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La Bodega - Leawood

4.5
905 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
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  • Good for a Date
"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:
Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday 2pm - 9pm
Fri - Sat - 2pm - 12am

Brunch:
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 2pm

Happy Hour:
Daily 2pm - 6pm
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Phone number
(913) 428-8272
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nathan Deters
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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
Rafael Cervantes: (855) 824-0284
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Catering
For any catering needs please send email to info@labodegakc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Roe Ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 905 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had initially thought we were making reservations at the downtown KC location but on arrival realized our mistake when I checked my email. They were unable to accommodate 3 people but when we decided to go ahead and drive to the Leawood location they called ahead to let them know that we would be late for our reservation but were on our way. From the minute we arrived the experience was terrific. The waiter really knew the menu (both food and drinks) and his recommendations were excellent. The shrimp with horse radish was a bit bland but all other items perfectly prepared and tasty (Gambas, Queso de Cabra, etc...). The best part truly was the service and I wish I remembered our waiter’s name as he was attentive and there when we needed him but was in no way intrusive and allowed us to enjoy our dinner and company.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The paella is always delicious and satisfying. Definitely a comfort food!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great for happy hour. Always good food and good service

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We missed Happy Hour by 1/2 Hour...prices were a little high but the food is good! Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We like to go during Happy Hour. It’s great for date night and or friends get-together. Tapas are fun to share!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Birthday dinner. Great food. Great service. The tables are really close together so we were uncomfortably close to our neighbors & the noise level was a little loud at first but the as larger parties dispersed, it was fine. Overall a great experience & will keep going back.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Nice and very helpful wait staff and the food wa wonderful! This was a meeting about a new business venture. La Bodega was the perfect setting.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We love the 7-day a week happy hour, especially the $5 Cava. We would like happy hour even more if there there were a greater number of items that had the happy hour discount.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful ambiance and service. My fiance and I both have lived in Europe so it was nice to have choices that were not the usual KC fare. My paella was a bit overdone. But I would recommend and go back in a heartbeat.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Restaurant was 1/2 empty on a Saturday night. Service was very slow waited a while for our drink orders and each round of tapas. Seemed like they were very short staffed, maybe 2 wait staff and 1 bartender on a Saturday night at 9pm.

Food and drink was great as always and then wait staff was apologetic for the long wait between orders.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

La Bodega is a favorite for family and friends, the Happy Hour menu can’t be beat to try a variety of Spanish favorites. Service is always excellent. Ladies night for six friends and we tried the potatoes, chicken and chorizo skewers, mushrooms, meatballs, wrapped shrimp and short ribs. The food was awesome and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

It was a girls night out and everything was fantastic! I was particularly happy there were gluten free options since I have a sever allergy.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

V ery good evening overall, felt a bit rushed by the waiter.
Suggestion: add pisco sour to the bar spirit drinks.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We went for Sunday brunch. The unlimited mimosas were great. The waitress was on top of the refills. We look forward to go back for happy hour and dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The service was a little slow when we sat down but it was corrected quickly. Nice dinner with friends. A little disappointed with one of the shrimp tapas (size was really small for $11-$13). Overall I would recommend

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our waiter, Alex, was really good. I have been to this location several times and it is consistent. I have only eaten at the KC, MO restaurant once as we didn't like the atmosphere there as well.

I would like to see more specials or tempting things appear on the menu. I do like the paella, but often we don't have the time to wait for that.

The tables are very tight not only for the customers, but I have noticed also for the servers - especially when they are preparing hot cocktails at the tables, etc. (which is after all part of the tapas experience for us.

When you first enter the restaurant, the noise level seems overwhelming, but as you are seated, it seems more tolerable....maybe because you have passed the bar seating by then.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It’s been a few years since we have been here and this was our first time at this location. We had a really good experience. Our server, Rachel, was very knowledgeable of the menu and made a few recommendations for us. Everything was really good and it all came out pretty fast. We will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

It was extremely loud. We had to yell at each other to be heard. Food was not as good as I remembered it.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We weren't impressed... we went on Valentine's Day and the service was extremely slow, our first course soup was cold, the second course was good and the main just ok dessert was horrible! I'm sorry but we won't be back....

