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Bodega Bar & Cantina

) #61 of 1,875 Restaurants in Birmingham ££ - £££, Mexican, Latin, Bar
12 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS, England
+44 121 448 4267
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (275 reviews)
“burrito” (205 reviews)
“churros” (54 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Bar, South American, Colombian, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
12 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS, England
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1 - 10 of 1,221 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Bodega never ceases to impress me. They regularly change their menu to keep the ingredients and dishes fresh and new, they offer a great range of cocktails and the size of the cantina is perfect to create a cosy and bustling vibe. I would recommend...More

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the best Nachos here and I don't even like Nachos. Our waitress Emilie was inviting and attentive and she was the one that recommended the Nachos. Beautiful decor, need better layout for menu though.

1  Thank Jasmine P
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Jasmine P, Thanks for dropping by and for the great feedback. Brilliant to hear we’ve won you over with our legendary nachos! Hope you’ll be back for more when you’re next in town! Kind Regards, Vicky

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the halloumi burger which wasn't a burger at all but absolutely delish! Totally new way of cooking halloumi. Really good cocktails too!

1  Thank tracebat
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi tracebat Thanks for dropping by and for the great feedback. Brilliant to hear you finally got chance to try our delicious Halluomi burger! Hope you’ll be back for more when you’re next in town! Kind Regards, Vicky

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the past 2 years, Bodega has been my staple venue to visit in Brum when that craving for Latin food and alcoholic beverages cropped up. However, this last visit in April was a disappointment. I came to learn that the menu was recently revamped...More

1  Thank Hector M
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Hector M, Thanks for dropping by and for the helpful feedback. We’re sorry things seem to have not gone to plan on your visit. This is not a reflection of our usual service times or how we would want you to feel about your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went into Birmingham for a few drinks Saturday afternoon and found this by chance. We was drinking locally - food was different from usual places we ordered a selection of food. Staff and atmosphere and food were all really good - would return and...More

1  Thank toddydec
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi, toddydec Thanks for dropping by and for the helpful feedback. Brilliant to hear you enjoyed your first visit to us and would recommend us! Hope you’ll be back for more when you’re next in town! Kind Regards, Vicky

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a group of ten for the bank holiday weekend and were asked to select both courses well in advance - who on earth does that these days?! What was more surprising was how long it took them to provide the food. More than 90...More

Thank Ryan H
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Ryan H, Thanks for dropping by and for the helpful feedback. Glad you liked our décor and had a pleasant evening with us. We take food requests for large group bookings to prepare in advance so everything is readily available and comes out on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to bodega at the suggestion of my son for his birthday. He said people in Birmingham rave about the place and it's always full on a weekend. So much so you have to book at least two weeks in advance. It was worth the...More

1  Thank Philhsudds
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Philhsudds, Thanks for dropping by and for the wonderful feedback! Brilliant to hear you and your family had a great time celebrating your son’s birthday with us! Hope you’ll be able to try us again when you’re next in town. Kind Regards, Vicky

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite pre-ordering food as I was with a large group, I didn't get my food for an hour and a half. When it came it was bland, flavourless and disappointing. Happy hour drinks were ok (once we finally got them, due to painfully slow service)...More

Thank Laura N
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Laura N, Thanks for dropping by and for the helpful feedback. We’re sorry things seem to have not gone to plan on your visit. This is not a reflection of our usual service times or how we would want you to feel about your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grabbed an early table for a catch up with a friend. Was aiming for 6pm but it had to be 5.30 so was a bit of a race for us to down tools and make it in time for our slot. We knew from previous...More

1  Thank Lisa-Gourmet-Holden
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Lisa-Gourmet-Holden, Thanks for dropping by and for the helpful feedback. Brilliant to hear you and your family had some tasty evening cocktails and snacks with us! Hope you’ll be able to try us again when you’re next in town. Kind Regards, Vicky

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and the kids, staff were excellent and found us a table even though we hadn't booked. We thought the home made nachos were amazing, we all had the burritos and I chose the beef brisket and asked for the hot one....More

Thank Neil T
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Bodega Bar & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi Neil T, Thanks for dropping by and for the helpful feedback. Brilliant to hear you and your family had a pleasant meal with us. Sorry the Burrito wasn’t quite there for you on this occasion, rest assured this feedback has been taken on board...More

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sportyfencer
Is the restaurant good for solo diners?
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
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Indy G
Hi, do you have gluten-free options?
17 February 2016|
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Lewis R
Hi, Do you have a ramp for wheelchair access? Thanks
25 March 2015|
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Response from Browny45 | Reviewed this property |
They didn't have one last night (03/12/16). However they do have disabled toilets so maybe they have an alternative entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Meals
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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.