Bodega Tapas and Wine

4.8
297 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Bodega Tapas, Wine, and Rum. Local and imported artisanal ingredients offered in an affordable small plate format. Enjoy the rum bar with craft, from scratch cocktails, or rum tastings in one and two ounce pours. Most of our extensive wine list is offered by the glass, bottle and tasting pour so you can indulge on high end wines with out breaking the bank. Order as many or little small plates as you like to snack on or piece a meal together and try an array of different wines. We’re perfect for a small bite after work, a night out with friends or an intimate date night. we look forward to having you at our table .
If you are a party of 9 and more, please contact us at Bodega and we will be happy to accommodate you.
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vipDawnM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service. Our favorite place.

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BrianW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good grief, where do I start? We have been hearing the buzz about Bodega for months now and just recently took the opportunity to avail ourselves of the opportunity to try it for ourselves. It EXCEEDED even what we heard! This is some of the most delicious food I have ever tasted. I joked with my wife that we need to set aside a "Bodega" expense in our budget going forward - it's THAT good. I have heard people will drive from very far to eat here. That is not surprising at all. A 2-hour drive is not unreasonable even to get to enjoy this quality of food. Beyond that, the atmosphere is wonderful and the man who greeted us was warm, friendly, and humorous. This is the crown jewel of Wake Forest.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Excellent food, ok service. It took 8 tapas and 2 desserts for my wife and I to feel sated. The tapas were excellent, though a bit smaller than we have had at other tapas restaurants. I was disappointed that the scallop tapa was literally 1 scallop. Also, my sangria was too small for a $12 drink.

Although the tapas were small and overpriced, they were of excellent quality. The chef is absolutely amazing. We will go back, but I may try one of there regular dinner plates rather than the tapas for a better value.

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AndrewH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding. Service was great. Ashlynn did a tremendous job. Recommend.

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LeeT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was expecting a great dining experience and was not disappointed. The only downside to the visit was a couple of tables who were excessively exuberant.
Everything else was exceptional. Our waitress Sarah was very accommodating, friendly and very knowledgable. We spent three hours enjoying tapas and fun conversation between three friends. It went by so quickly! We didn't try all the small plates, we just reached our limit.
We enjoyed the Peruvian chicken, Serrano ham Parisienne gnocchi which Serge, the owner took time to explain the difference between Parisienne and the Italian. Both the shrimp and the octopus were delicious and tender. You must try the lamb meatballs and the cheese board! Everything we had was excellent. I am already planning my next trip there.

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vipJimP
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every review I speak how amazing the food is at Bodega. I realized that the food is one of four integral parts that make this oasis in a sea of mediocre dining establishments great! The STAFF is absolutely amazing! The KITCHEN is absolutely artistic. The BAR generates cocktails that truly make you think. And the EXPERIENCE that Bodega offers of an event that is stored in ones memory of excellent times. Each plate possesses its own personality, that which speaks to you and reminds you of another place or time. When was the last time a restaurant did that for you? This eatery deserves its own tier. A place where it sits alone, in its own perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, and atmosphere for Valentine's Day! This was our first visit and we will certain return again to try the tapas menu! Highly recommended for a date night or gathering with friends.

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Gabe
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have followed Serge and Horacio since the Saint Jacques days and never doubted that whatever is on the menu, it is going to be beyond this world. You cannot go wrong with this team in the kitchen. Always delicious!

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vipKate
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our Valentine's dinner--the meal was excellent. However, our table had a view into the kitchen, and I noticed at least two of the kitchen staff not wearing masks.

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vipJimP
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Valentines day!!! The Prix Fixe menu that Serge created was an absolute masterpiece! The charcuterie board was a combination of delicious cheeses and 1st rate meat choices. The Terrine and Rillettes that Serge produced were perfect! We chose the Crab dip as our next choice. I have had them all over the United States, and this is by far the best i’ve ever had. Our entrees were the Salmon and the short rib Bouguigon. Absolute perfection!!!!!!!! For dessert we opted for the Chocolate Mousse with Grand Marnier. It’s been 3 days, and I swear I can stilll taste the orange Chocolate pairing. LOVED IT! After eating in every dining establishment in Palm Beach, it’s a joy to know the best restaurant i’ve ever eaten in is in my new home town of Wake Forest! 5 Stars!!!!!!!

