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La Bodega - Kansas City

4.7
1342 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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Experiences

  • Happy Hour!!

    Multiple dates available

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1342 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal at LaBodega. Outstanding service, atmosphere and food!

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Nanner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, and super friendly staff. Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Expensive but good quality. $30 for tenderloin appetizer seems steep.

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Paulette
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So nice to come back to an old fav. Love the place, love the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our monthly girls family brunch.. we sat outside at an amazing table giant umbrella. Half priced Sangria pitchers, great brunch, great weather, great patio.

JC
JeffC
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, hot and timely. The sauces were delicious and the desert was to die for.. very nice meal

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Kcsam
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for probably over 15 years and it never disappoints. Still one our favorites in KC.

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ShirleyY
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I met for happy hour, which we do monthly. First time for me at La Bodega. I will be back! Music was great, server was stellar, food and wine was delicious!! Wednesday’s and Thursday’s they offer half odd their bottles of wine. We took advantage and split a more expensive bottle that I’m still thinking about 2 days later! Wonderful experience. 💕

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vipAmandaB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is amazing, the service was great and the ambiance is exactly what you would expect for the location. We sat outside knowing where the restaurant was located. The cars are loud and you're almost under the highway, but it's really not that loud considering. If you want a quiet dinner, sit inside.

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AsiaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Todd took care of us and he was perfection! The food, the drinks, the ambiance … five star experience!

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DeannaK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and all to share and try new things. Food is a little pricey, but you wont find much like it in KC.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough positive things. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. Top 10 for us since they opened. Hidden gem!

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EllisB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I can’t say anything bad about La Bodega. It was a little loud but not crowded. That’s just acoustics. The only problem I had really was the “lady” at the table next to us put her foot up in the seat leaving me a view of some things that are unacceptable at a restaurant.Or anywhere in public really. Not the fault of the restaurant obviously but it did ruin dinner.
Service was as always great. Food perfect. No complaints. The menu has changed since we had been there 2 years ago. A few items I really missed. The cold green bean salad. Otherwise. One of my favs on a Saturday night for dinner.

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vipEmilyR
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to La Bodega, we'd been wanting to go for a long time. We were in the mood for something completely new and fun and this was the perfect choice. The food was so good, I can't believe how good it was. A day later and I'm still thinking about it. We tried several drinks, five dishes, and we both got dessert. Our server was super friendly with just the right amount of attentiveness. We will definitely be going back sometime very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looked up the best paella in KC, and it was fantastic! From the tapas to the chocolate flan, everything was delicious. Will be returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was decent but overpriced !
Service was ok but busy

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

La Bodega seems like a great place for couples night, especially if you are able to get an outdoor table. However, I would not recommend this restaurant for business dinners or indoor dining if you need to converse with people at a normal volume.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great

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rogerO
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoors and traffic was busy but food outstanding as was the service!! And of course the sangria was delish!

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JeffR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and food was exceptional. We definitely will return.

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AmyB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I love La Bodega and took my boyfriend there for a special date night that was all about him. We are foodies and I was so excited to share tapas and taste many dishes together. I made a reservation and we wanted to sit outside but I requested to please be in the shade which I saw was available. We were sat in the sun and he sweated the whole time with a smile on his face. I just wish his experience could've been perfect. The food was spot on as usual. We had dirty plates on our small table in the blazing sun for what was probably was too long. Of course we'll be back but this was an opportunity to let you know how our experience was. Thank you!

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vipJack
Kansas City
54 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First time we’ve been to La Bodega on the Blvd in a few years. We are so sorry that the one in Leawood closed. Blvd location is nice, eclectic and tapas were good. Unfortunately it’s very noisy (as we well knew). Service was kind of spotty, people seated after us got served before we did, although we were ordering course by course on tapas.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! We really enjoyed the experience of having several different small entrees.

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Dat47
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been in a while- but it sure was worth revisiting! Food and service was great, the atmosphere is perfect for Sunday brunch.

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vipBenM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd was amazing and we can’t wait to go back and visit again!

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vipKaren
Kansas City
67 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A beautiful evening to be on the patio having tapas and sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks on the patio! What a wonderful end of summer evening.

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DeliaS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Even for a tapas restaurant, the prices were outrageous for the quantity received and the quality of the food was not great either.

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BeckyP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, selection and atmosphere. One of our favorite places.

KS
vipKimS
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overrated. Expensive for not a lot or even great food. The concept of tapas is cool but they’re way over priced. Expect to leave hungry still or leave with a big bill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Inside the restaurant was great, service was on point, and the food was good...it has been better. I've been coming here for at least 15yrs. I may not be back due to the parking spaces under the bridge. I know the birds have always created an issue but this was very bad. Tons of fecies, feathers, and unfortunately a dead carcass. I know the city is mainly responsible for the cleanup however it was stomach turning.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service has dropped over the past year

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoors lounge table. Delicious food.

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ReneP
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always choose LaBodega for special occasions and they don’t disappoint.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first date out since COVID-19, moving to a new home, and a brand new baby who just turned two months old. Family came by to give us a chance to have a date night. So after 1.5 Years of not being able to go out, La Bodega is where we wanted to spend our time and are we glad we did!

We were seated outside like we asked and we were greeted by Tod. Our friendly and knowledgeable waiter for the evening. He told us about tapas style eating, helped us with our drink selection, (the red house sangria was fantastic), he gave us suggestions on dishes we might like, which he was right and we devoured everything.

There was one hang up on our last dish, It tasted great but took too long to come out, Tod took care of it, apologized for the lengthy wait and took the dish off our bill.

I realize this has turned into a review on Tod, I believe the excellent service we received from him is an example of the rest of the wait staff and their kitchen. I do highly recommend this location as the food was delicious and our glasses always full. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining and delicious food and cocktails! Todd was fabulous!!

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Dlove
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tapas and drinks, service was impeccable.

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Homer
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with excellent service!

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Goodeats
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Liam our server. Very knowledgeable about the food and menu

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vipTmhl
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was awesome but parking is terrible. Get there early to find a parking spot.

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La Bodega - Kansas City is rated 4.7 stars by 1342 OpenTable diners.

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