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Bodega Underground, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Bodega Underground

4.2
4.2
977 Reviews
$40 and under
Mexican
A restaurant smuggled from Mexico to Melbourne. Find Little Bourke Street’s late night mezcal bar and taqueria hidden underground in the China Town precinct, and open 6 days a week until late, including lunch Friday - Sunday. Try a Tequila or Mezcal cocktail, or speak to our team about sipping some exciting Agave spirits instead. The $59 Feed Me banquet offers great value and a huge mix of traditional Mexican street food, plus some dishes with a twist. We also offer a $75 Bottomless Brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, with unlimited cocktails and 5 courses of food, and a pre-theatre deal every night of the week. We are located on the corner of Little Bourke and Crossley Street, Melbourne, with a moody bar and dining area perfect for both a quiet drink, or a larger celebration.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9650 9979

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    To organise an event or large booking, please email enquiries@bodegaunderground.com.au

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Crossley Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Parliament Train Station CBD Tram Stops

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • $59pp Feed Me Set Menu - (Weekends)

    Multiple dates available
    Friday & Saturday evenings between 5pm and 8:30pm, guests must dine on our $59 Feed Me menu ($55 for Vego & Vegan). It includes starters, tacos, share plates & dessert. Gluten free & vegan friendly options available. 5:15pm bookings also have the choice of our $48pp pre-theatre menu.
  • Late Night Booking

    Multiple dates available
    Please note, at the moment the kitchen closes at 12am on Fridays and Saturdays and 11pm every other night. Food orders can be made up until this time, bookings after these times are for drinks only.
  • $59pp Feed Me Set Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Dine on our $59 Feed Me menu ($55 for Vego & Vegan). It includes starters, tacos, share plates & dessert. Gluten free & vegan friendly options available. Groups of 8 guests or more must dine on the Feed Me menu. For groups of 8 or more who want a la carte or drinks only, you can book from 9pm or later.

What 977 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sofia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The food was very greasy. The quality of the meat used was not good. And everything was drenched in sauce to try and cover up for tasteless poorly cooked meat.
  2. HS

    HayleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the Sunday brunch. Great value for money, food and drinks were yummy and staff were super friendly and service was super smooth. Thanks!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic with accommodating food intolerances, we had the feed me menu and food continued to come it was fantastic. Our service was top notch and we couldn't have been happier!
  4. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an awesome meal prior to seeing a show. Service was quick and friendly. Food was delicious and just enough to fill us up. Drinks were delicious. We were on the mezzanine which was actually more quiet and private than downstairs and perfect for an anniversary dinner.
  5. HR

    HaydenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bottomless brunch was like no other! The food and drinks were delicious and plentiful and the service was amazing. The staff were so attentive and helpful for the entire duration of the brunch. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a bottomless brunch that has it all!
  6. SM

    SeanM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere, the bottomless cocktails are mind blowing and the food is so yum!!! Great for a fun night out with friends or a special someone. Highly Recommended
  7. S

    Sombreraux

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Easy and enjoyable dining experience. Good value....
  8. CM

    CatherineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We chose this as a pre theatre dinner spot. Staff were lovely and very attentive, food was timely, tasty and plentiful. My only gripes are that the food was very salty and the restaurant was very noisy. But we got to the theatre with plenty of time and it was so close
  9. JN

    JacintaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I miss the outdoor area. Would be nice to eat outside. It was very noisy indoors. Service person was so attentive, 5 stars to them!
  10. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with some mates for bottomless and we loved it! The staff were so lovely…Darcy, Erica and Jemima were super attentive. Definitely one of the best bottomless brunches I’ve been to!
  11. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for our anniversary, even at 11.30 at night, the food and drinks were unbeatable
  12. HB

    HollyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Did bottomless brunch and was great drinks, great food and even greater service. Cant recommend enough
  13. F

    Fifi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Amazing food, great cocktails and Mezcal selection. Unfortunately the staff asked for a tip at the end of the evening which felt a bit pushy. Apart from that great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked here last minute for a family dinner and it exceeded our expectations! The staff were so friendly and attentive and the food was delicious! Very affordable too! Will definitely be back again!
  15. TL

    ToniL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed Bodega Underground! The food was super delicious, the staff friendly and accommodating, the ambience authentic and unpretentious, and our meals arrived quickly and efficiently so that we could make it to our theatre show on time. Their drinks were yummy too! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  16. JG

    JacintaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places i have been to for a bottomless brunch. The food was amazing and more than enough and the drinks were flowing. exactly what you would hope for when attending a BB. Staff were great, friendly and nothing was a problem for them.
  17. KS

    KristynaS

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really fun Boozy brunch experience, the cocktails were super yummy, my favourite was the Paloma. The food was delicious, especially the corn and birria tacos. Great vibes and music, service was good and quick
  18. CP

    CallumPG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff are super nice and food was really good too, overall a great place for a night out
  19. JD

    JaDar

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went for our anniversary and had a wonderful night. We had the set menu and the food was so delicious! The service was friendly and attentive and the drinks were great too. Cannot wait to return
  20. AL

    AdrianL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was fortunate that on the night my partner and I dined it was a comfortable spring evening which made the mezzanine table ideal for us. It was really great to see the restaurant so busy! The meals came quickly and the team were brilliant with making sure the food arrived at regular intervals as well as the drinks! The food was beautifully presented and absolutely tasty. The flavours were quite distinctive and lifted my taste expectations for Mexican food.
  21. LD

    LindaD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was really tasty. Margarita’s were great. Service was very good.
  22. J

