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Bodega Bar & Cantina

££ - £££Mexican, Latin,
12 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS, England
+44 121 448 4267
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“nachos” (327 reviews)
“burrito” (231 reviews)
“churros” (60 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, South American, Colombian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
12 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food that we had was lovely, son didn't like his pizza as he is fussy eater, but waitress Natasha was happy to replace it, staff were attentative and polite, cannot knot service we received, good value for money too !!!

Thank Tara K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bodega used to be great but on our recent visit, we were underwhelmed by everything we were served. The food was bland, the hulloumi fries (that we were told was the special) looked and tasted awful. We had booked a table a week in advance...More

Thank Lewis W
BnTVenues, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Lewis, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your meal here with us, all of your comments have been passed onto the kitchen and restaurant teams. It's disappointing to hear you did not enjoy our halloumi fries as they...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food don’t bother. Guacamole was like purée, the mushroom tacos were inedible, literally horrible. Huge brown chunks of really awful tasting mushrooms and the chicken quesadilla tasted like tuna fish. We actually asked the waitress if it was...More

Thank Lain1
BnTVenues, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your meal here with us, all of your comments have been passed onto the kitchen team and we are investigating the mole mushrooms as they are genuinely a very popular choice, regarding the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here with a friend as we used to love it, only to be completely underwhelmed and disappointed. So, we ordered: tacos, burrito, agave sweet potato’s & this tofu/quinoa dish- everything vegan (at this point I would like to state that since going vegan my...More

Thank Evasu92
BnTVenues, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback on your recent visit, we have spoken to the kitchen team and our head chef regarding your feedback and will certainly take it on board, we are glad the saving grace was the Quinoa...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well this used to be a good restaurant which is why we came back however we were sorely disappointed! A rude woman front of house who continued to give us dirty looks after we asked to be seated on regular tables as opposed to bar...More

Thank 31don74
BnTVenues, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment in the restaurant, unfortunately, we do get booked up very fast and the bar tables are usually very popular choices, a large portion of our visitors request either a low or high table on arrival if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the only place in Birmingham that I always come back! Delicious food, very friendly and knowledgable staff as well very affordable to everyone. And I swear you have the best nachos in whole United Kingdom! Thank you for making every visit special!

Thank Emilija R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, the decor is so vibrant and the restaurant is such a fun place to be. The food was really good and the portion sizes are generous. Cocktails were delish and the choice was great. I'm a big fan of mexican food...More

Thank Klapp2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner and to have the greatest nachos in the world. Pippa looked after us and was fantastic, solid cocktail recommendations.

Thank bobdid
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place! The service was excellent just the right amount of time between courses. The food was lovely as were the cocktails and all at a reasonable price. Will definitely go back

Thank gary b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had done a little homework prior to coming here and we weren’t disappointed. My mum is gluten and dairy free so eating out can be very tricky. There was plenty of gluten free options for those that are just GF but they were also...More

Thank Kate_mc75
BnTVenues, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kate_mc75, Thank you so much for your review - we're so pleased our adaptable menu went down a treat with your Mom. Looking forward to your next visit, Vicky

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Questions & Answers
2 September 2017|
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Response from Kellie F | Reviewed this property |
It's more of a food place really.
10 October 2016|
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Response from Angus K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. However, it can be very busy at times so not a quiet place if you want to eat alone in peace. Also you may need to book a table and there may be a wait time in very busy periods. Monday's are good for a quieter... More
Indy G
17 February 2016|
Response from peach731 |
Yes there is a separate gluten free menu available upon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 448 4267
  • E-mail
Welcome to Birmingham's only independent South American restaurant. Bodega is located in the centre of Birmingham and prides itself on great tasting fresh food, excellent customer service and a superb drinks menu. Our food covers Mexican as well as Argentinian, Peruvian, Chilean and Brazilian dishes. Our drinks menu is one of the most comprehensive in the city with a great range of fresh cocktails, South American bottled beers and wines.
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