresh carrot juice, Yellow Chartreuse and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur. (Evan S. Benn)
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesNovember 15, 2010
    RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Bartender: Matt Seiter- The local night life loves the atmosphere here- Scenery and drinks you will long for!
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TegethoffOctober 2, 2010
    Also Blake is handsome.
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TegethoffOctober 2, 2010
    Also Blake makes great sangria.
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TegethoffOctober 2, 2010
    Best cocktails in the world!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RiccaSeptember 5, 2010
    The 47th Ward paired with the Frita is an awesome combo!
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