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Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

4.4
4.4
1394 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 333-4733

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeronimo Romero

  • Private party facilities

    Our elegant "Matador Lounge" and bar, along with the Veranda patio are available for groups of up to 120. The room is equipped with a separate sound system from the main dining room and has a full bar as well.

  • Private party contact

    Samir Benkirane: (844) 211-6523

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Cross street

    31st Street

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Spanish

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really loved this restaurant! The food was fantastic and varied - a little something for everyone. The service was great and the atmosphere was fun. Perfect place to hang with friends over a top-notch meal.
  2. FQ

    FoodieQ

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, wine list is excellent and contains some value gems, especially if you pick a Spanish wine. We like Marceres de Caqueres. Lamb is super tasty and worth a try. Never make it to dessert as we fill up on tapas!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great tapas and cocktails. Service was good. We’ll definitely be back. I recommend this place.
  4. Z

    Zorro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Tapas lukewarm and unimaginative. Ive been to tens of tapas spots, this was worst. Got zero water refills in 1 hr meal. Workers BSing amongst themselves next to clients. Never again.
  5. PZ

    PedroZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Octopus was not good Gambas al ajillo good but there was no bread
  6. C

    Cgirl

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Friendly staff
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nebil was fantastic!!!
  8. H

    Hydropathe

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I've been to Bodega a few times before, but enjoyed our experience less this time. Our Ethiopian waitress was wonderful, but all the tapas arrived at once (except for the paella) and our table was far too small to accommodate it all. I had, in fact, asked for the cold tapas to come out first, but the kitchen just sent it out all together. The tomato bread with Jamón was quite good, the garlic shrimp really didn't have the garlicky hit it normally has, the peppers stuffed with short ribs were fine but the peppers didn't really have much of a flavor, and the paella didn't have any crispy, caramelized rice on the edges (mandatory in a good paella!), nor did it have a depth of flavor that I was expecting. It was all just a little underwhelming, apart from the service of our terrific waitress.
  9. DC

    DCfoodie

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food and ambience. Our favorite place in DC
  10. DJ

    DavidJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bodega has excellent tapas and a refreshing sangria that pair for a delicious and quick lunch in the heart of Georgetown. We enjoyed classic Catalonian tomato bread with serrano ham, tasty lamb chops with whipped potatoes, cuttlefish grilled in oil, and yummy mini chorizo sausages. All washed down with the sangria, with a touch of nutmeg adding sweetness, it was a memorable lunch. And quite affordable.
  11. GA

    GabrielaA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, manager on duty remembered us from last time and said hi. We will be back soon!
  12. S

    Satisfied

    Raleigh

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was our first time here; we’d be happy to return.
  13. JW

    JohnW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate outdoors next to busy, noisy M St. on a nice Saturday night. This is a Tapas place and we ordered four tapas plus Gaspacho for each of us. This was more than enough food, for only $84. Actually, we took home 80% of the largest tapa. My wife had a glass of wine and I had a beer. They were a little slow clearing the table, but not bad. We would go there again, but might eat inside next time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food was a little bland but it was an over all good experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family did a progressive dinner at 4 different resraurants - drinks, apps, dinner, then dessert. BODEGA was our apps restaurant. It was AWESOME! we loved the food and atmosphere of the place.
  16. LV

    LoveVeganFood

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall good food and good service. We had olives, pan con tomate, pear/walnut salad, patatas bravas, garlic shrimp, croquetas, and flan for dessert.
  17. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great August Summer meal in Georgetown. We sat outdoors (sidewalk) as the inside was crowded and very warm. Food was great, wait staff was friendly.
  18. M

    Maggy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Cool atmosphere but food underseasoned and underwhelming
  19. CW

    CarrieW

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bodega is always delicious and fast! Highly recommend!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and sangria! We live in Georgetown and have walked by Bodega numerous times and finally tried it out and thank god we did as it’s fantastic!
  21. P

    Pablo

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Rated down in the service category because it seemed as though two of our dishes were fired by the kitchen. We never received them until we pointed this out, and it appeared that all the staff thought the other had delivered them. Despite this, we had a very enjoyable meal. The food was delicious. We love to eat tapas and thought these were some of the best. Will certainly return.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken and shrimp paella was Delicious. I especially enjoyed the cocktails!
  23. C

    Cassandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!! Everything tasted amazing!
  24. DS

    DavidS

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Incredible food. So-so service. Every dish was superb. Our server was very friendly but inattentive. Also, every dish we ordered came out at once and filled up our table, which lessened the overall experience. It is worth the time and money, though. Just come in with a patient attitude.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great spot for dates. Delicious food and great service
  26. KB

    KevinB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    They charge roughly the same prices as Jaleo, but the food is not nearly as good. It’s serviceable food but not great, and overpriced for what it is.
  27. KR

    KimmyR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ordered calamari, mussels and potatas bravas. Calamari was very chewy, mussels tasted funny and patatas weren’t crispy at all. Highlight was sangria and back patio seating.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was excellent. The service was good. The restaurant forgot to read the special instructions so my dessert came without the special note “happy anniversary”.
  29. RD

    RajivD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was good, however the service could have better. The complimentary bread arrived late with the main course. It took quite a long while to get the check at the end of the meal.
  30. V

    Veroca

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Good food but bas service
  31. T

    Tokenfire

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had traveled to DC together fora national meeting
  32. K

    Kgp43

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time eating here. Was very pleased to see that they lived up to their reviews. Food was delicious, especially the seafood. Easily accommodated a group of 8. Food that both the adults and kids enjoyed. Sangria was delicious
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars. Bodega has amazing tapas, great sangria. The only thing missing is the brunch. It was a great experience when they had it and of course the churros is a must needed. I hope they can being back soon the brunch.
  34. SS

    ShaneS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Tapas and sharing. Authentic Bodega atmosphere
  35. B

    Barb

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. My 13 year old grandson inhaled the lamb pops. The waiter was great and made great recommendations and made sure we tried BOTH sangrias. White was very refreshing. Very nice place
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Some excellent tapas line the bacon wrapped dates, the chorizo and the patatas bravas and some less than average like the tuna which was tasteless. The chicken and chorizo paella was great while the seafood paella mediocre. Good flan chocolate torte for dessert. Sangria poor.
  37. IW

    IrynaWIP

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, it was great to be back. Service,food, attention to details were outstanding. We will be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tapas and the paella was incredible. Top it off with exceptional service. Will dine here again without a doubt.
  39. f

    freedomfan

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Outside dining in Georgetown is a noisy affair - particularly given that this restaurant's tables are right on M Street. Service was slow but pleasant. The food was just ok. Some was good (the potatoes, the grilled mushrooms) and some was really bad (the chicken skewers). The outside tables were set up in such a way that we had the sun on us the entire time. This was unpleasant. Better situated umbrellas would have helped.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in Georgetown for the day and stumbled across this place after parking our car. Booked on open table and saw the great reviews. The tapas and hibiscus margaritas were delicious. The ambiance was We can't wait to go back the next time we are in the DC area.

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You can order delivery directly from Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge using the Order Online button. Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-4733.

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 1394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

3116 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    31st Street

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeronimo Romero

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 333-4733

  • Private party facilities

    Our elegant "Matador Lounge" and bar, along with the Veranda patio are available for groups of up to 120. The room is equipped with a separate sound system from the main dining room and has a full bar as well.

  • Private party contact

    Samir Benkirane: (844) 211-6523

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