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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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Sunday
Closed
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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
Good for:
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Pricey, but great food and a bit different.

Arrived at Bodega about 10 minutes before opening and waiting outside with maybe a dozen other people. Doors opened promptly at 6pm and we were shown in to a choice of bar or table. As the bar watches over the open kitchen we decided to sit there. The buzz in the restaurant ramped up quickly as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
bska59
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Arrived at Bodega about 10 minutes before opening and waiting outside with maybe a dozen other people. Doors opened promptly at 6pm and we were shown in to a choice of bar or table. As the bar watches over the open kitchen we decided to sit there. The buzz in the restaurant ramped up quickly as the place filled. Yes,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you expect some Spanish feel/food/drink- it is not the place to go. I have been to Spanish tapas restaurants before and had a rather different (better) experience. Staff at Bodega are nice, (music is loud though) however the dishes too small and served 30 min apart. We ordered 4 sharing plates (about entrée size dishes at other places) and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We where in Surry Hills for breakfast and decided to check out Bodega for a lunch bite. When we arrived it was still closed because they just do Fridays lunch and it was Thursdays. Still hoping for the best we asked on of the chefs if we could make a booking for the night, he nicely informed us best way... More 

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SYDNEY
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went with friends on a Saturday night and had a table for 4 near the door which was a great spot. There are tables outside as well but it had just started to rain so it wasnt an option. The service was fast, food came out nicely spaced and was amazing, we had the pork sausage (loved it) fish... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great place to go for a night out and re-explore my latin roots. Love having the tapas and love the char grilled calamari. The best accompaniment to everything is a bottle of Malbec fresh from Mendoza, Argentina.

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Oakland California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

First, I read all the reviews for this dining spot before writing this one. We were there a few weeks ago with daughter and son in law. Bodega was jammed yet we waited a bit over ten minutes and a table in the back room opened. The music was loud and all seats were occupied in both rooms. The staff... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Heard so much about this resto that I just had to go. First disappointment was that they don't accept reservations of less than 5 diners. Ok I thought; maybe I could get a drink somewhere if I had to wait. When we reached the resto there was a small queue. There were no staff present but shortly a lady came.... More 

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Manly, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Few things about this place: - Loud music: guess it was the vibe, probably other patrons liked it this way, the waitresses REALLY liked it, I ended up hating it and had to leave because of it - Overpriced food: I know tapas are supposed to come in small sizes, but the portions at this place really are a minuscule... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's too bad, they are only open for lunch on Fridays. So we walked a long way to find the restaurant and it was closed. Wish I'd known, now you know.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stumbled across this place having set our hearts on a tapas dinner. We got there at 6pm and there was a large queue but we waited 10 mins and we all got in ok. We were seated at the bar (directly opposite the door) which we were concerned about but it turned out to be a great place. We... More 

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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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