La Bodega Negra - Restaurant

4.3
791 reviews
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
La Bodega Negra Restaurant is a complex space of sumptuously decorated rooms, glowing with mystery and exclusivity. The cuisine is high octane Mexican – traditional, authentic, yet with it's own creative twist. The restaurant is a secret cellar, an undiscovered gem – a deconstructed glamorous party scene, with DJ’s and a giant array of superb tequilas. The food on offer is bites of Mexican deliciousness.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! Only slight complaint was value for money. As having a Mexican family who own a Mexican restaurant, I know how cheap it is to make/prepare. Although I appreciate it is in central London. Stil, I would highly recommend to anyone.

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LA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Un sitio totalmente recomandable pero la musica esta muy alta.

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Y
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing. Food was average at best. Service ok. Drinks ok and expensive.

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The atmosphere and the restaurant itself is nice, but food wasn't great and the waitress that was serving us was quite rude and kept saying that we will have to leave the table soon.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

maybe the only bad feeling, is that it is too much noisy.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun restaurant with good food and cocktails. Pretty loud though!

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p
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, quick service st a reasonable price. Had a few of the tacos that were great some where a bit bland

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AB
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A perfect place for a date. Sensual, fun, perfectly lit. The food was good though not mind-blowing (though the crab tacos were quite creative)! We didn't mind: the cocktails were perfect and the tunes were exceptionally chosen. The service at the restaurant was a little slow but still that was fine because the place was enjoyable and the vibe relaxed. Have already recommended it to friends!

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G
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

If you're looking for a great mexican restaurant there are much better places in terms of choice on menu. If you're looking for crazy loud places to eat there are much better places with better music. If you're just looking for novelty experiences in london La Bodega Negra will fit the bill but only if you dont mind paying a little extra for it and can handle hardcore techno at full blast . Surprising the staff are friendly and patient under the stress of a constant banging baseline.

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GF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It was a nice evening, I think the waiter was too busy so waiting for things like more water, the bottle of wine we ordered took far too long.
There was also a table of girls nearby who were incredibly drunk and loud, understandably Pride was on but at the same time these girls were allowed to ruin everybody else’s meal by shouting songs.
Food was nice but I was incredibly underwhelmed at the end

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration

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AO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Over priced, tiny portions with not much flavour. Pretty inauthentic food however service and atmosphere where good

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food not great and overpriced! Atmosphere was nice and staff were reasonably friendly. Good came out quickly, but the quality was not great, especially for the steep prices.

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YY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Both food & service was average, and the time at table for 2hrs for a party made the food quite rushed vs relaxed

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good! And quick to arrive. Don’t be fooled by the strange, almost uninviting, exterior as it is not representative of the restaurant itself. Highly recommend the chicken tinga tacos and cheesy chorizo dip!

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommended by a friend, but I wasn’t overly impressed. Squid was BEAUTIFUL & a decent sized portion, there wasn’t enough variety for me. The staff were lovely, really polite & attentive. Not somewhere I’d visit again or recommend. Sorry.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Our table ware delayed 30 mins, we wasn’t offered any “freebies” or any apologies for the inconvenience. The waiter didn’t keep an eye on our table of 8 ppl, so it took ages to order. Sometimes we had to go and find the waiter on our own. We had to ask for water 4 times before it was given, we waited 45 mins for our tacos. Some of the drinks orders wasn’t received. Overall a bad experience and would because of the experience not come back.

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BP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere. We had to wait a bit for the table but they were nice about it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, food exceptional.

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NL
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Ack of allergy awareness by assistant manager (Pedro) and wait staff.

I asked twice about nuts in the churros and was told categorically their were no buts present. Only after I had eaten the dessert was I hurriedly informed by Pedro that their were hazelnuts present in the dish.

Having a severe nut allergy I was very lucky I only had hives, nausea and an upset stomach.

Pedro asked me to inform him if I had a reaction. It’s been over a week since I emailed and have not heard a single thing from him.

I went to Bryon burger this weekend and they had a more comprehensive allergy list and process then this restaurant!

Do not risk if you have allergies!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing decor, environment out server was very friendly and hospitable, perfect timing in bringing us our mains after starters and suggested the best hare and cocktails to match the dishes for us to compliment our meal!
10/10 will definitely be back here again. Not really expensive if you’re sharing and having a couple of drinks too ! Viva la bodega negra

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o
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience and will definitely be back!!

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The ambience is about the only thing Bodega has going for it. The food was absolutely abysmal. The calamari was chewy and tuna tostada was incredibly salty - both dishes were borderline inedible.

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NC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and setting, and lively atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

the entrance is fantastic. it's a pitty that the quality of food isn't at the same level of the atmospehere. For example: The fried pork belly tasted the same as the fried crab...
Improve on the food quality and this is a must go

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The decor was brilliant but not as much

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MN
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great experience! I’ve been here at least 10 times now and every time I bring someone new, they are amazed.

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A
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely Staff and Fun Idea. Food was tasty yet Luke-warm. Would recommend. We went on a Sunday evening and were a little disappointed there wasn't anything theatrical. For that reason we felt it was a little expensive as you come for the experience. Still enjoyed our evening just not what we expected.

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Q
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really attentive service even though our waitor seemed a little overwhelmed his energy was 10/10. The food was tasty and the environment was lively.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere!

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HC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Insane food, hot & cool staff, good food and great vibes!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi,

Such a friendly greeting on our arrival. We loved the entrance leading down into the basement. Again we had been greeted by the amazing staff who could not have done enough for us. Food came quickly and it looked amazing. We chatted until late in the evening, as it was such a nice comfortable, and also amazing place to dine. Thanks so much!

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brilliant service
Tasty food
Good atmosphere

Love this place

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great location

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice for a dinner before a night out .
It’s quite noisy.
The food is really tasteful !

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DC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food with an amazingly friendly staff. Definitely will be back

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best meal out I have ever had. The lamb shoulder was divine and they went out of their way to make my partners birthday special.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Muy divertido. Comida correcta y servicios súper amable y sinpatico. Música genail, con una dj fantastica. Muy recomendable

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MH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, great food, a hidden gem in soho, eat before 10 as it gets very busy with cocktail lovers late on

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was average, 15% service charge was over the top.

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