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About La Bodega - Kansas City

"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.

703 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

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

Cross Street:
summit and I-35

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 472-8272

Website:
http://www.labodegakc.com/

Catering:
Please call for details. (816) 472-8272

Executive Chef:
English Reinshaw

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.

Private Party Contact:
Bob Riekhof: (855) 785-3770

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

La Bodega - Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Comfort Food (6)
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Great for Lunch (6)
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Good Vegetarian Options (5)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Eh everything was just okay. Nothing special or Spanish about it actually. If you put basil on a piece of bread and add tomatoes you change a classic Spanish pan con tomate into a bruschetta. Spaniards don’t use basil. A few shaved slivers of jamon Iberico atop cold bread does not constitute a plate of jamon as the menu describes. Braised short ribs were tough, chewy and stringy. And the calamari a la Plancha should be cooked on a skillet. Our came out looking like steamed bits. We were hoping to find our tapa joint, but sadly disappointed. Also check your bill—servers tried to ring up more expensive glasses of wine we didn’t order in place of the ones we did order. Oh and the dates—rock hard, cold centers, and that’s not
Pancetta wrapped around them - it’s just bacon. When we asked, Our server said “what’s the difference?”

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Always an amazing place to eat. Wonderful service, great food!

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was supposed to be a great Valentines day dinner date. We arrived when the reservation was set for at 8:30 PM. They had overbooked. Couldn’t even get to the bar for a cocktail. We were not seated until 9pm. They did however put us in a very nice separate room. Where it was quiet. My girlfriend ordered soup. She was brought out a salad. Which was a wedge salad. I did not care for it. The server did replace the salad with the soup. The toppers that we ordered were great. It was the papas fridas. I was a little disappointed that they had such a limited menu as far as tapas goes. The entrées were great. I had the lamb and my girlfriend the steak entree. The dessert was sub par for the standard that I am used to at La Bodega. I had the flan she had the vanilla cake. Topped with lemon. The lemon was overpowering on the cake and the flan tasted like it had been sitting out awhile. It also was covered in gold flakes of some sort. Which when I asked the server what it was. He asked the kitchen. No one could come up with an answer for me. Which I did not care for. For the two of us with tax and one cocktail apiece plus tip it was $178.00. The meal itself was $139 with tax. La Bodega Is my favorite restaurant in Kansas City. However that was the first time my girlfriend had the opportunity to go to the establishment. She was not impressed. Nor was I. It’s a shame that they failed on such a crucial evening. That being said. I will definitely go back. They are generally amazing. I would definitely recommend them to all friends and family.

Tags: Tapas, Healthy
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·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite places! Always enjoyable time.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

We took part in the Valentine’s Day prix fixe meal and had a great experience! The menu was delicious.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic food...made my Valentine's dinner memorable.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

I did not understand why most people were so loud in there. We couldn't even hear our own conversation while sitting there. Tables were also too close together, thus creating a very loud environment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

La Bodega's -KCMO location has been one of our favorite restaurants since it opened many years ago. We love the tapas and sangria and the raspberry churros. We also love the energy of this restaurant. Can't say enough great things about La Bodega's!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Staff was fantastic, fun & friendly. Food was AMAZING. Sangria...YUM! We had a party of 7 & had to sit next to the kitchen which made it extremely noisy & the TV was right by our heads. We even had reservations several days in advance. Still one of my faves in KC.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food, drink and ambiance. I always enjoy the tapas and the social dining aspect of this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was great

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great flavored tapas, full body red wine and energetic ambiance

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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great sangria, great tapas! The atmosphere is lively (probably thanks to the sangria) and fun. Enjoyed smoked salmon flatbread and peppers stuffed with ahi tuna, and the paella valenciana - all outstanding. Definitely make a reservation. Our table was ready right when we walked in. Parking around the corner was perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food, great service & fun times as always at La Bodgea

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great as always

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and variety!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Such a great experience at La Bodega! Delicious food, dessert, and sangria!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

My drink was more like a margarita than a mule but the cuisine was great!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server, Spence, was overwhelmed, and disappeared frequently. Went to enjoy the extended Restaurant Week, but the chicken ajillo was not up to par. Chicken thighs instead of breasts, and my wife’s meal was delayed due to being overlooked. Her meal was comped, but overall slow service and not worth the wait. This is one of our favorite restaurants, and it was quite disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was FABULOUS! The food was WONDERFUL! The company was AMAZING! You can’t beat the happy hour prices on a Saturday afternoon!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My friends first time to dine at LaBodega. He loved the atmosphere, food, and the Spanish coffee!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This restaurant is a favorite go to-- service is excellent, quality of food is supreme, food overall is consistently delicious! We love it--every time!

