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Bodega Underground

4.2
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288 reviews
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$40 and under
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Mexican

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Fun
Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
A restaurant smuggled from Mexico to Melbourne. Find Little Bourke Street’s late night mezcal bar and taqueria hidden underground in the China Town precinct, and open 7 days a week until 3am, including lunch Wednesday - Sunday. Try a Tequila or Mezcal cocktail, or speak to our team about sipping some exciting Agave spirits instead. The $50 Feed Me banquet offers great value and a huge mix of traditional Mexican street food, plus some dishes with a twist. We also offer a $65 Bottomless Brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, with unlimited cocktails and 5 courses of food. We are located on the corner of Little Bourke and Crossley Street, Melbourne, with a moody bar and dining area perfect for both a quiet drink or a larger celebration.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

$65 per person Bottomless Brunch

Dine in
Starting Jun 17, 2020·Fri 11:30-17:00

Every Fri, Sat, and Sun we host bottomless brunch sittings at 12pm, 1:45pm and 3:30pm which consist of: 5 courses + 90mins of bottomless cocktails, beer and wine.  Gluten free, vegan friendly, and most other dietaries catered for.

$65 per person Bottomless Brunch

Dine in
Starting Jun 17, 2020·Sun 11:30-17:00, Sat 11:30-17:00

Every Fri, Sat, and Sun we host bottomless brunch sittings at 12pm, 1:45pm and 3:30pm which consist of: 5 courses + 90mins of bottomless cocktails, beer and wine.  Gluten free, vegan friendly, and most other dietaries catered for.

$50 per person Feed Me menu

Dine in
Starting Jun 17, 2020·Fri-Sat 17:30-22:30

For reservations every Fri and Sat evening between 5:30pm until 10:30pm, guests must dine on our Feed Me menu.  It is great value and includes lots of starters, tacos, mains + dessert. Gluten free, vegan friendly, and most other dietaries catered for.

What 288 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaddisonD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great drinks and loverly staff!! Loved it

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Alex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved the bottomless seating! Great service and overall great time :)

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Bodega for the micheladas and the tacos. Service is also wonderful

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IrinaA
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere for a bottomless brunch with solid, efficient service.
Well organised and executed. Would love to see some food options to add on in the future

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality. Your service is outstanding. All 18 guests were more than satisfied with their experience at Bodega.

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Service was fairly good and staff were friendly and helpful, cocktails were awful and watered down so ended up just drinking the Prosecco which was a bit disappointing for a bottomless. Food was a bit disappointing too, just low effort. Overall had a good time with who I was with though despite this.

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JenniferA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

great food but margharitas didn't have salt around the rim of the glass so not as good as they could have been

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

such a warm environment to be in with friends in such a hidden spot you wouldn’t even notice unless you were looking. The service and food was outstanding and I can’t wait to come back again.

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NicK
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious cocktails and fantastic tacos! The bar tender Alex is an absolute legend as well as the whole team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff was lovely and really looked after us, including the birthday message that I asked for.

The ambience is amazing and really gives you a very cool experience!

Definitely a must visit!

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DerekS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was RAD . . . great deal for a cheeky Sunday session.

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DW2020
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good quality food and excellent value cocktails. .

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Otnim
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Appreciate the new check in service. Had a fabulous time - only downside was that we had to leave early!

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing set menu for the bottomless brunch!! Incredible service!

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FarihaT
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

The food was not worth the money, it is highly overrated. We got the feed me deal and it’s really not worth it. Tacos are good though. The waiters will not respond to you or even look at you. Too busy hanging out within themselves or with their friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitstaff and bartenders were very cool and chill. Food was a 10/10. Great value for money. Mezcal cocktails were delicious. My friend and I had a great time!

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Ursla
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was delicious but the waitress was slow and we were waiting outside for a while.

