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Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

4.5
4.5
1379 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

7:00 PM


Booked 43 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

What 1,379 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Spanish

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  1. M

    Maggy

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Cool atmosphere but food underseasoned and underwhelming
  2. CW

    CarrieW

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bodega is always delicious and fast! Highly recommend!
  3. 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!
  4. P

    Pablo

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken and shrimp paella was Delicious. I especially enjoyed the cocktails!
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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”.
  12. 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.
  13. V

    Veroca

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Good food but bas service
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. SS

    ShaneS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Tapas and sharing. Authentic Bodega atmosphere
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. IW

    IrynaWIP

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 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.
  21. 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.
  22. f

    freedomfan

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 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.
  23. 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.
  24. DC

    DCfoodie

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tapas restaurant and bar in Georgetown. We go at least once a week for drinks and usually lunch or dinner. Nabill is a fabulous waiter who always remembers our favorite wines and food. Superior choice of tapas that are always delicious and a great wine list! You can’t go wrong with Bodegas!
  25. M

    Maita

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome and wonderful service. I will come back here again!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date and great pitcher. You should sell the actual pitchers.
  27. JP

    JayeP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was lovely. We were seated near the bussing station and it was insanely loud. It was also very hot.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, every plate had us mmmm'ing!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was courteous. The food was delicious. The ambiance was perfect. An absolute perfect place to celebrate and enjoy lots of wonderful food.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The paella was exquisite. So was the steak. I think that they use prime beef because it was a very tender cut of sirloin strip. Chicken croquetas we’re great too. The service was outstanding!
  31. LD

    LDGReen

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    it felt a little overly commercial. I had a different vibe in mind. So that's on me, but to set an expectation it was commercial.
  32. M

    Markt

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great food and service were all top notch. Our choice of wine wasn't our favorite but not the restaurants fault. We had a nice time
  33. KE

    KatiaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food amazing the service too! The only thing is that I considered it overpriced but for special events this is the place to go!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    There was a rat on the patio.
  35. LS

    LolaSparklewhip

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot in Goergetown for tapas. Authentic and gorgeous food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great ambience and fabulous service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing date night. Very romantic and fun and had a great server offer delicious recommendations!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great happy hour but you have to sit at the bar for the happy hour prices
  39. MC

    MariaCeliaL

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    El ambiente muy bueno y la atencion merece destacarse. En cuanto a la comida si bien estuvo muy sabrosa fue demasiado picante para nuestro gusto
  40. BP

    BrianP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    While the food was good, the service was very poor. Took about 30 minutes for a server to even acknowledge that we were sitting down. During that time we did not have proper silverware or plates. After we finally submitted our orders (rushed at that point because we were hungry), we received the food in piecemeal. We finished the tapas and sat waiting for paella to be served -- that took another 25 - 30 minutes with no acknowledgment or status from the server. When we got the bill - the server placed the wrong size order of the paella. Instead of simply correcting her mistake - she proceeded to argue with us. Having already drained about 2 hours at that point - I was taken back that the only "experience" the server was providing was a painful one. I'm amazed a server like that is even hired. I was disappointed we didn't just make food at home as I live in DC.

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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 1379 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 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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