Bodega is a Tapas joint located in Surryhills. It combines South American and Spanish flavours and we checked in for lunch. On the street side, it’s a fairly simple affair but inside is a large kitchen along one wall and bar seating and then a scattering of tables around and a bit of a colourful mural to the side. Its also part of the Porteno family so you can expect a quality eat here.


Empanadas are an typical stuffed spanish pastry dish and they have different ones. Today there were ham and cheese and really nice with flaky pastry.


Bodega does Tapas styled eats and you get really nice bites of food. Fish Fingers dish is a delicate soldier of cuttlefish, king fish and salt cured tuna (mojama).


Melanie’s pick was this pumpkin salad. Monchego cheese, zucchini flower and pumkin. A real highlight of the meal being delicious, light with fantastic textures.



Lamb Neck, Harissa, eggplant and yogurt was a very nice dish with well seasoned crispy lamb pieces with a delicious fine mash.


Banana Split Dessert item came with Banana flan, Dulche de Leche ice cream and Banana MarshMellow. Quite nice with a winning ice cream.

Bodega was a great spot to dine. We did drop in for lunch and it probably lacked the racousness that comes with a night visit – what with delicious spanish reds to be had. The food was tapas(y) – which for many people is the equivalent of rip off prices for a little bit of food but here, we got decent portions of fantastic food. Particularly loved the two mains we had and this meal was best enjoyed shared so you can have a pick at the various items on the menu.


Mel’s impressions of our lunch
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