Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge
Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bodegadc.com/
  • Phone: 2023334733
  • 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
81 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)good for groups (28)romantic (23)neighborhood gem (20)late-night find (19)great for outdoor dining (18)special occasion (17)hot spot (16)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • very good. we look forward
    MrsLuvWine
    Dined on 1/17/2009
    very good. we look forward to going back and trying out the lounge. nice wine list. fast service.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good, however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/2/2009
    The food was very good, however the Sangria was just "OK". I have been to many Spanish Tapas restaurants in different cities, and this sangria was sub par at best. Also we ordered a Strawberry Mojito, and it was way below average. We should have sent it back but my fiance did not want to make a fuss. I would rate the ambiance and food well above average but the cocktails and sangria below average, this was the most disappointing part. Lastly when we arrived the hostess was more interested in assisting a party of two that did not have a reservation and she totally ignored us. Luckily a gentleman saw that we are waiting and he finally seated us, although we waited a good five minutes before anyone greeted us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years was not the first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    New Years was not the first night I have been to Bodega. It it an amazing little tapas bar, well not little. It has a small cozy feel but it actually quite large. It's right on M street, the place to be in Georgetown. I would strongly recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fantastic place to go in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/26/2008
    A fantastic place to go in Georgetown -- the Spanish decor is as great is the food. The paella was a touch on the salty side, but the tapas were delicious (especially the shrimp in garlic & olive oil, and the seared tuna).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As others have noted, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/20/2008
    As others have noted, the hostess can be a bit snooty, but other than that the service was very good. Food is pretty good. Stay clear of the chicken croquettes and make sure the tuna is at least somewhat cooked. Good food and good ambience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hit and miss tapas, few very
    great
    Dined on 12/19/2008
    hit and miss tapas, few very good ones but nothing outstanding and some, like "insalada russa", plain not good. paella was heavy on salt and fat but mediocre otherwise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great. The paellas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2008
    The food was great. The paellas are the best in town and are not as expensive as other Spanish restaurants. The same with the sangria. Pitcher goes a long way and not at all expensive. I plan to come back for more. The decor of the place is great. However, the service at the beginning was not the best. They took a while to come by and take our order. But when the order came in, we were so satisfied that we did not complain anymore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was perfect for our party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/18/2008
    This was perfect for our party of 10 - we asked the waiter to pick tapas for us and everything was fabulous. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and the service was
    DancerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2008
    The food and the service was very good. Pretty decor also.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a wonderful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2008
    This is a wonderful experience. The service is friendly. The food is sensuous. The ambience is sexy. Bring a date!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmosphere. Fair selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2008
    Fun atmosphere. Fair selection of tapas. Hot tapas selection better than cold.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Does not hold up with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/28/2008
    Does not hold up with the other tappa spots in town. The portions are small. The shrimp and scallop dish had a half of each, half a scallop and half a shrimp. The happy hour prices for the sangria applied only to the bar, which is where we were seated. Twice they came out with dishes we did not order.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After having lived in Spain,
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2008
    After having lived in Spain, it's natural to have high expectations for Spanish food. The Bodega did a good, but not great job, in its tapas. The calamari and shrimp in garlic were the best of the group; the meatballs were okay, but not notable; the spinach good, but drenched in too much liquid. The biggest disappointment was in the "ensaladilla rusa" which both lacked flavor and featured potatoes that weren't completely cooked through. The portions, however, were fair, so that four tapas were enough for two people; five, almost too much. The service was excellent, as our waiter was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. The atmosphere was a breath of fresh air for M street in Georgetown. Here's hoping that the quality will improve.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent; however,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/23/2008
    The food was excellent; however, I wish that menu had more options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Three of us went last Sunday
    Sotay
    Dined on 8/24/2008
    Three of us went last Sunday for brunch. We were given a quick tour of this new restaurant by the server who was a really friendly guy with a nice manner.We liked the decor very much - particularly the back bar - kind of a very modern south western/Spanish. In my experience this is very unusual theme for DC. The food (Tapas) was very good value for money and all tasted fresh. Tapas are all the rage these days and i think that this restaurant will do well. Great location too. The music played over the PA is worth mentioning too - good stuff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bodega has great decor and
    DCfoodie1222VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2008
    Bodega has great decor and feels very Spanish however... We sampled about 6 different tapas and all were poor quality. The calamari was dry and rubbery. The grilled octopus tasted like charred grill. The mussels tasted as if they had been prepared earlier in the day and just heated up. Actually all of the tapas had that feel. The beef was overcooked and tough. The wines by the glass selection was poor. You would expect with so many good, affordable Spanish wines that they would have a better selection but one of their highlights was a wine you can find at Rodman's for under $10. If you want good tapas, stick with Jaleo's.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The combination of savory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2008
    The combination of savory Spanish dishes, a festive yet cozy ambiance and very reasonable prices makes this Georgetown restaurant an unbeatable destination for a group or romantic meal. From the olives and manchego cheese to the serrano ham, from the Spanish tortilla to the garlic shrimp, the tapas offerings were varied but not overly exotic. The paella was very acceptable, tasting of both the saffron and the chorizo. The crema caramel was passable, lacking a richer pudding taste. I would recommend this restaurant to any an all seeking a pleasant adventure and good food in a Spanish tapas bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was great! Authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2008
    This place was great! Authentic Spanish Tapas. We loved it. The Sangria was the best i've had since I was in Spain. Great place for a girls night out!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Both the tapas and paella
    sabraspeople
    Dined on 8/6/2008
    Both the tapas and paella were very good. We ordered the garlic shrimp, scallops and patatas bravas and they were great. The patatas bravas were a little spicier than I've had, but tasty. The paella was one of the best that I've tasted. We ordered the chicken/chorizo and added shrimp to it for an extra charge (the waitress told us that it would be $5.00 extra, but it ended up being $7.00 extra, which isn't a big deal). The only issue that we had was that we were initially overcharged for the paella. When we brought it to the manager's attention, he immediately corected it, though. We would definitely go back to try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All the tapas were great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    All the tapas were great. The Paellas was not that good. The atmosphere was fantastic. I got alot of compliments from friends for choosing this restaurant. Large groups won't be able to have a conversation - you'll only be able to hear the couple of people next to you. But with the sangrias and great food - great place to have a fun evening.
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  • paella was salty. waiter was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    paella was salty. waiter was very attentive despite busy night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. Decor was really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    Food was good. Decor was really inviting and warm. I realize tapas are supposed to be smaller portions but I felt Bodega's were comparably smaller than other tapas bars in the DC area. Just a suggestion. I felt $8 or $9 was a lot for some of the tapas we ordered.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WE love Bodega. it hasn't
    JacqueVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    WE love Bodega. it hasn't been open long and is quickly becoming one of our weekly favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic