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Bodegon Spanish Tapas

4.6
4.6
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME AUTHENTIC SPANISH FOOD?
Look no further! At Bodegon Spanish Tapas , we take you right to the Iberian Peninsula. From wonderful authentic cuisine to our Spanish atmosphere, we give you an experience you won't soon forget!
Our open kitchen and dining room provide authentic Spanish décor including a display of original bullfighting costumes previously used in Spanish arenas. A display of cured Spanish meats corner will awaken your senses and transport you to Spanish neighborhood markets.
Bodegon Spanish Tapas offers Saturday and Sunday brunches with bottomless mimosas, our famous Sangria, special events such as Flamenco dancing, special wine tasting and much more. We also offer private party and event opportunities.
We look forward to serving you soon. From our famous authentic paella selection to our hot and cold tapas and our full brunch menu, we aim to please! Olé!

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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish, Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00–15:30
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 16:00–22:00
    Fri 16:00–23:00
    Sat 15:30–23:00
    Sun 15:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    (202) 560-5061

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Elvin Sanchez

  • Area

    Capitol Hill

  • Cross Street

    We are located on 8th St - in between E and G Street.

  • Public Transit

    Eastern Market Station - 900 ft

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Tablas

  • Tabla de Quesos Españoles con AcompañamientosUS$17.00

    Chef's Selection of Spanish Cheeses and Accompaniments

    • Tabla de Jamón Serrano con ManchegoUS$19.00

      Jamón Serrano with Manchego Cheese

      Soup & Salads

      • Gazpacho AndaluzUS$7.00

        Traditional Andalucían Chilled Gazpacho Soup

        • Ensalada de Peras y NuecesUS$10.00

          Field Green Salad with Pears, Walnuts and Goat Cheese tossed in a Honey Vinaigrette

          • Ensalada de la CasaUS$10.00

            Frizze Lettuce, Manzanilla Olives, Boiled Egg, Hearts of Palm, Tossed in Sherry Vinaigrette

            • Ensalada de Remolacha con Queso Y NuezUS$10.00

              Baby Beats, Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Seeds

              Cold Tapas

              Add Jamón Serrano - $4, Queso Manchego - $3

              • Boquerones con Guindilla VascaUS$9.00

                Cured, Marinated Anchovies with Basque Pepper

                • Aceitunas de la Casa con Guindilla VascaUS$7.00

                  Marinated House Olives with Basque Peppers

                  • Escalibada con Tostadas de PanUS$9.00

                    Roasted Eggplant, Peppers, Onions, Tomato Served on Toasted bread

                    • Ensalada de Tomate con Bonito del NorteUS$12.00

                      Beefsteak Tomatoes, Onions and Bonito Tuna

                      • Mejillones en VinagretaUS$12.00

                        Chilled Mussels with peppers in a cherry Vinaigrette

                        • Tostada de Queso de Cabra con MielUS$10.00

                          Toasted Bread with Goat Cheese and Honey

                          • Pan con TomateUS$7.00

                            Catalonian Tomato Bread with Olive Oil

                            Paellas

                            A Spanish Tradition! (Serves 2 to 3)

                            • Paella de Pollo y ChorizoUS$40.00

                              Chicken and Chorizo Paella

                              • Paella Marinera con Bogavante

                                Seafood Paella with Monkfish, Clams, Mussels, Squid, Scallops, Shrimp & Lobster

                                • Market Price
                              • Paella VegetarianaUS$38.00

                                Paella with Assorted Seasonal Vegetables

                                • Arroz a BandaUS$42.00

                                  Paella of Shrimp, Monkfish, Squid & Scallops

                                  • Pollo con GambonUS$42.00

                                    Spicy Chicken & Tiger Prawn Paella

                                    Hot Tapas

                                    • Croquetas de PolloUS$9.00

                                      Crispy, Golden Chicken Croquettes

                                      • Pimentos de PadonUS$8.00

                                        Fried Padron Pepper with Sea Salt & Olive OIl

                                        • Pimentos del Piquillio a la PlanchaUS$10.00

                                          Grilled Piquillio Peppers with E.V.O.O & Sea Salt

                                          • Tortilla EspañolaUS$8.00

                                            Spanish Tortilla – Potato, Onion and Egg Omelet

                                            • Judías Verdes Finas Salteadas con AlmendrasUS$9.00

                                              French Green Beans with Almonds

                                              • Espárragos con RomescoUS$11.00

                                                Grilled Asparagus, Almond Romesco

                                                • Setas a la PlanchaUS$11.00

                                                  Grilled Seasonal Mushrooms with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