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ShannonH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We booked dinner here immediately after restrictions were lifted They sat us on a share table so we were sitting much closer than the 1m5 guideline, when I asked to move the waitress was noticeably put out.
Food was average at best - fish tacos were the best. Pork and chorizo tacos were not available which is fine however could have told us when seating us, house lager also unavailable again only informed once ordered
Service was slow, unresponsive and lacking any friendliness

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ErinD
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I was a bit disappointed on the small portions of food.

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AbiM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the bottomless brunch which was excellent value. A decent amount of food (5 small courses) and as many drinks as you want including 4 different cocktails which were awesome. I'd definitely go back! Just wish it was slightly longer but I understand with the current restrictions they need to maximise the time they have. The service was amazing too. Thanks for having us!

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EvaM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, great friendly staff, food was outstanding - highly recommended!

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LissyJaye
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would absolutely recommend Bodega to anyone and everyone. My boyfriend and I had the best time. Service was impeccable, food and drinks were what dreams are made of. We loved every minute and we'll be back again and again and again.

Lissy J

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Tyron
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic team working there, were very accommodating to all dietary requirements with no judgement felt. Fantastic food and U would 100% recommend trying the Ox Tongue Tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were seated right opposite the toilets and the clearing area! Even when there were plenty of other seats at the bar!
The food was terrible and we were starving after our bottomless brunch! The bar staff were filling coke bottles with their own cheap cola, the head waitress was so rude to us and couldn’t have cared less about our experience. What an absolute rip off bottomless brunch is at $65 a head when we received a small piece of corn, 1!!!! Small taco, cold horrible corn chips, a piece of tasteless chicken and 1!! Churro the width of a pencil! Never been so disappointed in a restaurant!
Then when we were leaving not even a goodbye from staff! I will be telling everyone about my horrible experience

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TimC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good. We had two people and they managed to satisfy one of us who is a vegan - well done.

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Yuki
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, reasonable prices for cbd. Thr venue is intimate, and it's easy to have a conversation. The staff is frienly and attentive but not intrusive, great time overall.

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RubyL
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and I had a nice meal with my partner at Bodega. Food was good and friendly service too.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great authentic food, generous servings. Very very noisy! Didn’t like having to share a table with strangers but the food, service and prices made up for it. Overall I would recommend this place.

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AllyG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I wouldn’t recommend due to the food - have had better elsewhere

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moirar
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food to suit all tastes. Was my second visit in a couple of days & the food & service didn't disappoint on either occasion.

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Hippie382
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely experience with almost perfect food, the customer service was laid back and all the staff came across as super approachable but attentive. The tofu tacos weren't as flavourful as I was hoping but everything else was amazing, the horchada and the charred cauliflower really stood out for me. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance with a very chaotic mish mash of decorations suites to the overall theme in a very "hip" way. I think downstairs seating is the better of the two options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really friendly staff and brilliant margaritas!! Would definitely recommend for date night.

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JulyanC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cosy underground setting serving an amazing mix of Mexican cuisine. We had the feed me option and it was so much food! For drinks we had a mix of margaritas, mescal and beer server by knowledgeable bar staff. It was a a great experience.

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Tomg
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

pretty good! lil pricey but we all had a good time

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AnnaG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible, enjoyed the atmosphere and would definitely recommend this to other people!

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RebekahP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A little louder then expected but really friendly staff. Food was delicious/fast and drinks are well worth it.

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GeorgiaB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, yummy food, fun ambiance. Slightly sticky table. Go try it for sure xx

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KanaA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Food was ok but service was bad.
The staffs tried to take dishes which was even we were still eating ASAP.
Never back there

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for the bottomless brunch with my friends and we absolutely loved it. The service was amazing and was super friendly. The food was awesome and was definitely worth the money.

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Yoshi
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for a work drinks/birthday celebration, food was great, staff were super helpful, great selection of beers. We brought in some cupcakes and the staff brought them out with candles lit for us which was very much appreciated. Will definitely be going back.

FAQs

Bodega Underground offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9650 9979.

Bodega Underground is rated 4.2 stars by 288 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.