La Bodega - Kansas City

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Spanish
"Tapas" - 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Definitely a rotation on the date night calendar.

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LeslieR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! We are from out of town, and was told to drop by and get the Spanish coffee. Not disappointed! Everything we had was amazing! We could not have made a better stop! The staff was great as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food and atmosphere are so fun and flavorful ❤️

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vipMikeandKris
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your Spanish wine list. Our only way back to Spain right now...

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KarenH
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service. Can be a little pricey, but worth it.

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715Foodie
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine as always! Eclectic crowd. Fun to people watch! Great outing! We Always enjoy our time at La Bodega!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice to get out of the covid rut, and the outstanding food and service we experienced was truly appreciated.

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ScottK
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great
Manager was funny and helpful and very enjoyable
Love this place!!

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DonnaC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere. Good happy hour value. No fruit in sangria and champagne one not worth extra money.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to enjoy being with friends! The artichoke and the scallop tapas were our two favorite, although the sautéed shrimp was a close 2nd. The Mexican Coffee is a must and a great way to finish the evening!

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KaLeeD
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The happy hour is very enjoyable and great prices!

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TaushaJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend and plan on going again!

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vipDjbaan
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

La Bodega has been my husband’s favorite restaurant for years. Our last visit just changed that for him. We ordered a pitcher of sangria and it came without any fruit. We were told that was because of Covid. We were also told there was no bread service because of Covid. I have been to multiple restaurants during this pandemic and have never encountered these restrictions. There was no reduction in price due to this limited service. I would not recommend going to this restaurant until they can provide the quality they used to.

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MarciaP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first "post covid" visit, and we were pleasantly surprised. The menu has changed, and all the Tapas we ordered were even better than before. The outdoor seating was pleasant and was certainly a good substitute for the lovely bustling "pre covid" atmosphere.

If you haven't been back, go now! We in Kansas City need this wonderful restaurant to stay open, and they have proven that they can still deliver in a pandemic.

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vipSarahC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great girls night out! It was half off bottles of wine and our server gave us excellent suggestions. We'll definitely be back!

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RobertD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was SO good. Will definitely be back soon!

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Lauren
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere! Had family in from out of town and needed a COVID-friendly patio. Staff was very safe and helped us have a delicious + memorable dinner. Would recommend!

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ErinW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks, and service! We will definitely be back!

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CdC1
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience at La Bodega, looking forward to the next one.

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Yummyinmytummy
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place to dine with my friends. Sangrias are yummy and the food was delicious! Ate outside on a cool afternoon, felt like we were on vacation!

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shigs
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience eating out since covid began. We went to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent as usual. The funniest part was that for at least half of our time there, we were the ONLY people in the restaurant. There were plenty of people on the patio but the most that were inside at one time was 4 diners. It was a great experience as usual. I love the churro dessert and the bread with fig, goat cheese and red pepper. The tenderloin with blue cheese is also excellent. SO many choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails, tapas and service were great!

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lot of effort was put into the seating arrangements to install a level of social distancing. However, the entry to be checked in is a bottleneck. Lifetime were on top of each other waiting to be seated.

Overall, the food was excellent and the tables themselves were spaced well. Our server, Luke was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bodega was the perfect spot for a fun date night! The paella is amazing, their tapas were great appetizers prior to our meal and their sangria was recommended by everyone we talked to. I already made another reservation to go back this weekend!

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Helen
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was terrific and Kasha a terrific/wonderful server. La Bodega is on of my favorite places!! hla

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GirlsTrip
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food and drinks - excellent. We were extremely impressed with the setup of tables for social distancing! Kudos for that. On the flip side.... Service was very poor. Clearly, something was going on with the wait staff. About 10 minutes after we sat down, a server came over and said, “I guess I get you guys.” Not attentive. We would have gotten a couple more plates but decided to call it a day. All that said, while we are from out of town, we would try it again. The food and setup were good enough to overcome a bad server night!

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KristyW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a perfect outing for our Anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and the safety protocols made me feel safe about dining in even with COVID concerns.

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CynthiaF
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long-time favorite, La Bodega never disappoints. Food, wine and service was superb. Split several new appetizers and topped it off by sharing the seafood paella. Wine recommendations were spot on!
This was out first COVID dining experience and it felt extremely safe. Wait staff was masked up, outside tables were 6 feet apart and there was a focus on hygienic serving.

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WelshDragon
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Disappointed that with a table reservation we could not sit outside. Inside lacked atmosphere as it was very quiet due to Covid. Potatoes were not crispy as we remembered them. Happy Hour times have changed but we will be back next year.
Great service by our waitress Ellen M. Thank you for looking after us so well.

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Kelty
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad this place is back open, Been coming here for years!! Love local places that have character!

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vipTimothyH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service especially with the virus considerations. Food was fantastic as always.

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Quita
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service was fantastic as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wedding anniversary. Our waitress brought us a glass of champagne to celebrate.

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StricklandPropane
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great restaurant. Almost impossible to choose a bad dish if you like Spanish cuisine. Service could have been better, but they just reopened recently and stuff is pretty different so it is understandable. If you go during tapas happy hours the value is absolutely excellent for the food.

Pandemic wise, they are doing an excellent job of taking precautions to protect the staff and guests.

Will absolutely be going back many times in the future. If you're not at risk for COVID, I highly recommend going out responsibly and giving this restaurant a try!

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ShaunH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The experience was disappointing. The menu had changed and has less options than usual. Many of the options did not have a meat option so it just felt like I was eating sides and lacking a “meal”. Many items on the small menu were unavailable when requested. I left unsatisfied. Even though seating is less due to covid, the noise level is still uncomfortable for an intimate experience.

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LillianB
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Skip the Sangria it wasn’t good but cocktails were strong and tasty.

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vipphwinmd
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu. Good seating during COVID pandemic.

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LisaG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a good experience, service and food excellent; keeping staff and customers safe

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vipbluecats
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was pretty good. Food was fine - very different than the Spanish I am used to in South Florida which is more heavy on olive oil and garlic. I wouldn't recommend the Sangria - it didn't have a lot of taste (I don't think the white Sangria even had any fruit, which is again very different than what I was used to).

It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't go back.

FAQs

La Bodega - Kansas City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 472-8272.

La Bodega - Kansas City is rated 4.7 stars by 1142 OpenTable diners.

La Bodega - Kansas City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://labodega.instagift.com.

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.

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