Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

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$30 and under
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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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EM
Poconos
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite tapas place in DC. The food is fantastic, the service is friendly, and if you do the Saturday or Sunday all-you-can-eat brunch, the price is ridiculously cheap. We come here nearly every time we're in DC, and already I can't wait to come back!

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service impeccable. The server made suggestions per our request, and we went with his suggestions. They were all right on target.

AG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Dear Bodega Managment
The night of 10/14/19 i made a reservation for 3 people at 7:30 under my name Anita Gjikolli through open table. Upon arriving at the location we were seated at the back dinning room with noone else but us in the whole room, giving us the impression that making a reservation at your restaurant doesnt mean anything. We were a little disappointed but we didnt make a deal about it since we were there about the food more than the ambiance but thats the first red flag, after that we were not greated for at least 10 minutes and i have to say it was another red flag but we were still to excited to try your restaurant. Upon having a server whose name was Daniel and he was obliviously drunk and not able to provide no type of service we told him we want to do the ultimate spanish experience and his first answer was; you know the whole table gotta do it right??! Iam personally a bartender and my husband is a bartender and my other friend is a manager of a restaurant and ive never felt disrespected that way. Past that he said we can have one tapa for person each and we can only put order for another one after we are all done eating whats in the table( meaning we are having two bites of food every 15 minutes). Then i asked for the price of the seafood pella and he said : what u mean the price it there and I answered market price is not a number and he is like ohh its 65. Anyways we are getting most of the stuff we are ordering, emphasis on MOST not all and then he forgot i ordered a second glass of wine and charged me for a third because he forgot I ordered twice but never got my second glass. I have to say the food quality was very good and kinda saved the night but all of us felt like we were very unwelcomed there and we took our celebration somewhere else in the ene because obviously Daniel was not up for giving a decent service. We only tipped him because we work in the industry. Needless to say we were disappointed and i dont think we will come back.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is okay, and the flamingo dance is nice but loud. I think the food is a bit overpriced compared to the quality. Welcome to have a try if you are roaming around Georgetown.

MM
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat on the patio and enjoyed happy hour prices and food until 7:00, and also ordered from the regular menu after 7:00. Our server was attentive and helpful, and the food was great

JA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The waiter wasn’t able when we need some service or advice

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great deals. The Ultimate Spanish Experience is totally worth the price! The food is delicious and glad we found the place. Definitely will return!

PC
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and fast service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration was perfect

B
Washington DC
138 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The front of the house was accommodating and did help celebrate my husband’s birthday. We are local but first time dining here. I was expecting a bit more. Wait staff was just so so. Our waiter appeared annoyed and hurried. Never brought us dessert menus and we had to ask again to a different waiter. They brought my husband his birthday dessert before we could even order ours! The meal was ok but paella was disappointing. Don’t think we will return. Very casual dining and not a special occasion place.

VM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was AWESOME

Q
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoy the food, guitarist and flamenco dancer.

BM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Not a place for quiet conversation, but very lively and satisfying overall. The food was pretty good, although not as good as it has been on previous visits. Service is brisk, yet friendly.

KE
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I only went for happy hour, so my review is a little skewed. The happy hour prices are right, especially for the drinks. The cocktails are delicious! And $5 per food item on a HH menu is about average, but their portion sizes were quite small. I paid $5 for five tiny shrimp; that's $1 per shrimp! I also ordered the bacon-wrapped dates (would prefer them if they weren't fried) and the chicken croquettes (the chicken is pureed, so that was gross), and those came in sets of 4, so that's more than $1 per piece. The calamari was the only food item I ordered that was actually worth $5 to me.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I tried the $38 unlimited dinner, which I think was well worth the money. Waiter was very nice and knew the menu well. Food was pretty good. The only downside was that the restaurant was basically empty and the food took a while to come out.

AL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

El camarero nos hizo pedir cientos de tapas y nos sobraron más de la mitad y claro el clavadón de la cuenta fue terrible 😤😱

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Friendly staff, fast service and delicious food!

W
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very pleasant first-time experience! Tons of small plates to try. Go for the garlic shrimp and steak. Nice little patio for dining al fresco. Small but good wine selection.

SD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always as expected ... delicious! Excellent wait staff and ambiance. Always a wonderful time!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome seating on back patio,

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tapas!

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S
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Went in for brunch and had the best time! Live music, excellent food, and great service. Can’t wait to go back!

KG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas. Always good service!

PP
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When with my girlfriend for dinner, was between $40-45 each including a glass of sangria. Order about 2 tapas each, a cheese board and the free bread. The mussels were really great and the broth was fab!

f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

1. The air conditioning did not work or they did not have any.
2. The food was below average. The meatballs were like frozen and heated in a microwave.
3. The service was ok.
4. Overall terrible experience.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt is the best bartenders! Seriously the guy is simply brilliant!

b
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but basic. Nothing extraordinary

S
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the fun slightly noisy vibe of Bodega. Bar tender made us feel welcome with great sense of humour and tasty cocktails. Food was delicious. Gambas my favourite. Make sure to get plenty of bread to soak up the sauce it’s in.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sangria was delicious! I order the grilled octopus and was excellent!

J
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

This was my second time visiting. I had a wonderful brunch experience last summer and decided to try it out again for dinner. Although the food was just as fantastic, our service was TERRIBLE! We waited over 12 minutes to be greeted by our server. We didn’t see him again after we placed our food order until 10 minutes before we were ready to leave. We were even poured olive oil for our bread, which he never brought until that last 10 minutes we were there, once we were already DONE with our meal. Food, excellent. Service, awful.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and wine!

RI
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing meal! Looking forward to coming back soon!

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had small plates and sangria. All dishes were great but hot plates were only warm when they arrived. Noise level was kind of high for conversation but not fair to call it noise. There was an excellent Spanish guitar player and dancer . Overall a very special place

KL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dining experiences at Bodega. Love the wines by the glass, the quality and variety of the tapas, and the fun wait staff.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Staff are not professional at all

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge is a beautiful restaurant. Excellent food and customer service

CN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent. Food hot and sangria well made.

SK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reunion.. met expectations

JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were very good, and the atmosphere was pleasant and not too loud.

DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great here. The back Matador room is neat as well.

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