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La Bodega Negra

#2,268 of 18,283 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
+44 20 7758 4100
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“lamb tacos” (17 reviews)
“churros” (13 reviews)
“corns” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this place from the incredible smoked chilli margarita, to delicious food and an amazing atmosphere. The tequila/mezcal list is dangerous! Not cheap but worth every penny.

Thank Superchilledpears
Reviewed 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I have wanted to visit this quirky and talked about restaurant for a while. We decided to go here for my birthday celebration but what a disappointment it was and I wished we had spent our hard earned money somewhere else. The...More

Thank ZaraAndy
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a funky place. The ambiance is cool without being pretentious. The wait staff really know their menu, there is so much to choose from, better to just tell them how hungry you are, if you are allergic to anything and let them...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited for lunch with friends. Really nice setting. Gorgeous staff. Food was very nice, the cocktails were good. Lunch was paid for by a kind host, so I'm not sure how much the bill was.

Thank lelfoot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with a very special entrance! Very good service and great Cocktails! Food was less extraordinary than expected, especially the tacos, which were cold. But nevertheless worth going there even for drinks and people watching.

Thank Mitglied_77
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Bodega Negra had been recommended to us by a friend but we didn't get around to making a reservation for when we visited London for the weekend. We found ourselves in Soho around dinner time so decided to try our luck. We were initially...More

Thank Rachel8787
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok I have been trying to visit this place for a while because an article I read a long time ago!. I finally visited this place. The setting is nice and also the location that's all!. I agree with other reviewers, the portions are small...More

Thank Luchin_15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and setting is nice. But the portions are small and the food is super overpriced. For example the quesadilla which was just a tortilla wrap with cheese, tomato and jalapeños on it cost 13 pounds... the rest of the pricing on the menu is...More

Thank Shanika1990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to La Bodega Negra for dinner and cocktails on a Friday night. Very quirky place with entrance looking like a sex shop. (You are in soho after all) We had the slow roasted lamb which was amazing accompanied by some tacos and quesadillas which...More

Thank jonesy987654321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of reviews focus on the uniqueness of the location (yes the front does look like a sex shop) but are less complimentary about the food. I completely disagree - we had an excellent meal and the food was well worth the price (mid-range)...More

Thank PiaDJensen
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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18 October 2016|
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Response from Queen L | Reviewed this property |
No dress code in particular, it's got quite a party night out vibe but not too formal either , smart casual is the best to go for
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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