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About Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge
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.
Washington, DC 20007
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
The food was uninspired and the service was poor. As everything is tapas, the dishes come out when they are ready. We had to place our dirty plates on an empty adjacent table because no one was clearing our table. The food was just ok. This is definitely not a place I will return to.
The service was horrible; it took them 15 minutes before they even took our drink order. The servers were not attentive and the food was sub-par at best. We ordered the seafood paella and everything came out pretty dry. The best part of the meal was the complimentary bread. Would not recommend this restaurant.
Food was mainly pretty good, my friend got the chicken skewers which were not flavorful at all, they were very bland. The waiters were a bit inattentive and we had to keep asking for more silverware and water. Nonetheless, the food was good and it came it quickly.
I'm a very biased reviewer as this is one of my favorite places in all of DC. I don't think I have written a review before so felt compelled to provide one after having a great time celebrating my mom's 60th birthday at Bodega this weekend! Highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions and for all ranges of people, can't say enough good things!
We have eaten a number of times at Bodega and have been delighted each time. The tapas are delicious, gorgeously prepared, and it's such a fun and social way to share lots of different menu options. We always feel like we get just the right amount of food, a ton of variety, always top quality, and terrific value compared to other restaurants in Georgetown. The atmosphere and Spanish décor is appealing. The small outdoor courtyard is a nice dining option. Bravo!
Was at Bodega for Sunday brunch. Overall the experience was very good, food was great and it's a cool place. The one issue would be that our server seemed to want to be anywhere else but at work - watching a soccer game at the bar, and generally being absent. The hostess was actually just as attentive to our table as the server.
Had water drop on us and our food during our meal from broken window during storm, as we were seated near front window of restaurant. They moved us to a new table but have to say I was very surprised they did not comp us for anything given how this affected our meal and experience. They were apologetic but on the house drinks or dessert or something would have been the least they could do. Disappointing. Food okay but mostly cold since food had just been delivered to our table when we had to move to another table due to the water issue in restaurant.
My friend arrived early and was soaked. The staff helped her find a seat away from the vents so she wouldn't be cold.
We ordered tapas to share: bacon wrapped dates, papitas bravas, scallops, and short rib stuffed peppers. All were delicious.
We chatted for nearly two hours and service was attentive but we never felt rushed.
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