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La Bodega Negra - Restaurant

4.3
4.3
995 Reviews
£41 and over
Mexican

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 its 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.

The restauarnt is stricly over 18 - please visit their cafe if dining with a minor
https://www.bodeganegracafe.com/

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, South American

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday & Bank Holidays; 5:30pm-11:00pm - last seating 9:30pm. Monday & Tuesday: 5:30pm-12:00am - last seating 10:30pm. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 5:30pm-1:00am - last seating 11:30pm. The Restaurant is also open for lunch on some days throughout December. Please call the restaurant directly to check for availability. No reservations are required for drinks at the bar.

  • Phone number

    020 7758 4100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Soho

  • Parking Details

    The closest Public Car park to us is: 20 Newport Place, London WC2H 7PU 020 7287 5951

  • Public Transit

    The closest tube stations to La Bodega Negra are in order Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden and Piccadilly.

  • Entertainment

    La Bodega Negra has a DJ from 9:00pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Look out for special entertainment on Mexican celebration days like; 5th May for 'Cinco De Mayo' and on 2nd November for 'Day of The Dead'

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Starters

  • La Bodega Guacamole£8.00

    corn tostadas

    • Char-Grilled Corn with Chipotle Crema£6.50

      Manchego & tahini

      • Crispy Squid£9.50

        Chipotle aioli, herbs & lime

        • Tuna Tostada£9.00

          Chipotle, guacamole, serrano chilli

          • Quesadilla Rustica£11.00

            cuatro quesos, salsa criolla, sour cream, chimichurri

            • Queso Fundido£7.50

              Mexican fondue with chorizo, pickles, corn tortillas

              • Roasted Vegetable Flautas£9.00

                Jalapeno & tomato salsa, avocado, flour tortillas

                Ceviche

                • Scallop, Yellowfin, Salmon£13.50

                  Mango & pomegranate dressing

                  • Scallop & Hibiscus Crudo£13.50

                    Pickled beetroot, hibiscus, green apple dressing

                    Tacos

                    Served in pairs

                    • Nopale Negra Soft Shell Crab£11.50

                      Squid ink tempura, smoked chipotle aioli, cactus, pico de gallo

                      • Short Rib Flautas Ahogados£11.00

                        Manchego, sour cream, pickles, salsa verde

                        • Chicken Tinga£8.50

                          Avocado, puffed wild rice, smashed pinto beans

                          • Pork Belly con Chicharron£9.00

                            Pineapple & coriander salsa, caramelised onions in adobo, cucumber

                            • Mushroom & Serrano£8.00

                              arbol, manchego, sour cream

                              Hot Plates

                              • Pollo a la Sarten£18.00

                                Half char grilled corn fed chicken, pinto bean & chorizo birria, salsa verde

                                • 30 Days Dry Aged Tomahawk Steak£70.00

                                  Tomatillo salsa, modelo sauce, chimichurri

                                  • Slow Roasted Lamb Barbacoa£45.00

                                    8 hour slow cooked shoulder of lamb, salsa borracha, corn tortillas (2 person)

                                    • Grilled Salmon£21.00

                                      Salsa roja, corn, garden peas, citrus salsa

                                      • Pork Belly£18.50

                                        Ancient grains, roasted peppers, adobo, chicharrones

                                        • Roasted Vegetable Salad£13.50

                                          Pinto beans, heritage carrots, guajillo crema

                                          Sides

                                          • Sweet Potato Fries£5.50

                                            • Mexican Rice, Peas, 3 Chilli Sauce£4.50

                                              • Chilli Garlic Buttered Seasonal Greens£5.50

                                                • Roasted Vegetables, Agave, Sweet Pepper Salsa£6.00

                                                  For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                  What 995 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  4.3
                                                  4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                  • 4.1Food
                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                  • 4.5Ambience
                                                  • 3.8Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. SI

                                                    SamuelI

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 March 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Came to the restaurant for a quick meal inbetween theatre interval. Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time. The overall feel and energy of the place was awesome. The food was great. The service was great. Can't fault it. Would recommend to all who want an energetic and fun experience, whilst getting a quality meal.

                                                  2. I

                                                    Isabelle

                                                    Exclusive

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 13 March 2020

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    Amazing atmosphere, really good food! A place a can't wait to go back and try!!

                                                  3. KK

                                                    KK19

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 13 March 2020

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                    I took my boyfriend here as a surprise before the theatre, as a celebratory meal. It is definitely more style over substance, the food was okay (the highlight was the tuna tostadas) but it was just not not worth the money... I've had much better Mexican food at half the price! The staff put quite a lot of pressure on to order more food and we ended up leaving some as there was too much for us, which was such a waste. The cocktails were only average, so we quickly switched to beer. Overall it was extremely quiet and lacking in atmosphere. There were almost double the amount of staff than diners, who hung around the tables and chatted, making it slightly uncomfortable. As soon as you'd finished a dish they took the plate, almost to rush you along, despite it being empty! Overall, I was disappointed with my booking and it didn't feel like the special treat meal I had planned.

                                                  4. K

                                                    Kerry

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 11 March 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delicious food and great service. Based on other reviews we were worried it was going to be too loud/dark but this really wasn’t a concern. A great vibe whilst still being able to enjoy your food and carry and conversation. Definitely recommend.

                                                  5. FK

                                                    FeliciaK

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 March 2020

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                    Lovely atmosphere and great drinks. The tuna taco was great but the rest of the food that we ordered was tasteless and the ingredients of those dishes did not fit together nicely. Would definitely visit the restaurant again but order something else.

                                                  6. C

                                                    Craccracbiscotte

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 6 March 2020

                                                    overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                    Food was expencive and overpriced verry bad kwalitie,streetfood is even a 1000times better

                                                  7. N

                                                    Naimz101

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 6 March 2020

                                                    overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                    Terrible service , felt literally rushed out of the door .

                                                  8. LP

                                                    LizP

                                                    London

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 5 March 2020

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    Great fun, great atmosphere and a bit different. Plus great Mexican food.

                                                  9. LU

                                                    LUCYA

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 5 March 2020

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great people and excellent food Perfect location 50 caracteres is too much one word can describe a great place

                                                  10. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 4 March 2020

                                                    overall3food1service2ambience5

                                                    Perfect concept / average food

                                                  11. ET

                                                    EmilyT

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 1 March 2020

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    Food was lovely, however we did not receive one of our mains with the rest of the order and had to wait. By the time this main arrived, the rest of the food was half eaten.

                                                  12. O

                                                    Ollie

                                                    London

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 1 March 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Great overall experience. Great buzz for a Sunday evening. Would certainly visit again

                                                  13. AN

                                                    AndyN

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 1 March 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Brilliant service. We were seated immediately despite being early for our reservation. The staff were wonderfully friendly, with our waiter being on it with refilling our drinks without us needing to flag him down. Will definitely be coming back, oh and the food was incredible too!

                                                  14. SM

                                                    ShakeelaM

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent service from the moment we arrived. The atmosphere was very good and the music was loud but added to the environment in a positive way. The food was delicious, tacos were slightly smaller than expected from the starters menu so I recommend not sharing them with a friend. Cocktails were delicious and everything was served in good time. I will definitely be back!

                                                  15. PG

                                                    PGDR

                                                    London

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Great atmosphere, although quite noisy. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Most of the food was very good with the odd dish that was a bit of a miss. Definitely worth a try!

                                                  16. H

                                                    Hari

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 28 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The host manager was extremely helpful, friendly & really accommodating.

                                                  17. IT

                                                    InesT

                                                    London

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 28 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The service was brilliant and the guys at the reception were very helpful and accommodating. The food was also excellent, the corn is a MUST!

                                                  18. HS

                                                    HannahS

                                                    Surrey

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on 27 February 2020

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                    The restaurant was incredible busy, took 30 mins to get our table ready. Once we did sit down it took a very long time for anyone to come over and order our drinks, which was a shame. Not the waiting staffs fault but they were clearly understaffed.

                                                  19. B

                                                    Becca

                                                    London

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 27 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always incredible food, friendly, professional and attentive staff who genuinely care and a great ambience - cannot rate highly enough!

