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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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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Empanadas are my favorite thing on in the menu, drinks are great, and the atmosphere is even better! The Rib special was amazing!

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Thank John H
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

John, thank you for your review. I hope you come visit again soon to try more of our chefs great specials! More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tara was our server Saturday night and she couldn't have been more attentive and engaging. We had paella, the ribs special, pork belly, and tuna (among a few other things). Everything was fantastic. We haven't been here in a couple of years, we are so happy that they still have "IT"! We will be back often. Thank you Tara and... More 

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Thank Greg F
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Greg, thank you for your review. I will be sure to pass on the compliments to Tara. Our chef is creating new and excited specials every day and we look forward to your next visit. We strive to do better every day! More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 other people were in there and service was still bad. Paella was edible, not very good. This place can't last another year!

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Thank robert m
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Robert, I apologize that you did not have a good experience at Bodega, I hope that you will give us another opportunity to show you our full potential. We strive to do better every day. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I just went for drinks but they were good and the bartender Casey was really nice as well as she took care of us at the bar.

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Thank 456Anonymous1
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear about your pleasant experience with us recently. Bodega takes pride in offering great drinks, delicious food, and friendly service, and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to Casey and our management! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Intimate restaurant. Friendly staff. Not well trained. The she crab soup was ok. Thankfully hot. The seafood paella was fair. Crunchy rice. Somewhat tasteless. The other diners did tapas food. Tea glasses were not filled unless you asked. There were two large parties going on which must have hurt the service. Some of the seafood in the paella was cold.

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Thank Ed G
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Ed, We are glad to know that you found our staff to be friendly, but we are sorry to hear about your less-than-excellent dining experience. Bodega works hard to prepare delicious meals and offer exceptional service, and we hope that you will come back again to let us make it up to you. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The decor and lighting are very good. When full, the noise level makes it hard to converse but once the head count drops it's fine. Perhaps it was an off night. I see a lot of good reviews and the owner's responses suggest a healthy interest in feedback. I was disappointed both in the food and the service, which was... More 

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Thank Bob J
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Bob, We are very sorry to hear that your recent experience with us was anything less than perfect. Bodega takes great pride in the quality of our food and service, and we hope that you will come back again so that we can show you the level of excellence at which we usually operate. If you could please private... More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The server and/or kitchen was off their game tonight. It took 30+ minutes for a tapa app to arrive, followed by our salad (both were good!). Then one entree arrived, but the second never did, and it took the server 10+ minutes to stop by and tell me my crab cake "should be right up." I told her just to... More 

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Thank Melissacof
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, People come to Bodega for our great service and delicious food, and we are so sorry to hear that your recent experience was lacking. Bodega works hard to make sure that a pleasant atmosphere is provided for all of our loyal customers, and we hope that you will return and let us make it up to you. If... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

The portions are generous but not overwhelming. The food is AWESOME, tapas and paella are what we all got with salads. The mozzarella burrata was GREAT. So fresh. We also got some bottles of wine which make it even better ;-) I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good food in Downtown Norfolk! Oh, our server... More 

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Thank Andrea R
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Andrea, Thanks so much for your fabulous review. We will pass your comments on to our staff. We strive to do better everyday !! Thanks Again !! More 

Outer Banks, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Tuesday 5 pm, plenty of seating, mostly full by 6. Upon entering we were pleased by the warmth of a friendly bistro with old brick walls, the right amount of Spanish decor and a uniquely stylish bar area. Our server was very kind and prompt. Sangria, both red and white, is a house specialty, having several small fresh orange, lime,... More 

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Thank John N
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

John Thanks for your magnificent review . We agree our Sangria is the best . We strive to do better everyday !!! Thanks Again !! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Despite a very busy night Bodega delivered a daily special of scallops and risotto. Our table also shared an artichoke and cheese small plate. Scallops were perfectly cooked and the risotto very creamy. Love the small plates!

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1 Thank ConstantTraveler28
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Traveler, Thanks for your great revire. We strive to do better everyday !! I also like the small plates. Don't forget every Wednesday 1 pound large steamed shrimp 10.99 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?