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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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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
So Cool, So Good

Rock'n staff and killer food make this the place to be. Seriously delicious and worth the wait- (get there as early as possible) Great wine list- ask for a recommendation and you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Urbandon
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Rock'n staff and killer food make this the place to be. Seriously delicious and worth the wait- (get there as early as possible) Great wine list- ask for a recommendation and you won't be disappointed.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Sometimes the best dining experiences come by when you go into a restaurant without influences from so called food critics and recommendation sites. This is one of those memorable meals when we stumbled upon this delightful tapas restaurant during our visit to Sydney. Every one of the 5 tapas selection we made from the menu had something in common. They... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went here with work, group of 7. Had someone else pick everything we are, and everything was delicious. Such different thing that I would never have tried, smoked cod, bbq tongue! But it was amazing. Service was exceptional!

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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Made a booking for a small family gathering and was asked to be punctual as it is normally very popular. The service was professional & efficient. We liked the music & the atmosphere. The food was excellent. We tried the pork, octopus, green apple salad, crispy duck, maple beef ribs, lamb, calamari - but my favourite was the roast pumpkin... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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