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.View Private Dining Details
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This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant that takes pride in its food. We ordered several tapas that were fresh and flavorful. I would def go back.
Seafood Pallella at market price was not fresh; in fact I was sick
This Zagat rated Spanish tapas restaurant is the real deal. I have been to Barcelona twice and it really brought me back there. The mussels in saffron broth and white wine were top notch. We also had the dates, scallops, pan con tomate y manchego and all were excellent. The rustic country bread is excellent along with the Spanish olive oil for dipping.
High quality Tapas, a top notch array of options, excellent preparation and appealing Spanish preparation. Crowded seating and very noisy as the evening wears on, not great for conversation.
Great Spanish dishes they serve. Especially, Paella was really delicious for me and my child.
Great tapas on the heart of Georgetown!
We had the tortilla Espanola, gambas al ajillo and chicken croquettes. Food was amazing and seasoned to perfection . Fig ice team and cortado (express with cream) was the perfect finish. Tables are a bit crowded and decor reminiscent of 1969 Mediterranean style, but all in all it was great. Food came a bit too fast
we especially liked the octopus dish, and of course the garlic shrimp
Disappointed with the quality of food, the condition of the furnishings (even menus), and the service. The sangria was fine and the service was quick, however.
We made a reservation & were quickly seated. But it seemed that they were short on wait staff. The service was slow and we had to request it. They were kind but not attentive. The food was good, but not being familiar with Tapas, not well explained. I would not go again because I did not understand how it worked, and the staff did not ask or try take the time to find out our familiarity with this style of dining.
This is my second time and we are very happy with the food and prices.
My favorite dishes are the lamb and the croquetas.
Service was outstanding. Meeting old friends and had a lot to catch up on. Waiter came around to take orders and we had not even looked at the menu. No problem. Dropped by after 15 minutes and we ordered our appetizers etc. Tapas allowed us to order a few tastes at a time. Good wine suggestion.
I made a reservation several weeks in advance, I called to confirm my request and I even dropped by the day of our reservation to confirm our request. We were celebrating a family B'day and I requested a window table, realizing of course they might not be able to accommodate, but they assured me they would make every effort. We arrived at 7:20 for a 7:30 res. Upon a arrival the hostess acknowledged my request and said it would be approx. 5-mins for the window table, 30-mins later we were still waiting. At which point I said we couldn't wait any longer and we will gladly take the first available 4-top. After an additional 30 -min wait....yes now it has been 1-hr there wasn't a table available and we all had to sit at the bar, completely unacceptable!! So much for our family evening with conversation together for the B'day celebration!!
Food wasn't as good as it normally is I was disappointed
The portions were very large but the food was too bland. Tapas should be small plates with very intense flavors. The food was prepared very simply as well. For example the bread with smoked salmon was a piece of bread with a piece of smoked salmon on top. The service was good and the ambiance is very nice, and it's right in the middle of everything in Georgetown so that was a plus.
Delicious tapas, nice selction, great wait-staff. Tasty food, but atmosphere a bit loud.
Loved the patio! Intimate.
One of my favorite spots in DC! The cheese plates are so good.
We sat in the small open courtyard in the back, isolated from the steer and the bar, perfect for leisurely tapas, conversation and relaxing. House cured olives, roasted pimentos with olive oil and sea salt plus cheese board were our favorites. Service was attentive never intrusive.
We were celebrating a friend's birthday and I must say the staff went out of their way to make it a special event!!
So So delicious, the food was amazing and very in keeping with the food I ate in Spain
When I arrived at the restaurant, the doors were locked. I called to see if they were open and they were not. A lady answered the phone and said that they had tried to call me. I had no missed phone calls. I receive phone calls from all over the world and have no issues. I was not happy with the level of service and the lack of response time. I had made reservations and paid for the car ride to get to the restaurant.
I really enjoyed the restaurant ambiance. It was dimly lit and was the perfect place to take a date and just enjoy each others company. The food was quite good and the house made sangria really hits the spot. One HUGE area of improvement that bodega must make is in service. My waitress was not very friendly, was pushy about food, made us feel a bit uncomfortable and rushed us at the end with paying the bill even though she told us, "take your time" and the restaurant wasn't closing. It would not infringe me from going back another time, but it certainly dampens the entire experience.
This is our favorite place! Great food in a wonderful environment!
Comfortable and cozy, warm and inviting. The Paiea was really good. This is our favorite Topos restaurant in the Washington DC area. I live recommend
After years of walking by this establishment I finally decided to try it out. Bodega has good food. Good, not stellar. The shrimp gambas is probably the better of the dishes with an excellent garlic oil base. The rest of the options eg the rice-cheese-mushroom, the spinach salad and the grilled salmon are good - but good be better.
The tables are a little tight, and it is EXTREMELY LOUD in there. I would suggest the restaurant turn it down a notch as it is simply not conducive to people eating - I am all in favor of loud music to get the energy up - but this is absurd.
And the waiter could be a little less disgruntled...
This was my 4th visit. Something has happened to the chef. The meal was not very good. The flavors were off and the food was not hot.
Mediocre food for the price
Good recommendations from waiter, including Salmon with Olives and Capers, Gambas al Ajillo and Basque Chorizo. Didn't like the off-the-menu special beef tips. We orderd 4 dishes and that was plenty for two. Note, save the bread for dipping in the Gambas al Ajillo sauce.
Awesome place, my wife and I love date night here!
Wonderful food, great service, yummy sangria! Great place to go with someone who is willing to share! 💓
Service was horrendous. Besides the scowl on every waiter's face when they occasionally showed up, we had to ask for water multiple times, ask for the check, and ask them to take our payment.
The food is terrific and includes such a diverse set of offerings that anyone will find things that are good to them. My wife got a great salad and I got shrimp and Chorizo (two dishes). All of it was terrific. Nice offerings from the bar. All around a great place.
Food was good. Flan was rubbery, however. Service was unprofessional and detracted from the experience. Waiters need training on how to talk to patrons, paying attention to the table and staging the tapas so the table is not crowded with dishes.
We frequent Bodega for its delicious food. This trip and others in the past have provided the same enjoyable and delightful experience but with one thing in common: generally speaking dishes are not warm enough. With very few exception, the food is room temperature at best. This takes from the food and experience but the taste make up for it (for us). With that being said, I had the fish soup and it was hot and delicious! On this particular visit the following were not warm enough: octopus, ahí tuna & lamb chops. We've never complained and will be visiting soon again. Just something to be on the look out for.
We went to Bodega on New Years Eve and everything was very good; excellent food, drinks, service and atmosphere. I would highly recommend this place.
We made reservations for New Years Eve. We arrived on time and had to wait for our table. Once we sat down we waited more than 30 minutes and our waiter never came for our drink order. We let the hostess know but nothing was done in response. We left.
First time at the restaurant and we all fell in love with it. The food was so delicious and the whole ambiance and service was incredible. Can't wait to come back !
The food was fantastic and authentic. Service was very attentive and friendly, not overbearing. Our food came out in a nice flow allowing us to finish before having more on the table.