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Bodega 1904 Mexican Cantina, Forest Lodge, AU-NSW

Bodega 1904 Mexican Cantina

4.5
4.5
341 Reviews
$40 and under
Mexican
Good times, great wine, and food we love to eat...

The heart of our restaurant is good times with family and friends while sharing great food and wine.

Pull a seat up at the bar or grab a table with a group of friends and try our new menu. Sit back, enjoy the tunes, have some fun and let our team recommend some food and great wine to share!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 8624 3133

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ben Milgate & Elvis Abrahanowicz

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (02) 8624 3133

  • Neighborhood

    Sydney CBD

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Jubilee Park station on the Inner West Light Rail line. The station can be accessed via a direct pedestrian link from Level 3 of Tramsheds.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. b

    brett

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the best mexican in Sydney, the aguachile was amazing and those Birria tacos are so good
  2. SW

    SandraW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The two waitresses who looked after us last night were outstanding. One in particular gave great food suggestions - will have the chicken again next time I am dining solo. The SA Riesling was divine. Not cheap but amazing.
  3. AA

    AdamA

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service. Option for everyone.
  4. LG

    LaGirovaga

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    The food was delicious, as were the cocktails. Not a single meal was disappointing - and we tried several dishes. The service is what led to the low score. Advised table staff on arrival that we had to leave within a hour and a half of arrival, and we were still waiting on entrees 45 mins into the meal. Not sure what was behind the timing issue, but we missed the first 20 minutes of the show that we had tickets to see that night. I think poor communication between table staff and the kitchen might have had a lot to do with it - the table staff seemed very inexperienced. Unfortunately, I will not go back to this restaurant again and would encourage anyone short on time to avoid this restaurant.
  5. GE

    GEOFFREYD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a favourite place of ours and we will be back
  6. MM

    MarieM

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, service and vibe. Nice to have a great media can local. We’ll be back!
  7. MG

    MGale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a good choice of wines but a little pricey for a casual dining/ sit at the bar venue. However, the staff were attentive, the service was timely and we enjoyed the ambiance of our tete a tete at the bar.
  8. MP

    MichalP

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fantastic Tacos. Chicken ones are superb. Service sometimes not as quick as I’d like but acceptable. Can highly recommend and will def come back
  9. KS

    KylieS

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Every dish in the banquet was delicious especially the Kingfish and the Octopus. Highly recommend everything. Service was impeccable. We have all found our new favourite restaurant.
  10. K

    Kylie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tacos are amazing! We were recommended them by a friend who swears this is some of the most authentic Mexican food in Sydney. I’ve always loved Bodega but hadn’t visited in some time. So great to see one of Sydney’s institutions continue to evolve… always producing delicious food and fun times. Thank you team!
  11. KS

    KylieS

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks. Service was fabulous. Can't wait to come back.
  12. K

    Karin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed dinner with my friends. Everything was amazing
  13. AB

    AntonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely Man with a Canadian accent who served us all throughout our visit had an amazing and welcoming aura. Super helpful and bubbly personality. The overall food experience was great. Although some hard to chew herbs got through and the steak was rather chewy for a medium. the taste however was great. I just hope some of these little things would be improved on as i’d like to visit this restaurant once more in the near future.
  14. p

    poisonivy

    Demoland (US)

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very attentive and the food fresh and delicious. I’m still thinking about Margaritas, Pork Carnitas and especially the King Fish Aguachile with tostadas, yum!
  15. W

    Winda

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was decent, I wouldn't say it's the best mexican dishes I've ever tried. But their fish taco was good, at least order that one. The service was lacking. The waiter who served us was not nice, in a brink of being rude to customers. May not come back again ever.
  16. CN

    CitN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is good, beverages need to improve, venue good, excellent customer service
  17. AT

    AxellT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing authentic Mexican food, awesome service overall a great experience
  18. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Sadly the food was quite bland and we felt forgotten - having to ask, several times, for missing items we'd ordered and having to continually flag staff for service. It was a seriously expensive experience and, having been to Bodega with a friend who is a restaurant critic, very disappointing.
  19. C

    Cb1234

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for families. Great food. Friendly service. Snuggly booths.
  20. J

    Josh

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great service, different flavours than what I was expecting of a Mexican restaurant. Tried the banquet, food was a little more miss than hit - though, I recommend the Fish Tacos. The drinks list is fantastic and so is the service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue in Tramsheds where we were met with a warm greeting and kind, cheerful staff. The service and food were fantastic throughout and each person we interacted with made pleasant conversation. Reasonable prices for delicious Mexican dishes.
  22. RP

    ReayaP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were amazing. I’ll definitely be back.
  23. S

    Stephanie

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Shared some of the tostadas, corn chips and guacamole and each chose a taco. Everyone enjoyed it.
  24. LB

    LaurenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Food and drinks were great. Vegetarian options especially good, interesting and delicious. However the ambiance being seated at the bar doesn't match the quality/price of the food. Feels a bit like being in a food court, there's people coming and going from the gym and supermarket in the complex. Maybe sitting inside the restaurant is better!
  25. A

    Alexane

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is nice, great decoration. The staff looked after us really well. And the food is AMAZING. Really good, lot of choice for vegetarians too. I will go back for sure!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service and ambience. The food was good. Just good. It didn’t feel moreish or a want to come back. Nothing was bad. It was all fresh but we just left whelmed.
  27. MK

    MattK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Good value for money. A fun night out.
  28. RL

    RitaL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was very bland and a bit cold. Wouldn’t eat here again. It’s a shame because the restaurant is so pretty, such a missed opportunity to have a really great Mexican place
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bodega 1904 Mexican Cantina is consistently brilliant! Taco Thursday was DELICIOUS!
  30. JE

    JoanneE

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a friends birthday- the staff was so accomodating and the food was AMAZING. We ordered basically everything off the menu. The Aguachile Rojo was so refreshing, the Corn left you wanting more, the Wagyu Beef and Pork Tacos were out of this world, the Pulpo Al Carbón was seasoned so well and the Basque Cheesecake basically fell from heaven. Would highly recommend!
  31. H

    Hayles

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The quality of the food was average and definitely over priced. The deserts did not look or taste fresh. Service was slow. however, the staff were friendly.
  32. DI

    DIEGOM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Always a fan and highly recommend it!
  33. H

    Hollie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We felt very rushed- we spent quite a lot of money, but they closed all the restaurant up around us and it was only 10pm. The food was OK, nothing amazing
  34. l

    lindyb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The food was okay but the service so slow we sat for an hour before receiving our first dish and the wine by the glass was overpriced
  35. LP

    LilyP

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Mexican food. Birria tacos are an absolute must.
  36. AV

    AlexV

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great adaptation by the Bodega crew. More of a family friendly vibe in the dining section. They still have the bar area active to maintain the wine bar/ cocktail setting. Caters for all👌Food was great quality and well priced, staff always attentive and friendly. Legends!
  37. s

    sarahb

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly wait team, the food is delicious. 100% I would go again.
  38. MS

    MattS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, clean food that I will definitely go back again for.
  39. KH

    KellyH

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Also the staff were happy to make cocktails that were not on the menu
  40. A

    Andrew

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not to my taste... preferred the original Bodega. The Mexican variant just wasn't great. Sorry :(

FAQs

Bodega 1904 Mexican Cantina is rated 4.5 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Bodega 1904 Mexican Cantina

1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, AU-NSW 2037

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Jubilee Park station on the Inner West Light Rail line. The station can be accessed via a direct pedestrian link from Level 3 of Tramsheds.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ben Milgate & Elvis Abrahanowicz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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