La Bodega Negra - Restaurant

4.3
767 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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NC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The decor was brilliant but not as much

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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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M
London
53 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner - highly recommend for big groups, best margaritas!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. Loud table next to us but other than that it was a perfect evening.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Quick service, and good cocktails. We started with the guacamole which was delicious. We opted for the Lamb to share but it was a really large portion for 2 people, and there wasn't enough tortillas and sides (salsa, sour cream etc) to accommodate the volume of meat (only 3 small tortillas each)...so we were eating just lot of lamb on it's own. It was a bit underwhelming, which was a shame as I'd been for cocktails before and loved the vibe. Not sure I would recommend for food.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servicio excelente, musica buenisima. Un ambiente perfecto para un sabado por la noche prefiesta.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Quirky hidden restaurant, great vibe but slow with drinks order in beginning. Did provide first round free due to this though. Staff really friendly

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

For ambience it’s a great place to go. Food is average and considering it’s Mexican not spicy at all. Service and ambience great, food not so much.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food and drinks not the best, not that authentically Mexican, and not that appetising. Very expensive for the size of the portions and the quality of the food. A 15% surcharge is ridiculous and was the final straw.

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B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It's so expensive, that's the only reason I wouldn't go back. Portion sizes are absolutely tiny too, despite ordering 3 things (1 didn't even arrived, I ate the other 2 and had to ask them because they forgot about it!) I left not feeling full at all. Increase portion sizes or drop the price, it was good for a one time night though! Fun and good atmosphere for food and drinks for 2.... (£120 bill)

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We waited an hour and 40 minutes before any food arrived, we were there for a birthday and it totally killed the vibe. The waitress was great and very apologetic but the food wasn’t even good when it came. Not great.

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YB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Interesting and quirky .. cloakroom person very helpful. Food good and different .

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved the entrance of the restaurant! The menu was small and a bit expensive for the portion sizes but the whole ambiance and service were great! I would definitely come back.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere was great, as was the service. Starters and shares were lovely although both main meals were disappointing. The pork belly was extremely chewy and burnt to say the least. Although both main meals had mostly been left not much was said by our time waitress. I’d return for drinks but food is overrated and you can get better elsewhere

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IP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, the type of bar/restaurant where you can have a good night out. Food was mediocre, have had much better mexican food but you would go here for the experience, not food.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit - great night out.....

It’s a must do if you want to blow of some steam...

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MG
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great hidden spot with a central location. The food wasn’t the best but the lively vibe and drinks are worth the visit.

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EP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit on the pricey side but fab cocktails, lovely ambience if you get there early. Portions weren't massive for the price but we left feeling satisfied! The starter special (crab on a crispy tostada) was the highlight, along with the tastiest sweet potato fries I've ever had.

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LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Without warning we were kicked off our table before we had finished. Otherwise a lovely evening.

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HW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was quite tasty, small manageable portions. Very expensive for what it was. They advertised live Cuban music but played very loud rock and pop music the whole night.

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MJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service in a wonderful restaurant with an electric atmosphere. A great evening had by all

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MM
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasty food, great atmosphere and the best service I have experienced so far! This is a hidden gem! Will definitely come back!!

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

Always a pleasure. You can rely on the ambiance, food and service without fail.

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NO
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic. Our original table was slightly to load due to my partner recently having a throat operation, but staff were able to relocate us without any issue even though they were busy.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very average food ... service was decent but table in the side room lacked ambiance a bit. Not expensive though. Overall I would not hurry back given the hundreds of better places around.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and wonderful service. Food very tasty but bit on expensive side

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