Bodegon Spanish Tapas

4.6
20 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME AUTHENTIC SPANISH FOOD?
Look no further! At Bodegon Spanish Tapas , we take you right to the Iberian Peninsula. From wonderful authentic cuisine to our Spanish atmosphere, we give you an experience you won't soon forget!
Our open kitchen and dining room provide authentic Spanish décor including a display of original bullfighting costumes previously used in Spanish arenas. A display of cured Spanish meats corner will awaken your senses and transport you to Spanish neighborhood markets.
Bodegon Spanish Tapas offers Saturday and Sunday brunches with bottomless mimosas, our famous Sangria, special events such as Flamenco dancing, special wine tasting and much more. We also offer private party and event opportunities.
We look forward to serving you soon. From our famous authentic paella selection to our hot and cold tapas and our full brunch menu, we aim to please! Olé!

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What 20 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great people and great food.. fantastic well proportioned Tapas with excellent flavors.. best wild mushrooms ever 🙌

Noise Level was music and live dancing, not a bad thing at all 🙏

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PatJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly service. It was a great dining experience. Will definitely go back, as I already have.

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vipKickJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was even better!

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PatC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas. Excellent service. Flamenco dancer and guitar a nice surprise

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food service was great.

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vipAviddiner
Philadelphia
114 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our selections- shrimp, padrone, asparagus, paella and the drinks. Only disappointment were the meatballs.
Our server, Jose, was gracious and attentive and the ambiance was great.
Will return

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EliasC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff. The shrimp is especially good. Get some extra bread and sop up every last bit of the buttery sauce!

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vipdcluv2dine
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meals, the pear salad and the meat and cheese board was delicious. This was our second time visiting, will continue to patronize.

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vipChelseaH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo cute. There was a lovely flamenco dancer & guitarist during our meal. It was beautiful. Food was DELICIOUS. The mimosas TOP TIER

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff. Food tasty. Will return.

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vipdcluv2dine
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful for our first time visiting Bodegon, will be back!

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JudiE
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed everything we ordered, 6 different hot tapas. All left Bodegon very full and happy we chose to eat there. Will be back often.

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ElizabethP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was so great, we will come back soon!

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vipHeatherH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful new place on 8th! From my phone call to discuss our reservation to arrival, service, and food... everything was great. Hamza, the host, was amazing, as was our server (I failed to get her name). The food was delicious and just what I wanted. Can't wait to go back!

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kathat
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were a little cramped at our patio table and the staff seemed a little overwhelmed for what I believe was one of the first busy Friday nights they've had since opening, but I can't wait to go back to Bodegon. The food was delicious, the sangria was yummy, and our waitress was adorable.

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BrendaG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The food was amazing and the service was top notch. The manager Hamza (sp?) came and checked on our table twice. The decor down to the very clean restroom was beautiful. So excited to have this restaurant on 8th street.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice and good food . Paella seafood is really good !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and even better food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My fiancé and I heard about Bodegon and, after a recent trip to Spain, decided to try it. The food felt authentic and made with attention. The staff were kind and consistently checked in with us. It was clear that everyone around us was enjoying themselves.

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vipDominicG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Decor was great, service was decent, food was extremely disappointing.

Out of the six tapas we ordered, we only finished one of them (the goat cheese and honey toast, which was very good). The patatas bravas were mediocre, the potatoes themselves well cooked but the sauces were lackluster. The red sauce, a crucial part of the dish, was layered only on the bottom and the shape of the bowl it came in made it near impossible to mix. Instead, the potatoes just got soggy on the bottom in the mediocre red sauce. The calamari tasted decent, but lacked any improvements beyond what appeared to be poured out of a bag you could get at Safeway. The aioli it was served with was far too heavy and Mayo-y. The fried dates were overdone and needed some sort of topping or sauce. The tomato tuna salad felt like a middle school cafeteria dish, wet with the juice out of the can and lacking any seasoning. The chilled muscles failed to balance flavors, with overwhelming onion, weird crunches, and average quality seafood.
Plating was nonexistent, other than the fact it was on a plate.

The service was decent, although three different people took our orders, at one point two people trying to take the order at the same time.

The pre-meal bread was good, but it came out seconds before the first round of tapas (despite the fact we ordered drinks first). The drinks themselves were nice, though uninspired.

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Bodegon Spanish Tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.