Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge
Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge
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Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bodegadc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 333-4733
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jeronimo Romero
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our elegant "Matador Lounge" and bar, along with the Veranda patio are available for groups of up to 50. The room is equipped with a separate sound system from the main dining room and has a full bar as well. Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Daniel Araujo 2023334733

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 31st Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at Colonial Parking, located on 31st St. just south of M St. In addition, there are several other conveniently located lots within a short walk of Bodega.
A word from Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge
Located in the Heart of Georgetown, Bodega Spanish Tapas and Lounge makes a dramatic design statement with its hammered-copper bars, boldly patterned red-and-black walls, and tables set in intimate alcoves perfect for sharing moderately priced authentic Spanish tapas, traditional paellas and sangria. Don't miss our stylish "Matador Lounge" for dining and cocktails, with an arresting mural of a bullfight arena and opens up to a charming fountain patio - making it a perfect venue for private parties. For corporate lunches, first dates or any other occasion, our guests cannot help but feel transported to the breath-taking Costa del Sol.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Fun!
    Isabel
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Distinctive dishes. Each well prepared. ❤️❤️❤️❤️😊❤️😊❤️😘❤️😘❤️😘❤️😘❤️🎂❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    RedHead
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Nice but after visiting Barcelona and S.Sebastian this summer, I would say it is just ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spanish tapas in Georgetown
    creecab7428
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went to Bodega with my boyfriend after finally getting a reservation that worked in our schedule. It's probably the only place for Spanish tapas in the Georgetown area (to be compared with Bandolero, which has Mexican tapas - not the same!). It's pricey and it's not my all-time favorite place for tapas (I personally liked La Tasca in Alexandria, VA better), but it is a solid option nearby with some very tasty food. I would highly recommend the tortilla espanola.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall good, not great
    adventurousmom
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Service great, drinks great, atmosphere good (would be great except the tables are pretty close together), food Ehh. We had tapas, none were horrible, none were spectacular. I've heard the paella is great, so if we go again will definitely try that.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I love bodega ' s decor but I feel like b the food has gone downhill and the service is so do sat best. I've been two times recently... and each time water was not filled, dishes were not taken, and I only got the check by hunting someone b down to ask for it. I would be ok with that all of the food were worth but it isn't. I don't know quite what was wrong, old produce or something else, but something was wrong with the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My server (I don't know his name, but he had a beard) provided terrible service. I used to be a server so I am typically not so harsh, but this was ridiculous. He forgot one of our tapas and then forgot my entree. When he finally brought them out, he brought the tapas-version of my salmon instead of the entree. I asked him for more water at least 3 times but he never brought it, so my mom had to go to the bar to get me a glass. He then forgot to bring the albondigas tapa I ordered to replace the entree he forgot. Lastly, when he returned the bill along with the credit card, he brought the wrong card. The food was good, but the service was awful and I will never come back or recommend this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming Tapas Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The food and the service were very good and I loved the decor. Very quaint and charming. I felt like I was in a Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of Madrid or Barcelona. Great red sangria and loved the garlic shrimp.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a fabulous time at Bodega and will definately go back when we are in that area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Sat in the outside covered area and it rained in my plate and on my head. They never should allow seating while raining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Orangecounty
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Seafood paella and seafood soup were incredible. Dimly lit atmosphere with festive and trendy Spanish music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, bismal service
    mediteraneanMan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    the food was spectacular and although our waiter did give ONE good recommendation he was beyond unfriendly. felt like i was just not welcome there and their response time was sooo slow...the place itself is very very nice..could do with some renovations but otherwise it was very very nice food
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice atmosphere
    JohnMullins
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great atmosphere for a date or small group of friends. The only reason Service has 3 stars is because our waiter had forgotten the bread (even though he had poured us a dish of olive oil for dipping lol). Those things don't really bother me so overall it was a nice place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was a great find. Loved it.