                                                  • Espinacas a la CatalanaUS$11.00

                                                    Sautéed Spinach with Pine Nuts, Apples and Raisins

                                                    • Atún a la Plancha con Emulsión de Escabeche y su GuarniciónUS$13.00

                                                      Seared Tuna with Escabeche Emulsion Sauce

                                                      • Salmón AgridulceUS$12.00

                                                        Grilled Salmon, Capers, Raisins, Braised Leeks

                                                        • Gambas al AjilloUS$15.00

                                                          Shrimp Sautéed in Garlic, Piri-Piri Peppers and Olive Oil

                                                          • Calamares Fritos con Ali-OliUS$12.00

                                                            Fried Calamari with Ali-Oli

                                                            • Pulpo a la GallegaUS$12.00

                                                              Seared Octopus with Potatoes and Smoked Paprika

                                                              • Dátiles con TocinoUS$9.00

                                                                Crispy Dates Wrapped In Bacon

                                                                • Brocheta de Pollo al Ajillo con Salsa Picante de PimientoUS$10.00

                                                                  Grilled Chicken Skewers served with Pepper Emulsion

                                                                  • Patatas BravasUS$8.00

                                                                    Crispy Potatoes tossed in a Spicy Ali-Oli topped with garlic Ali-Oli

                                                                    • Pinchitos a La PlanchaUS$11.00

                                                                      Bite Size Grilled Smoked Paprika Chorizo

                                                                      • Albóndigas EstofadasUS$10.00

                                                                        Cocktail Meatballs Stewed in a Red Wine Sauce

                                                                        • Bistek a la PlanchaUS$14.00

                                                                          Seared Beef Steak a la Plancha

                                                                          • Pincho MorunoUS$13.00

                                                                            Cumin & Paprika Marinated Grilled Lamb Skewers

                                                                            Last updated: 4 August 2021

                                                                            What 26 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                            4.6
                                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 4.5Food
                                                                            • 4.6Service
                                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                                            • 4.3Value

                                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                                            1. JM

                                                                              JeffM

                                                                              Baltimore

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              We enjoyed ourselves, the service was excellent, and the food was good but nothing to write home about. We opted for tapas so can't speak to the paella. The one standout of the tapas were the Pinchos a la Plancha--just the right balance of spices. The Gambas al Ajillo were also very good, although the shrimp could have been bigger. If we come back, we would get these before we eat our bread as the garlicky sauce is a better companion to the bread (which is very good) than the standard olive oil. The Patatas Bravas, Pimentos de Padon, and Judías Verdes were good but not great, while the Calamares Fritos were pretty chewy and largely flavorless. All in all, good but not great--but in a fun part of town worth a visit.

                                                                            2. DP

                                                                              DuPontDiner

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 13 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We got all you can eat Tapas for $39 per person (TUE-THU evenings) and thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered, including deserts! Food is savory, properly cooked and amazing!

                                                                            3. J

                                                                              Jean

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food. Copious servings. Great service. Very cost outdoor atmosphere.

                                                                            4. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We went there for our anniversary to have some of my comfort foods from Spain, and it did not disappoint. The croquetas were the only thing a bit underwhelming, but the tortilla, patatas bravas, and octopus were fantastic. The waitress also gave us a free dessert for our anniversary which was a cross between flan and creme brûlée. It was heavenly. Will definitely be back for the paella next time!

                                                                            5. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Incredible. Our server was Walter and he provided us with excellent customer service as well as exceptional recommendations for us. He did all this despite looking like he was overbooked. The sangria was so good. Not too sweet and the lamb chops were to die for. All The food was light and delicate but flavorful and pronounced. Makes me want to go to Spain. My girlfriend and I were very satisfied to say the least.

                                                                            6. JM

                                                                              4JiM

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                              overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                                              Food was tasteless. If you are going for tapas save the cash and go to Jaleo. Service was good. People are nice but not worth the money.

                                                                            7. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 23 September 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great restaurant with great people and great food.. fantastic well proportioned Tapas with excellent flavors.. best wild mushrooms ever 🙌 Noise Level was music and live dancing, not a bad thing at all 🙏

                                                                            8. PJ

                                                                              PatJ

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Wonderful food and friendly service. It was a great dining experience. Will definitely go back, as I already have.

                                                                            9. KJ

                                                                              KickJ

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The food was amazing and the service was even better!

                                                                            10. PC

                                                                              PatC

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 9 September 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great tapas. Excellent service. Flamenco dancer and guitar a nice surprise

                                                                            11. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 2 September 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Good food service was great.

