La Bodega - Leawood
La Bodega - Leawood

La Bodega - Leawood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.labodegakc.com/
  • Phone: 9134288272
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Nate Deters
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For any catering needs please send email to info@labodegakc.com
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Duggan 9134288272
  • Entertainment: "La Bodega hosts live music on Fridays & Sundays in Leawood. Fridays feature Matt Shoaf for Happy Hour, playing a wide range of acoustic favorites from the 60s to current hits. Sunday evenings are intimate performances from Mistura Fina or Guitarras Ibéricas. Mistura Fina is a Brazilian ensemble playing jazz, bossa nova, samba, and more. Guitarras Ibéricas is an all-star duo of Beau Bledsoe & Jordan Shipley featuring over 10 different stringed instruments - a must see!"

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roe Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Bodega - Leawood
"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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
La Bodega - Leawood reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (67)fit for foodies (65)good for groups (41)special occasion (40)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (23)great for lunch (23)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (14)notable wine list (14)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Awesome food!
    Luv2dineandwine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food as always was wonderful! Service was great and the Spanish coffee was wonderful! Love this place for our special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Losing its charm
    bsmithtoday
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Over the years I been two both locations many times. Lately I find myself leaving unsatisfied- arrogant staff, slow service, sub-par food (seriously why is the paella so bad now?). It use to be fun to go in, drop a couple hundred dollars but now there are too many options that are better. Sorry La Bodega but you need to step up your game.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night
    ChrisW
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was fantastic, the sangria delicious, and the service was excellent - attentive but not at all intrusive - for a perfect date night dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sundays at La Bodega
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good wine choices and great tapas with exceptional guitarists performing music of Spain and Portugal make for very satisfying Sunday dining. Raphael and the waitstaff are always pleasant and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for outdoor dining
    Abundantlyyours
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Loved everything we got, except the Spanish omelet, which we returned because it was just tasteless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite place to meet friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    There is nothing better than an evening out with my friends and colleagues at LaBodega. The food, atmosphere, and service are wonderful. And half price bottle of wine night on Monday is a great deal....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Mike
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Good food selection and great service. Server helped with the selection of topics that could be shared by three people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, as always!
    iluvfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went to La Bodega with two of my girlfriends to celebrate the pending arrival of my baby. We enjoyed several tapas and great conversation. This place is always delicious and this visit was no exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DC13VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    As always La Bodega delivers delicious food. Never had a bad dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super!
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Only had assorted tapas.....excellent!!!!!! Good dinner for 4 people wanting to sample food & restaurant. First time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    TGW1VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    La Bodega was the perfect spot to meet with friends for a late lunch at their 2:00pm happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changed menu
    luveverythingFrench
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went to lunch here this past winter and loved the 3 tapas dishes we had. That was the reason I took my daughter there this week for lunch but was disappointed to find they had changed their menu. Only one item of the 3 remained on the menu and it was not as I remembered it. I had not tasted the other 2 items we ordered and found them to be unimpressive. It is difficult to rate the restaurant based on 2 visits because they were each very different - one great, the other not so great. Would I return? Probably not, given my most recent experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a great time and the food was great. The menu descriptions tempted us to keep trying the tapas which were all good. The short ribs were the biggest hit! Good wine list as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extrememly Disappointed
    Foodie09
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have now dined at La Bodega twice and I have to admit the second time around was extremely disappointing, I don't think we will ever go back. The service was so slow which would have been understandable except they were not very busy. It took 25 minutes for a waiter to even acknowledge we were sitting there. When ordering we asked the waiter if he had any suggestions and he said "Um, I don't know, what do you want?"- very unhelpful. They forgot one of our orders, and it took an unreasonably long amount of time for the other two orders to be brought out to our table as they were small appetizers. They tried to make up for forgetting 1 of our 3 orders by comping it, however they made no apologies for the poor service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    Chad
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food is always unique presentation with high quality ingredients.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing brunch!
    LouiseVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We love this restaurant for lunch and dinner but this was our first time for brunch and it was truly fabulous! Many unique menu items but I chose the House Favorite and my husband had the Benedict - we also shared pancakes - and every dish was perfect. This restaurant is a local treasure for very good reason.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food - Not great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was delicious and we enjoyed our server, but the price-to-portion-size ratio makes it a one time experience for me. For the price, I would prefer to go some place where we would leave full.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love happy hour!
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    They have wonderful refreshing pitchers of white sangria and delicious tapas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    this has become my favorite place for lunch. Turkey almond sandwich is superb.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid as always
    Rado
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    La Bodega continues to live up to an amazing reputation. Delicious tapas. Service was a little slow but the manager came flying out and comp'ed our most expensive plate at the time before anyone could even say anything. The Peras Sudo salad is gone though. Huge loss. The remaining salads are closer to entree size which sort of makes them unappealing from a size perspective. Still looked delicious though. On Sunday sit outside if you don't want to get your face melted off by the Spanish guitarist in there. They have his volume turned up to 11.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and Delicious!
