We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Bodega Restaurante and Tapa Bar

1277 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1R3, Canada (Downtown)
(604)684-8814
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #395 of 2,804 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Write a Review

76 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
    20
    29
    19
    3
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Juan PR
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Big Lake, British Columbia Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penrith, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Westminster, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Bodega Restaurante and Tapa Bar also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to La Bodega Restaurante and Tapa Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Bodega Restaurante and Tapa Bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing