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Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge
Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bodegadc.com
  • Email: info@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 (202) 333-4733

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Diner Reviews
  • "Bad service: 1) not attentive waiters, 2) making a simple cocktail took 10 min+ Monday night when there were not a lot of people, 3) I ordered one dish for me and one dish for my friend -- they brought them and put in the center of the table together -- not one dish to me and another one to my friend -- so we thought that was some extra to share (like bread). We were eating that sharing between us and waiting for the "main" dishes -- but those were right the dishes we ordered, so we were confused"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The taps here was outstanding. The dates wrapped in bacon, garlic shrimp and sauteed mushroom and beet and goat cheese salad are divine. Don't order the calamari. They are skinny and not soft. The cava is a bit tart. Overall a great Spanish Tapas restaurant in the heart of Georgetown."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It was my fourth time there and always have be good experience. Very good food and energy. It was my first time sitting in the back area, which seem newer than the front. It was nice because there is also another bar back there. My only negative comment is that I felt rushed by the server."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I choose this restaurant for a birthday celebration, I loved the Paella, we had chicken & prawn excellent. We arrived at the restaurant early and they were very accommodating they took us right away no wait. The sangria was also a hit. Lovely cozy restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Yummy food in a cozy atmosphere! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I went with three other friends to Bodega in March. We each ordered 3 tapas. At first the food came out timely and then our experience quickly fell through. I asked our waiter several times where our last two tapas dishes were and he simply said this is tapas restaurant so food comes out sporadically. I told him I've been to tapas places before and it never takes this long for the final dishes. The last two plates finally come out, at least 30 min later, and the waiter said it was a kitchen issue. I am 99.9% positive the waiter forgot to put in our order at all. While Bodega did comp us the last two dishes, I would not recommend going back to this place anytime soon."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I was excited when we got to Bodega- it's very cute and the food looked good. The tapas however were really just "ok". The mussels were fishy and the tuna on the salad also wasn't good. The croquettes were quite good and everything else was really marginal. The sangria also needed work - the red was dry and without much flavor and the special sangria tasted bad because I think they over-marinated the fruit in it.. The place is hot and in a great location so they should work on improving the food because it has a lot of potential."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Blues Alley reviews said eat elsehwere. I found Bodega, a reasonably-priced tapas restaurant nearby with good reviews. It didn't disappoint. The service was quick (mind you, we ate at 5:30pm on a Saturday), the food came out quickly, and the portions were MUCH larger than one would expect at those prices in fancy G'town. The food was very tasty. For our first round of drinks we tried a couple of their signature $10 cocktails. Both were good but they were rather small and mostly ice. We opted for wine and beer thereafter. REALLY cool decor and fun vibe. It was early so there was a mix of couples, small groups, and families with children in there. I bet it gets pretty festive in there later in the evening. I say go and enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food! The service! The sangria! Ole! We spent a wonderful, long and leisurely afternoon at Bodega. What a great way to wait out the rian in Georgetown. Jonathan could not have been any more attentive or kind. The food was delicious. We enjoyed each and every dish and could not pick a favoirte. Having spent many months in Spain, Bodega was very authentically Spanish and delicious!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is the second time I've had bad service at Bodega. You should expect to wait at least 15-20 minutes to get anything you ask for (a glass of wine, the check, etc), and it takes just as long to get the server's attention. The food is great and its so fun ordering different tapas plates. The ambiance is also aesthetically pleasing and fun. But, I probably won't come here again until I forget how much the service annoyed me."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A new spot for me in Georgetown, friendly wait staff, great menu choices"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "First time at Bodega. We were seated quickly however took a good while for the waiter to show up. Water and bread arrived first, took a good 10 plus mins to place the drinks order. The food though came in quickly. A manager served the wine, but didn't say a word or ask how we are doing. We were seated in the front of the restaurant, the aisles are pretty narrow, my chair was bumped on a regular basis, very annoying when you are trying to drink. Doubtful if I am going back,."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Looking for a good place to meet for a "healthy" dinner, I found Bodega! With their tapas and a significant number of seafood dishes in including a good selection of pyallas, it seemed a good choice. I was not only correct but Bodega will be a frequent go to option on my list now. They have excellent sangria, the longest list of tapas I have seen and a wonderfully decorated restaurant. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly and took good care of us the entire evening. My guests, whom are sometimes hard to please, were singing praises and asking how I found out about Bodega!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We tried as many hot small plates as we could stuff in and regretted we couldn't try more: seafood of different kinds all were cooked to just the right pint with broths and sauces fragrant with herbs and saffron - some with a bite that did not hide the subtle tastes. We'll be back. The seating, however is cramped and challenges a creaky back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "La Bodega offers a great selection of tapas in their trendy Georgetown location. We had the pan con tomate y jamón Serrano, croquetas de pollo (chicken croquettes), patatas bravas, chorizo, and crispy chicken with manchego cheese. All the tapas were decent, but we were not blown away. Although, Their sangria was very good. The restaurant is nicely decorated, but it's pretty dark. Some patrons were reading their menu with their iPhone flashlight. It's also pretty close quarters among the tables, and when you're surrounded by occupied tables, the noise level goes up significantly. All ok all, it was a nice dinner, but we'll certainly try what else is out there tapas-wise."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everytime I visit DC is one of the places I always Visit!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My friend recommended this restaurant to me last year when I was travelling in the US from Australia. Me and my friends enjoyed it so much that we went back the next night. 12 months later, I came back and made a special trip to Washington just to dine at Bodega. The food is absolutely amazing with a such a great range of quality tapas and some great drink options as well. I would highly recommend the restaurant to anybody looking for a good meal."