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9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
20 7758 4100
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Ranked #7,822 of 18,140 Restaurants in London
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood:
Soho
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We weren't too sure whether to book, particularly on booking she was a little shall we say curt on the phone, however, Great meal, Great atmosphere and actually really good food - we had the mushroom and soft shell crab tacos with corn sides and then chicken and steak - good night all round, the cocktails were also good but... More 

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's nice feeling like you've escaped to a secret little place when you go to the underground couterpart. Of course, it's not as secret as it used to be.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We were put on a table for two pretty much in the walkway - so people were constantly banging into our chairs. The service was terrible - we had to wait ages for our drinks, and the food is nothing special. A big disappointment, nothing that different about it apart from the entrance. Go somewhere else instead.

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21 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had heard some good comments from friends regarding this place and most of the comments on the tripadvisor are quite complimentary. However, found this place is more appearances than substance. Although the sittings are quite nice, but its extremely dark, some people don’t mind it, but if you like to see what you eat, then don’t go there. I was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My friend organised her party here this month. She was instructed quite forcefully on the 'rules' of the restaurant I.e. No fancy dress, no work-wear etc etc. Also, they were inflexible and actually unfriendly about party numbers and penalties for no-shows. This is understandable to prevent people mugging them off but party's of over 10 should not have to have... More 

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london
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Forget the overpriced drinks and the cramped atmosphere. The food is terrible. Even the dessert was very bad. Don't waste your night here .

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I booked a table for my friends birthday, and then received a voicemail from somebody to confirm the booking on a different date. Because I'd missed the call and obviously didn't turn up, I have been charged £100. I called to explain that the booking was made for the wrong date (when I called to book I clearly said 16th... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I went here recently for a Christmas meal with my friends and the novelty of walking into a 'sex shop' for dinner was pretty funny so we were all in high spirits (I think a few pre dinner cockatils helped) We were shown to our table where we were told that everything in the top part of the menu was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There were 6 of us on a Saturday night. We all ordered a starter, a main and pudding each. Plus 3 bottles of wine, 3 cocktails (wouldn't recommended!) and a few beers. And including tip it was £119 per couple. The food was nice, nothing overly special to justify the expense. The bill included a tip of £50! Waitress was... More 

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london
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What can I say about this - nothing good really for the second you arrive and are met by the rather up themselves staff, the first thing that hits you is the loudness of the music...its ear splitting loud. Then the waiter did appear for ages, its so dark you cant see a thing...its like dating in the dark!. You... More 

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Additional Information about La Bodega Negra

Address: 9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
Phone Number: 20 7758 4100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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