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Bodega Tapas Restaurant and Bar

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Shop 1, 216 Commonwealth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
(02) 9212 7766
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tapas

3 of us visited for dinner. They don't take reservations so there can be a wait as it is very popular. The menu is quite small however the food is delicious. The seating is cramped and the restaurant very noisy, we could hardly understand each other. The service was great and friendly. Only mishap... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
gipsy2
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place is amazing, I do not tell lies. It is worth your money. The best food I have ever had. The doughnuts are amazing, it must be witchcraft. The ox tongue burger - speechless. 10/10.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went to Bodega whilst we were staying in Sydney for a few days. A friend who lived in Sydney had recommended it, and it did not disappoint. We walked along commonwealth street thinking we were heading the wrong way, but out of nowhere we saw Bodega. We walked in and were soon seated despite the fact that it was... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My business partner and I visited Bodega in late June for a long end of FY lunch. It was great and Coco our waitress added extra fun to the lunch. So imagine my surprise a month later when I went to Bodega unannounced but this time with my wife. And Coco remembered me (no prompting either) and my preferences on... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Bodega was a disappointment. Let me say first off that the food was excellent. However pretty much everything else left something (or everything) to be desired. Perhaps best summerized by the fact that the conversation in the queue for the toilet (yes, there is only one toilet for this busy place) which was the only place you could hear yourself... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

if you like a busy restaurant with music and good food, wine happy to pay the premium prices, this is the place for you. For us the music while good was just too loud to allow for dinner conversation. We asked the staff to turn down the music, which they did immediately however it only lasted for 5 minutes and... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Things I liked: Everything I ate caramel pop-corn rum The house made bread is to die for The seating and atmosphere Very classy Things I didn't like: nothing

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

3 of us visited for dinner. They don't take reservations so there can be a wait as it is very popular. The menu is quite small however the food is delicious. The seating is cramped and the restaurant very noisy, we could hardly understand each other. The service was great and friendly. Only mishap, I ordered a virgin cocktail, received... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you haven't been here before prepare to have your tastebuds taken on an adventure. Drawing on Argentinian influences amongst many others, this is a tapas with a difference. Consistently rated as one of Sydney's best restaurants and with very good reason. There are that many 'wow' moments you're almost high by the time you exit. Brilliant service. Great atmosphere.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had dinner with my partner at bodega yesterday night. The place is nice, table close but still private, when crowded it was slightly too noisy, but still appreciable. The service is impeccable, fast and funny, with a little campiness to it. The food is good. We had a really nice bruschetta with cuttlefish and kingfish, arepas (grilled maize dumbplings topped... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Love this place. If you are looking for sensational Tapas in Sydney then check it out for sure. I'll be back again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 1, 216 Commonwealth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9212 7766

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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