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Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

4.3
4.3
1409 reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Located in the Heart of Georgetown, Bodega Spanish Tapas and Lounge makes a dramatic design statement with its hammered-copper bars, boldly patterned red-and-black walls, and tables set in intimate alcoves perfect for sharing moderately priced authentic Spanish tapas, traditional paellas and sangria. Don't miss our stylish "Matador Lounge" for dining and cocktails, with an arresting mural of a bullfight arena and opens up to a charming fountain patio - making it a perfect venue for private parties. For corporate lunches, first dates or any other occasion, our guests cannot help but feel transported to the breath-taking Costa del Sol.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 333-4733

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jeronimo Romero

  • Private party facilities

    Our elegant "Matador Lounge" and bar, along with the Veranda patio are available for groups of up to 120. The room is equipped with a separate sound system from the main dining room and has a full bar as well.

  • Private party contact

    Samir Benkirane: (844) 211-6523

  • Area

    Georgetown

  • Cross Street

    31st Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available at Colonial Parking, located on 31st St. just south of M St. In addition, there are several other conveniently located lots within a short walk of Bodega.

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 1,409 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. G

    Gustavo

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good service prices are little hi but all spanish food places are, is a little small, that’s all but Definitely go for the food
  2. m

    michelleh

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slow service. Waited for wine to be delivered for awhile. Did not give us new plates between tapas and main course.
  3. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a terrific lunch here. The Paella was definitely the highlight. The Sangria a close second.
  4. b

    bruanb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful service for tiny reheated 'tapas' which appear to be pre-made frozen kits that are microwaved. Nothing redeeming at all about this place. And the poor wait staff are obviously overworked and underpaid. It shows in the poor and rude service. Give this place a pass.
  5. AC

    AisraC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making a reservation online is super easy and saved me a lot of time getting a table. When we arrived, the staff got our table right away. We got a nice table at the patio and enjoyed a jar or sangria, lamp chops, and the Paella Marinera. The flavor of the food is amazing, each plate is simply art!
  6. n

    ngochong

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Where we sat on the back patio had water dripping on our table. Our table was also kind of slanted so things were rolling off of it. The food was great and the service was fast. I would recommend sitting inside next time.
  7. GA

    GabbyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A night of real tapas and Spanish wines! Tapas are small portions of delicacies. Must start with the cold soup, Gazpacho. Buen provecho.
  8. PN

    PpNn

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Our group of diplomats had dinner and sangria here on the evening of October 24 (7-8pm). I am a frequent customer and tonight I brought a colleague and really hyped up the place. We ate outdoors and the beverage menu on the table included the Happy Hour specials. It turns out that the specials were only for the bar. When the manager came to explain it to us, her attitude was atrocious. She was dismissive, condescending, and disrespectful to our entire group. I then spoke to her separately and she became even more irate to the point where I made multiple attempts to calm her down. I cannot help but think she was discriminatory towards our group because we are a diverse group representing countries around the world. Although our waiter was wonderful, I will not be coming back to Bodega nor will I recommend this restaurant to my colleagues and friends in the diplomatic community. It can stay a tourist trap as I had expected it to be.
  9. EH

    EnriqueH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great wine, food was delicious. Service was good.
  10. H

    Hailey

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was amazing. Got seated in the back outside and mentioned the heaters being slightly too hot. They turned them off immediately. The food and drinks were incredible and the service was impeccable.
  11. S

    Suzieq

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never got a cancellation notice from them!! We booked reservation about 1 month in advance as we were visiting for family weekend. We received 2 confirmation requests - one was day of our reservation which we dutifully replied to! We got to the restaurant at our reserved time to find the doors locked and a sign stating it was closed. When we knocked, one of the wait staff came to the door to inform us they were closed due to a flood that occurred that morning! Why didn’t they send a cancellation or call anyone!? We then had to scramble to find another restaurant at last minute. So unprofessional- Everything is computerized. They didn’t have to call people one by one! Clyde’s made room for us and we found ourselves a great restaurant to return to next time we are in town- so all turned out okay 😀
  12. e

    ericb

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Kitchen problem, no food. Thx for the heads up after I paid for an uber there and stumbled around Georgetown in my suit on a Friday evening during parents weekend looking for a table.
  13. ML

    MeganL

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was fine. My husband and I had higher expectations after reading reviews. The olives were our favorite tapas. The dates were very greasy and fried. The potatoes you can tell came from a bag. Lacked seasoning and crispy-ness. The chicken in the paella was dry. We typically are not food wasters, but about half of the food we ordered ended up getting tossed.
  14. JC

    JacobC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great paella, great tapas, great atmosphere! A great Georgetown stop!
  15. GL

    GbolahanL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited Bodega to celebrate a friend of over 30 years birthday. We were served by Nabeel an amazing and knowledgeable gentleman. We meant to order a few items from the hot tapas but it was so good and we never made it to the main entrée. We thoroughly enjoyed 2 bottles of red wine which came highly recommended as well as dates wrapped in bacon, lamb and more lamb, seared octopus, chicken skewers and calamaries. They sang happy birthday to my friend and we ended the night at the close of the restaurant (10PM) . Fantastic experience will go back to definitely try out the paella.
  16. AT

    AnthonyT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were both great and I would recommend this as a good place to go for some high quality food and drinks. On the “wish it were better” side… table for two was a bit cramped and the noise level much higher than I would have liked. The main thing preventing a 5 star review was that twice, I was told that items on the menu were not available.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really loved this restaurant! The food was fantastic and varied - a little something for everyone. The service was great and the atmosphere was fun. Perfect place to hang with friends over a top-notch meal.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two appetizers and an individual paella was enough to feed two people plenty! Can’t recommend the crispy dates wrapped in bacon enough. Server was very friendly and helped us pick a bottle of delicious Syrah. We sat outside which could be a little loud since it’s right next to the street but was perfect for people watching on a beautiful night.
  19. FQ

    FoodieQ

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, wine list is excellent and contains some value gems, especially if you pick a Spanish wine. We like Marceres de Caqueres. Lamb is super tasty and worth a try. Never make it to dessert as we fill up on tapas!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great tapas and cocktails. Service was good. We’ll definitely be back. I recommend this place.
  21. Z

    Zorro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Tapas lukewarm and unimaginative. Ive been to tens of tapas spots, this was worst. Got zero water refills in 1 hr meal. Workers BSing amongst themselves next to clients. Never again.
  22. PZ

    PedroZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Octopus was not good Gambas al ajillo good but there was no bread
  23. C

    Cgirl

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Friendly staff
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nebil was fantastic!!!
  25. H

    Hydropathe

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I've been to Bodega a few times before, but enjoyed our experience less this time. Our Ethiopian waitress was wonderful, but all the tapas arrived at once (except for the paella) and our table was far too small to accommodate it all. I had, in fact, asked for the cold tapas to come out first, but the kitchen just sent it out all together. The tomato bread with Jamón was quite good, the garlic shrimp really didn't have the garlicky hit it normally has, the peppers stuffed with short ribs were fine but the peppers didn't really have much of a flavor, and the paella didn't have any crispy, caramelized rice on the edges (mandatory in a good paella!), nor did it have a depth of flavor that I was expecting. It was all just a little underwhelming, apart from the service of our terrific waitress.
  26. DC

    DCfoodie

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food and ambience. Our favorite place in DC
  27. DJ

    DavidJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bodega has excellent tapas and a refreshing sangria that pair for a delicious and quick lunch in the heart of Georgetown. We enjoyed classic Catalonian tomato bread with serrano ham, tasty lamb chops with whipped potatoes, cuttlefish grilled in oil, and yummy mini chorizo sausages. All washed down with the sangria, with a touch of nutmeg adding sweetness, it was a memorable lunch. And quite affordable.
  28. GA

    GabrielaA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, manager on duty remembered us from last time and said hi. We will be back soon!
  29. S

    Satisfied

    Raleigh

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was our first time here; we’d be happy to return.
  30. JW

    JohnW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate outdoors next to busy, noisy M St. on a nice Saturday night. This is a Tapas place and we ordered four tapas plus Gaspacho for each of us. This was more than enough food, for only $84. Actually, we took home 80% of the largest tapa. My wife had a glass of wine and I had a beer. They were a little slow clearing the table, but not bad. We would go there again, but might eat inside next time.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food was a little bland but it was an over all good experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family did a progressive dinner at 4 different resraurants - drinks, apps, dinner, then dessert. BODEGA was our apps restaurant. It was AWESOME! we loved the food and atmosphere of the place.
  33. LV

    LoveVeganFood

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall good food and good service. We had olives, pan con tomate, pear/walnut salad, patatas bravas, garlic shrimp, croquetas, and flan for dessert.
  34. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great August Summer meal in Georgetown. We sat outdoors (sidewalk) as the inside was crowded and very warm. Food was great, wait staff was friendly.
  35. M

    Maggy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Cool atmosphere but food underseasoned and underwhelming
  36. CW

    CarrieW

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bodega is always delicious and fast! Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and sangria! We live in Georgetown and have walked by Bodega numerous times and finally tried it out and thank god we did as it’s fantastic!
  38. P

    Pablo

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Rated down in the service category because it seemed as though two of our dishes were fired by the kitchen. We never received them until we pointed this out, and it appeared that all the staff thought the other had delivered them. Despite this, we had a very enjoyable meal. The food was delicious. We love to eat tapas and thought these were some of the best. Will certainly return.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken and shrimp paella was Delicious. I especially enjoyed the cocktails!
  40. C

    Cassandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!! Everything tasted amazing!

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You can order delivery directly from Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge using the Order Online button. Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-4733.

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 1409 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

3116 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    31st Street

  • Area

    Georgetown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available at Colonial Parking, located on 31st St. just south of M St. In addition, there are several other conveniently located lots within a short walk of Bodega.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jeronimo Romero

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (202) 333-4733

  • Private party facilities

    Our elegant "Matador Lounge" and bar, along with the Veranda patio are available for groups of up to 120. The room is equipped with a separate sound system from the main dining room and has a full bar as well.

  • Private party contact

    Samir Benkirane: (844) 211-6523

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