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La Bodega - Leawood

889 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Tapas (37)
  • Creative Cuisine (25)
  • Good for a Date (23)
"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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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm

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

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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For any catering needs please send email to
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Cross street
Roe Ave
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 889 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyS (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

Jtrardin (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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!

3.0  Dined 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.

vipMsJNG (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined 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....

SteveS (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic service was excellent
Maxwell the bartender great
Food was excellent

Podman69 (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

MicheleT (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipPatricia (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service as always