Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

4.5
1229 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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vipMmaza
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner, lovely and lively place to meet friends. The sangría was the star of the evening, the best in a long time. We had a variety of tapas, all really good. The gambas and the croquetas were very good. Don’t forget to ask for an extra side of alioli.

Service was very good, our waiter Dennis has great attitude and very fast service. Good advice and very helpful overall.

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MartinG
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Spanish dishes, excellent taste, good wine selection, nice atmosphere, parking close by. First time, but will definitely do it again.

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vipvickiboys
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great find! Wanted an outdoor setting and delicious food...Bodega Spanish & Tapas definitely fit the bill. Lovely outdoor patio setting, tables were social distanced. The Seared Octopus was incredible, melted in your mouth. The Spanish Tortilla, I had to have, a reminder from my childhood. And don't miss the delicious Grilled lamp chops, an absolute must! We top it all off with some delicious wine. A wonderful experience, we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it.
The staff was great really made me
Feel like I was in Spain

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!

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vipRBSC
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time dining at Bodega and it was fabulous! Five of us ordered three rounds of tapas and each one was delicious. It is a fun way to try new foods and share with friends. The house red wine was also delicious! Highly recommend having reservations.

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JameelahK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

very average food, seemed like a lesser version of Barcelona. Food was not seasoned enough. Really enjoyed the toasted bread with goat cheese though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio in the back is perfectly set up for safe dining. We had their tasting menu for two which is a great value—5 tapas plus a paella and 1/2 price sangria with that order on the day we visited. Lovely servers. Delicious food. Highly recommend!

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AlexanderS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, will definitely be taking more of my friends here in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was really slow, they told us they ran out of bread while serving it to other customers who came after.

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Christel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and ambiance. I definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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vipBachocha
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from our waiter, the only thing I didn't like was that they removed from the menu multiple hot tapas such as: dates wrapped in bacon, one lamb dish and the shark. I've seen in other restaurants that the current menus are a trimmed version of what they used to before COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Friday night dinner with my dad (visiting from out of town) and roommate! Very loud, but we liked the lively atmosphere! The $100 dinner for two is MORE than enough food for two people! Plus, pitchers of sangria are half off with the meal for two! Great value!!

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Samtou
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They food was so tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bodega was amazing! The croquetas were delicious along with all the other tapas we ordered! Highly recommend the hibiscus margarita!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paella is an excellent meal to share for 3 people. Cocktails are tasty. Service is very nice and prompt. Our table was outside... but with heat lamps it was perfect.

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JustinT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Badoega was amazing we really enjoyed everything about the establishment we will be back soon

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Brett
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. Service was a bit spotty as we were outside. Would recommend.

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OSKIRRII
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The lamb with red wine sauce and mash potatoes is delicious. Chicken croquetas were still wet/gooey in the middle, calamari was wet and chewy, spicy paella was ordered non-spicy, but still came spicy, otherwise had good flavor, despite the overwhelming spiciness. Tortilla de patata was super good and moist. Lentil soup was good, but the chorizo was slightly bitter for some reason. The music, strangely and endlessly, was BOSSA NOVA the whole time. Why not use Spanish music in a Spanish restaurant? Service was fantastic and reserving online was easy. Parking is hard to find, but it helps to go on a Sunday when street parking can be free.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day vibe was amazing

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Ameenb1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed every bite!! The service was exceptional and it is situated in a nice spot in Georgetown. I would definitely recommend and look forward to coming back soon!!

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Katalin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Love going there with my husband.

JB
vipJoshuaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Subpar food. Lots of better options available in Georgetown.

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vipKate
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the patio so it was cold, but Covid safe.
The food was excellent! Good portions and very tasty. Our particular favorites were the Garlic prawns, fried calamari, mushrooms and Lamb chops! Only dish that didn’t wow
Is we’re the potato bravas...there’s so many other good options! Excellent sangria, excellent service. Great night!

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Hadley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Horrible service but great food. Would not return

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PaulaC
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic taste! Loved the Patatas bravas (level of spice was great) and the Gambas al Ajillo.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

loved everything except how cold it is they need to enclose the space more and add more heat lamps. beautiful setup and the food was amazing but i couldn’t feel my hands and feet most of the time

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patriciap
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say I was pleasantly surprised to find this little gem on such short notice on New Year's Eve. I was very well attended and there Tapas selections were excellent. I was traveling from Florida therefore I appreciated the ambiance and friendly staff.

Thank you,

PLP

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SandraS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Came here for my brother’s birthday, he really wanted to have paella. He was pretty unsatisfied with the paella he ordered for himself; the rice tasted greasy and overcooked. My mother ordered a chicken which was decent, and I ordered some tapas plates (meatballs, seafood). I have to say that their small tapas plates are the best thing they offer. Their red and white sangria is good! The service was excellent.

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Nuria
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since I am from Spain, I am always looking for a good spanish restaurant so that I can enjoy some traditional dishes (which is not always easy).

The food here was great. We really enjoyed the paella abanda. So tasty!
We'll be back for sure.

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samantham
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very fresh ingredients, and awesome service. Will definitely visit again very soon!

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MelissaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great. Open Table did not know we went, they emailed as if we no-showed- not pleasant to be talked down to about letting the restaurant down- when we spent nearly $200 there! Also, OpenTable had a menu for 4 that was not on the restaurant menu.

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Donotwannacook
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tapas dishes came out quickly, one was missing, but this was swiftly rectified. Service was efficient and friendly. Covid restrictions applied with out of use tables creating distance between diners. Overall good food and service, a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

If you are concerned about COVID ask to sit in the dining room upstairs because they have a basement that did not abide by the social distancing requirements for DC, compared to other restaurants that I felt comfortable with. Then the waiter was a bit put out when my father asked for new plates and silverware as different tapas came. The food was good and the wine was really good. I was a bit disappointed considering I've came before and was not disappointed. Bummer.

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Devon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. New favorite!!! Highly recommend the braised rib stuffed peppers, absolutely amazing. My boyfriend and I got 2 tapas and split the seafood paella for one and it was plenty of food. The fish to rice ratio of the paella was impressive - tons of fish! Definitely will be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, the tapas are always fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner for our besties birthday! Food and service were superb. Thank you!

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CarlosC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food is very poor, especially the octopus a la plancha! It was overcook and very very small portion! Overall very low quality food!
I won’t come back

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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 1229 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.