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Had the New Year's Eve special menu. Three tapas, paella, desert and a glass of cava. Other than the latter, all were excellent. Service was also top-notch. A loud group seated behind us however, did make our dining experience a little less than it could have been. On the other hand, I highly recommend Bodega to those who enjoy Spanish cuisine."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My wife and I were in the area and looking for a good date night spot. This place really fit what we were looking for. The food was excellent and atmosphere well suited for date night. Next time we are back in DC we will swing into Bodega."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Favorite items: Cava sangria, paella, chicken croquettes and bacon wrapped dates! It's nice, quiet and warm in the back. Can't wait to return and try more items!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "A quaint restaurant with a nice ambiance, authentic good food, but not exceptional. Slow but friendly service."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Most of the tapas dishes were outstanding, while there were a few that were average. Tapas dishes by definition are small, so if you are selecting from the tapas menu you will want to make sure to select enough items to make a meal."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We LOVE Bodega's food - would try almost anything on the menu and know that we would be so happy. The drinks are great too (try the red sangria and hibiscus margarita). However, the service is awful and we had to ask multiple times for new drinks, the olive oil that comes with the starter bread that everyone had but us, the check, and even to come pick up the check. Would recommend for the food, but expect a long dinner with the service so slow as it is."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Our first dining experience at this restaurant. We were 35 min late for our reservation, due to a prior engagement and bad weather. The staff was gracious in holding our reservation, when we called to let them know we would be late. My husband and I love tapas, and it was a first tapas experience for our dining companions. We were all very pleased with our selections. As noted by other reviewers, their sangria is very good. Some favorites dishes include Dátiles Con Tocino (fried dates wrapped in bacon) and Gambas Al Ajillo (shrimp sautéed in garlic). Save room for the Flourless Chocolate Cake. Quiet, intimate atmosphere allowed for pleasant socializing over our meal."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Good for a date night out. Nice ambience and great food. Relaxing and fun vibe."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I came on a date from a recommendation from a co-worker and I'm SO glad i listened! Food was fantastic - the short rib stuffed piquillo peppers were out of this world. Juicy, tender, perfectly seasoned and the pepper cut just the right amount into the richness of the meat."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We booked a table but still had to wait before being seated in the back of the restaurant. At least we weren't put in the semi-outside area on a freezing evening. Sitting on an ottoman rather than a chair is also not so comfortable. So I suggest focusing on the food, which we thought was excellent. In particular, the chicken and prawn paella and the pulpo. Go there on a quiet midweek evening and enjoy the food. I may go back and try different tapas as the tapas menu is quite extensive."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Large variety, good portions. Went there for the squid ink calamari risotto. Was not disappointed. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "The food was great. We had a reservation, and I was glad because it was really busy. We were seated right away. The waiters were fairly attentive, although we had to flag them down once or twice later in the meal. Everything we tried was delicious-seared tuna, grilled peppers, and sausage. Our favorite by far was the bacon-wrapped dates-delicious! I'm not sure it would be a good restaurant for groups or small kids (it was fairly loud and crowded) but we had a great experience."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Bodega is great for small to medium sized groups. The food and sangria are absolutely delicious and will not disappoint sophisticated palettes. We had a group of ten - both families of 5. Even though there is not a children's menu, our kids loved the cool atmosphere and managed to find food they would eat (steak and meatballs). The only downside is that the service was slow. This was a great experience and we would go back. We especially love Bodega when out of town friends are visiting DC."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Bodega is one of a few good tapas restaurants in DC that I rotate between, and I've been here 4-5 times. The ambiance is cozy but nice and the food is good. I'm also a sangria fan and theirs doesn't disappoint. Also I find the prices to be relatively reasonable. We usually spend 80-90 (for 2 people) including a couple drinks, tax, and tip."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Most of our 12 choices (3 people) were quiet good; we'll prepared and flavorful. They have a nice selection of Spanish wines both by the glass and the bottle with a fair number of decent bottles <$50. The noise level is rather energetic so expect to raise your voice for conversation."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Everything from the food to the atmosphere is exciting at Bodega. The sultry red and black walls and scarlet chandeliers set the mood for a night out with friends or a romantic meal for two. The sangria alone would keep you coming back--both the red and the cava are delicious. If you're a fan of meat, than the fried chicken croquettes and steak a la plancha are all worth a try, while the fried potatoes and bacon wrapped dates are great options as well. The food comes out quickly too, so it is nice to have the option to set your own pace and order more dishes as the meal progresses. Overall, Bodega is a great choice for a wide range of diners looking for a delicious meal for a reasonable price in the heart of Georgetown."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "My husband is from Roses, Spain -1 hour north of Barcelona and this place is the closest place I have ever been where the food is authentic!! Service was AMAZING! Wine, food and co workers made for a great night! Only thing missing was the real Spaniard at home..,In Texas.! ThanksAgain! I will be back"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Food is interesting. Sauteed Spinach was best thing on menu. Nothing bad but nothing outstanding. Service was poor, no knowledge of wine, didn't get water refilled."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Bodega offers a vibrant restaurant experience. Engaging decor, outstanding Spanish tapas, and full-bodied Spanish white wine. Come back often--the shrimp sautéed in garlic, piri-piri pepper & olive oil (Gambas al Ajillo), beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts (Ensaladilla Remolacha con Queso de Cabra), and fried potatoes and spicy all-i-oli (Patatas Bravas) are phenomenal."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Great Tapas restaurant with true Spanish flair. Prompt delivery of food. Great presentation ! Serving spoons would be a great addition for sharing dishes!"
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "Great tapas spot in Georgetown! Sangria is great. Restaurant week is a steal! Go here with a group so you can try a bunch of dishes!"
    Dined on 8/21/2013