Bodega Negra

4.5
779 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican
A partnership between TAO Group, Serge Becker (Miss Lily’s, La Esquina) and his UK partners, Will Ricker and Ed Spencer Churchill, Bodega Negra has crossed the pond, bringing its menu of modern Mexican fare to New York City’s Dream Downtown.

The menu consists of original items created by Brad Warner, as well as a small selection of signature dishes available at the UK location. Brad Warner’s menu draws inspiration from the diverse regions of Mexico, and is designed for sharing, ranging from small plates such as ceviches, tacos, and salads, to large-format offerings.

Daily Happy Hour: 5:30 - 7:30pm
$4 - $8 food & drinks specials
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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an exceptional place! Orran was a great manager and he was rightly attentive. Can't wait to go back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, great music + ambience. My absolute favorites are the plantains, the corn, & the famous dessert

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious! The ambiance was so romantic but fun at the same time. The service was top notch. Have nothing to complain about. Cannot wait to come back!

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MN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a big bday dinner for 6 girls. The fish tacos were my favorite and delish. The passion fruit margaritas were amazing. The service was really friendly and good. It was really fun. Our waiter brought the desserts and shots for the group. We had a great time! We will be back!

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant experience! Music and ambience romantic and fun! All staff very attentive. The food was amazing !! The best Guacamole ever! Perfectly grilled lobster. Most amazing steak! Best of all dessert!!! Would recommend to all 🙂

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CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my friend’s birthday!

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C
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Prob my favorite Mexican restaruant. Tuna ceviche was incredible. Will come back whenever I want to eat Mexican food.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!! The food is amazing!! Love love !!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I would recommend Bodega Negra for its food but the service was horrible! I made a reservation for 9:45pm but was not seated until 10:40pm. Also, we waited literally 30 mins to get our check. There was a lot of waiting involved and the service was slow. You're better off doing take out because the food is actually really good.

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a birthday celebration in this restaurant. To be honest, everything was great. The service was fantastic, the food was delicious and the price is reasonable. The environment of the restaurant was comfortable and smooth. The soft crap tacos and lobster tostadas are highly recommended. Will return for sure!!!

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BH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. The DJ was amazing, our waitress Ashley was also super dope. We had a great time, thank you Bodega. We will definitely be back.

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JT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place in our travels. Highly recommend it but be patient and slow down to enjoy because they’re not in a hurry which can be good in the right circumstances

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Circo Thursday was amazing accompanied by the delicious food and excellent service

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loud and rowdy, great for a group outing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

You can find better mexican in numerous places especially for the price. It was solid, not great, don’t feel the need to go back.

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service was excellent! Will recomend it!

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GE
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Went here for a date and it was a bad idea. The music was super loud, the food was extremely moderate. It was not worth the $200 spent. Its like an overrated apple bees. Do not recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I decided to celebrate my birthday here for restaurant week and I’m glad I did. The waiter was so helpful and friendly in helping my sister and I in what to order and what dishes out of the menu was the best. On top of that the music was amazing, it wasn’t too loud that it was hard to enjoy a conversation at your table but good enough to have something to listen to while eating. I would definitely go here again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Too loud. More like a dance club than restaurant

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CR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was AMAZING!! Great Food and people!

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Birthday dinner experience was great. The service was superb, ambiance was great and the food was sooooo good. Definitely coming back! My favs were the yuca fries, green rice,corn on the cob, plaintains and the guacamole.
The king family❤️

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time! Always! Jonathan is our favorite waiter. We love him.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The food on the restaurant week menu lacked flavor, presentation was great, the ceviche, empanadas and the churros were the only things that were appealing to the palate. The escabeche, cod was over cooked, lacked tremendous flavor as a whole. The tres leches cake was much too dry to be called a tres leches cake.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Bodega Negra was excellent. The drinks the food the service and ambiance. Will definitely returning.

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

The food was so good, and the service too.
It's a plus because some of the servers spoke Spanish so yeiiii!!

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Arrived too early, restaurant was not opened yet but hostess escorted me to the lobby bar until my dinner guest arrived. Bartender was great, friendly, super funny. Appetizers and dinner was tasty but let me not forget the drinks, yum!

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was the best. Super sweet and attentive! Food was excellent. We had the snapper ceviche and quesadilla as an app and then fish tacos as our main course. The don huevo dessert is always a hit and super delicious! We also tried their new dessert, the tres leches cake with tropical fruit... so good!!!!!

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A
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for restaurant week with my cousin on a whim and we were extremely happy with everything we ordered. From the drinks to the deserts. I’d definitely recommend to anyone! The churro bites are heavenly!

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was good but we were told we couldn't stay passed 930 due a local event but the manager was nice enough to give us complimentary drinks at the bar. Always love this place, the ambiance of this place, the food and service is always great.

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ER
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love how the place was decorated and how the bar was set up. However, there is not a lot of space in the bar and some of the chairs are loose. Also, the food was a little bit salty and the desert was too sweet. I was The service was nice but the wait time was a little long.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing food! Love the food!! The service was ok. The waiter would disappear for long periods of time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great 4 birthdays!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went hear for a Birthday dinner with my boyfriend and it was great. Nice atmosphere, staff was great and the food was delicious

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once we stepped into the place we where greeted and brought to our table, they gave us enough time to look through the menu and also gave us a lot of information to help us decide, the staff was amazing and never forgot about us and always attentive to our requests, an amazing place to eat and have a date

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday

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CD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had dinner reservations but wanted to sit at the bar for drinks before dinner. We ended up staying at the bar and ordering food there because the bartender, Olivia, was really fantastic! She gave us some amazing food recommendations and her drinks were absolutely en pointe. I planned on having one, maybe two cocktails. I ended up trying four. I was absolutely impressed with how much she knows about mixology. The El Diablo was a favorite cocktail with just the right amount of ginger simple to give it a really balanced sweet/spicy flavor. Her margaritas were absolutely sublime. I've had some stellar margaritas at Black Ant, Cosme, Añejo... Olivia's drink blew those amazing places out of the water! A true hidden gem!

We tried the Queso Fundido and the Quesadilla Rustica. She suggested adding chicken (for a small fee, of course) but we went with how it's presented on the menu. We were NOT disappointed!! And it made sense to add chicken because that would have elevated the apps a bit. Next time!

Next we tried the pork belly tacos. Absolutely fantastic! The pork rind on top of the pork belly tacos is a great touch. One suggestion: While I get it that the little pork rind is a visual aesthetic to finish the dish, it did add a nice crunch to a wet taco. Perhaps rather than one whole pork rind, sprinkle roughly crushed pork rind over the entire taco and maybe sprinkle a bit of minced cilantro for some color. The crumbled pork rind would add that little bit of crunch to the whole taco rather than one bite. Otherwise, just great! (Also don't hide the lime wedges under the taco log thing)

We look forward to our next visit, and very much hope to enjoy more of Olivia's cocktails. Even if the food was bad, which it absolutely was not, we would come back just for her drinks and her fantastic personality! A++++

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GreAt food, atmosphere, and lovely staff! I will be back!

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a
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Host service lacks refinement, wish we would have been treated with good service since the start.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice

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