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La Bodega Restaurante and Tapa Bar

1277 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1R3, Canada (Downtown)
(604)684-8814
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Ranked #489 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Juan PR
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved everything we tried: patatas bravas, fried calamari, sangria, fried chicken, paella and jamon Serrano toasts. The jamon tapa was only two toast, for the price we found it two expensive. It is always full with locals going after work.

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've been to this restaurant over the years, and the food is always consistently very good. Tapas style means that I can try many different menu items when going with friends. In my most recent visit, it was a birthday party for 20 and for many people, it was their first time. Pitchers of their signature sangria is an easy... More 

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New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great place that has been around forever and has not changed one bit. The sangria is very tasty... arrange for a ride home it has a kick. Potatas bravas is a good choice but get a few things.

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were a group of 7 women. I have not been here in years! I was very impressed. We shared two pitchers of Sangria and wonderful tapas. I can't wait to return. A favourite was the artichoke hearts with chorizo. Great value.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had a fantastic meal here, one of the best we had in Vancouver. I can't understand the negative comments about the tapas not being original; it is the traditional selection of dishes, and they are all done well - what more do you want from a tapas bar? Everything we had was delicious. The ambiance is great, service friendly, decor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We came here on the recommendation of Lonely Planet, but weren't massively impressed. The tapas we had was ok, but not particularly original, and not as good as we had elsewhere in less metropolitan parts of Canada. It wasn't bad at all, just a bit bland and a bit cold when the hot dishes got to us. The staff were... More 

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Big Lake, British Columbia Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

what a fantastic place - the atmosphere is so unique - the decor, the staff, the menu, the food was excellent! Memories are created of this kind of experience!

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Penrith, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Homely little restaurant with great service and the food was good too. I had the gazpacho and paella - both really good. Loved the sangria!

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Bellevue, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I had the stuffed bell pepper and the Paella. Both needed salt. The Paella was not crunchy on top and was lacking saffron and flavor overall. I have had better. The restaurant is cozy, the decor is wonderful and the service was fantastic. They charge you for bread if you want it. It was fun to try but not sure... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Having just returned from a long stint in Memphis I took a friend for her birthday dinner at the best Tapas bar in Vancouver .We have been going to La Bodega for more then 20 years and have never been disappointed .The service ,the food and of course the Sangria is the best.Being located on Howe street parking can be... More 

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Additional Information about La Bodega Restaurante and Tapa Bar

Address: 1277 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1R3, Canada
Phone Number: (604)684-8814
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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