                                                                            12. A

                                                                              Aviddiner

                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                              118 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              118 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 22 August 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              We enjoyed our selections- shrimp, padrone, asparagus, paella and the drinks. Only disappointment were the meatballs. Our server, Jose, was gracious and attentive and the ambiance was great. Will return

                                                                            13. EC

                                                                              EliasC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 14 August 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food, friendly staff. The shrimp is especially good. Get some extra bread and sop up every last bit of the buttery sauce!

                                                                            14. d

                                                                              dcluv2dine

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              90 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              90 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 13 August 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We enjoyed our meals, the pear salad and the meat and cheese board was delicious. This was our second time visiting, will continue to patronize.

                                                                            15. CH

                                                                              ChelseaH

                                                                              Atlantic City

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 7 August 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Sooooo cute. There was a lovely flamenco dancer & guitarist during our meal. It was beautiful. Food was DELICIOUS. The mimosas TOP TIER

                                                                            16. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 3 August 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Wonderful staff. Food tasty. Will return.

                                                                            17. d

                                                                              dcluv2dine

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              90 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              90 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 30 July 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Everything was wonderful for our first time visiting Bodegon, will be back!

                                                                            18. JE

                                                                              JudiE

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 25 July 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We all enjoyed everything we ordered, 6 different hot tapas. All left Bodegon very full and happy we chose to eat there. Will be back often.

                                                                            19. EP

                                                                              ElizabethP

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 24 July 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                              Food was so great, we will come back soon!

                                                                            20. HH

                                                                              HeatherH

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 23 July 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Wonderful new place on 8th! From my phone call to discuss our reservation to arrival, service, and food... everything was great. Hamza, the host, was amazing, as was our server (I failed to get her name). The food was delicious and just what I wanted. Can't wait to go back!

                                                                            21. k

                                                                              kathat

                                                                              Baltimore

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 23 July 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                              We were a little cramped at our patio table and the staff seemed a little overwhelmed for what I believe was one of the first busy Friday nights they've had since opening, but I can't wait to go back to Bodegon. The food was delicious, the sangria was yummy, and our waitress was adorable.

                                                                            22. BG

                                                                              BrendaG

                                                                              San Antonio

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 22 July 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Excellent experience! The food was amazing and the service was top notch. The manager Hamza (sp?) came and checked on our table twice. The decor down to the very clean restroom was beautiful. So excited to have this restaurant on 8th street.

                                                                            23. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 17 July 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Nice and good food . Paella seafood is really good !!!

                                                                            24. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Baltimore

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 16 July 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Wonderful service and even better food

                                                                            25. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 16 July 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              My fiancé and I heard about Bodegon and, after a recent trip to Spain, decided to try it. The food felt authentic and made with attention. The staff were kind and consistently checked in with us. It was clear that everyone around us was enjoying themselves.

                                                                            26. DG

                                                                              DominicG

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              2.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 7 July 2021

                                                                              overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                                              Decor was great, service was decent, food was extremely disappointing. Out of the six tapas we ordered, we only finished one of them (the goat cheese and honey toast, which was very good). The patatas bravas were mediocre, the potatoes themselves well cooked but the sauces were lackluster. The red sauce, a crucial part of the dish, was layered only on the bottom and the shape of the bowl it came in made it near impossible to mix. Instead, the potatoes just got soggy on the bottom in the mediocre red sauce. The calamari tasted decent, but lacked any improvements beyond what appeared to be poured out of a bag you could get at Safeway. The aioli it was served with was far too heavy and Mayo-y. The fried dates were overdone and needed some sort of topping or sauce. The tomato tuna salad felt like a middle school cafeteria dish, wet with the juice out of the can and lacking any seasoning. The chilled muscles failed to balance flavors, with overwhelming onion, weird crunches, and average quality seafood. Plating was nonexistent, other than the fact it was on a plate. The service was decent, although three different people took our orders, at one point two people trying to take the order at the same time. The pre-meal bread was good, but it came out seconds before the first round of tapas (despite the fact we ordered drinks first). The drinks themselves were nice, though uninspired.

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                                                                            Bodegon Spanish Tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 26 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 bookings at the moment.

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                                                                            Booked 11 times today
                                                                            Google Map for Bodegon Spanish Tapas

                                                                            515 8th St SE Washington, DC 20003

                                                                            • Cross Street

                                                                              We are located on 8th St - in between E and G Street.

                                                                            • Area

                                                                              Capitol Hill

                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                              Brunch
                                                                              Sat, Sun 10:00–15:30
                                                                              Dinner
                                                                              Mon–Thu 16:00–22:00
                                                                              Fri 16:00–23:00
                                                                              Sat 15:30–23:00
                                                                              Sun 15:30–22:00

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish, Spanish

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                            • Public Transit

                                                                              Eastern Market Station - 900 ft

                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Executive Chef

                                                                              Elvin Sanchez

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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