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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
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11:00 PM
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Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

4.2
934 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(202) 333-4733
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jeronimo Romero
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
31st Street
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 934 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always solid and reliable. Good selection of tapas and a good chicken/chorizo Paella. Nice casual feeling.

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vipBobB (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Sam is an outstanding manager at Bodega. Great staff and service

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vipBandido (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent, authentic tapas in a relaxed setting with friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

This is an enjoyable place for dinner. Started with a pitcher of red sangria which was very good. The pitcher looked small, but the two of us had many rounds of glasses from it. Had the olives and the sardines appetizers, both were delicious. had the seafood paella, which was more than enough for two people. I always try to have dinner here one night when I am in DC.

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Marie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was okay, not great. Shrimp in garlic shrimp tasted farmed. Spanish sausage was nothing special. Spinach dish was tasty, as was short rib stuffed peppers. Bread was very dry. Service was friendly but not very attentive at first. Took a long time for server to come take our order, and it was a slow night.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual la bodega gave me a great night of food , drinks and great opportunity to gater with friends while we were waiting for 2018.

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OpenTable Diner (Edinburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great venue for new years eve. We will definetily be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Year's Eve dinner consisted of 4 rounds of tapas, each plate unique and delicious. The staff worked very hard at providing food quickly and clearing quickly as well. Very reasonable for the service and food quality!

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there for New Year’s Eve and was disappointed in the both the style and quality of the food. Tapas were unimaginative, and the paella was also. The worst was one of our paella dishes had a terrible fishy smell and taste (overpowering) , as if the seafood was spoiling. The dessert seemed like it was prepared way in advance and was also unimaginative. Will not go there again, especially with so many other great offerings in DC.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was great! The service was a bit slow/uninterested and the music was in and out but when it was in, it was very loud. The dancer was a nice touch! Overall a fair experience but I think I'll stick with Boqueria for my M Street tapas needs 😊

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Music was a little loud but food was so on-point it just didn’t matter. Love that place!

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George (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Sangria was very good (red). We had excellent Paella a couple of years ago at Bodega -- not so much this time. Tried the seafood. Not interesting or tasty -- needed vegetables mixed in for flavor. Just thick, starchy and heavy. If I ever go back, will try the vegetable version. Service was lacking (little attention from waiter). But they were busy.

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vipREG123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Love the food and the quick service. Will definitely be back!!

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vipManuelS (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

I have been a couple of times and they serve my favorite food in the DC area. I will rate the food as amazing, the only problem of the restaurant is the servers. They are not attentive at all, and I mean it. We were trying to ask for the food and he was talking to other people while we were trying to order. I tried to understand that maybe he was busy (even though there were not many people) and waited for a couple of minutes. Then I tried to ask for food and he never even asked if we wanted drinks, so when I tried to add the drinks he left without caring. I would understand if this happened because we did something wrong, but we didn’t even have time to do so, since he never took care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Had I known a flamenco dancer was going to dance right at our table for over an hour I would never have gone here. The guest I took from out of town left the restaurant with a headache likely from the incessant pounding on the floor by the dancer's feet.

I'm all for live music and performance... but Bodega already has a noise problem: adding to that the guitar and vocals of flamenco music AND the almost constant stomping that is a staple of flamenco dance and it was almost impossible to hear. The dancer was literally right behind my guest for long chunks of time.

The performance got in the way of the dining and the noise got in the way of enjoying the evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Honestly, not worth the money. The charcuterie board was decent, but the patatas bravas tasted like they dumped buffalo sauce on them. Not a fan.

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coolmom (London)
2.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

We ordered 10 different kinds of tapas and they all arrived at the same time. I’ve been to many tapas places and the food is always spaced out throughout the meal. Meal was over way too quickly. Disappointing experience

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

This is an excellent tapas experience; however, the reviews on open table which say this restaurant is good for "quiet conversation" are misleading. This place was crowded, loud, and raucous, to the point where I couldn't hear the person sitting next to me.
Food was phenomenal, service was on point and the value is reasonable- but this is not a "quiet date night".

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KSar (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food. Nic little restaurant in Georgetown. The staff is very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

I went to Bodega because I wanted a Spanish restaurant with Tapas that had an upscale dining environment. There are some other Spanish restaurant around that may or may not have better food, but I needed a place that would be good for a date. It turned out that the food and overall experience was excellent. The environment is very interesting. It's not exactly a black tie restaurant, but you would want to be dressed appropriately.

The only quirks were refills on drinks. There were some times when I was out of water for a while, but I do drink a lot of water, probably 3 to 4 glasses. They did have a separate server who goes around filling drinks so they do what they can I suppose.

It really seemed like a cool place.

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