La Bodega - Kansas City
Amazing. I enjoyed everything from food to service.
We went to celebrate a 40th birthday and had a great time. The service was amazing, sangria kept coming!
We celebrated our anniversary and had a great time. We were sat in a little alcove and were able to truly feel like we had the place to ourselves while enjoying the crowd.
Our server gave fantastic recommendations. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back.
LOVE this place. Happy hour is the best. Make a reservation and enjoy!
Best Brunch in KC!
Awesome food! Great drinks! Great service! Celebrating with 20 others!
This is my third time at La Bodega. Loved it so much we came back for my 40th birthday with some friends. The waiter was really off, gave us each the wrong cocktail from what we ordered. The cocktails themselves were really unpleasant. I own an event series that specializes in cocktails, and I would have been horrified if my guests were given these. The food was also really off. Overall it was so disappointing to travel to KC and waste a night on this dinner.
The service was wonderful! And the exciting fireworks she created while making our Mexican Coffee was thrilling and delicious. All of the food we tasted was bursting with flavor and the entire evening was delightful. You could tell everyone in the restaurant was having an equally enjoyable experience. My only regret is that I live in St. Louis and we don't have a La Bodega here. I will be visiting every time I come to KC!
One of our favorite places on First Friday. Food and service both very good. We usually dine at the bar as a walk in customer.
Fantastic restaurant. One of the best experiences in Kansas City. It would be a mistake not to eat here. All of the food is good, never had anything on their menu I did not like.
We went out for a girls night, just a few of us. Of course we had Sangria but then we tried some or the new craft cocktails. They were outstanding. Happy hour prices definitely saves money, but it doesn't skimp of service and quality of the food. Excellent service! Friendly and attentive.
Great food, great staff, will be back sooner than later!
Food and drinks were as good as always! Brooke was our waitress and she made our experience exceptional. Can’t wait to get back.
As usual great food and sangria!
Food and service is always great, a little pricey but always great eating.
With so many choices, the staff enjoys giving recommendations.
Definitely a must to visit.
My fiancée and I had an amazing dinner here this evening. We shared a number of tapas; each and every one of them was perfectly cooked & seasoned. The papas fritas con ajo was a standout as well as the pan plano con salmon ahumado. That said, there's simply not a single "just average" item on the menu. They're all outstanding!
We went to dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It wasn’t too crowded due to the snow but I will say every item we ate was FANTASTIC! The drinks were also exceptional (we had both the red and white sangria and tried their Spanish coffee drink too). For food we loved everything and can’t say enough positive things! Only thing was we waited a little while to order and pay but I think they were just shorter staffed with the weather and it didn’t diminish our experience in the slightest. We highly recommend La Bodega and will definitely be returning!
Valentines menu was subpar. My spouse and I really prefer the normal menu. We got stuck in the addition room with barely any heating as well. Normally, la bodega is one of my favorite restaurants but Valentine’s Day let us down.
My partner and I went on Valentine's Day, on which La Bodega limited its offering to a set menu for $60 per person (not including drinking, tax, or tip). My partner had the salmon, which he considered good but unremarkable; I had the paella -- again, good but not glowingly so. I did particularly enjoy my salad before the entree. Our server was familiar with the wine menu and suggested a pairing that we both enjoyed. Total for the evening with everything was $191. The venue is warm and friendly, definitely a gathering place. I found the food to be more rib-sticking and satisfying in a homey way, than impressive as haute cuisine. I look forward to returning to La Bodega in warm weather when we can try the outdoors seating.
The food came out all backwards from what you would expect. The steak and scallops came out before the mushrooms and even before the potatoes. All of this still even came out before the salads. They weren’t all too busy. We’ve been there before when they’re busier.
Excellent Happy Hour and the service was fantastic. Can't wait to go back!
Truly, one of my wife and my favorite Kansas City restaurants. Excellent food and environment. Excellent cocktails and wine selection. Excellent variety of food, including vegetarian options. Better experience than most high end restaurants and not nearly as expensive.
As always, we’re blown away by the friendliness of the staff. I cannot express how grateful how I am that the staff brought us champagne for our anniversary. We had such a horrible year last year, but Friday ended up making new friends with the couple next to us. As the night went on, we got a couple more glasses of champagne and it was so appreciated. Here’s to 2019 and many more visits with you all. God bless you.
First time guest. Will definitely be back. Great place to join friends for drinks and tapas.
i used to love this place, but my experience was just all around bad. i had a reservation but had to wait for a table to come open. the waiter was good but too busy to provide any service, and the food was sadly mediocre. i hope they can turn things around.
SO delicious!!! Would come back in a heartbeat. Loved the variety and ability to try a lot of things.
We love La Bodega. Happy Hour is fabulous. Great tapas and Spanish wine.
Wonderful food, interesting flovors.
I liked this place in the past but this experience was pretty terrible and it was a first impression for everyone else I was dining with. We would ask for things (crayons and mustard) and no one would come back. Then they served half our table and my father and I waited almost 15min longer for our food and when it came everyone else was done eating and out food wasn’t even warm! They even basically hard boiled my benedict egg- it was just a bad bad day for them and us since we paid almost 80 for brunch and had a terrible experience
Great tapas - combined with equally good sangria - in a fun environment. Lots of energy!!
We went for lunch during restaurant week. We had reservations and weren't seated because they were massively under-staffed. We had to wait 20 minutes -- which is time we could not afford for lunch. They had open tables but we were refused, as they did not have enough servers. We only got 2 courses and in order to get meat, we had to pay a surcharge of $4, which only got us 4 small boiled shrimps. There is no comparison to what other restaurants offer. Lydia's offers 3 courses including their unlimited pasta for the given restaurant week price of $15. La Bodega's servers -- although stretched too thin -- were courteous trying to make up for the train wreck. La Bodega cannot deliver to the demands of restaurant week and should not participate.
As part of the Restaurant Week we decided to try an old favorite to meet another couple who hadn't been there before. We were all impressed with our choices, with the garlic soup and Bisteca getting our best reviews. Not only was all the food excellent, but the wine flight with our server Nick's recommendations was so good we took pictures of two of the bottles to try to find later. Nick was very friendly and helpful during our visit and made us feel very welcome.
Beautiful and delicious food. Our waiter, Nicholas, made a knowledgeable recommendation on a wine to accompany our tapas. Great ambiance in this intimate restaurant. A treasure in Kansas City. Can’t wait to come back!
We are always so happy when we return to La Bodega. The food is soooooo amazing, as are the libations, and the service is both professional and friendly.
Waiter had been very helpful and a winter full day and the new food for us was a great experience, thank you.
My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful time. The food and drinks were great and the service was top notch. Will definitely be coming back.
The food was awful and way overpriced. Crappy ambience with lights flickering on and off and hostess too busy chatting up friends instead of doing her job. I would leave 0 stars if it were an option.
Such a fun night out on Saturday
Went there on a date and the wait was only five minutes. The noise level made it essy to carry on a conversation. The tacos were awesome. I had the BBQ Duck, but the portabello mushroom was my favorite.
Had their take on cioppino. Absolutely fantastic, a must try.