    Jaclyn

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Drinks were great, service was also really good. Vegan menu was a bit boring, would have preferred vegan tacos over a pumpkin slice.
  23. B

    Bennessy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Spent my bday dinner there last night and it was so much fun! Loveliest staff, coolest venue and great for accommodating a big group which is hard to find in short notice. Despite not having a phone number I still managed to contact a couple times through instagram to update my booking which was great. Overall my friends and I had a very enjoyable experience and have already to come back soon :)
  24. E

    Evagoras

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and drinks at Bodega Underground are always on point. The vibes are always there too. The feed me menu is excellent and will honestly leave you absolutely stuffed. I've been there twice and so far both times I've had my second round of drinks forgotten and it's taken ages to get takeaway containers after asking for them. Both times we also had to go up and pay because wait staff took too long to bring us the bill after we were clearly done. It was a bit of a bummer when I was having a great time, ordered a second drink, then 20+ minutes and had to tell staff to cancel the order because I just wanted to go home by that point. The wait staff were honestly lovely and trying their best, so I'm really not sure what was causing this issue to repeat itself. Hopefully next time I go back, the service will be attentive and on point.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So helpful when catering for a range of dietaries!
  26. SC

    SarahC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    All of the food came out at once meaning by the time we got to the tacos they were cold and soggy. It felt rushed.
  27. WP

    WarrenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing, highly recommend the food, staff and service! Shannon was amazing in helping me organise dinner for a group of 14 with very little notice and Bree did an amazing job, making sure everyone was looked after with drinks and food. The Feed Me package person was great value for money, would strongly recommend :) Cheers, Warren
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for my birthday, I absolutely loved it the food was amazing and the drinks come quick, the staff were so friendly
  29. MB

    MiaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Have been wanting to go here for months, and unfortunately I had a really poor experience, which left a very bad taste in my mouth. I went yesterday (Sunday) at 3pm for lunch. I did the prepaid 5 course meal. Everything was good until the chicken wings came out…. We found a rock in on our plate. A legitimate rock… I showed the worker and he looked and said “I have no idea what that is, there’s no rocks in the kitchen if it makes you feel any better”. No apology, or offer to get us a new serving. I really wish I took a photo, but didn’t think that way because I thought once I showed the waiter all would be good. Then when the birria tacos were to come out, everyone’s else’s were served and ours sat on the bench for over 5 minutes before someone bought it out. The guy bought out the dish extremely quickly and tripped, and dropped the whole plate everywhere. Now that was a complete accident, and we felt so sorry for him, that was not the problem. The tacos were put on the bench and he said he told the kitchen to make us new ones. We waited for 10 minutes for them to replate the same tacos that fell. We knew these definitely weren’t fresh ones as they were freezing cold, even though we waited for over 10 minutes for new ones to be cooked. The whole time the dropped ones were sitting on the bench, the waiter then took it to the back, then immediately bought the tacos out. Then the tacos we received were cold. Seemed very suspicious. Very disappointing because my friend got a very upset stomach from this place, but I didn’t care I really wanted to try it. I never ever am one to complain but yesteday we went there wanting it so badly to be good. $69 per person to have an awful time. Definitely will not be recommending and will be telling all family and friends to stay away from this place.
  30. PO

    PaulO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, music was awesome and staff were very efficient and always on hand when needed.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great solid lunch plenty of food and drink. Very satisfied
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing short of amazing!! Staff were so attentive, friendly, accommodating. Food was delicious and so much of it on the feed me menu! Darcy was absolutely sensational. So so accommodating and everyone raved about him! Definitely go with a group - so much fun and everyone needs to experience this place!
  33. K

    Kirsten

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Requested to not me seated at the bar, was seated at the bar and asked to be moved, then half way through our meal was told our table was booked (the table we booked 3 weeks prior) and we had to move, in the middle of eating. Was provided no compensation for the disruption and annoyance. Food was below average at best, the corn was the best park of the meal. Overall entire experience was so underwhelming, music was way to loud and space was so dark.
  34. JB

    JakeB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and tasty food, be sure to go back
  35. CW

    ClairW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I booked the bottomless brunch and we were so impressed! Absolute value for money and some!! The drinks were flowing, the food was DELICIOUS (that corn, my godddd!) and the service was fantastic! I will definitely be back.
  36. AM

    AngeliqueM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A vibe all round - such great food, affordable prices !
  37. TB

    TaraB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Table was sticky. Place very noisy. Food tasty. Would recommend if someone interested in grunge place for meal. Cool place but grungy!
  38. V

    Vonnie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great - except for the potato chips that were covered in a salsa. Better to keep the salsa on the side to dip the chips into perhaps. Corn was delicious. Service was quick and needed to be so that we could fit the whole thing in before the show. This did mean we filled up very quickly and couldn't finish it all. Overall, great value.
  39. E

    Ebr2

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was atrocious. Food was a 2/10. Won’t be back.
  40. S

    Shez

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Obsessed with the corn, can’t explain into words how good it is, just mouth watering and so tasty. The nachos with the avo and salsa dip, 10/10. The Birrias were good, however found the meat just a little dry and not that seasons, however the Birria sauce made it taste so much better. The chips were unusual, little under cooked and soggy but the flavour was tasty. The margaritas are strong which is good for me, happy that it can get me tipsy just by having 2 max. Overall, love the place, love the atmosphere, a little dark from time to time but will definitely be coming back; especially for more corn !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bodega Underground offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9650 9979.

Bodega Underground is rated 4.2 stars by 977 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bodega Underground

55 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Crossley Street

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Parliament Train Station CBD Tram Stops

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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