                                                  20. FR

                                                    FelicityR

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 27 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely food and atmosphere! Would definitely recommend to anyone

                                                  21. VS

                                                    VinS

                                                    London

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on 25 February 2020

                                                    overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                    Service was great and friendly. The first half of the meal, corn, quesadilla and squid were delicious. The tacos were disappointing. We didn’t try the large plates. Margaritas were generally good but not consistent. Also no 0% beer!!

                                                  22. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    London

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 23 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It is allways good and the bibe is incredible thank you for taking care of us

                                                  23. EO

                                                    EwaO

                                                    Ireland

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 21 February 2020

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                    We had a late dinner and it was LOUD, so if you're looking to actually talk to your date this would not be it! We were asked at the entrance three times if we had a reservation and even though we were late our table was still not ready, so we were sent to the bar. Food was very good (the pulled pork tacos were excellent) but our waitress was very eager to get our plates of the table (asking us every 5 minutes if she could clear the table which was too much and just felt stressful). By the end of the night staff mostly looked like they wanted to party/get out of there. The bar scene is crowded, loud and with occasional fire shows. If you want good Mexican food I'll def check this place out but for an earlier dinner if you want the party vibe you could not have found a better spot.

                                                  24. PA

                                                    PaulA

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 20 February 2020

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                    Ridiculous! Booked a table for the restaurant for my family and I (2 kids, under 14). Turned up at the address and it was the Cafe. Went in to the cafe and they said the restaurant was behind the cafe. We walked around the building to not see anything resembling a restaurant. There was a sex shop and other doors. Got all the way round to the cafe again and asked where to go. They then took us round to THE SEX SHOP!!! WHAT?? We asked if this was right and was it suitable for the kids. We were told yes, it's just a "speak easy so it's fun". We went downstairs (trying to get the kids to not look at the pornographic magazines on the wall) to then be told by the man downstairs that they didn't accept children.... RIDICULOUS! He told me that the website states the restaurant is adults only - at no point was this clear on the Tripadvisor page that then linked me to the Opentable site to book the table. Thankfully we were able to get a table in the cafe but that's beside the point. Why have a sex shop (and no sign at all that it's the restaurant entrance) as an entrance? Why not at least put a sign up stating it's the restaurant? Why can't you walk through the cafe to the restaurant? Why not state REALLY CLEARLY that the restaurant is for adults only and IT'S IN A SEX SHOP. Totally would not recommend this place at all. Food in the cafe was good (a bit over-spiced) and the menu wasn't very clear either.

                                                  25. MA

                                                    MaisieA

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 18 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was a bit expensive but it really was a great evening! Such an interesting idea and the food and cocktails were delicious!

                                                  26. JH

                                                    JordanH

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 17 February 2020

                                                    overall2food1service5ambience4

                                                    Not a big food menu and the tacos were very disappointing for the price you pay.

                                                  27. K

                                                    Keeks

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 17 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing place! Such lovely attentive staff and amazing atmosphere and the food was outstandingly tasty!! Not too pricey either!

                                                  28. Y

                                                    sarahY

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    One of the best meals I’ve had in London! The staff were so lovely and gave amazing recommendations I hope I get to visit here again soon!

                                                  29. HN

                                                    HariNadiotis

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This was absolutely incredible. Excellent service, excellent vibe, excellent food. Would recommend to anyone to go and experience this, especially on a Friday night. The atmosphere was awesome, but don’t go if you want a quiet meal. If you want a fun happy go lucky experience this is definitely the choice for you!

                                                  30. RL

                                                    RyanL

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                    A bit underwhelmed - I was expecting more. The cocktails are good and it's a nice spot, good vibe. The food was a big let down for me though, the crispy squid was oily and fishy and I didn't rate the crab tacos at all. Rest of it was OK, but value for money isn't great, unfortunately :( 3*

                                                  31. RB

                                                    RebeckaB

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 13 February 2020

                                                    overall4food1service5ambience4

                                                    Everything was nice EXCEPT the warm vegetable salad. Could have been served with rice or noodles or something! Super disappointing dish.

