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La Bodega - Kansas City

4.7
743 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
"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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Please Call for Detailed seating options and large parties. (816) 472-8272
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Phone number
(816) 472-8272
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
English Reinshaw
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Private party facilities
With different spaces available for special and private events, both La Bodega locations can accommodate parties from 6 to 150. Our spaces can arrange for business meetings, presentations, cocktail parties, social occasions, or simply a ladies night out. Let our organizer tailor a menu for you.
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Private party contact
Bob Riekhof: (855) 785-3770
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Catering
Please call for details. (816) 472-8272
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
summit and I-35
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 743 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The gin drink menu was incredible! Great service and Corey was awesome. Made our evening enjoyable.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent tapas and atmosphere

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Delicious! Check out their amazing happy hour prices.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

La Bodega is a Kansas City find! My friend and I decided to go for Sunday brunch and ended up here. I am soooooooo glad we did! Our waitress was fabulous...she suggested a gin and lavender drink as well as the white sangria; both were exceptional. And did I mention they had bottomless mimosas! What the what?! The food? TO...DIE...FOR! Everything we ordered was scrumptious. There is not one bad thing to say about La Bodega...it was utterly enjoyable!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Noise level choice was “energetic” which in this case meant you couldn’t even hear the person across from you. Way too noisy. But still had a good time!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great place to meet with friends and enjoy fun and creative food. Wait staff is always friendly and gracious

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

La Bodega can be terribly noisy if you choose to sit inside, which we did because their air conditioning was just too enticing on a 93 degree, super muggy night. Alas, it was particularly hard for any of us to be heard by each other and by our very capable waiter. We do try to make it to La Bodega each year during our annual work project in Kansas City, and while it was on the whole pretty good, our recollection of our meal last year suggest this year the tapas can be a little hit and miss. They do make a very good and authentic Spanish tortilla, but the Patatas Bravas left us wanting a much bolder and thicker sauce, which crispier potatoes. The pincho de pollo skewers were wonderful, but the croquetas seemed rather gritty. They do have a pretty distinguished wine list, but I am far to partial to my own Sangria recipe to be on board with theirs. We will come back again. As historians of Spain, we only know of Bodega as Kansas City's source for Spanish food.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We are vegetarian so that limited what we ate, but we were pretty underwhelmed by this tapas place. Patatas Bravas is a staple of tapas cuisine but it, like most of our other dishes, lacked flavor or character. Just very meh.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. La Bodega has a wine and food menu that can satisfy everyone's appetite. Our waiter was very helpful in selecting our food. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our waiter was so nice! We had a group a friends with all different tastes in food and we were all able to find something we liked and all tried something new.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Tapas were great. Fun restaurant. Dessert was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This was our first time to LaBodago and we were very pleased with our service,food choices, and drink selection. The small tapa plates were larger than expected and after ordering a salad and three small plates, we needed a take home box. Our waitress was delightful and we enjoyed our conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent food and service as always. Great happy hour deals!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Always a great option. Try something new each time but save room for the papas fritas!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Always a lovely experience! Good staff and good food! Unbeatable happy hour!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Fun was had by one and all

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Staff was friendly. Food took a while to come out. Most everything was delicious. We will keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had the best server ever. Such great food, drinks, ambience! It was really loud, but that was ok. Definitely should visit here while in KC!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

A group of six for dinner- a couple birthdays and an anniversary. We had a great time- the chorizo dates were our favorite order. Sangrias and gin and tonics were delicious! One of our favorite places in the city!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I love La Bodega! Their food is always excellent and they have the best sangria in the city. On top of that, they gave my friend a birthday dessert! Their patio is one of my favorites in the city. I’m a huge fan!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Nick was awesome! We got the sangria, kale/quinoa salad, & tapas. Everything was delicious and it was during happy hour so it was half off!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

You can't find a better Happy Hour / Date Night / Friend Dinner (the list goes on) than La Bodega downtown. My wife and I always enjoy the experience, the pitcher(s) of red sangria, and we love that there are options for all diners. We don't eat meat or dairy and were still able to select several options from the Happy Hour menu. The service is always top notch and we enjoy the friendly team at La Bodega.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We went to dinner for our anniversary. All the staff stopped by to congratulate us and really made us feel special. It was different, fun and the food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Really enjoyed the tapas and ambiance of this location. Our server new her stuff and made some excellent recommendations. What stopped me from giving it all 5 stars was first the paella we ordered was very dry. The rice was crunchy instead of soft and the overall flavor was very bland if it weren’t for the tapas the rating would have been much lower. The other thing is the price, while the tapas were good they weren’t that good and the paella we’ll definitely not like anything I’ve had before and I’ve had the real thing in Spain.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was great from service to the food. Very impressive wine list! Our server was amazing and attentive. She was able to recommend delicious options that did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Always delicious and great service! Either the red or the white sangria is a must and the mussels are a nice touch!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! La Bodega offers many uniquely flavored foods and a great ambiance. It's a great place for special occasions, but also just stopping for a quick weekend brunch is wonderful as well.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Love La Bodega!!! Always a delicious meal and stupendous service.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great Tapas!
But Open Table sent me a “no show” inquiry, then a request for a review...which certainly doesn’t make sense!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

great selection of beautifully prepared dishes. Very reasonable prices. Such fun to mix and match small plates. Our party all enjoyed the meal

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch
Missed the “make your own” Bloody Mary bar

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is our second time at La Bodega in as many months. The food is excellent. There are many tapas dishes to choose from. The chicken paella is a must - PAELLA VALENCIANA. Make sure to order a pitcher of Sangria. Also try the DATILES CON JAMÓN Y CHORIZO. Finish it all off with the Spanish Coffee made with 151 proof rum.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The perfect girl's night location! The service was fabulous and the food is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a splendid lunch and perfect service from Fabi. Every bite (and sip) was delicious, and Fabi's suggestion to round out our ordering was spot on. Thanks for another wonderful experience!!!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Wonderful as always!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The Sangria was too sweet. The wine in the Sangria was too light. The jar for the Sangria should be glass.

Also the prices were $2 too high for the type of food.

Went on Sunday for a brunch with very limited items to chose from the menu.

Was expecting to have the Paella at lunch on Sunday but needed to wait after 2:00 PM - Going to a Spanish restaurant and not be able to order Paella is not good.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Waited forever once we were seated for water and bread. Our steak was over cooked and the scallops were less than satisfying. The sangria was delicious. The wait staff seemed preoccupied with other tables.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I always like La Bodega, but had one dish this time that was NOT good. (They took it off the bill) It was the short ribs. I would not recommend that.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Always the best! Tequila cocktail just right. Best steak in town. The bread! The sangria! The sidewalk!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The ambiance is fun and cozy, the service was friendly and attentive and the food is always a treat. Our group of 14 was seated in an outdoor alcove that was an intimate setting and space I didn't know they had. We were there for half-price wine night so got to taste a variety from their wine list. My favorite appetizer is the Papas Fritas con Ajo so after bragging about them to our table, I ordered three of them as soon as we sat down. Sadly them didn't come until over an hour into our meal. The crispy garlicky goodness of my favorite dish was such a disappointment. They must have been sitting out for some time because they were no longer crispy or hot and they went uneaten. Still, I'll go back for more.

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