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We met friends for La Bodega's happy hour because we love half price tapas and sangria. Our server was attentive without being intrusive and the food - as always - was delicious. It's hard to beat La Bodega's happy hour because it's such a great value.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had an amazing time! Disappointed we still had to wait another 20 minutes from our reservation time to be seated but the rest of the experience was hands down one of the best dining experiences I’ve had to date! Will absolutely be going back!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, People Watching, Tapas, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great deal especially during restaurant week. Tapas were all great with generous portions (salmon with asparagus, tortilla Espanola, and mushrooms) . Scallops entree would have benefited from a side of rice or vegetable, but the scallops themselves were exquisite. Had plenty to eat with soup, bread and dessert, even without a side for the entree. Servers were prompt and friendly, very good service but not hovering.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I hadn't been to La Bodega for a while; one friend hadn't been in years; and a couple who recently moved to KC, not at all. The place was packed [Happy Hour & Restaurant Week] but we were seated per our reservations. Boisterous crowd made chatting a bit challenging, but the service was wonderful, the food (tapas) diverse and tasty, and the wine was perfect with the meal. It's definitely on our "repeat soon" list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was so-so. I have had better paella and tapas and Cubanos for less money. I wouldn’t go back. Waitress was nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Went for restaurant week before going to a show at the Kauffman Center. We both opted for the Restaurant Week menu, and went with the 3 tapas instead of an entree.

Food was delicious. I opted for the house salad as a starter and my companion opted for the soup. It was a delicious salad - full of vibrant flavors and textures.

We ordered 6 different tapas to share. Some were significantly larger than others, so that's something to keep in mind, although it was more than enough food - we took leftovers home. The mushrooms were a particular star, and so were the crostini with goat cheese and fig jam.

For dessert, I opted for the creme brulee and my companion for the dark chocolate mousse. He reported it as delicious but really rich. As to the creme brulee, it was slightly citrusy, perhaps lemon, and garnished with fresh blueberries and mint. The custard was flavorful and perfectly creamy, and the top was substantial and caramelized to add a robust crunch. Excellent choice.

We arrived as happy hour was going, and a number of the tapas are half price during happy hour. All in all, that would probably have been comparable in price to the restaurant week special. There also are daily drink specials which appear to be well-priced; the table next to us had a pitcher of white sangria that looked lovely.

The only issue we had was that a table did not appear available when we arrived, even though we had a reservation. We were less than 5 minutes late (rush hour traffic) and while reservations are held for 15 minutes, there was confusion over where to seat us. It worked out, and we were able to enjoy our dinner without being rushed to make it to the show. Would recommend, and will be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I had the best chicken I've ever eaten, the Spanish Coffee is fantastic and a joy to watch being made. Our waitress was fantastic and it was a great choice for restaurant week.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always delicious. The Spanish RosE is truly a nice note ..

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The staff was amazing. The food and drinks-wonderful

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My boyfriend and I went to La Bodega for 2018 Restaurant week and loved it. We had a fun time trying 6 different tapas plates in addition to soup and dessert. We especially loved the meatball, shrimp, and potato hot tapas. And try the sangria! You can get your choice of red or white with champagne or soda water.
Just a warning - it can get pretty pricey once you get two drinks, three tapas, a salad and dessert - and that was just during restaurant week.
It can also get pretty loud so if you're a quiet person I don't recommend taking a first date here but it does give it an exciting, night-out feel. I can't wait to come back in the summer when we can sit outside and eat tapas and drink sangria!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I had heard about this restaurant for years. Went there on a Saturday at 1:30 with my wife. It was 3/4 full. They sat us, about 10 minutes later, the hostess brought us water. About 10 minutes after that the server came by, hurriedly took our order like we were bothering him and ran off. About 30 minutes later we got our food which was lukewarm, un-inspired and greasy. I don't know what people see in this place. I wasn't drinking so maybe that was my issue. But being forgotten about and then delivered average at best food just isn't my idea of a quality restaurant. And for what the cost is, I would expect a lot more. It took about 20 minutes after we finished our food to get the waiter to come by with the check so I could leave.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was amazing as always. It took a bit longer then I remember to get the food, but it was really busy during restuarant week.
Our waiter Spencer was very friendly and accomodating.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My Wife and I went there on Restaurant week) We enjoy the atmosphere only complaint I have was the drink I had was to expensive and it was very small glass for 13 dollars I DO NOT remember the name it was a wiskey drink.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Restaurant week in KC and, yet again, a fine showing at a really fine tapas place.
Spicing just right and not ordinary - will munch on the gambas for many times to come.
And, oh-baby, you just go ahead and order a drink with gin ..... and, WHAM! The barkeep
is table-side to talk up the world of gin! Made the night! We'll be back plenty soon!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great EVERYTHING!! Go and ask for Jessica as your server, she is FREAKING FANTASTIC!!!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We loved the food and the atmosphere! We loved our waitress also, I just wish we would have been informed that when we first arrived that we were still in happy hour, it was our first time there and we had no idea. So you imagine our shock when we got our bill and one pitcher of sangria was $20 and one was $40.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious food! Great service! Nice cozy atmosphere. Server was very knowledgeable and spot on with her recommendations. We will return

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My crew and I got together for happy hour to say goodbye to 2017 and toast in 2018! We had an amazing time. The food was wonderful and so were the drinks! It was a beautiful experience!

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