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Bodega Tapas Restaurant and Bar

#396 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
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Shop 1 216 Commonwealth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9212 7766
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food combinations great. Tables small very inner city, music played too loud needs to be turned down a bit. Staff very friendly and helpful. Enjoy this place, they don't open the door before 6pm.

Thank RelaxingHavingFun
Terrigal, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely outstanding service and the food was delicious. Family owned and run and genuine homely feel. It was as though we were having a wonderful dinner at a close friends house with all staff engaging with their guests and showing genuine interest. I will return for the service alone, but the food is also to die for! 11/10

Thank HaydenOfford
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered one plate of tapas which was excellent, but the whole experience was ruined with the extremely loud music. We couldn't talk to each other. After half an hour we had to leave with ringing ears. Highly recommend the place if your are deaf or do not wish to have a conversation with anyone.

Thank birger999
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took four clients to lunch here and they offered us the set menu which wasn't cheap at $65 per head. Really delicious good food and decor. However disinterested waitresses who didn't tell us how many dishes were on the set menu or how long it would take. After over 90 minutes and a long wait for some dishes I... More 

Thank Adele S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit here and the food was so consistently sensational! Every bite perfectly balanced in flavour and cooked to perfection. If you don't have dessert you're missing out - it's to die for. The welcome and service are excellent. It has a fun atmosphere. I'll be back again.

Thank Saskia C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty good food, decent service, solid but not knock your socks off amazing. I would go back, good for a large group.

Thank Peta Gay R
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great tapas restaurant, very friendly staff, fantastic and comfortable atmosphere, If you are going to try a tapas place in Sydney, this should be the top of your list, Tasty selection of share plates and brilliant desserts,

Thank mattsmith825
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Here in Sydney on business from London and determined not to go to soulless place. This restaurant is amazing. Cool and laid back. Sat a5 bar to watch chefs working and they were happy to chat away about the food. Which was amazing btw. I had stuffed ricotta flowers and then duck and scallops and amazing banana split. Front of... More 

Thank Debbie P
Sydney, Australia
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261 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Five of us fought over which dish was our favourite. My favourite was the fish fingers which chunky charred toast with well salty fish. Next favourite was "Pork, octopus, cabbage & green apple salad with jalapeño dressing" melt in your mouth with crunch (this was a shared fav) third was "Roast pumpkin salad, crispy zucchini, manchego & ranch dressing". My... More 

Thank spiceylulu
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went there for my birthday recently...delightful service, food and atmosphere. Great wines and a knowledgeable team. Cannot wait to dine there again.

Thank Stilly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 216 Commonwealth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 7766

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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