This may be a bit black and white, but, for the sake of this review, I'll break restaurants down into 2 categories. In the first you are treated courteously, waited upon seamlessly and nothing is too much trouble because you're the customer and eating in the establishment is about your experience, one that you're paying for.
Then there are places so enamored by their word of mouth and good press that the customer should be honored to dine there. They do things a certain way and don't particularly care what you want because they do things their way. Sadly, Bodega either falls into the latter category, or its image is simply being tarnished by the baldy guy who runs the floor. (Because the waitress was very nice, even when the baldy guy was haranguing her over in the corner)
When multiple customers complained his music was too loud, he could have just turned it down, but no, he had to turn it down for 30 seconds, then turn it back as if to prove he was the winner. He had to do this three times and then stood over us and tried to argue his position that it was how they did things. BORING. We had to ask him to leave us alone. Especially when we weren't there to argue about his music, the four of us were there for someone's birthday, there to spend over 300 dollars on what was honestly pretty underwhelming food. With so many eateries in Surry Hills and Sydney, this place really isn't worth it. if you're set on the Spanish tapas thing go round the corner to Movida where there's more flavour and less attitude.
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