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La Bodega - Kansas City

4.7
1247 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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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 1247 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamieS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love La Bodega! So glad to have a chance to enjoy it with my ladies!

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DavidD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The tapas is wonderful and the drinks are just as good.

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Katie
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bodega is always a great fun atmosphere for dinner/drinks with friends!! Their Sangria is absolutely amazing!!

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TomP
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun atmosphere for tapas and drinks. Tapas were very good, and server was knowledgeable about selections and options.

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vipLisa
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Mother’s Day brunch. Always great food and service. Food was amazing. Sangria just OK, but everything else was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be one of the best restaurants in Kansas City! The food is absolutely amazing! Takes me back to Spain! I will eat here EVERY time I am in KC!

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vipRonM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service by Christy server was great.
As alway the food was amazing.

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Maura
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to!! so beautiful and the food, wine and service was perfect. Can’t wait to come back!!!

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KitCat
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming to La Bodega, especially with this new expanded patio at their Southwest Blvd location! They've done a stellar job making it cozy even with the busy street right there (hence my noise level rating - it just depends on the time of day you go). The food is consistently amazing (the mushrooms, stuffed piquillo peppers, the dates are especially divine) and service is always wonderful. I didn't realize there's a line for their happy hour when they open at 2, at least on Fridays, so keep that in mind when scheduling your reservation. But they kept it moving quickly and I'm glad to see people frequenting this fabulous place :)

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I didn’t see much point in making a 2:00pm reservation when I still had to wait in line to be seated. People ahead of me were seated without reservations and we were sat at 2:20pm. Sangria was good. Food was good, we ordered too much fried food but that was our fault. Nothing was off the charts for us and everything needed salt.

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TraceyB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was incredible, and the food was so delicious and innovative and the house sangria was out of this world. We enjoyed our overall experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting Kansas City.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose La Bodega as our first post lock-down date night. And it did NOT disappoint! We love going here for date nights bc it’s a very laid back environment and you don’t feel rushed. We also like to support local businesses. The service is always great and food amazing as the first time we went over 7 years ago. They are consistent in preparation and we always feel welcomed. Highly recommend this establishment to friends frequently and hear great things when they choose to take our advice. Can’t wait to go back this summer and enjoy more evenings on the patio with delicious food and drinks.

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vipKathleenB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were outside, and practically on the street. The street noise was crazy, even for early Sunday evening.....

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow

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IdaWanna
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tapas indoors on a Friday afternoon. The outdoor seating was full, but we weren't disappointed because the interior was appealing and comfortable, with lovely natural light. The tapas plates are generous, so my husband and I were quite full on just two plates. The red sangria was delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try out La Bodega after someone recommended it to us, and it was a great choice!!! Savannah is an amazing server. She is always attentive to us, and our fur baby! Bob, the manager, is accommodating and always goes out of his way to say hi to us. We are so happy we found this restaurant and will keep on going back!!!

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hogansfour
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great, but salad was extremely tart and dessert was extremely salty. Lots of extremes.

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DenaM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything we tried was perfection! Service was friendly and quick. Red Sangria was especially good.

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SMPE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Between the young lady who seated us not really wanting to give us a printed menu (rather than having us look on our phone which we didn't have with us at the time), and our server who didn't really seem to relish having to serve two guys by themselves, the primary negative was the manager who didn't replace our $56.00 bottle of wine as the cork had pretty well disintegrated into the bottle. So the staff could probably do with a little fine tuning. HOWEVER, the food quality and those flavors were truly wonderful. Kudos to the chef!!

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Iri02
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The atmosphere was super authentic, the food was absolutely amazing. We had some issues with services at first but the server improved over time and gently gave us a free item by the end of our evening to make up for making us wait too long at first.

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Mikekr3300
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with ample parking nearby. Outside dining area looked awesome. We dined inside and enjoyed several menu items. Short ribs, beef tenderloin, and scallops were delicious. Artwork on ceilings, walls, doors, etc. Hand painted and mosaic creations throughout. Service was second to none with Ryan who had a great command of the menu and steered us into some great choices. Manager Brian also made an appearance and was a wealth of information regarding the restaurant and its incredible menu.
We'll certainly be back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena comida y muy buen servicio me encanto

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JenniferB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I have been a fan favorite of this restaurant for MANY years. I made a reservation thru Open Table to celebrate my mother's birthday and for the first time ever I was disappointed. Our food took way too long, some of it came out cold, I'm not referring to cold tapas, and some of it came out burnt. I specifically requested a table outside and when we arrived we were seated inside only to watch THREE other groups of our same size seated outside immediately. Our server, while nice, was very slow, it took 15 minutes to get a bottle of wine. I will be back because I know this is not the norm, but of all the days to disappoint, my mother's birthday was extremely poor timing.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite spots! We took friends for their first time here and they loved it

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DSimon
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was great. Seats spaced nicely apart. Server and her trainee were outstanding. Would come to HH again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Kayebritt
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was bland and luke warm. I had a tasteless Bloody Mary.

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vipSue1
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service at Easter Sunday brunch. Enjoyed outdoor seating in spite of traffic noise. Highly recommend.

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Patricia
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful; our first time there but definitely not the last. Chris, our waiter, was superb and helped so much w/the menu and our drinks! Great place; great food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hreat atmosphere. Our waiter was excellent. First time to try brunch and it was delicious

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vipjcwalsh
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in KC. Always have an amazing time and worth every penny. Don't hesitate to try.

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StanS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seemed that the receipts had changed for scallops and tenderloin entrees. Not quite as good as the former recipes. Great wines and Bloody Marys.

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vipRonM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved to one of our top 3 pics in KC!
Kesha our server was amazing, friendly and helpful. All of the team members we came in contact with were helpful and pleasant, but Kesha was a standout!
The food was great and lots of varied flavors.
We will defiantly move this to our regular go to list!

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BethanyL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Food and drinks were fantastic! They never disappoint!

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MelanieW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing patio with delicious tapas! Great service and covid safety measures are taken seriously to keep patron and staff safe and healthy.

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Susan
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at LaBodega! Our server, Savannah was wonderful! Very attentive!

All the Tapas were wonderful! We will be back soon when it is just a bit warmer for us to sit outside!

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LisaS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so wonderful! The sever, Stephanie, was very kind and attentive throughout. Everything was absolutely delicious, especially the elote & churros!

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Victor
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes from this place! Getting seated was an issue at first but the hostess was gracious and helped speed us through the busy time (7-8:30 pm); Food was amazing, ambience great, and setting on par with the location.

Will DEFINITELY be back soon. Make a reservation though...

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Tabitha
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance outdoors, very comfortable. Food was amazing and drinks were perfect. Food can be a smidge pricey but it's delicious.

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Alan
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - tables well spaced out - definitely recommend

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You can order delivery directly from La Bodega - Kansas City using the Order Online button. 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 4.7 stars by 1247 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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