Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge

4.5
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1170 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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melena
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you guys for service and surprise for my 85 years old dad. Food is awesome, had potatoes, shrimp and cold tuna tapas, yammm. My dad had a steak was very impressed. Thank you guys

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vipCarlos
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Spanish food at a reasonable price. The patio is really wonderful and the service super-good

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vipZannie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Service is prompt and attentive, food is good and atmosphere is lively

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Plum
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Bodega is one of my favorite restaurants. The only drawback is that sometimes the bar patron noise level is so high it’s hard to talk at a nearby table.

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EmmalineL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing but service was lacking. Not slow, just not very attentive and seemed distracted. Took a while to get water and then was missing silverware. But for how delicious the food was, the less-than-stellar service won't stop me from coming back in the future!

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Jonjon
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was extremely poor. The bus boy attended to us more then our actual server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was ok not great, but food and venue were really good
Tables are real close

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YuMF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! Our server was really friendly and helpful.

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CathyR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The amazing tapas is always consistent here, as well as the wine list.
Great service and low nice lighting and cute red/black decor.
Weekend brunches with flamenco guitar and dancers! Highly recommend this gem that I've been going to for years.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food!

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vipAmnaC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went with a large group of 9 people. They seated us and promptly and took drink orders. Food was good and service was good. Heads up they only take two credit cards per group.

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TheWalkers777
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying tapas we enjoyed all the options and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Went for Valentine's day. They were clearly unprepared. We had a 9pm reservation and didn't get seated for over half an hour...but those around us and been there since 7pm and still had not received their entrees for dinner. Table next to us pleaded for their check and didn't care if they got their final entree or dessert at that point...2.5hrs there was enough.

Hopefully not indicative of the norm. The food was outstanding. Sangria was good. Drinks we had before dinner were good. Just woefully unprepared for the crowd they had.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Open Table or Bodega booked too many reservations.

Around 7:30-8:30 pm, people were lined up at door with reservations.

Limited menu was not that good

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vipRegDCGuy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very slow service on a very busy night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Would recommend. We’ll be back!

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vipArlington
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated birthday. Food & service was great. Our server was attentive & helpful. The all inclusive tapas deal was worth it. Good sangria too. Will come again.

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BenS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed the bottomless drink options, but otherwise the food selection is fantastic as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!!! Perfect for a girls night out!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a great vibe and food was awesome!

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EstrellaB
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had a really friendly server, we went there for flamenco show which was sunday 1pm till 3pm, the food was ok, no what we expect and little overpriced for what we ate.
We weere group of 9 people, we got drinks which was really good drinks, dancer is amazing but we barely saw her from the table we had.
In general place is good but expensive, I would preffer to pay some for the show and be close to see the guitar person and dancer thought. Server was really good and friendly

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, reasonably priced tapas. The paella is also delicious and service is extremely friendly. Very flexible with reservations.

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vipCORKyVino
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection of tapas fulfills all tastes whether you are a couple or a group gathered to celebrate over great food and drink. First rate paellas are available, but one can make a meal of 2-3 tapas per person. Sangria is fruity as expected and cocktail choices add to a festive meal. The small dessert menu confirms that you will be stuffed from the tapas. Try the chicken croquetas and mushroom dishes. The scallops are only three so you may need to order a second plate. Don't ask for a bread basket if you order one of the bread tapas unless you plan to take it home.

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trynewthings
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic Spanish-style tapas. Good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Food was ok , service not that good , we ordered couple of Dishes that we never get , service was to slow, I’ve been going to that restaurant several times and is not the first time that this happened, I’ll definitely think about it to go back

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vipChrisT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as usual, the brunch special is well worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was very below just above taco bell. Drinks were ordinary. No music. Avoid if you are looking for a good evening

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went with my mom and it was a great experience. The food was authentic and the staff was very helpful.

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vipDrRichardS
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was the worst we have encountered in any venue in years. The only thing that was prompt was the bill...he even tried to take it away to process before I put down my credit card. The server disappeared for long periods of time, our order came in pieces 20 minutes apart and the person delivering it started to give us someone else’s order. The food itself was mediocre at best. It seemed to us that no one from top to bottom cares.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tapas were delicious and the ambiance was warm and friendly but not too loud to carry on conversation.

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vipsslambie
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Cozy and inviting place that feels surprisingly authentic as a Spanish cafe. Highlights: lamb chops, chicken croquettes, brussels sprouts, bread with olive oil, array of Spanish wines. Not blown away by the shrimp or the octopus tapas. Those should be better! I'd go back to try more, though, because the place has good atmosphere.

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vipboaterbabe
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was excellent for the food prep quality was not great. We ordered four tapas items. Two tapas dishes were very over cooked (garlic shrimp and bacon wrapped fig). The salmon and octopus was very good. The sangria was very tasty.

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SharonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine. The tapas were wonderful and it was a all you can eat brunch. LOVE IT

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food. Loved the experience.

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SteveB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very good value for Spanish tapas. The best part of the meal was the paella. Highly recommend for a small group.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience1

It is incredible how a Spanish restaurant doesn’t have a TV package that contains Spain’s soccer league. Really disappointed. And not only me, many clients left cause game wasn’t available.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Honestly the food is not great and is overpriced. The sangria is good.

KC
KimC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I went Saturday night for dinner. Great experience, wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and most attentive server ever, Walter. Highly recommend!!!

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Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-4733.

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1170 OpenTable diners.

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