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Prix Fixe menus for valentines' day included assorted salads, tapas, soup, main course and dessert for $60 per person (without tip). Such a disappointing meal. Cold, flavorless bisque, fatty, room-temperature steak and average service. Quickly made sense why place was half-empty at 7:00 PM. Let the server know our disappointment with the meal- but never garnered a visit from the chef or manager. Asked to wrap our desserts to go, and paid $200 bill (including $40 tip). Found when we got home desserts haphazardly smashed into containers. Not a great experience

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first experience here and my husband and I both really enjoyed it! The ambiance was awesome and the food was really delicious. We would definitely return, just not on a night that they had a fixed menu. Dinner for two with drinks and tip was about $200.00. For that price I would probably go somewhere like Plaza III.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic service was excellent
Maxwell the bartender great
Food was excellent

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I met up with friends and had a great time. The food and drinks were amazing. I love all of the tapas.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We went out for my husbands Birthday and had a wonderful time. We always love it here!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, gin drinks were amazing, loved the sangria. Service was attentive and personable. Lovely dinner.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Cutesy place with a lively bar but if you are looking for gormet Spanish food this is not your place. Ingredients in paella were not fresh, rice pasty and the dinner portion of chicken was about what you would expect for a light lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We really liked it that the waitress described what was on the Tabla Rasa, as not all of them do. We like to know what we are eating.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service as always

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Love La Bodega - one of our favorite, and go-to spots.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It was good except we couldn’t find our waiter a couple of times, but someone else took care of us each time.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

La Bodega never disappoints. Try out their happy hour specials to enjoy their vast tapas menu.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Salad greens were unusual, bitter, chewy. I had some kind of a rice, vege mash, they identified as Paella. It was not anything close to that dish. No flavors of the sea. No Sofrito, I even paid extra for the shrimps! My lady had salads, mushrooms were pretty good, shrimps were flavorless. The toast with fig jam & goat cheese okay! Serve this in Barcelona, the people would burn you at the stake! Very disappointed, spent over $110. Food alone. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Upon arrival we were seated fairly quickly and the staff were pleasant. The atmosphere was nice for a dinner with a group but for two we should have been sat more towards the back, the bar area was very loud. We also were facing the street and the city light was shining very brightly through the window directly in our eyes, we asked if there was a shade to pull down but we're told no there wasn't. All that aside the service was great and the variety of food choices is excellent and authentic Spanish cuisine. We never felt rushed and the staff were very accommodating, precise and speedy with our food and drinks. Overall was a good time and we will go back again.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

This review is for restaurant week menu. I had a quite small first course salad that was tasty. The vegetable paella was very good but there was an up charge for meat or fish. Therefore I did not choose that. Other restaurants during restaurant week served great portions and a meat/fish was included. I love La Bodega’s Happy Hour and horsd’oeuvres but was not happy with this particular lunch.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and the food was outstanding.
We will definitely visit again!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Food, Gr8 Service and Total Fun... luv the service of the wait staff! Everyone was knowledgeable and kind...

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week and everything was good, but would have been happier ordering off the regular menu. FYI - paella takes awhile to cook so it was delivered well after my husband had finished his 3 tapas. They brought his tapas out immediately and wish they would have timed it closer to my paella. He got 3 chicken skewers, 6 shrimp, and a BUNCH of olives - probably better for a larger group. With salad, entree and dessert, more food than we needed, so next time we will just get tapas and maybe a dessert. Their sangria is best in town!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I were first-time patrons of La Bodega. I have driven by a million times, but wanted to partake for restaurant week for something different. We were so impressed! Super fun menu, excellent service, and delish sangria! The food was top notch and we had a fun time picking out tapas to try. Four thumbs up from us and highly recommended!!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Although we've dined at La Bodega in the past, this was our first time to try their happy hour. Wow! Half price sangria and tapas until 6 p.m.!! We're definitely adding La Bodega to our list of favorite spots for happy hour.

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