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La Bodega Negra

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Neighbourhood:
Soho
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF, England
+44 20 7758 4100
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Today
12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Horrendous service, no way I was paying the 15% service charge. Would rather go to Maccies 👍 Orders messed up, had to go and seek service to place our orders and food was all brought out in the wrong order.

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Thank holiolioliday
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for dinner on a Saturday night at 8pm so I thought they would have the wider dinner menu available, but they only had the reduced food menu, which consists of tacos, a couple of ceviches (fish carpaccio), salads, quesadillas and only 3 main dishes. The food was good (especially the soft shell crab tacos and spicy tuna ceviche)... More 

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Thank Lilluzza82
London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really great place for a casual Mexican meal and some good cocktails . Entering through the sex shop doorway is amusing...the food itself is pretty good but it's more a place to enjoy the Latin American vibe and enthusiastic staff

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Thank Paul C
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Underwhelming is how I would sum this place up. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the food is of a decent standard, the pork belly and crab tacos were the best dishes and were very tasty. Overall they go for speed of turnaround, which whilst it shows good kitchen coordination to get order to table so fast, makes... More 

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Thank Ben M
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time I have eaten here in as many months. Food is very authentic, the BF raves about the tortilla chips himself having travelled to Mexico for work for several years. Loved the bar person with the most amazing tattoos, she was utterly mesmerising and the frozen margaritas were the bomb! Go and enjoy!

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Thank campingis3stars
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Amsterdam, we are used to a lot of things. We passed by because we didn't know where the entrance was, but when we got in, the atmosphere is great! Nice service, we ordered our food "tapas style" to share. And the food was so quick to arrive and yummie. Great with cocktails like the espresso martini. We had a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was dissapointing for the price, the staff were very apathetic and not paying any attention. The food had barely any meat in it and was very greasy. They forgot one of our sides, they forgot to charge us for some drinks and when we pointed it out the response was simply "oh right" and then took their time to... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really cool. Not only is the facade really interesting (it looks like a peep show), the interior of the place is also really nicely done. The staff are all friendly although some of them were a bit too enthusiastic and asking if we need anything else a bit too often (although better this than the other way... More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a well placed bar & restaurant at only a 5 minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station. Greeted by the seedy and now exotic neon lights for the district the entrance is a sight to behold alone, the staff at the reception and at the bar and restaurant downstairs were extremely friendly and very accommodating, well mannered and regularly... More 

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Thank Din S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband brought me here a surprise 10th anniversary meal, which he got quite a giggle at my expense as we went through the "sex shop" front door. This was the only bit of the experience we enjoyed. We were met by a maitre d' who never cracked a smile or said one word to us and pretty much pointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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Soho
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 most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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