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kristing
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I closed my eyes to savor the incredible tasting meat! EVERYTHING is extremely delicious! The management is phenomenal making you feel welcome and desiring your experience to be outstanding! Some of the best food in the Triangle for sure in this cozy yet sophisticated restaurant. We always go back for more!

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Satisfied
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. They have great cocktails and food

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vipArtO
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip to Bodega and it was amazing, we will definitely be going back soon and frequently.

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Jenn
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love tapas and Bodega rivals tapa bars I've been to in Europe! Definitely a must try for foodies and one of my favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome, laid back restaurant, everything was amazing & we’ll definitely return soon!

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WatsonL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great "different" type atmosphere with extremely efficient and kind service. Food was excellent.....top choice were the bussel sprouts....SUPERB!!!
Will be back and bring friends!!

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well it’s amazing what a simple Google search can turn up, and boy I’m glad I stumbled upon this gem! Start to finish, everything was perfect! French onion soup was hands down the best I’ve ever had!

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TriciaE
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated right away and felt safe. The service was amazing and the food was excellent. Will definitely go back soon.

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vipJimP
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious! Bodega has never failed to prove to be the best around. Service, as always, was great, and the food was beyond compare. Love love love Bodega!!!!

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Melanie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good, but not over the top great. Portion sizes are extremely small. The only dish that was excellent was the Foi Gras Creme Brulee. All other dishes were good, but uneventful.

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Cwainio
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Owner was very charming as well. The environment was nice as well!

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Corbin
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Service is exceptional & the atmosphere is great! Every dish offers something new and interesting to try. Would 100% recommend!

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vipCEDS
Raleigh
90 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bodega is wonderful and a gem in Wake Forest! The food is delicious, the service is great and I always look forward to the next time I am going.

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vipJimP
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like a broken record when speaking of Wake Forest’s finest eatery, Bodega, but just cannot help myself! The food here is absolutely 5 star, and the service is the best around. The salmon was perfectly cooked and paired with fingerling potatoes, chorizo and cauliflower. Scrumptious!!!!! The Small plate Gnocchi is so good we ordered 2. A must eat Wednesday theu Sunday.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating a birthday! Our wait staff was attentive and courteous! The food was amazing!

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KevinH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Bodega is able to remain open. Super friendly staff, fantastic food, and a wonderful atmosphere.

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MeredithW
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with interesting & delicious options! The service was top notch too! All of our needs were met & our server showed genuine warmth & hospitality! We love this restaurant and will keep coming back! Thank you!

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douglasp
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a variety of tastes and appetites. Super staff and food

JP
vipJimP
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonne Année Bodega!!!! You are the BEST!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food was very good and so was the service. Will go back!

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Beemac
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Staff and owner very personable. Great atmosphere. One of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, always new things on menu, beautiful atmosphere, cozy and sophisticated. Tables well spaced, always feel safe dining here; professional wait staff. Great drink and wine menu too! Don’t miss the octopus, and the fois gras creme brûlée is amazing! Love finding unique items on the menu. Desserts fantastic!

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TaraS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food, Fantastic Service, Fantastic Experience.

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EvannR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! We plan to come back and soon! The Brussels sprouts were amazing, and the whole meal and ambiance was wonderful. Service was fantastic. An overall wonderful evening out!

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vipJimP
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bodega and is amazing staff proved to be the right selection for an evening meal. A brand new Seasonal drink the Joyeux Noël, was delightfully refreshing. The salmon was, and always is, an excellent choice. Our new starter, North Carolina Goat Cheese Dip, gets better everytime I taste it. And to close out the evening, the Chocolate Chess Pie with Butternut Squash, was an absolute winner! The Best dining around by far! Bon Appetit!

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RyanA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating here, the food service and drinks are outstanding.

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Awesome
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome tapas, awesome service, awesome wine. Everybody is very amiable and cordial.
Great place! Loved it!

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vipWVChardonnayGal
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serge and his team always deliver an exceptional dining experience. Attention to detail is phenomenal, as is their attentiveness to food allergies. Separate GF menu includes an extensive array of exquisite options. I have never had a reaction and I am highly sensitive.

I recommend ordering the escargot with a glass of sparkling wine to get the meal started. The extensive wine list list assures you will find a glass or a bottle that pairs lovely with each tapas option.

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vipLuAnn
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always spectacular. We had the Peruvian chicken, Scallop special & short rib. Flavor combinations are spot on.

FAQs

Bodega Tapas and Wine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 235-4187.

Bodega Tapas and Wine is rated 4.8 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.