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“Very poor”
Review of La Bodega

La Bodega
Ranked #43 of 81 Restaurants in Glossop
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Belfast
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very poor”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The first time we went to La Bodega it was almost empty but we were told we couldn't eat there without a reservation. I took that as an indication that it must be good. So today we went there early and ordered six plates of tapas with eager anticipation. But it was very disappointing. The olives were as cheap and nasty as can be, ironic considering that there is a shop next door that sells the best olives in town. The chorizo in wine was flavourless (blindfolded I would have never guess what it was or what it had been cooked in), the tortilla and the mushrooms were bland and the squid was soft and greasy. Several of the dishes came with dollops of mayonnaise and masses of lettuce that didn't improve the situation. The Manchego cheese was the oldest I have ever seen, way beyond what is normally sold as viejo. My companion didn't find its taste as unpleasant as I did, but she agreed she had never had older Manchego and that it was the worst meal we had ever had in Glossop. Left almost as hungry as we entered and with nothing positive to report. With two glasses of lime and soda it came to £28.60. It wouldn't have been cheap if it had been good, but it wasn't good so definitely overpriced. Not a good experience. We had both eaten (separately) at a tapas bar on Deansgate in Manchester in the past and thought it was very good. My companion speaks fluent Spanish and confirmed that the music really was "My way" sung in that language. The staff were friendly and the place was beginning to fill up as we left. Maybe we just picked the wrong dishes, but for a tapas restaurant to serve such poor quality olives suggests that something is amiss. I wouldn't go back.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Glossop, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Small space, but good food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

A bijou restaurant but food excellent. Popped in early tea time and found that there was space. Staff good and attentive. Would go again, but may need to book because of the limited seating capacity -don't let this put you off

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Ann B
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Hayfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“very good restaurant”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

A very enjoyable meal much with friendly service. Wine selection was very good, we all enjoyed the food, very reasonable priced. The only criticism was the bread - needs to be freshly baked daily not store bought. Overall thoughts - very good for a local restaurant but not worth a trip across town.

Visited May 2014
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Bien merece una visita”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

We ate here as a party of 3 last night on the spur of the moment having had a frantic couple of weeks, had been meaning to try it for a while but for various reasons had never quite got round to it. Well we won't be leaving it too long before we go back. Whilst it was quiet for a midweek evening, the few others in managed to generate a nice atmosphere with gentle but not intrusive background Spanish music. A good choice of tapas, we ordered 3 each which proved to be just right for us. The dishes did not all arrive at once, which I must admit is what we like because if they do some inevitably go cold. They were freshly cooked and piping hot. The Rioja was also good and reasonably priced. Overall, a very good authentic tapas restaurant, well worth a visit and certainly better than travelling into nearby cities and paying more for inferior quality. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Visited April 2014
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Excellent authentic food”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

First visit to La Bodega and was pleasantly surprised at how good the tapas are. We ordered 5 between two of us and bread for 2 and the portions were very generous. Everything is freshly cooked and the gambas pil pil were the best I've had outside Spain. Customer service is excellent and a nice atmosphere. I can definitely recommend La Bodega and will certainly be going back again.

  • Visited April 2014
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