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You think Santiago is susceptible to such idle threats? Santiago laughs at your silly bluff.

Santiago is a character living in Freeside in 2281.


Santiago is a smooth-talking con artist living in Freeside. He has a Spanish accent and uses it to get out of paying for drinks. Thanks to his dishonest ways, he owes Francine Garret 212 caps and has no intention of paying them back before being confronted by the Courier in the side quest Debt Collector.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character is romanceable.

Cost: 25 caps


Other interactions

  • After Wang Dang Atomic Tango has been completed, the Courier can have sex with him for 25 caps.
  • There is a dialogue option where the Courier can ask for a discount to Mick & Ralph's for 50 caps (25 caps with a Barter or Speech check). He will instruct one to tell Mick the word "extravaganza." However, Mick will tell the Courier that they had been set up since Mick and Ralph's does not do discounts. There will be no dialogue option to talk about this once the Courier returns to Santiago.
  • Intimidating him by passing a Speech check of 50 will cause him to pay the Courier 256 caps.
  • If the Courier kills Santiago, they will neither gain bad Karma nor Freeside infamy, even after finishing Wang Dang Atomic Tango.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Dirty pre-War businesswear
Prostitute outfit
- Bag of bottle caps -


  • Although he is called a "smooth talker," he has a Charisma of 2.
  • He tends to speak in the third person when using his V.I.P. persona.
  • Game files indicate he was originally called Angelo, or that his surname is Angelo.

Notable quotes


Santiago appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Recruiting Old Ben to satisfy the "Suave Talker" requirement of the quest Wang Dang Atomic Tango will make it impossible to collect the debt from Santiago through dialogue. Attempting to collect the debt will simply result in a selection of dialogue options where the Courier has no choice but to pay Santiago for his bogus discount password to Mick & Ralph's. [verified]