Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

4.6
1093 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
14 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
16 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
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent. Food hot and sangria well made.

SK
Washington DC
5 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.

Q
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was good, each tapas portion is quite large start with two, order more if you need to. Red sangria is very tasty. The was a flamenco dancer and guitarist that provided good entertainment. Don’t know if this was a special for mother’s day, as we had been there before and there wasn’t any entertainment.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice Mother’s Day brunch. Authentic tapas — we’ve been to Spain twice in the last year and Bodega measures up quite well. Initial service was a bit slow but improved throughout the meal.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Bodega, and it was well worth the unexpected rain for date night. The ambiance was great. The service was excellent. Antonio was very polite and respectful. He continuously checked in to make sure that we were doing good. We had a great time and look forward to coming back.

S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The cafe is narrow and a bit dark. We had a Saturday lunch there. We were seated in back on the open-air patio. There is no view and the area is tight. Our server was very pleasant and the service was prompt. We had the gaspacho, shortrib stuffed peppers, shrimp with heart of palms and chicken croquettes. The shrimp was delicious and my husband really liked the peppers. A pleasant, but not memorable, lunch.

JN
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started out at the bar while waiting for a friend. The bar tender was engaging and funny while still efficient and professional. We moved into the open patio in the back for our meal and went with each recommendation of our waitress. Perfect. We’ll be back.

n
Sacramento
67 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really fun night out in Georgetown. Great place for tapas and paella. Had a Spanish dancer and guitar player as well. Very fun and good sangria.

MR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Have been at Bodega for brunch and for dinner. Brunch all you can eat deal was very attractive, and includes cold and hot tapas, brunch items and deserts. Service varies but it is good for the most part (the server I had this Sunday was the exception to this rule). They are very accommodating if you have food allergies - unfortunately I can't say the same about many restaurants in the area.

LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food and flavors incredibly subpar.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tapas variety and quality were both quite high. Nice bottle of Spanish red, guitarist and flaminco dancer, and great service. A fun night!

BM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal was extraordinary! We did the unlimited tapas and I tell you what, this was the ultimate experience! We also added the red sangria and it was delicious! All tapas plates were excellent! I would recommend the goat cheese toast with honey, chicken Crockett’s, steak, poblano Pepper with braised short ribs and potatoes. It was so delicious we ordered seconds. Oh and the bacon wrapped dates were to die for! We ordered it three times! It did seem to slow down the second hour of the dinner but it was well worth the price and the experience! At the end of the night they had live music with a dancer and it was great. Dessert was included and we split chocolate cake with ice cream.

KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location in Georgetown. Nice outdoor patio. Flamenco guitarist is a nice touch. Food is a bit uneven but atmosphere is lovely.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bodega is a fun place with great food and drinks and a lively atmosphere.

CC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good service! A group of us went for the unlimited tapas. It’s definitely worth it!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo. Muy recomendable.

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v
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for our anniversary. The food was great, I love the fact it had a varieties of options. They initially sat us next to the bar which was super loud. I asked to the host to move us to the back. They accommodated us to tight section to the back, which was much better then where they sat us before. The service was quick, the food came out fast. The bread was cold. The service was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's expensive for the kind of food you get. A lot of the items were also not available when we ate there. Not really kid friendly. Kind of small place. Our server was very attentive, friendly and professional. It's more appropriate for a date or just a day or night out with friends.

f
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I used a Open Table reservation to explore this place. I was surprised with a $16 lunch special with 2 tapas and dessert of 1 starter and 2 tapas. I had some tasty bacon wrapped dates and a Samoan tapas. The flan for desert was very tasty with nice topping options. Small spanish wine list. I really was surprised that it was only myself and 3 other customers in this place on a beautiful spring day in Gtown. They have other standing specials and happy hour. I would recommend this place.

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