Bodega 1904 Mexican Cantina

4.3
309 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!
What 309 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hollie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

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lindyb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 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

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LilyP
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Mexican food. Birria tacos are an absolute must.

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AlexV
1 review
Dined on April 17, 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!

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sarahb
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MattS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KellyH
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Andrew
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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MariaR
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great: Tacos, Octopus and Oyster mushroom dishes. We loved them so ordered seconds.
The kingfish ceviche could have had more fish and less avocado etc.
The cocktails were not punchy enough - a bit light on with the alcohol.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic night. Food was the best Mexican I have ever had. I’ve told quite a few people since.
Service was amazing. Our waiter, Sean, was so friendly and even performed some magic tricks.
We can’t wait to come back. Hope Sean is there 😀

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Mads
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service was friendly, professional and very helpful.

Not run of the mill Mexican/Spanish food.

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Martine
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service friendly and helpful.
Will definitely be going back.
You must have the Octopus 🙏🏼👌

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NaomiD
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic visit - 2 times in 2 weeks and already looking forward to my next visit.

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BRIANP
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good Mexican food with great service. Way above the Aussie Mexican experience some of us grew up with (and were scarred by!) Good value for money, too.

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Yakubu471
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic dinner here.
The food was inspired and delicious.
Prices were reasonable albeit that tacos were priced on the higher end of what I would generally pay.
The service was friendly however there was one gentlemen who seemed a little too formal or short with us for no reason. This did not detract from the overall experience.
I'll definitely be back to sample the rest of the menu.
Thank you guys!

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vipOpenTable Diner
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious and the place is great. One of the best Mexican places I have tried in Sydney. Overall our experience was good, but service could have been better. Staff were friendly, but they took long to bring the menus, take our order, bring water, etc.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved our night here. Awesome atmosphere for a date - great ambiance, food and wine. Will definitely be back.

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NaomiD
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved everything about my experience at Bodega 1904. I loved it before and I think I love it even more now as a Mexican Cantina.

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MerryW
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Felt the seating was hot and uncomfortable as the table was quite high set (we had the booth seat, so the cushion sinks down) and it was rather noisy considering we were on the side area. Had to ask wait staff for drinks and food service. Surprised that it was a tad stingy in food volume (we shared 5 entree plates and all 2 x all flavours of tacos between 4 of us that didn’t leave full tbh. Why do you serve tiny cocktails for $19?! Soz, but we wouldn’t go again.

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FionaC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yum, yum, yum! Great service too. There were times when it was hard for us to hear each other, but that’s because it was so popular.
Highly recommend the BBQ Octopus and Margheritas.

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GregoryS
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Your change to Mexican is a step backwards from the better foods on your prior menu.
Perhaps I'll wait for your next change of menu before we eat at Bodega 1904 again.

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VanessaH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful! Great selection of wine too.

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ErinC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service just as good. Definitely recommend

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff gave great guidance on food selections and wine, the food was just amazing to the point there wasn't a stand-out dish because they all shone in their own way, from the simplicity of grilled corn-on-the-cob with manchego and truffle oil through the wagyu beef taco with consommé, to the deliciously moist and tender barbecued chicken with beetroot mole. Can't wait to go back.

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NattyK
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a fantastic reinvention! Wonderful food, not like Mexican as you know it. Vibrant sophisticated flavours, a rocking cocktail list ( spicy Margarita is the bomb!), warm, efficient wonderful service and an atmosphere that's pumping. Love it, will definitely be back and get there now!!!!

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BBee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! My partner and I highly recommend this place. Authentic Mexican fare, arriba!

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

really enjoyed the mexican tilt to the menu...It was well flavoured and high quality, different to the usual mexican burrito and corn chips etc..I would recommend a visit.

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JeremyB
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Mexican menu is excellent. We tried the kingfish ceviche, sweet corn and tacos. The food was flavourful, the wine options are delicious and the service is fantastic

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Christosh
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have been at Bodega 1904 and both times we have had a great time. The food is amazing, great service from the staff and great ambiance. Thoroughly recommended.

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DaisyMary
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would highly recommend Bodega 1904

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Local
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for the 5$ tacos and $15 jalapeño margaritas- all good. Service was attentive. Good selection of wines.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service I’ve ever experienced!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience! I will definitely come back.

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RahavanY
London
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic tapas menu combined with an interesting wine selection often supplemented by great additions not on menu.

As always the service is friendly, energetic and welcoming

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BABYLON
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. We always enjoy the food and the drinks.

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sanch
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine are always good here and the ambience of the restaurant is lively and stylish.

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Sarah
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

After we got the music changed from RSL to nice dining restaurant... things were better! As an anchovy lover, I liked the entree...

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MeredithG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time here on New Year’s Eve! Food and ambiance were fantastic. Thanks to all the staff for working NYE so that we could have a nice night out!

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FranciscaP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love everything about Bodega 1904. Fabulous food and the service is always personable and professional. Have been going for years because it is so consistently good!

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SueS
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the bar or restaurant option. Always great service and vibe. Sophisticated drinks menu. Succinct food menu ... would have liked a little more vegetarian choice at last visit.

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Bodega 1904 Mexican Cantina is rated 4.3 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.

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