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Bodega

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442 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1929 (E. Charlotte St.)
(757) 622-8527
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrific dinner!

What a great hidden gem! Been visiting for several years and have never had a bad meal. A tapas style, trendy restaurant where you can enjoy many delectable tapas dishes, wine and great drinks. The tuna dish is by far my favirote plate and tonight gave the empanada's a taste. Delicious! Tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Eddie2960
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

What a great hidden gem! Been visiting for several years and have never had a bad meal. A tapas style, trendy restaurant where you can enjoy many delectable tapas dishes, wine and great drinks. The tuna dish is by far my favirote plate and tonight gave the empanada's a taste. Delicious! Tasty deserts and custom dinner drinks make the evening... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Eddie, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Don't forget to try our nightly specials Tuesday Night - Oyster Night 3 oysters (steamed or raw) for 1.50 We strive to do better everyday !! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

While the food is very good and the atmosphere is pretty good, I will never step foot in this restaurant again. It had nothing to do with the food (which was good) or the service (which was acceptable). It was the manager (or who I am guessing was the manager). Not only was he rude and very short with us,... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Kory, so very sorry to see your first review was about us. We are actually making our granite table tops made bigger to solve the problem you encountered . I aopologize for your experience. Our manager at Bodega is one of the best in our organization . I'm surprised you found him otherwise. I certainly hope you give us another... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Love this place. The tortellini is to die for and Sangria is the best I have ever had. Our server was very attentive despite it being a busy night. Definitely recommending this to all.

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Lisa, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I will definitely pass your comment on to our staff . I also love the Sangria. We strive to do better everyday . Dont forget our nightly specials Wednesday 1 pound of large Shrimp 10.99. Thanks Again !!! More 

Hampton, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband took me to Bodega for my birthday. We had never eaten there before, but we like tapas and based on the reviews we wanted to try it. We ordered the cheese board, which was very pricey at $16. The three cheese servings were tiny (probably no more than two ounces all together). We also ordered ceviche. The seafood... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

I apologize for everyone in our company for your experience. I searched all our dinner checks for a month to try to find one with all the items you mentioned and was unsuccessful. Perhaps there was more than one check involved. Our Cheese Board is one of the lowest profit margin items on our menu. Some of those imported cheeses... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The atmosphere at Bodega is great. It's a small space, dimly lit, exposed brick, in downtown Norfolk. However, the food was a miss. I don't know if my expectations were too high, but I thought the food should be better. I got the fried oysters and the paella. The fried oysters were served with a sauce that tasted like honey... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thanks for your review even though I would have hoped it would have been better. We strive to be better everyday,but apparently in your case we didn't live up to yours or our expectations. I wish I could convince you to give us another try . I think our fried oysters are the best in town, perhaps they were... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I called Bodega 10 days in advance to make a reservation for a special dinner and theater evening for four. At the time of my call, I was told "we're pretty busy that night, but let me check". I was pleased when they came back to the phone saying they could accommodate us. The problem came when we showed up... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant. The food was VERY flavorful and boastful. Recommend anyone visit this establishment.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's probably a good thing that I live far away from this place or I might end up eating there every night of the week. Excellent food, both in quality and presentation. Good portions size, but realize that this is tapas. Great service, very attentive.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a great, small tapas place on Granby Street. I had dinner with family on a Wednesday night. There was a nice crowd, but there was no problem getting a table without a reservation. The service was great. Delicious tapas and wine. I will definitely return. They have great specials as well. I would recommend to locals and folks... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have been to many Spanish restaurants but Boidega was excellent. Amanda our server was awesome. A bit pricey, but what Spanish restaurant isn't. Service. food and ambiance was excellent. Would recommend the manager to be a bit more personable... That makes a difference is a small restaurant like Bodega. Otherwise excellent and well recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 442 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1929
    (E. Charlotte St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 622-8527

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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