La Bodega - Leawood

4.6
1049 reviews
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Spanish
"Tapas" - In the beginning. Tapas are 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 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.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother’s Day at La Bodega Leawood! Our Brunch Buffet is Adults $32, Children 12 & under $16, 5 & under free. Food offerings will be: Omelet Station, Spanish Tapas Bar including sliced Serrano Jamón, Paellas, Chorizo Mac & Chz, Roast Beef Carving Station, Donut Decorating & much, much more.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is always good. Food and service was excellent. The venue is a bit noisy so it’s hard to carry a conversation. While we were there, the power went out for an hour and they did a great job accommodating everyone.

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KM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was disappointing, very slow.

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was very helpful and prompt.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for Brunch. We have been many times in the evening, brunch was fair. Service was good, but the kitchen was ridiculously slow.....love La Bodega, but Brunch is not its strong point.

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l
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service, highly recommended this place and their seafood paella.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the food but a bit pricey

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TP
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love La Bodega and was glad to finally get back for lunch with family. Discovered their new lunch menu with sandwiches and we tried a few. We enjoyed the turkey manchego with apricot mustard and almonds sandwich but was not as excited about the San Sebastián Chicken Salad Sandwich. The latter tasted more of chicken and mayo than of any of the other cranberry and few golden raisin ingredients. All of us loved the pancetta date tapas plate. The table bread was pedestrian and not warmed. It graciously offered when they were afraid there might be delay in delivery our food when so many of us were ordering lunch at the same. Overall, we love this place and will come back for more tapas.

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L
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love La Bodega and recommend it all the time to adventurous friends who want to try delicious food that's not your normal midwestern fare. The food is fresh, well-prepared and we love the "tapas-style" way of bringing things out as they are ready, rather that serving them all at once. It feels like a never-ending feast!

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L
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seven friends decided to get together for Happy Hour. The Tapas and the service were incredible. We tried the Spanish Coffee and it is to die for.

Great place, great Happy Hour and friendly knowledgeable staff.

What more could you ask for?

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D
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed our food was served lukewarm. We mentioned this to server after the first small plate was nearly finished and she promptly removed our dish before we could even finish it! Even after informing her of our lukewarm food, only one of our 6-7 tapas ordered was actually served hot. Don’t think we will be returning.

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c
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

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OT
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I am really rooting for this restaurant, it has a great location and different food.

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M
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was very good. We were not offered bread as we waited for our dinner and felt a bit “ rushed” by our waiter.

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L
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very average and did not taste like real Spanish tapas. For example, I ordered a smoked salmon and asparagus dish and they dumped a TON of mustard sauce on it. The whole dish tasted only like the overpowering sauce. Very average experience. Not worth the cost.

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for brunch. Food and service were absolutely wonderful. Will definitely be back and would recommend.

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j
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the varied food choices and the ability to share with everyone at our table.

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BF
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Nice table, great server, food and ambiance great too.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love La Bodega.... one of our go-to restaurants!

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BS
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excelleny variety of hot and cold tapas as well as regular menu and very tasty sangrias

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great foods. Great service. Overall great experience.

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OT
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LaBodega did not disappoint. The food is amazing. The wine selection is wide and varies for any pallet. The ambiance is comfortable for a short stay or longer. The wait staff was very friendly, helpful, attentive but not intrusive.

Overall, great experience and definitely a place to return to.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a first time experience for half of our group. Excellent service, food, atmosphere, conversation and company!

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J
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! Great wine and the food was so delicious! We ordered the Spanish coffee, and the presentation was great entertainment as well as delicious. I’ve moved from I’m the KC area, but each time I visit I make sure I go to La Bodega, always so wonderful!

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E
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impecably managed . Always enjoy the experience. The food and service is always consistent. We are regulars.

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Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly service but our waitress disappeared at the end of our meal so it was longer time than desired.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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d
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a shame that I forget to go back to La Bodega because we have never had a bad experience with this restaurant. The food was great and the service was attentive. We will be back.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere!

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to split a paella or to enjoy tapas and wine. I'm not a huge fan of the sangria here but the wine menu is very good.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal as always. Service is even better than the food if that is possible.

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RS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. The tapas were good, but they tend to deep fry everything and make them too salty for my taste.

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CH
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to satisfy. Our California guests want to come back. Churros are the best.

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LJ
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently delicious, and the staff is very friendly. Tapas are their specialty, but since I tried the vegetable paella, I don’t order anything else! It’s always a treat when I get dinner there!

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CS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fireside seating and the wonderful coffee dessert drink! Always fun to try the different tapas! Thanks for a lovely evening!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Luke was outstanding. I highly recommend him as a server, I couldn't of had a better experience.

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N
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to this restaurant and we could not have been happier with the food and service.
We were a group of 4 people, there for lunch, and enjoyed the Cuban sandwich, salmon, Veggie Paella and Paella Valenciana, all were excellent. Plus the White bean soup was yummy. Then, the deserts...we split 3 between 4 people and all were very good. Must try!

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m
Kansas City
71 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent delicious wonderful

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FB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

excellent non-mexican Spanish food with great ambiance, service and music.

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OT
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying Spanish tapas and we loved it! Made us feel like we were in another country. Food was great, the flavors were so different and blended perfectly together, and we were full which is a big deal to us when it comes to restaurant and small plates. We’ll be back!

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