                                                  32. JJ

                                                    JJ86

                                                    London

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    Dined on 12 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Absolutely loved this restaurant!! The food was amazing, cocktails were delicious and the staff couldn’t be nicer and more attentive! We will definitely be back again.

                                                  33. CW

                                                    CurwinW

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    10 out of 10!! Service was friendly and prompt. Food was delicious. Decor was astounding and the gentlemen at the entrance was on point, kinky and amusing. Definitely would recommend to friends and family.

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Birmingham

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 5 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing hospitality and ambience as always. Can’t recommend this place enough.

                                                  35. RO

                                                    RebeccaO

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 1 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    When in London, this place keeps me coming back and wanting more! Amazing food, service and atmosphere every time!

                                                  36. CL

                                                    CraigL

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 1 February 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I was battered so i dont remember being here. apparently i loved it. sorry for my behaviour.

                                                  37. BA

                                                    BrendanA

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 31 January 2020

                                                    overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                    Went there a few years ago and found the food to be excellent, but the quality has fone down massively. Staff generally friendly but also rushed. There are much better mexican restaurants in London, that offer real value.

                                                  38. VC

                                                    ValC

                                                    London

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 31 January 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Weird entry system to the restaurant, befitting of the Soho area! But once inside decor is very tasteful and interesting. The service was fantastic, we were very well looked after. The food was wonderful as were the cocktails. If you order a cocktail with chilli in it, it really has chilli in it! Overall a wonderful start to the evening before a show and I would definitely return.

                                                  39. DD

                                                    DaisyD

                                                    London

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 30 January 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding service, everyone who works here is so lovely and the food is out of this world. I love the ambiance and feel of the place. One of my favourite restaurants in London!

                                                  40. R

                                                    Rachel

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 30 January 2020

                                                    overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                    I have been to La Bodega Negra multiple times and have always had a great meal with great service. Unfortunately, this was not the case for my most recent time there. I organized a dinner for 7 of my friend and everyone was really looking forward to it to going to this restaurant as no one else had been before. It started off great, we got a cozy booth in the corner but as soon as our waiter came over it started to go downhill. From the very beginning he had an attitude and made it seems like we were imposing on him. He basically ignored us other than take our order. Well into our meal he came over to refill our empty water glasses and told us he was a club promoter. He offer to get us into his club tonight for free if we were interested. We asked if some of our friends could join and he said if they are guys then no, he only allow women in for free so he could fill the club with them and then all the rich men come in and buy expensive drinks. We politely declined and the next time he came over we were midway through our desserts and he abruptly said, I need the table back now. He then stood there hovering at our table and scrolling through his iPhone while we tried to figure out how to split the bill. We asked twice if we could have 5 minutes to figure out the bill and he ignored us both times. Finally the third time we asked he acknowledged us and left in a huff. He sent his colleague to come settle the bill 5 mins later and we never saw him again. It was such a shame to have such bad, awkward service as it put a really weird vibe on our whole experience. I felt foolish for talking so highly of the restaurant to my friends when it we had such bad experience.

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                                                  • Area

                                                    Soho

                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                    Sunday & Bank Holidays; 5:30pm-11:00pm - last seating 9:30pm. Monday & Tuesday: 5:30pm-12:00am - last seating 10:30pm. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 5:30pm-1:00am - last seating 11:30pm. The Restaurant is also open for lunch on some days throughout December. Please call the restaurant directly to check for availability. No reservations are required for drinks at the bar.

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Mexican, South American

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress Code

                                                    Smart Casual

                                                  • Parking Details

                                                    The closest Public Car park to us is: 20 Newport Place, London WC2H 7PU 020 7287 5951

                                                  • Public Transit

                                                    The closest tube stations to La Bodega Negra are in order Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden and Piccadilly.

                                                  • Payment Options

                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Entertainment

                                                    La Bodega Negra has a DJ from 9:00pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Look out for special entertainment on Mexican celebration days like; 5th May for 'Cinco De Mayo' and on 2nd November for 'Day of The Dead'

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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