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Bodega Cantina

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Welcome to Leicester's only independent South American restaurant. Bodega is located in the centre of Leicester 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.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Central American
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a few weeks ago, really enjoyed it. Fairly priced, tasty food. Out server, Caitlin, was extremely polite and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi S334XJrebeccad, Very glad to hear you enjoyed our authentic South American food and cocktails - and I'll pass on your kind words to Caitlin. Cheers, George

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here on Saturday evening. Our server introduced herself as Lianne and was absolutely lovely even though I don't think I saw her stop the entire time we were there! The restaurant was full and the staff were clearly busy but she...was super friendly and took time to check in on us, take extra drinks orders and recommend food. Range of food (including vegan options) really good and the portions are incredibly filling. Booking online was simple and I would definitely recommend doing this on a Saturday evening. I got a confirmation email within a couple of hours as well as a reminder email. Had a great time and would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Geem, I'm so glad to hear you had such a good time at Bodega, and thank you for your recommendation. I'll pass on your kind words to Lianne! Cheers, George

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was terrific and the customer service from Jake and the rest of the team is honestly the best I've received in Leicester - I could not recommend Bodega enough, their entire staff deserve all the praise in the world. Thank you guys!

Date of visit: October 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jordan, I'm so glad you had such a great time, and I'll tell Jake and the time they have your night out to be proud of! Thanks, George

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Thursday afternoon with my partner was a very relaxed atmosphere we got happy hour on our cocktails and went with the Selection for food which was massive and a good spread of flavours, special thanks to our host Ryan who was friendly...and had great banterMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thomas, Thank you for leaving a positive review - I'm very glad to hear you and your partner had such a nice night out with our delicious hand-crafted cocktails and authentic South American cuisine. I'll pass on your kind words to Ryan! Cheers, George

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a particularly discerning customer (translate as annoying) - hot chocolate fudge cake when otters are eating their main, as an example. This is a great little restaurant but would recommend it particularly on the strength of the service - from Liane especially -...warm, welcoming, engaging and attentive.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 791maliz, I'm so glad to hear you had a great evening at our restaurant, and that the staff in particular were so helpful! I'll pass on your kind words to Liane, and we hope to see you again soon for some authentic South American...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the cocktails and we were there during Happy Hour so indulged in the offers. They have lots of food options, the traditional: enchiladas, burritos etc and also more interesting choices. We loved the decor and the atmosphere. We were there on a Saturday...night so was a hubbub of activity.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Christina, I'm overjoyed to hear you had such a great time at Bodega Leicester, you had exactly the kind of night out we want to inspire! Thank you so much for writing a positive review, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon....More

Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

Lovely food, lovely service. Great stop gap for a snack and drinks. Sweet potato and mushroom burrito was lovely. Nice mild flavours so not overpowering served with fresh tomato salsa and nice chipotle Mayo. Decent food at good price

Date of visit: September 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nish, Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to leave a positive review. We're glad you enjoyed the food so much and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Cheers, George

Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

I would highly recommend the nachos that can be loaded up with various fillings,we opted for the house ones which was a lovely sharing dish. The cocktails 🍸 are amazing If you like being imported to a far destination. I loved the side dish of...corn on the cob done in the Mexican way very delicious. If you do go please order the churos sharing one you won't be disappointed especially if you have a sweet tooth. Thank you to our host Ryan who was attentive and professional and had a lovely friendly approach.Its refreshing to see good customer service supported by delicious food and drink. Well done guys keep up the good work.Very much appreciated 👍More

Date of visit: September 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rob, Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to leave a positive review - I'll pass on your compliments to Ryan. We're glad you enjoyed the food and cocktails so much and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Cheers, George

Reviewed September 18, 2021

Had my birthday meal last night and i couldn’t of been happier about my experience! Kate looked after us and she was so helpful and an absolute joy to help us with our meal. Found this place last month and it’s my favourite place to...eat, not just the food it’s the whole experience from stepping in the door and stepping out! Thank you kate for such a good night and thank you bodega for the amazing food. Abi xMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Abi, Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to leave a positive review, I'll pass on your compliments to Kate. We're glad you enjoyed the food and our venue so much and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Cheers, George

Reviewed September 15, 2021

I’ve been here a few times now with friends but always back with my particular friend as she loves the fish tacos! At work she’ll crave them and we’ll make a spontaneous trip afterwards. Food has always been amazing and the service is always a...joy! The first time coming, the lady complimented my eyelashes and always remembers my face, even if I just walk past on my way back from work or town she’ll smile and wave! Waitress named Shrek is extremely friendly and fun, excellent service last time from her and a passionate talk about why she’s named Shrek as I noticed it on the bill! Caitlin she was lovely and sweet on our first experience. My friend is indecisive and she was patient as well as helpful towards my friend. Overall such a lovely place to drink and eat food! We’re always excited about going back for the food, tequila!! With incredible staff making us wanting to go back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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BnTVenues, Marketing at Bodega Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rob, Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to leave a positive review, I'll pass on your kind words to Shrek and Caitlin! We're glad you enjoy our food, cocktails and venue so much and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!...More

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Yes, Bodega Cantina offers takeaway services.

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Bodega Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5