    Clif
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had lunch at La Bodega a couple of weeks ago. The tapas of the day were wonderful. We are new to the area and I was anxious to bring my wife, so we had dinner here Saturday evening. We enjoyed salads and three tapas and everything was wonderful. It was very busy, but we experienced great service with nice chats with two managers on duty. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    emtzalex
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My sister and her fiance were in town, and we wanted to go somewhere near our parents house in Leawood where they were staying, but something that they as New Yorkers would enjoy. I've loved La Bodega's location on the Boulevard for years, and liked the one in Leawood the few times I've been. The sangria is easily the best in town, and the food was excellent as well. The judias verdes continue to be one of my favorite tapas, and the vegetarian paella was fabulous. Our server suggested thee tapas dishes a person, but for the three of us (including two of us with pretty good appetites) the paella and four tapas was definitely enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old friends
    BickymonVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had old friends in from out of town and needed to find a place to catch up over dinner. La Bodega was perfect, it was a little too hot outside so we sat in the bar area. Sharing tapas and a pitcher of white sangria with latin guitar in the background made for a perfect time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    katiez
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I really love La Bodega. I have never eaten anything there that I did not love and they have the best sangria in town. The atmosphere is lovely and the wait staff do an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent tapas. Great service.
    SER1VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Lovely evening at La Bodega. All plates were tasty. Very friendly and professional service. Even dessert was a delightful plate. Definitely recommend La Bodega.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Impeccable service and friendly atmosphere. Enjoyed the special attention. Outside areas are great, too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    jlouise86
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was great, service was very good and the overall night was very enjoyable. Just outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    iluvtapas
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! A definite winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $10 Tapa Lunch
    FoodTechVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great Tapa del Dia, We had the Green Beans w Potatoes, A meatball in sauce, Spanish Omelet, and Peppers. Favorite was the Peppers, not too spicy. We sat outside in the shade, our waitress was very attentive, kept refilling our water glasses. Explained why the Yellow Fin Tuna was so expensive for lunch $17. Good Sangria, not too big for a lunch. Happy Hour here is awesome, ad more crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parprod
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This was our first time to La Bodega. We really had no idea of what kind of foods were available. Our waiter was extremely helpful in explaining everything. Everything we had was simply delicious! Very enjoyable dining out experience! We loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be prepared for a long meal
    CrabbyRN
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Unfortunately our children's meals came out separately from adults . We received a wonderful salmon cold tapa. When we were finished, the children were served. We had been there an hour before the entrees were served and the kids were finished eating and very restless by then. We sat outside and fought the sun as it started to set. We were never notified why there was such a long wait and considering it was Father's Day, business was very slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night
    LouiseVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We visit La Bodega often and enjoy wonderful tapas outside on one of their great patios, but Friday night was a very different experience. The food was not up to par, and the service was really bad. In fact, we heard several of the diners around us complaining. We did let the restaurant know that we were disappointed and I'm sure we will give them another try soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brunch
    ConcertVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We really enjoyed our brunch on Sunday. Brunch with a Spanish twist. We will go back. Service was very good too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food is always excellent- great Sangria! Fun atmosphere- great service- always one of my favorite KC spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for groups, not so for dates
    Food1234
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was good (we had the tapas) and the environment is nice. However, I would not recommend this establishment for a date night since the tables are almost on top of each other inside the restaurant. You will find your conversations mixing in with those next to you. The outdoor seating was more spacious and would be great for a group (i.e., 4 or more).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DDG17
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food and service were good but you couldn't hear the person across the table from you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 69 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 445 reviews are from the La Bodega - Leawood reviews archive.
  • A departure from normal
    TapasTom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    One of my spouse's favoriate restaurants was selected for a Mother's Day evening meal. We had, what I hope, was an uncharacteristic dining experience. The food, as always, was excellent. However, the service was the worst I have ever experienced. Once seated, it required 20 min before a glass of wine made it to our table. When asked about their delicious bread, the waitstaff person said it was in the oven, and we didn't receive the bread until 40 min into our dining experience. Meanwhile, the waitstaff person assigned to us was running around bringing unrivalled service to other diners. This was such a drastic departure in service from my previous dining experiences at LaBodega. Maybe this was just an off night for LaBodega.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great brunch
    JandTVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    ordered Moroccan egg dish and the pork dish with eggs(house favorite). We almost had to lick our plates. Also great ambiance on the patio and wonderful service didn't hurt either . Definitely will be coming back on Sunday mornings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed Opportunity
    Jimmy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Too many service breakdowns doomed a favorable review for a Mother's day morning. Cappuccino machine was not working properly so there was a long wait. Waitress had to bring regular coffees in the meantime just to hold us over. At the start, they gave the entrees to the wrong people. A bacon order with an entree was mostly forgotten until the very end. While food was well prepared and flavorful, the portions were small. The best parts were eating outside on the terrace and Mom liking the food despite the service mishaps.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good choice
    s3hoch
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Took my wife here for Mother's Day and it did not disappoint. Tapas give you a chance to stretch your tastes a little and it's a social experience. Rather than just ordering "your" food, you talk about each dish. The pancetta wrapped dates are fantastic as always but for some reason they took a long time to get to our table, even though we ordered them first. Normally I would associate this with a busy night but it didn't seem overly busy. Most seats at the bar were open and multiple open tables inside and out. By the time it did get to our table, the pancetta had separated from the date on two of them, and despite my best efforts, I couldn't get it back together. Great service, but the drinks are seriously expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.