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La Bodega

157 Shar'a 26 Yulyu, | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #90 of 3,903 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
359 reviews 359 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

After a couple of meetings in Zamalek we ducked in to La Bodega with a visiting colleague who had heard so much about it and expressed a long desire to eat there. We found the larger and newer side was "closed." It was being remodeled but I didn't get the sense that it will reopen as La Bodega or if... More

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Washington, DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have eaten at La Bodega twice and I have to say that it was the best food I've had in Cairo. The quality of flavors and preparation was great in comparison with other nearby options in Zamalek. I loved the atmosphere, even when the power was out for hours! The service did take a very long time, even though... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A place to special occasions. Great design and atmosphere, quality of the food are ok, good choice of alcoholic beverages and the staff are always present with a smile and the level of English is the best that I catch so far, in Cairo. The only negative aspect goes to the price...700EGP for 2 persons, seems unreal for the reality... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As a newcomer to Cairo and having heard a lot about and having read several reviews about La Bodega, maybe my expectations were too high. I expected a full house, at least half of which were ex-pats, a lively bar scene, and excellent food. What I actually found was an establishment that is, literally, only half of what it used... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Located in Zamalek , Cairo , in the first floor in an Fantastic buildings , teppical Italian food , soups , salad , main dishes are so testy and nice. From the inside old decoration gives you the impression that it is an old English style. Recommend for those who likes antique places.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I found a Coach Roach in the tomato soup , the staff attitude was very rude. I will never visit this place again.

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Dubai
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168 reviews 168 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Some Egyptian friends advised us to meet at La Bodega for a drink before we joined another place for dinner. Frankly speaking we should have spent the dinner here as well. La Bodega is located next to Marriott hotel in Zamalek. It is easy to park the car under the bridges (safe car park under permanent surveillance). The building looks... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Aperittivo is Extremely expensive and no value for money, the pasta was over cooked and cost almost 200 pounds! ! The place is very dark while the menu is so small and unreadable

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Rome
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I simply loved everything was great...from the atmosphere to the music,food,service...but i heard that they locked down is that right?

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

La Bodega is hidden in the first floor of a quite old mansion in Zamalek. We visited it twice during our stay in Cairo. The service is excellent and there is a great variety of dishes to select from. Each one of them is really special, we prefered chicken and salmon --- they were magnificent !! The atmosphere and the... More

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Address: 157 Shar'a 26 Yulyu, | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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