Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

4.5
1195 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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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Delicious food, alright service. Will definitely return.

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JaneB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service and food was mediocre. We enjoyed the lamb chops recommended by the server, but the paella, bread, and shrimp were not dishes we enjoyed. We never got a refill on water the entire time we were there. It took about 10 minutes for someone to come take our order.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very disappointing that they advertise their brunch on their site but don't have actually have it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! One of the best places to go in Georgetown! Can’t wait to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Bodega has conflicting menus. Their online menu mentions unlimited tapas for brunch, and allows your to pair their pitchers of sangria for a discounted price. Alongside that, the receipt says the same thing, “joint us for our brunch specials “. But in fact, they do not offer these specials. Which ended up turning my 100 dollar meal for 2, to around 200 total. Definitely not worth the value, as you can get a lot more bang for your bucks elsewhere. The food was good, but certainly not at the price especially when you have to pay for the tapas individually. They need to correct their information, cuz the advertisement is incorrect. I wouldn’t have booked a table had I known their menu is different than what’s stated on their own website. I understand covid affects us all but it’s not hard to change a website so customers are aware, right?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and extremely hard working staff

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vipMamaPeach
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fun and inexpensive! Good value for money. We had a fun double date with friends. Hi

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SusanS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for some great Spanish tapas and sangria, check out the Bodega. They have a good selection of Spanish tapas and they are big dishes of tapas too. We ordered ham croquettes and we got like 7, where in usual Spanish eateries, you only received 4. The value is awesome as they give you a lot of food for the money. The red sangria is spectacular, and I just wish we didn't have to travel all the way to Arlington to get Spanish food. Unfortunately, there are no Spanish restaurants where we live near Richmond. So we traveled the 2.5 hours to check out the Bodega, and we are glad we did. They just need to add Chorizo and Manchego Empanadas to their menu.

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vipTmarbs
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I love everything on the menu. Their piella is the best. They had lots of hand sanitizer and wipes upon request and were careful not to put tables too close. Manager was great. Service was great, food was great. Everyone was wearing medical grade masks. Enthusiastic waiter was a little to close for comfort and in face at times when collecting plates and asking how meal was but it was manageable and he was very sweet. Thanks!

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NITTUS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating set up in the streets of Georgetown

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, and a nice outdoor patio setup for Covid-era dining. We ordered Veggie Paella, Mushrooms, Patatas Bravas, and a Tomato Bread with Cheese. All were very tasty, with the Paella probably our favorite.

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TheWalkers777
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with the family. Had perfect paella, Salmon a la Plancha and calamari tapas. So good! Highly recommended!

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vip6inBarca
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal at bodega. The staff are always super friendly and accommodating and make dining there a pleasure. We ate out front under the tents and even with the buses passing by it was perfectly pleasant!

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vipAshli
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Back patio was very hot, but food was great and sparkiling rose was good

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AliciaH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here to celebrate a birthday and the staff were great! Great food and a great atmosphere. I will definitely go back. Plus, they emphasized lots of safety measures because of COVID. 10/10

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great tapas!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent. Appetizers overpriced. Entrees good value.

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vipSMJ9
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tapas appetizers and good sangria and cocktails
Excellent service

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AliR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Everything we ordered was amazing!

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PaulM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service are always excellent. Only reason for 4 stars is that they need to find a way to level the tables they have outside on M Street; the street slants toward the curb and everything on our table continued to slide to one side during our stay which impacted our ability to truly enjoy our experience as much as we could have.

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Clawhorn63
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third annual trip to this restaurant. We come back every year. Great food, excellent service.....good people.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope service, great prices, WONDERFUL bartender

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bodega! Great food, romantic atmosphere, & excellent service. We come here often for celebrations or date night.

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AsiaH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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melena
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you guys for service and surprise for my 85 years old dad. Food is awesome, had potatoes, shrimp and cold tuna tapas, yammm. My dad had a steak was very impressed. Thank you guys

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vipCarlos
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Spanish food at a reasonable price. The patio is really wonderful and the service super-good

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vipZannie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Service is prompt and attentive, food is good and atmosphere is lively

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Plum
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Bodega is one of my favorite restaurants. The only drawback is that sometimes the bar patron noise level is so high it’s hard to talk at a nearby table.

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EmmalineL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing but service was lacking. Not slow, just not very attentive and seemed distracted. Took a while to get water and then was missing silverware. But for how delicious the food was, the less-than-stellar service won't stop me from coming back in the future!

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Jonjon
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was extremely poor. The bus boy attended to us more then our actual server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was ok not great, but food and venue were really good
Tables are real close

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YuMF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! Our server was really friendly and helpful.

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CathyR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The amazing tapas is always consistent here, as well as the wine list.
Great service and low nice lighting and cute red/black decor.
Weekend brunches with flamenco guitar and dancers! Highly recommend this gem that I've been going to for years.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food!

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vipAmnaC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went with a large group of 9 people. They seated us and promptly and took drink orders. Food was good and service was good. Heads up they only take two credit cards per group.

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TheWalkers777
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying tapas we enjoyed all the options and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Went for Valentine's day. They were clearly unprepared. We had a 9pm reservation and didn't get seated for over half an hour...but those around us and been there since 7pm and still had not received their entrees for dinner. Table next to us pleaded for their check and didn't care if they got their final entree or dessert at that point...2.5hrs there was enough.

Hopefully not indicative of the norm. The food was outstanding. Sangria was good. Drinks we had before dinner were good. Just woefully unprepared for the crowd they had.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Open Table or Bodega booked too many reservations.

Around 7:30-8:30 pm, people were lined up at door with reservations.

Limited menu was not that good

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vipRegDCGuy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very slow service on a very busy night.

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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 4.5 stars by 1195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.