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La Bodega Negra

#4,355 of 18,401 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
+44 20 7758 4100
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“lamb tacos” (17 reviews)
“churros” (15 reviews)
“sea bass” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not a typical Mexican restaurant. I would rather say it is a bar serving some Mexican dishes, while you’re listening good music! Stooges, Stones, etc. Exceptional atmosphere and fast service. Fair prices.

Thank Atairiastos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good restaurant for a fun night out. Themed well, but not overdone. Authentic food, served with fun and a smile. Must book well beforehand.

Thank Ratsears
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the dishes we ordered ranged from average to below average. Nothing was really amazing. The cool thing about it is that it looks like a sexy shoo from outside and the ambience isn’t bad.

Thank Hussam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family on a Tuesday evening as soon as the restaurant opened at 5.30. I have to admit we were pretty sceptical after walking through the seedy entrance (and also after reading some pretty negative reviews online) but we had a...More

Thank mccz33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a reservation at La bodega negra with wife. Very unwelcoming at the reception and rude. We were very smart casual and the girl was asking me if I was wearing a suit which i was not. We ordered 4 courses got only 3 and...More

Thank Vilhjálmur V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great atmosphere and a fun place.The food was amazing and I loved the SEABASS,RISOTTO and the LAMB.The margaritas were amazing and a must.The service was excellent and the staff was very helpful

Thank NAV58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG! My Mexican wife felt at home! Their Margaritas are great! A bit on the hight price but surely worth it sill! Ask for Miro if you are sitting at the bar! He’s great and fun and courteous !

Thank TalalEA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, really interesting food miles away from saddo tacos. Lovely atmosphere and perfect margaritas. So central for theatres and Soho, but definitely not a rip off and delightful vibe.

Thank kateharmond
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we chose to have a sharing platter and the sea bass cerviche. the sea bass was less thinly cut and more chunks but the platter was well rounded with veg and meat options. a little on the dry side. the servise seemed a bit confused...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place has such a great vibe, great atmosphere, really fun! Usually these kind of central London restaurants fall down on food and service but not here. The food is exceptional! It isn't cheap but any means but good for a special occasion.

Thank poppy p
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15 March 2018|
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Response from Ana H | Reviewed this property |
They do check IDs but they do not have the scanning machine so they don't scan.
18 October 2016|
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Response from MrVilliers | Reviewed this property |
No suits / jackets
8 July 2015|
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Response from Sum Y | Reviewed this property |
Music is pretty loud normally, and you can always ask can they play more cheesy music. Maybe bring a flash drive with u with the cheesy music. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7758 4100
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