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La Bodega - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
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La Bodega - Kansas City

4.8
4.8
1493 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
In the beginning. Tapas is a daily event in the life of the Spanish culture. Mainly a Northern Spain, Basque regional tradition, it has grown to signify a way of eating and socializing. It is said that tapas originated centuries ago. In Spanish, the word tapa or the verb tapar means to cover. Tapas represents the Spanish custom of placing a piece of bread over the glass of wine. It is a custom that dates back past the 1500's. Traditionally, the exact food served is less important than the social occasion. Tapas is a way of life. It signifies leisure, camaraderie and good humor. In Spain, Tapas are almost always accompanied by wine. They are not so much about talking as they are about eating and drinking. The wine is the medium that holds the conversation with friends and the food together. You make time to enjoy the moment in an unhurried way. The threefold purpose of snacking on tapas is to dull any hunger pangs that have built up since the previous intake of comestibles.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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Accepting orders for today at 2:00 PM

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Week Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 472-8272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dan Swinney

  • Catering

    For any catering needs please send an email to amber@labodegakc.com

  • Private party facilities

    With different spaces available for special and private events, La Bodega can accommodate parties from 6 to 150. Our space can be arranged for business meetings, presentations, cocktail parties, social occasions or simply a ladies night out. Let our organizer tailor a menu for you.

  • Private party contact

    Bob Riekhof: (816) 472-8272

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / River Market

  • Cross street

    summit and I-35

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Happy Hour!!

    Multiple dates available
    Special Happy Hour with menu items as well as cocktails! Including our famous sangria at 50% off!

What 1,493 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Good for Groups

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Outdoor Dining

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Overall

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Food

  • Kansas City, MO

    Best Value

  • Kansas City, MO

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for Groups

  • Kansas City, MO

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Everything, for years, has always been great. We will always come back. But also for years, the vents above our first table were blasting ice cold air onto us and we had to move outside. It literally would take me 90 minutes and $250 to get that solved forever. Please, call an HVAC Co. and get that re-routed. You have literally had years now to get it right.
  2. J

    Jenl211

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and a good time. Love tapas and this is basically the only place in KC for it. Energetic vibe.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, love their expanded outdoor seating. Music volume made conversation difficult.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Bodega is a great dining experience! We sat outside and it was lovely except for some of the loud
  5. R

    Robert

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Arrived at 7:45, our reservation time. Got water 10 minutes later. Asked host to send a waiter 10 minutes later. Another 10 minutes later I mouthed "Help" to the manager. Staff huddled and 5 minutes later a waiter came to the table next to us. They told the waiter he better help us first. Drinks took over 10 minutes, one of our dishes came after we were done. We took it to go. First huge disappointment at La Bodega. Maybe management or ownership change?
  6. DC

    DeannaC

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food delicious. Highly recommend.
  7. D

    Deena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    really cold, very loud, too pricey for what its worth
  8. DC

    DavidC

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went on a Friday, late afternoon. Good number of people there, but it wasn't crowded. Great value on the Sangria and Tapas during happy hour. I'd give the entire experience 4.5 stars.
  9. BJ

    BarbJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You can’t beat $5 tapas. The choices are bountiful. My favorites are the bacon wrapped dates and the goat cheese.
  10. d

    dede

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun place, fun food, can be hard to hear if more than 2 people due to acoustics. If weather is nice, we usually sit outside as its lovely. Inside is very fun but noisy.
  11. KC

    KCMD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We have loved this restaurant for many years. However, last night the noise level was so high that we had a hard time enjoying ourselves, since we could not hear one another talking.
  12. F

    Foodie2

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Service was a little sluggish but it was also a packed house! The 1/2 bottle wine on Thursday's is quite a deal and they have a great selection. Well worth the visit!
  13. A

    Angie

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food, great service! Delicious sangria! Definitely recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time to La Bodega and I am supremely impressed. The food selections were excellent and drinks were above and beyond anything we could have imagined. I loved the cold tapas Ensalada De Mariscos and the paella. I can't recommend this place strongly enough!
  15. J

