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La Bodega Negra

#4,401 of 18,323 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%
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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

The neon lights in this restaurant attract you there like a seedy fly. This place is cavernous but tiny at the same time - I can’t get my head around it, but no matter the seat you are cloaked in a magic candle lit darkness...More

Thank Stevie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool place with a nice atmosphere and fantastic decor. The food is great... but the margaritas are the best around!

Thank Grundhunden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my girlfriend, nice ambient and music, good service , terrible food , i expected a little bit more in a Mexican place, if i come back its gonna be for a drink!!

1  Thank davidherbosa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a friends birthday, place was empty when we arrrived but it soon filled up. The restaurant is downstairs and very atmospheric, the decor is cool and the place has a busy energy about it. The food however was slightly disappointing, not cheap...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food ,excellent and quick service, friendly staff, in a typical Mexican restaurant into the heart of London !!!

Thank nancy k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is atmospheric, the waitresses are pleasant and polite. If you sit at the bar you’ll see that the barmen who have learned all the cocktail skills off Tom Cruise are so damn cool.However these barmen have forgotten to learn any other skills, they...More

Thank Justin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a group of friends for two birthdays. The interior and décor of the restaurant was really cool and it had the appearance of a lap dancing club from the outside (this had all of us a little confused!) The food was...More

Thank Chloe A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there after a friend recommended it. We only went to the bar to try the cocktails which were good but I was most impressed with the quirky interior. The place is really loud so keep that in mind if you don't like noise but...More

Thank Ana H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As Americans living in London for ten years, we're always craving a good place for Mexican food. La Bodega Negra promises posh Mexican in a hip, unconventional setting. It more or less delivers on the food, which is just about okay. There's a sense of...More

Thank MarshallManson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a birthday and didn’t disappoint. The staff were friendly and attentive, very helpful about the menu. The food was exactly what we were hoping for, full of loud and tasty flavours from the tacos and ceviche to the mains. So much so that...More

Thank Birdienummnumm
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15 March 2018|
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Response from Mitglied_77 | Reviewed this property |
They did not even check any when we visited it. So I can‘t say.
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18 October 2016|
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Response from MrVilliers | Reviewed this property |
No suits / jackets
9 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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