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La Bodega - Kansas City

4.8
1380 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.

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 1380 people are saying
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nickb
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night at LaBodega!
We come into KC every 6 months and for our groups it’s the best was to feed everyone by letting the staff do their thing and just bring out endless plates.
Cheers Folks! Thank you!!!

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AlyssaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! You can beat the Happy Hour specials!

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milla
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they were amazing , I took my boyfriend on a date lol & he was so geeked on the decor in this restaurant. We had an amazing time !

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K8jam
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! Would highly recommend for a date night!

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vipDonP
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with friends… tapas is the way to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was okay. Barely even waited on us.

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vipEatGoodFood
Kansas City
73 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It’s been awhile since we’ve visited this restaurant. Food was delicious, service was great and I still live the colorful decor. My complaint is the chairs are terribly uncomfortable. The backs are too straight up and down and flat bottom is hard on your behind. I had another delicious sangria to ease my discomfort. 😁

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JessicaR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere! Enjoyed our dinner very much! Will be back soon!

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vipLindaM
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Probably much better if you are actually going to enjoy the tapas bit we went for Sunday brunch...not their best effort. Not many menu selections for breakfast food.The food was lukewarm and just ok. The bloody Mary was the best part.

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Highly recommend. Good service.

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TdStew
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We noted a birthday (my moms), as well as requested a window table.

Our reservation was early (5pm) and there were window tables open. We were however, sat at a middle four top. Not a huge deal but also, our server was not notified of my moms birthday and no acknowledgement was made.

Our server was lovely as was the majority of our experience. The hosts however, not communicating any of our reservation notes was disappointing.

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healthydiner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

While the space is attractive and the service was very good, the food was not that great. And the space was so noisy that we had to shout across a small 2 top table to converse. The salads were very good and large. The bean soup was ok, ordinary. The Paella, which we thought would be a specialty of a Spanish restaurant, was not very good. The rice on the bottom was dried out and crunchy, the chicken was dry and flavorless, there was very little seafood. The whole dish had very little flavor. The wine was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at La Bodega Monday, Nov 8 to celebrate my husband’s birthday! Our server Todd was excellent! He had so many great suggestions and made sure our time there exceeded expectations and they did. I highly recommend this restaurant and our server Todd!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! Want to try brunch next!

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MarcellaB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drink, ambiance and our server - everything wat top notch!! Cannot wait to return to try more dishes!!

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vipShellyH
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and experience at La Bodega again last night. Fun, interactive and DELICIOUS! At least one person in your party needs to order the Spanish Coffee just foe the table side experience!

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jessealankc
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by the half price wine specials on Thursday! I didn’t know about this when I made the reservation, but it made for a great value with an already excellent dinner. Fantastic service as well!

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KaliahF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really good. The service was good, just didn't get my birthday acknowledgement as I saw someone else getting there's while I was leaving. Other than that, I would recommend it and come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was some of the best we’ve had in a long while. We’ll definitely be back!

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MarciaP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are all wonderful, every time we go there. If you’re looking for huge plates of food, this is not the place, but if you want to try several different dishes, all made with exquisite care, you will not regret choosing La Bodega.

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BTeght
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

La Bodega is one of our go-to restaurants in KC when we are wanting Tapas. We were attending an event close to the restaurant that evening, so I just got online and made a reservation. When we got there, we were immediately seated. We both knew that we wanted Sangria, so we went ahead and ordered. They were wonderful as usual. We ordered our first 2 dishes, and within 10 minutes, they were at our table. The thing we like about La Bodega, is that we know what to expect. The food is great, the drinks are fantastic, and the restaurant lends itself to be a great place to meet friends, and share tapas! If there were one thing I would change, it would be to have happy hour extended to 6:00 during the week so that people getting off work can take advantage of it.

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ChrisG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good selection of food. Just about anything you want in a variety of options.

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vipTmhl
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are A+. This restaurant is at the top of our restaurant rotation.

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ErinA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bodega has the best happy hour! Half-price sangria is what keeps me coming back.

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Renny
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by during lunch. Having been there only a few times, I can say each of those times, the food was tasty, the server was attentive and the atmosphere such that it was easy to converse with my husband. It seems a bit expensive for the portion size but recognize food costs have increased. Overall an outstanding experience!

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hootowl5
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Nothing else in Kansas City truly compares. It had been years since I was here. Definitely will not be waiting that long again.

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vipAlexC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Not my favorite. Food was okay- some of it was hot, some of it was luke warm. Would only go back for the 50% off wine bottles.

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ChristinaZ
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I left a gift at my table, and the staff was so kind to call me to let me know. I really appreciated it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of cold and warm tapas; so many it's hard to choose. Patio is great for dining, service is top notch. Great flavors in a very relaxing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best places to enjoy a great meal in a relaxed atmosphere. We love La Bodega and find any reason to dine there. We have enjoyed many meals with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife lost her father last year and he was from Spain. La bodega is the only real Spanish restaurant left in Kansas City and our experience allowed us to commemorate him 18 months after his departure. Beautiful experience. Thanks.

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Arabianhorse
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with excellent advice from a knowledgeable waitress

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vipMegan
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and big portion sizes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a milestone birthday Friday night on the patio and enjoyed outstanding service and food.

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ellejay
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service. I can't wait to go back and try more dishes!

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MichaelR
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and diversity of menu. The service was great and the atmosphere is outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Unfortunately had bad service. Arrived 30 min before the reservation and sat at the bar. We ordered drinks, restaurant ran out of Stella beer… Were offered substitute my friend ordered it but we never got it. When asked about it the bartender said she did not like it and thought we said no… well out table was ready so I proceeded to close the tab gave the credit card. After some time sitting at the bar I inquired about the bill as our table got seated - I was told I never gave the card to them!! Asked to double check.. but was dismissed and frankly felt like I was trying to walk out on the bill. I paid with my other card. Left to join my friends at the table, cancelled my amex immediately. Service was slow, but understandable they were busy. And 30-45 min into our dinner one of the bar tenders arrived and hands me my amex, no apology, just said there were charges on it but we cleared it. Why would there be charges on the card if I paid my tab at the bar? Regardless we finished dinner and went to the concert. The food was excellent as always but service was sadly subpar.

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CarlL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Server was not not good. Our food came out at different times. One person in our party was done with his tapas before I received mine.I ordered Paella for the table, it was not good, no taste at all. A huge skillet full of really bland rice and a few shrimp for $85. Server was not happy we asked for separate checks. We were a table of four. I’ve been to la bodega before and it was really good. Service was so bad this time I probably will never go back.

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kyleb
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good. We sat outside, nice area, of course KC construction never ends, road torn up and cones everywhere. I have not been there for a very long time...still very good food. Had a great time!

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Hungry
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love La Bodega's tapas menu and sangria. It was extremely loud but it was a Saturday night. Food was excellent as always and service was top notch. Can't wait to go again.

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La Bodega - Kansas City is rated 4.8 stars by 1380 OpenTable diners.

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