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Bodega

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442 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1929 (E. Charlotte St.)
+1 757-622-8527
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16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Lake Mary, Florida
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259 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Intimate restaurant. Friendly staff. Not well trained. The she crab soup was ok. Thankfully hot. The seafood paella was fair. Crunchy rice. Somewhat tasteless. The other diners did tapas food. Tea glasses were not filled unless you asked. There were two large parties going on which must have hurt the service. Some of the seafood in the paella was cold.

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Thank Ed G
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Ed, We are glad to know that you found our staff to be friendly, but we are sorry to hear about your less-than-excellent dining experience. Bodega works hard to prepare delicious meals and offer exceptional service, and we hope that you will come back again to let us make it up to you. More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The decor and lighting are very good. When full, the noise level makes it hard to converse but once the head count drops it's fine. Perhaps it was an off night. I see a lot of good reviews and the owner's responses suggest a healthy interest in feedback. I was disappointed both in the food and the service, which was... More 

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Thank Bob J
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Bob, We are very sorry to hear that your recent experience with us was anything less than perfect. Bodega takes great pride in the quality of our food and service, and we hope that you will come back again so that we can show you the level of excellence at which we usually operate. If you could please private... More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The server and/or kitchen was off their game tonight. It took 30+ minutes for a tapa app to arrive, followed by our salad (both were good!). Then one entree arrived, but the second never did, and it took the server 10+ minutes to stop by and tell me my crab cake "should be right up." I told her just to... More 

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Thank Melissacof
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, People come to Bodega for our great service and delicious food, and we are so sorry to hear that your recent experience was lacking. Bodega works hard to make sure that a pleasant atmosphere is provided for all of our loyal customers, and we hope that you will return and let us make it up to you. If... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

The portions are generous but not overwhelming. The food is AWESOME, tapas and paella are what we all got with salads. The mozzarella burrata was GREAT. So fresh. We also got some bottles of wine which make it even better ;-) I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good food in Downtown Norfolk! Oh, our server... More 

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Thank Andrea R
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Andrea, Thanks so much for your fabulous review. We will pass your comments on to our staff. We strive to do better everyday !! Thanks Again !! More 

Outer Banks, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Tuesday 5 pm, plenty of seating, mostly full by 6. Upon entering we were pleased by the warmth of a friendly bistro with old brick walls, the right amount of Spanish decor and a uniquely stylish bar area. Our server was very kind and prompt. Sangria, both red and white, is a house specialty, having several small fresh orange, lime,... More 

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Thank John N
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

John Thanks for your magnificent review . We agree our Sangria is the best . We strive to do better everyday !!! Thanks Again !! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Despite a very busy night Bodega delivered a daily special of scallops and risotto. Our table also shared an artichoke and cheese small plate. Scallops were perfectly cooked and the risotto very creamy. Love the small plates!

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1 Thank ConstantTraveler28
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Traveler, Thanks for your great revire. We strive to do better everyday !! I also like the small plates. Don't forget every Wednesday 1 pound large steamed shrimp 10.99 More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

My family was going to a hockey game at the Scope so we wanted to have dinner first. We selected The Bodega due to their menu. We were able to get a table for 5 with no problem except.... We each ordered 2 drinks and 2 Tapas to share. The table wasn't big enough for all the plates. Luckily there... More 

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1 Thank Julie W
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Julie, Thanks for your wonderful review. Sorry about the tables but they are actually meant for four. Bodega is my favorite restaurant . Come in and try our new our Mediterranean Platter, it is fantastic. We Strive to do better everyday !!! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

A friendly welcome and informative conversation about the wine of the month, which was delicious. We had a selection of small plates which were wholesome and tasty. A good balance of fish, meat and vegetables. Service was timed perfectly for us to attend the show at the neighboring hall.

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1 Thank Buttons168
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review ,we are glad you enjoyed everything. I will definitely share your comments with our entire staff. We strive to do better everyday !!!! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

We were celebrating a birthday and had a party of 7, though a couple of us were arriving at a different time. Important note: you have to call for reservations otherwise you may not get in at the time you want. It is a small place and does get crowded very quickly. The dishes are spanish and delicious. You can... More 

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Thank LMK101
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you fantastic review . I will pass your comments to our entire staff. We strive to do better everyday !! Thanks Again !! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This place is a nice little place downtown in Norfolk, VA. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Unfortunately it lacks where it matters most; service and food. The server was handsome and police, but didn't keep up well with our table the entire evening. Drink glasses were constantly empty. Our food was brought out at staggered times. I was eating my... More 

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Thank Chrismarino
ronvabea, Owner at Bodega, responded to this review

I apologize for your experience. We sell a lot of steaks and don't generally have any complaints .In any case we definitely were not on our game the particular night you were there. Tapas comes out when the kitchen gets it ready , not in order. This should have been explained to you. We strive to do better everyday but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1929
    (E. Charlotte St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-8527

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