    outoftowner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Not recommended if you want to have a meeting or important conversation as it is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oily
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went based on Zagat rating and had only one tapas and a large paella after the waiter recommended. The app was deep fried and the paella was way to bland and soaked in oil. We definitely should have stuck to our tapas guns.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun moderately-priced in Georgetown
    Susie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My 30-yr-old nephew recommended this spot. We had a great time. Nice wine list exclusively Spanish. A couple of the items were too salty for my taste, common to tapas cuisine however. Generally tasty and worth the trip. Attentive, polite, helpful service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order 1-2 dishes at a time
    gluttonVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I love the food here. However, only once out of about five visits has the waitstaff successfully managed to stagger the arrival of our food. Even when I've asked and they've agreed, they can't do it. What happens is that everything arrives simultaneously, makes the table crowded, and gets cold before we can eat it. If you don't have plans later and can take however long it takes, I recommend just ordering one or two things at a time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food, subpar service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Paella was on point and worth it, but any shrimp that we ordered on different dishes was way overcooked. Service was poor as we initially did not receive any silverware, napkins, or olive oil with our bread until we asked; we sat about 5 minutes staring at our food before we got any silverware.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was disappointed
    Diner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Menu sounded great but the food was not as tasty as we wanted.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    PartimeFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had read several reviews that said this place had the best patatas bravas in DC; when in fact it was the worst I've had! Service was terrible, we sat for at least 10-15 minutes before our server stopped by to take our order, and then we would have to flag him down if we needed anything. No drink refills, nothing. Aside from the disappointing patatas bravas, the rest of what we ordered was pretty good, and the sangria was tasty. For the price, I would probably go to any of the other tapas bars in DC.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice look but average food
    MrsSmith
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The place had a nice look but the food was very average, nothing special. Had the bacon wrapped dates, scallops, tomato salad, none of which had anything special to it. Had to salt the tomato salad.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok but pricey
    SubstancenotjustformVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Located in heart of Georgetown, the seats were not very comfortable and the flow was awkward. We had sangria, which was at best okay but expensive. Tapas were very small but most were $11+ , so we ended up paying for meal but just having appetizers. Would not recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mimidc
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was not that great. I have been in other spanish restaurants that serve tapas and had a much better experience. In particular the order in which they bring tapas was not that meanningful in terms of how they go with each other. The ambiance was a bit dark for summer time and somewhat heavy if you are not in that old classic type of a decor.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something Different
    Ginny
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Some nice choices and great atmosphere ! Had all different fish tapas some veggies and chicken. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Love the small plates to share. Ordered 5 different plates for 3 and it was more than plenty to go around. Flavors were authentic and just like I remembered from Spain.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Paella
    nickVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed good tapas and an excellent paella on saturday night. Friendly service, a fun atmosphere and excellent food. We would definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food
    Anna92
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went for restaurant week and it was so much fun! Great with a small group because you can all share tapas, and the food is all so delicious and unique.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic all around
    FoodieFace
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    From the moment we sat down to the check, our server was friendly, attentive and very helpful with the menu. The outdoor atmosphere was cozy and enjoyable. The wine selection was good and tapas were great. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Food
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We tried 5 different dishes, and all of them were superb. Our favorite was the chicken croquettes, but the bacon wrapped dates were great too. Server got a couple items wrong. However, she fixed them.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food okay; inexperienced waitress
    HalG
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Perhaps we had an experienced waitress whom we had to flag down for service. She also was the "hostess" upon our early arrival and although we told her we had OpenTable reservations, she failed to notify Open Table making it appear as a "no show." This would seem to be poor training which may well be reflected with others. Food was decent but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Barely Ok Tapas
    SteakLuvers
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If you're looking for some over the top, spectacular food, then this is NOT the place for you. The food was very average and came out luke warm. The waiter forgot to put in 2 of the items we ordered, and we had to ask after not receiving the main dishes 10 minutes after everything else was finished what happened to the rest of our food. The sangria tasted watered down. The atmosphere was fun and energetic and had a great vibe, but the food leaves something to be desired.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Probably would have enjoyed it if our waiter ever visited our table. Why they wouldn't want to sell us another bottle of wine, I'll never know. Five women, two hours, one bottle of wine?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Positive Experience
    mrcmnstr
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had an overall positive experience. pros: The food was excellent. We didn't have a single plate we didn't love. The wine list is large with a good variety and price range. The restaurant has a good look and feel to it (stylish red and brown motif). Reasonable prices for a Georgetown restaurant. cons: Pay attention to your order. We had two drink orders botched. One of the dishes we ordered was never delivered. I think part of the problem was that the volume level made it difficult for the waiters to properly hear us. It is rather loud (Saturday night dinner). Avoid the corner table by the kitchen. It's an awkward seating arrangement that has you looking at other diners instead of your company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice tapas place
    DateVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant is consistent. It's been good each time we have gone. That is a bonus because finding consistently good food all the time is important to us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Place
    kMaNVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Bodega has always been a fun place and it hasn't let me down yet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Omnomaud
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Two of the dishes were amazing. One was mediocre but the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plates in Georgetown
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The restaurant is cozy, a bit worn, but nice, located on M street in the middle of Georgetown action. There is indoor seating as well as a few tables in an outdoor courtyard. Service was friendly and reasonably attentive. There is a large menu of small plates as well as a few entrees. We ordered a salad and six small plates for 3 people and could barely finish all the food. The dishes we ordered (salad with anchovies, Spanish tortilla, garlic shrimp, beet salad, mushrooms, calamari, and one more that I can't remember) were all delicious. We would definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Groups
    eav5445
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Although the restaurant is small and has a slightly crowded layout, to me this adds a little to the Georgetown charm. The back patio is a cute small space, and the food and sangria was very good. The menu works very well for groups to share.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ch22VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a very hard time getting any of the waitstaff to pay attention to us, which put a bit of a damper on the meal. And, despite the brunch menu that open table has on its website, Bodega no longer has its bottomless mimosa brunch. My omlette was good, but overall I do not feel the meal was quite worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Service
    cesarlr3
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    As always, the food was great and I had a good time. However, I will never grow tired of saying that service at the restaurant needs an urgent makeover. Folks there don't seem to enjoy their job and their negativity and lack of interest in what they do can become contagious. Customers deserve to be served by people with a more positive attitude. Please, do something about this.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Georgetown Vibe
    Clarker
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The restaurant is fun and inviting. There are a wide range of fun things to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic