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Bodega Underground, Melbourne, AU-VIC
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Bodega Underground

4.3
4.3
1027 reviews
$A40 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

19:00


Booked 54 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

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 1,027 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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Diners' Choice Awards

  • Melbourne

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Brunch

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • City Centre

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  1. A

    Alannah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I’m very disappointed with my time at bodega. I booked a table of two for my anniversary and expected to eat at a table like a normal restaurant, however upon arrival to my shock we were made to sit and eat up at the bar!! This is appalling behaviour from a restaurant that doesn’t even say eating at the bar is an option when booking online! We asked to be moved many times even willing to wait for a free table but we’re denied. I’m also quite short, I could barley eat my food as the bar was so high up and narrow you could barley fit more than 3 plates infront of us. I’m extremely disappointed with the service and the lack of accommodation.
  2. A

    Atul

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, left with an extremely full stomach
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The drinks were great and the staff lovely, but the food was terrible. Everything had obviously been made the day before and arrived reheated and soggy.
  4. SS

    ShirleyS

    Canberra

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation weeks in advanced. Arrived and were told they needed to move people as they were given our seats. We then found out our seats were at the bar which was not specified when booking ( I would have always gone for a table due to back issues) we politely asked if there was a chance we could move to a table and were told ‘sorry they are booked and there is nothing we can do’. We chose not to stay. Overall quite disappointing.
  5. SH

    SrishtiHarrison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you want to eat authentic Mexican food then this is the place 100%. Loved it. Will be my go-to place ☺️
  6. M

    Megan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall4food1service3ambience3
    Good ambience, but food wasn't good. Small portions and not tasty.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even thou we were late the staff still gave us our 90mins for bottomless. Food and drinks were fantastic!! Would recommend and dine again
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Bodega with a friend for dinner after work. The service was fast, attentive and generally lovely. They were super accomodating to our dietary requirements and the food was delicious!
  9. BF

    BekF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the pre theatre dinner - terrific value for money, loved the food and cocktails. Would recommend
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the bottomless brunch and it was phenomenal - food, drinks and service were absolutely fantastic!
  11. L

    Lauren

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food and loved all of the vegan options. The drinks were free flowing and all of the cocktails were great!
  12. AM

    AmberleeM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food, would highly recommend
  13. JC

    JakeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place online when looking for a boozy brunch. Normally mexican food can be a bit hit or miss for me, but everything was outstanding. We really enjoyed all the food that came out, and the service was impeccable; we had a waiter nearby every 5 minutes or so, was polite and friendly, served us when we needed to be served, but also wasn't hovering so it was really top notch I will almost definitely be coming back again
  14. S

    Shezz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was quick and attentive, food was great and cocktails also good.
  15. SS

    SamS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Rude. Waiters made the evening feel extremely rushed, was not a pleasant time
  16. CM

    CraigM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 - Exceptional food, service and would definitely come back. Great value for money - you must book to avoid disappointment.
  17. CH

    ClaireH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Have had the bottomless brunch and pre theatre menu and both were excellent value, food and drinks both delicious! Our waitress Jemima was awesome.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Staff and service were great. Food quality was poor.
  19. HL

    HaydenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that came out for the “Feed Me” set menu amazed us with their flavours. Delicious starters like corn and corn chips n salsas. All the meat was uniquely seasoned and cooked perfectly. Even the cabbage was beautifully cooked and seasoned, that was a big surprise for us. We also enjoyed the churros and ‘Espresso Martinez’ cocktails so much! A must try venue for any Mexican cuisine lover.
  20. TT

    TanyaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The value for the Bottomless Brunch was outstanding ! Staff service was super friendly and prompt. Would absolutely come back as the food was 10/10. Such a good spot !!!!!
  21. j

    joanneb

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The feed me menu was fantastic - so much food - too much! Sometimes the food came out too quickly - would have been nicer to pause a bit between courses. A very LOUD restaurant - often too difficult to talk to the person across from you. Food was so great though!
  22. NK

    NakiK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The pre-theatre dining package was great value and freed us up to chat rather than make decisions from the menu! Between us, we had both the vegan and meat options, and all the dishes were delicious. Made the mistake of filling up on corn chips with guacamole and salsa (the first course) so by the time we'd eaten the charred corn and various tacos/burritos, we struggled with the shared potato dish which was the last savoury dish. The churros at the end were nice but excessively sugared so we both had VERY sticky hands when we'd finished. The dulce de leche tasted nice, but not thick enough to cling properly to the churros. Overall a lovely dining experience and our waiter was pleasantly attentive.
  23. J

    Jess

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Thank you. Definitely return for another meal. Service was wonderfull
  24. M

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t come to Melbourne without visiting this restaurant. The food is always amazing and the service is great.
  25. IM

    IraidaM

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Horrible experience due to the tall waitress with glasses and tattoos in the arm! She sat us in the bar with toilets behind when we booked weeks In Advanced she wouldn’t listen when I said we booked a table! She was the rudest person I’ve met and tried to ruined our experience with her attitude! She was heartless! Luckily the lovely girl at the bar who made our delicious cocktails spoke to manager and moved us to a table that was lovely! I noticed there was plenty of room for the rude waitress to put us in! As I said earlier we booked weeks in advanced! Food was amazing and the atmosphere! My only complaint was that waitress! But no one takes advantage of me and I ended up in a nice table! I think management should speak to her her attitude when we pay so much money is unbelievable! Based on this I won’t go back!
  26. SV

    SarahV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pre theatre menu is good value and a great variety of dishes. It is also served quickly so you don't miss the show!
  27. SO

    SarahO

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pre theatre menu, great value for money, fast service, delicious food
  28. MP

    MichelleP

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing evening. The food was delicious, the drinks were brilliant and our server Darcy was attentive, gave great suggestions good wise and really knowledgeable. Great Job Bodega
  29. KR

    KaylaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience at the bottomless brunch! The food was plentiful and yummy (vegan & GF option too), drinks were great although I wish there was just a normal margarita on the menu. The music was suuuuper loud and I had to pretty much yell to my friend sat right next to me, but otherwise far experience.
  30. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bodega’s food is fabulous and the vibe makes the experience!
  31. AB

    AlanB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food, awesome for a group event
  32. C

    Connor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue and food. The set menu for +20 people made our work lunch easy.
  33. LD

    LibD

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate the pre-theatre dinner. It was good value and they knew when we needed to leave to attend our show.
  34. PB

    PravenaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My colleagues and I are pleased with the outcome of Bodega. We're still recovering from a food coma and the vibes were perfect. Food and service provided was amazing and we will definitely come back. Everyone was thrilled with the divine service. Thank you so much for looking after us and providing delicious food.
  35. JL

    JesseL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little spot in Melbourne City. This was my second time at Bodega and it was even better than my first. The food is delicious, good portions for yourself or to share. Staff friendly and helpful, good vibes all ‘round. I had a last minute extra person that was able to be accommodated without issue via the chat system through ‘open table’. Very easy to use! Elote, birria tacos and the piñata colada cocktail were stand outs. Because it was my birthday I was also presented with lit candle atop serving of churros which was lovely and funny. Just small things like that go a long way in my opinion.
  36. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, dietary requirements catered to without any issue, friendly staff, easy set menu good value for money, good communication (sorting COVID cancellations). Underground bar vibes, a little noisy but could manage. Table of 11, everyone at the table commented on the good service.
  37. RW

    RosemaryW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Excellent service. Lots of fun A great place to meet friends
  38. AH

    AmityH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time! The staff were all super friendly and super quick, thank you so much!
  39. X

    Xmaspartylunch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service and heaps of food and drinks for bottomless brunch!
  40. FW

    FlickyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course of food was delicious, and the selection of drinks was interesting and also delicious. The wait staff were very attentive, so you never had to wait to order a drink. Definitely worth the money!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.3 stars by 1027 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 54 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options

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