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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

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:
Michael Duggan: (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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (41)
Fun (35)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Happy Hour (26)
Authentic (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Casual (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
People Watching (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

One of my all time favorite spots. The tapas are always amazing and such a fun thing to share with the entire table. I always have each guest choose one hot and one cold tapa so there’s a big variety and plenty of dishes of many amazing flavors to try. The servers are always so friendly and the ambiance is bright and energetic. And the cocktails and sangria are delish!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful as always. Great food and staff.
Will be back again soon.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had my birthday dinner here which also ended up being a surprise engagement! The waitress helped my boyfriend (now fiance) and all the staff were very sweet!

The food was delicious and worth the price. I usually dislike Spanish food but this was amazing, totally blew me away!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Saturday night at La Bodega was still vibrant . The taps were excellent , wine was great .

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was fantastic. I had been wanting to come try this place out for over a year and it did not disappoint! Our server was awesome, the food was awesome, the atmosphere was perfect. This might be my new favorite restaurant in Kansas City.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was a lot of fun! You get and share a bunch of tapas (hot and cold) with your table, so you get to try a lot of food, and you get full but don’t overeat. It’s a little pricey, but for special occasions it’s a good option. They have unique cocktails too, which are fun to try. I got the lavender gin and tonic - the Lavanda - and it was delicious. I’ve been here twice now and definitely recommend it!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved it amazing waitress and food

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

SANGRIa (red) was super and very good , the house salad could have used a larger plate, was too confining to eat ftom it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great visit! Happy hour was the perfect time to visit La Bodega. The food was perfect, we overed about 10-12 items. Only one item was a little overcooked when it came out. No big deal, they would've corrected had I asked. I htink what strikes me about La Bodega is how consistent they are, year after year. The food is always spot-on and I've never had poor service. On this particular night, our server, Kacia was fantastic. She was friendly, thorough, and a good sport for our lively table. Thanks for a wonderful visit!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food. Pricy for small plates but super yummy and unique. Good service. Nice atmosphere.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding food and service!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Located under the I-35 highway bridge on Southwest Blvd in KC this place is a wonderful addition to the customary Mexican fare. Clearly a hip place, lots of folks young and old, vivid colors, and vibrant. Selection is broad with cold/warm tapas as well as entrees. Paellas can serve two. Wine list is extensive but leans on the bottle sales.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I highly recommend the papas freitas con ajo! One of the best dishes I have had there.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a great place but, but some of there servers or the equivalent to a I Hope server!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was slow but the food was very good. The outdoor seating is great.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great restaurant with wonderful, generously sized, tapas! Would definitely recommend to others.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Tapas, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

La Bodega just might be my favorite restaurant in all of KC. The tapas are unique, flavorful, and provide such a 'foodie' fun experience whether with one other or a group. If you enjoy the experience of food just as much as the taste, La Bodega is for you. I highly recommend pairing your tapas with a bottle of wine for a true Spanish experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Not as flavorful as it used to be for some reason. Great atmosphere as always, with awesome staff. Maybe we went on an off night.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Had a great time. Will be back

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food. Waiter not sooo good. It wasn't busy at all, maybe he was preoccupied...

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was great as always. They had a seasonal pork chop that I hope we find on the menu again. It was delicious. We love ordering the tapas a few at a time and sharing the plates with the whole table.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My family loves this restaurant. The food is always delicious, and sometimes (like on Friday night), the service is spectacularly good. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and our server took great care of us. The garlicky papatas are fantastic, as are the bacon wrapped dates. It's hard to go wrong when ordering here. We'll be back for more on our next visit to KC.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The happy hour menu was outstanding! We enjoy dining here before attending the Symphony!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Overall, great meal. Seating was a bit slow and initial response after being seated slow -- we got the impression that they were busier than expected mid-week and were perhaps understaffed. With that said, once attended to, our experience was excellent. The waitress gave us excellent advice including a half-price bottle of wine and a nice addition to black bean soup. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

La Bodega is the perfect eclectic summer spot, with a cozy wrap-around outdoor dining porch perfect for an evening of sangria, tapas sampling, and luxurious mingling with friends. They offer an impressively extensive menu of authentic Spanish tapas, entrees, and desserts, and a drink menu that accommodates the dishes nicely.

Tags: Romantic, Spicy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We followed TripAdvisor. And we were not disappointed!!! One of the best steaks I've ever had. We dined on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our server who gave us great advice on the entrees. Prices were spot on and fair!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Tapas, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fun, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Didn't have the best experience. With making the reservation, finding a comfortable table that didn't have the AC blowing down on you (it was freezing). Service was okay, the waiter seemed annoyed by us asking questions about the menu!! Food was pretty good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The sangrias and tapas are amazing. Spanish coffee was fantastic. Environment is loud, and tables for 2 are super close so it doesn't make it very private. But I'll be back, love this restaurant and our server was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always enjoy the food here and the service always feels welcome. Other people come to the restaurant seem to enjoy drinks very much but we only come for the food, especially seafood paella and Flan for dessert. They got lots of gluten free options that are delicious, so it is a huge plus for us due to my husband's celiac condition. Their Spanish Coffee after meal is quite a entertainment for a happy ending!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Tapas, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Perfect spot for a special occasion. Everything was presented elegantly. The drinks menu included many non-alcoholic options. The food was delicious. The ambiance was very pleasant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Tapas, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We had reservations but I arrived about 45 minutes early so I waited at the bar. When my friend arrived she joined me at the bar and we had another drink. We enjoyed Casey so much we couldn't leave her. This is one of my most favorite places in KC but last night was the best experience I've had. Thank you all so much!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good food, service was horrible. Tables crammed so close the table behind us kept bumping our chairs and waiters had to walk around the whole restaurant to get from one side of our table to the other. The five of us had to wave our arms to get the waiter's attention repeatedly. Ordered items were just forgotten, never to appear, we had to ask over and over for items we ordered. It's a real shame because the food was good (when we got it) but if you're having tapas and ordering lots of small plates for a group, you can't just have one or two show up and then the next plates take 45 more minutes.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Whenever I am in KC La Bodega is a must visit. I have been returning to La Bodega since they opened in 1998. I have never had a bad tapas, a bad time, or a bad pitcher of sangria!! Their paella is delish and the tapas are all authentic. My favorite is probably gambas a la plancha, but this past weekend I tried the MEJILLÓNES Y CHORIZO, and...I don't know, mussels>shrimp?

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Authentic, Tapas, Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always love going to la bodega and this visit didn't disappoint! Best happy hour in the city!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tapas
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Fantastic place. It's one of Kansas City's best!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Good, will go again,good date spot,good food, will try the outdoor seating next

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We went here for our wedding anniversary. It was fabulous. Wonderful service great food and good drinks. We sat outside and enjoy the beautiful evening and I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting great Spanish food. The picture is from their duck entrée.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. This was not our first visit to the restaurant. The staff was attentive and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good food & service!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was amazing! We had the bacon-wrapped dates, papas fritas, curry chicken salad, tenderloin and shrimp. It was more than enough and all was so good, the dates were by far our favorite, if you haven't tried them you need to! As a special treat the Spanish coffee is amazing to finish off the meal!

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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