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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

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  • 58
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    Very good
  • 11
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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
Most recent review
Amazing

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
AdelNom
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Adelaide, Australia
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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2035
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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130 reviews 130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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