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La Bodega Negra

Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
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9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
20 7758 4100
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After having learnt that the most amazing Mexican restaurant in New York (La Esquina) had a sister restaurant in London....i HAD to go!! Set in Soho, beneath a sex shop is the most unexpected surprise of a lively, fun, hidden gem of a restaurant with delicious mexican food and even better Tequila!! Ive been here twice now. Once with my... More 

Thank jjb85
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter what you order, the food is delicious! The ambiance is great and their cocktails are divine!! I definitely recommend their watermelon cocktail it was to die for!!!

Thank Fran M
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gem was such a great find. The shop front eludes passers by that it's a peep show /sex shop. You enter to be greeted for your booking name then taken downstairs to a cooky den with dim lighting and abstract artwork all around you. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend the soft shell crab tacos. I... More 

Thank Candice B
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for something different marvellous atmosphere, great music but can get a bit noisy but we loved it

Thank GVC57
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited to dinner during our recent stay in London. Friends had heard about this Mexican restaurant in Soho and wanted to give it a try. The entrance was a surprise. There is no hint of a restaurant in front. Instead, it looks like an 80s adult sex shop, complete with a sinister-looking doorman. It took courage to enter... More 

Thank jeffreybose
Lilongwe, Malawi
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent staff and very efficient given that it's a very popular place for diners as well as those for drinks only. Good for the casual and has mixture of patrons. Nearby quite a lot of other places including restaurants. Tasted Turkish pizzas for first time and tasty. Charcoal grills look tasty and yet to taste. Sort of crowded and good... More 

Thank Yellowtopcab
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with a friend, very quirky restaurant with sex shop neon lighting at street level in soho. Downstairs was a cosy, atmospheric restaurant. Friendly & helpful service, food was fresh, yummy and interesting, not the standard Mexican food. Huge range of tequila (not a massive drinker, but the house margaritas were delicious). Shared 6 plates & a few margaritas... More 

Thank Emh414
Greater London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lively place for a drink, snack or meal of fresh, tasty Mexican food. It's very well run and the staff are both charming and efficient. Good cocktails. Convenient for pre-theatre supper.

Thank carolyn645
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as it looked busy and so glad we did. We had the fajita's and they were gorgeous. Homemade wraps and lots of filling and all the trimmings. We will definitely do this again. Good atmosphere and really nice staff!

Thank Karon H
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On summoning up the courage to walk in through the "Sex Shop" entrance I was welcomed with a smile and the news that I'd have to take off my jacket as suits were "not allowed" all done in fun and not a problem! The atmosphere is lively and fast-paced. Cocktails good and the starters - particularly the Soft Shell Crab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: 20 7758 4100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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