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La Bodega Negra

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
+44 20 7758 4100
12:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm so glad we got a slot at last minute at la bodega negra. Don't get out off by the odd frontage and lacking of signage. The food, drinks and atmosphere were all just right for a fun birthday evening in soho. We had some cocktails: mescal in fashion was outstanding. The tacos were tasty: mushroom and lamb were tastiest.... More 

Thank Lauren W
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last night for a birthday meal, I expected a bigger menu and more choice. Don't choose this place if you want a proper meal, the only options really are tacos or raw fish and everything is served with guacamole which is way too much. It's expensive for what it is and the only thing I liked were the... More 

Thank sugabubb
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We where just walking by and it turned out to be a nice place. We ate by the bar, because it was full, but it was cosy and the bartender was really kind. We took the beef and chicken tortillas and they tasted good and fresh.

Thank Sanne Chloé v
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly. The tacos as a starter were lovely although the one main dish they have for veggies was quite bland and not particularly pleasant to eat. Nice bar/concept but would fill up on starters as a veggie!

Thank ambttrcp
Nuremberg, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is a very nice and the atmosphere school however the food was not so good and it's really really expensive. the waiters are Nice. We enjoyed the starters but the main courses were not good at all.

Thank damnation_soon
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like this place. Whether it's some lovely tapas style Mexican dishes to share or a cocktail or three, it's always a welcome destination on a soho night out. There's also a cool, atmospheric bar / restaurant downstairs (via fitting fake sex shop frontage) if you want to book ahead.

Thank Miamatt
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in advance, lucky for us as the place was very busy and people were being turned away if they hadn't book as the place was full. Food was lovely, staff friendly. Very expensive but it is in central London so as expected for such a place.

Thank Sparky9120
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here as a group of 8 (4 adults, 4 children). They couldn't really accommodate 8 so we squeezed around a booth which was OK. The food was great: burger, crab burger, tacos etc but it all came at different times and some didn't materialise at all. Drinks were incorrect and slow too, so it wasn't just... More 

Thank Sunnydays9980
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great night out for my friends birthday. Great atmosphere, wonderful food and staff really helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back :)

Thank Rosiepenny1
La Coruna, Spain
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's ok, steak very good, quesadillas great everything else was ok. My main gripe is the price. 75pounds per person with just beers is too much. I think at that price I prefer ceviche in old street.

Thank P13NSA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Lunch, 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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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