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La Bodega

#98 of 3,337 Restaurants in Cairo
#101 of 3,933 Places to Eat in Cairo
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157 Shar'a 26 Yulyu, | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant-pub in Cairo

La bodega is a bit hidden if you do not know it. Their selection of local and Mediterranean food is very good and the atmosphere with the oriental furnishing is beautiful. You can come here having food or just to have a drink in the late evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Jamesfood
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Padova
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Simply, at 7 o'clock in the evening I was the only customer asking for food and there were other two persons seated at the bar. I ordered a beer, a little pizza and a linguini with shrimps. I saw that all the waiters were wasting time speaking one to each other. After 30 (!!!) minutes nothing happened...I paid the beer... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

From the road this place looks like a dusty dump. But inside is a very nice restaurant and bar It has all the drinks and can even get french wines. Had a great shiraz Dinner was steak and salad. Amazing food and service.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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237 reviews 237 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

La bodega is a bit hidden if you do not know it. Their selection of local and Mediterranean food is very good and the atmosphere with the oriental furnishing is beautiful. You can come here having food or just to have a drink in the late evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Make sure your cab driver gets the full address right for La Bodega, as there are no external signs of its existence on the 1st floor of a wonderful Art Deco building - even though the lift doesn't stop at the restaurants floor, take a cheeky ride in the lift anyway, just for the joy of feeling how it used... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great atmosphere. Amazing service. A lot of foreigners and locals. It's a place you don't want to leave....

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Cairo, Egypt
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403 reviews 403 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Broadway, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157 Shar'a 26 Yulyu, | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?