    Jenr8

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great brunch options and Tapas! 1/2 price Sangria on Sundays so wonderful place for a girls morning!!!
  16. s

    stacier

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely amazing!! The food was excellent and our server Savanna, was very attentive and personable. Going back again today for dinner 🤗
  17. L

    Lark

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate here twice during my two weeks in KC. A lovely evening both times - great food and wonderful, helpful waitstaff!s
  18. MC

    MaryC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Happy Hour time is listed incorrectly if you access website through Google. Had we known this we wouldn’t have made reservations as late as we did. Also we ordered a pitcher of sangria and didn’t realize there was a $10 upcharge for champagne that was mixed in one of their selections. Food is great though and atmosphere.
  19. MT

    MichaelT

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. We loved the variation in the various tapas. Will definitely eat here again.
  20. GM

    GabrielM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The place was entertaining. a new experience, it reminded me when I was in Madrid. But the place was very noisy, the tables too close together, it was difficult to have a conversation there.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food not as good as in years past.
  22. KO

    KeriO

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night to sit out on the patio and enjoy delicious tapas and sangria with good friends! Everything was delicious and the service was great! One of my favorite places!
  23. P

    Paulette

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Excellent service. Kind of on the loud side.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    They were short on servers. We were seated for over 15 minutes before being offered water, over 20 minutes before a server came to take our drink order. We ordered our meal at the same time and the tapas plates started coming out before our drinks. My husband went to the restroom and it took another 20 minutes for them to pick up our credit card to be checked out that he had to take it to the front desk. The traffic outside is right on a busy road and several loud cars went by us during our meal.
  25. TE

    TomikoE

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    La Bodega was a wonderful tapas experience. We were very pleased by the quality of the food. I would also highly suggest trying their Sangarita! It is a perfect date night spot.
  26. RT

    RimaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wait staff was friendly, kind and knowledgeable. She helped us pick out the perfect tapas and drinks for our family of 3. Highly recommend this place.
  27. JC

    JimC

    Kansas City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great meal and nice evening, server was great Kitchen was slow and choppy at sending food out!
  28. JD

    JanD

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff
  29. BP

    BeckyP

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great. Noise level made ordering difficult. Received incorrect drink and had to repeat order several times. Still love this place.
  30. m

    mrklgrdnr

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enhanced my memories of my recent trip to Barcelona.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was brought out quickly and wait staff were extremely friendly. Will be making a return visit for sure.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the expanded menu - something for everyone. A great evening, as it always is. A must visit on KC trips.
  33. d

    debbis

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A great and varied selection of tapas, plus paellas, wine list. The sangria was particularly good. Take care not to over-order - most portions are pretty large for tapas and we wound up taking home leftovers. But it was hard to narrow down the choices when we placed our order.
  34. m

    misterc

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visit a couple of times of year on special occasions. The food is always delicious, and the Sangria is always good, and a good deal during happy hour. Everyone gets enough to eat and often they share their plate with others--but not always.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything!
  36. EL

    ErnestoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food with a great service, a little pricey but worth it the two hours drive from our town.
  37. AS

    AndreaS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Would love to come back and sit outside in the adorable patio area!
  38. TH

    TomH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was terrific, but noise level unbearable. Next time we'll eat outside.
  39. KR

    KellyR

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved the cinco de mayo menu! Chips and salsa were amazing and I loved the street tacos. Wish this was on the menu all the time
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! Good place to meet up with friends

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Bodega - Kansas City does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. La Bodega - Kansas City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 472-8272.

La Bodega - Kansas City is rated 4.8 stars by 1493 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 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

Accepting orders for today at 2:00 PM

Start takeout order

Other options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for La Bodega - Kansas City

703 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    summit and I-35

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / River Market

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Week Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dan Swinney

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 472-8272

  • Catering

    For any catering needs please send an email to amber@labodegakc.com

  • Private party facilities

    With different spaces available for special and private events, La Bodega can accommodate parties from 6 to 150. Our space can be arranged for business meetings, presentations, cocktail parties, social occasions or simply a ladies night out. Let our organizer tailor a menu for you.

  • Private party contact

    Bob Riekhof: (816) 472-8272

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