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Bodega

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Spanish, Tapas
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442 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1929 (E. Charlotte St.)
(757) 622-8527
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    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
Warm and tasty

The environment was very warm with the rough brick walls, cozy dining tables and long bar. We enjoyed the soup to start with including the Cream of Crab and Oyster Stew. The Oyster was unlike any we had seen or had before but my mother raved about it while I thoroughly enjoy the Cream of Crab... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Michele21061
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite tapas restaurants. The atmosphere is cozy. The service is great. Wait staff makes good recommendations. The food is delicious and the drinks are generous. I have a small appetite so one small plate is the perfect amount of food for me. My friends enjoyed sharing several plates, so it seems like a great place... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I recently met a friend downtown for a bite to eat and decided tapas would be a fun way to go. It was a Tuesday so although the restaurant was steady, it was never crowded or loud. The waitress did a great job of being patient while we caught up for a few minutes and providing some great recommendations for... More 

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Yorktown Va
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My whole family and my friends love this place! It is a bit expensive for each of the tapas so the bill adds up fast but it is one of the best tapas restaurant I have ever eaten at. So far three times within a month. However, you don't feel like you committed one of the 7 deadly sins (gluttony)... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

JW Thanks for your patronage and taking the time to send this wonderful review. We strive to do better everyday.. Don't forget our nightly specials -Wednesday= Shrimp Night Pound of large steamed shrimp 10.99 Thanks Again !!! More 

Suffolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Rather loud, no sound absorption at all. All diners were crowded into tables across from bar despite many open tables in the front. Food was prompt and ok, nothing to return for.

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Lil Rox , I apologize for your experience .We very rarely get complaints about noise but I will definitely look into. I'm glad you enjoyed the music and service . We strive to do better everyday .... More 

Glen Burnie, Maryland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The environment was very warm with the rough brick walls, cozy dining tables and long bar. We enjoyed the soup to start with including the Cream of Crab and Oyster Stew. The Oyster was unlike any we had seen or had before but my mother raved about it while I thoroughly enjoy the Cream of Crab soup. We followed that... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. Our oyster stew is the very best and my personal favorite. I'm glad your mom enjoyed it, and was willing to share. We strive to do better everyday. Don't forget to try our nightly specials Wednesday 1 pound of steamed shrimp with side 10.99 Thanks Again .. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had tickets to an event at Chrysler Hall and walked right over to Bodega. What a pleasant surprise! It is popular so you are best to have reservations since it is a small place. All of the dishes are served tapas-style unless you wish to order something as a dinner plate. We ordered a smattering of tastes: serrano &... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

LMK, Thanks for your fabulous review. We hope you return real soon. We strive to do better everyday !!! Don't forget our nightly specials.. Wednesday -Pound of Large Steamed Shrimp 10.99 Thanks Again More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have been to Bodega before on several occasions and we are always excited to try a new tapa. Last night we tried the garlic mushrooms for the first time and all I can say is amazing! My boyfriend's eyes literally rolled back in his head with sheer delight as he savored these morsels of deliciousness. We had some of... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Denise, Thanks for your excellent review. Our oysters rock is my favorite . I will pass your comments on to our entire staff. We strive to do better everyday !! Thanks Again !! More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nice small restaurant serving local beer on tap. Small plates at a small price allow you to try lots of different items. The breads are not on the menu but delicious. The oysters rock was good but the fried oysters were the best! 4 large delicious oysters on a bed of sea weed and sauce.....delicious for $8. Parking lot is... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

PirateGirl , Thanks for you great review . We are glad you enjoyed your dinner. We strive to get better everyday.. Don't forget our nightly specials-Wednesday - 1 # Large Steamed Shrimp 10.99 Thanks Again !!! More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the center of Norfolk and easy to reach by quite a few hotels in downtown Norfolk. Good selection of various tapas and great taste. Good selection of vines and beer. The staff was attentive and swift. The atmosphere was relaxing and I good really enjoy the tapas. The beer was a bit overpriced though. Overall... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Stefan Thanks for your wonderful review . I will definitely pass your comments on to our entire staff. We strive to do better everyday .. Don't forget our nightly specials - Wednesday - 1 pound large steamed shrimp - 10.99 Thanks Again !! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

It was my husband and I 1 yr anniversary🙌🙌 March 15th.. We celebrated it on 3/14/15. The reason why we turn because of the atmosphere and the awesome friendly service.Plus the food had the same consistency. Our first time was October of last yr.. Can you say the bomb.. I forgot the waiters name ,but he look like Matt Damon... More 

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ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Bubblegum , Thanks so much for your very kind review. Matt Damon is actually Will and we will treat him to a gift certificate at one of our other stores on your behalf. We strive to gert bertter everyday. Dont forget our nightly specials. Wednesday - Pound of large Steamed Shrimp 10.99 (fabulous) Thanks Again !! More 

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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: Spanish, 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?