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La Bodega - Kansas City
La Bodega - Kansas City

La Bodega - Kansas City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.labodegakc.com
  • Phone: (816) 472-8272
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: English Reinshaw
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: La Bodega offers both private & semi-private space.
  • Private Party Contact: Brooke Silvey (816) 472-8272

Getting there

  • Cross Street: summit and I-35
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Bodega - Kansas City
"Tapas" - In the beginning. Tapas is a daily event in the life of the Spanish culture. Mainly a Northern Spain, Basque regional tradition, it has grown to signify a way of eating and socializing. It is said that tapas originated centuries ago. In Spanish, the word tapa or the verb tapar means "to cover." Tapas represents the Spanish custom of placing a piece of bread over the glass of wine. It is a custom that dates back past the 1500's. Traditionally, the exact food served is less important than the social occasion. Tapas is a way of life. It signifies leisure, camaraderie and good humor. In Spain, Tapas are almost always accompanied by wine. They are not so much about talking as they are about eating and drinking. The wine is the medium that holds the conversation with friends and the food together. You make time to enjoy the moment in an unhurried way. The threefold purpose of snacking on tapas is to dull any hunger pangs that have built up since the previous intake of comestibles.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My friend and I came from Wichita in search of a wonderful meal. We found that plus wonderful service at La Bodega! It was an amazing dining experience and the food and service was divine!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Nice, relaxing evening where we did not feel rushed to leave."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The KC location had become one of our favorites in town. The food is outstanding but the service seems to be getting worse each time we go. Servers who are lacking a personality, slow at service, serving half glasses of beer, no refills on other beverages, forgetting the basics, didn't know specials, etc. etc. will eventually close this gem."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great Paella valenciana. Friendly service . Wednesday nights are great for paella lovers."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great service, thoroughly enjoyable dinner. We had the chance to chat with the manager, who was very engaged in the restaurant and appreciative of the great work his staff was doing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Greta food great atmosphere great service.....it is a good place for a girl's night!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We stopped by La Bodega a few weeks ago and after an excellent experience decided to book again for Father's Day. The staff is always friendly and the food is great. We love the Tapas menu and tasting multiple foods. Both times we've taken ordered take-out so that we had more of the great food for the next day at home. I highly recommend La Bodega but understand from other guests that it's sometimes best to make a reservation on the weekend. We had no problem booking through Open Table and loved the great experience. We will definitely return and have told many friends about the atmosphere and food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Eating a meal is considered an event here. I've been before and loved it. The food is always good. They stretch out your food over 2 hours, which I knew from past experiences. HOwever, this visit was not as pleasant as past. Our waiter didn't refill our waters often enough. We couldn't find him wen we needed things. One friend asked for her bill and didn't receive it for 45 minutes, she had to be somewhere else and needed to head out. We ordered dessert and mentioned we were there for a birthday. AFter 45 minutes, we inquired where the dessert was and our waiters reply was, "oh you didn't receive it yet?" Shouldn't he have known this? Paying took forever, he had our debit and credit cards for 20 minutes."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Happy Hour all the way! We enjoy La Bodega and are very pleased they are on open table now! Mushrooms area favorite along with the goat cheese. Also the chocolate torte is phenomenal. Service can be spotty, but not horrible by any means. Would definitely recommend! Don't be in a hurry, tapas is fun order one or two things while you chat with friends and then order a couple more. It should be a two hour adventure!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. Never even offered a second glass of wine and don't if they serve dessert."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Made reservations for 7 and still had to wait which is understandable. Seated and not one person stopped at our table. Sat for 17 minutes and still no one. We made eye contact with four different servers still nothing. Got up and left. Disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We used to dine at LaBodega quite often; lunch, happy hour and dinner. For some reason we hadn't been there for quite a while...over one year. We usually share tapas, both hot and cold when we have dinner there and this time followed the norm. My wife and I shared three tapas; the bruschetta with thinly sliced ham and tomato sauce, the shrimp with pepper flakes and a crepe with goat cheese. And I had a cup of the bean soup with sausage and chicken. Everything was very tasty. I would say the only negatives were that the martinis could have been colder and the service personnel could have smiled a bit more and there was often confusion on which tables the food went to. This was a surprise because normally the wait staff is excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Another great time at La Bodega. I've been many times and it never disappoints. Was glad to spend a fun Saturday evening with friends over some tapas and sangria!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "La Bodega offers a great happy hour. A group of us from work often go and order every 1/2 price item on the menu. A lot of variety for a very reasonable price. The service is always top notch and the atmosphere is fun. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was wonderful as always and the sangria was delicious! It did take a long time for our server to come back and see if we would have liked to order more, which was a first for me. Other than the long wait between tapas everything was awesome"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place never fails. Only two complaints: the host shouldn't be rude when asked to switch tables due to chilly conditions and the server was ok but lacked a personality. The food was outstanding as usual."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had been to La Bodega before, and based on a great experience, I recommended it for tapas with friends. We came at 5:30 on a Saturday and were very pleased to find out that happy hour happened on weekends too--this meant that many of the tapas (and the sangria) were half off! The food was great, as expected, and the price was definitely right. I will be back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "La Bodega is a vibrant and trendy restaurant perfect for an evening out with friends. The service is excellent and the variety of tapas on the menu ensures everyone will be satisfied. La Bodega has the best sangria in town and their desserts are a perfect finish for the meal. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is wonderful--had several small plates and enjoyed 2 glasses of the red sangria, yum. Great service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had a nice time. We had late reservations and were able to sit outside on a beautiful night. The food was wonderful, as always and we tried some new things. Service was fair. Our waiter didn't have much of a personality and we were served the wrong thing a couple of times. Overall a consistently quality restaurant when it comes to food- although the service on 119th seems to be at a different level. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere. Had to ask twice for water and tea refills, and you need to understand the menu. Our waitress explained it well, but I'd order something else next time! College student and older adults in small group enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great tapas. Everybody can order multiple to try them all!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food here is awesome and so is the service, a great place for a dniner with friends"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Amazing as always!!!! What a wonderful place to spend Mother's Day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been patrons of La Bodega since it opened! It is one of my mom's favorite places to eat! I have NEVER been disappointed! Thanks again for making Mother's Day memorable! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "yes my favor is always taste the food was great and everyone made me and son felt very special by severing my Dinner with smile everything was fresh hot."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I lived in KC for 6 years and La Bodega was a fast favorite. When I was in town for only one night, I knew I wanted to visit La Bodega for delicious tapas and sangria. The service was great and the food was delicious. Noise was VERY loud on this particular night (we were also seated under the speaker that hangs from the center of the room)-turning down the music would have helped us hear one another without yelling. I don't recall having that issue during any of my (many) past visits at either location. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very vibrant and exciting. We sat outdoors on the East end of the building deck. The noise level was a bit extreme from traffic, but still tolerable. The food was very good and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Our experience at La Bodega was a great one. The manager was very friendly, congratulated us on our 6 year anniversary and even gave us a free dessert. We will definitely be back with a group of friends. The food is always amazing. Also love the fact they have happy hour prices offered 7 days a week! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Had a variety of tapas split between two people. Really tasty and an all around great experience."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Arrived for a 6PM reservation, but didn't get seated until 40 minutes later. Service was slow and unfriendly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The Broxteta tapa and the tenderloin steak with blue cheese remain my "go to" favorites but everything was very good!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Delicious tapas with sauces that make your senses sing! Zach & all servers are excellent."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Had a 7:30 reservation and waited until 8:15 to be seated. Why make the reservation at all?"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We pass by this place on our way to the KC symphony and decided to stop for a light snack instead of dinner. We ordered two tapas which were excellent! This was also a great start to our evening since the symphony was featuring classical Spanish guitar and a guest conductor from Mexico."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Born and raised in Kansas City, yet never made it in to this gem until after we moved away to the West Coast. During a trip back to KCMO, stayed downtown for some eats and a couple of glasses of wine. Decent selection of wines, fun list of Sangria options and other mixed drinks, plus there were dozens of great tapas we wanted to try. Sadly, our table - and appetites - were only big enough for a few during this trip, but there were many others we hope to try soon. Give this place a visit."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Dinner was beyond as usual. Our server was great. * I would recommend the original location and not the Leawood location though. :)"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "After spending time in Spain, it is great to recall the food of that wonderful country. They do a better job with tapas and paella than our experience anywhere else."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Very good food and great service. . Would recommend to all my friends .."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food, environment, and scene was great! The sangria was awesome along with their tapas. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014