Bodega Underground

4.3
76 reviews
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$40 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
A restaurant smuggled from Mexico to China Town. Find Little Bourke Streets late night mezcal bar and taqueria hidden underground, and open 7 days a week until 3am, including lunches Wed - Sat. Try a Tequila or Mezcal cocktail, or speak to our team about sipping some exciting Agave spirits instead. The $45 Feed Me menu offers great value and a huge mix of traditional Mexican street food, plus some dishes with a twist. We are located on the corner of Little Bourke and Crossly Street, Melbourne, with a moody bar and dining area perfect for both a quiet drink, or a larger celebration.

Special Offers

Bottomless Mexi-Brunch - $55pp

5 Course Mexi-Brunch + 90min Bottomless Cocktails

Terms and Conditions: Dining duration, strictly for 90 minutes. RSA practice will be observed.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 October 2018

Ends: 14 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:15 13:45-14:00 15:30-15:45
Sat 12:00-12:15 13:45-14:00 15:30-15:45

What 76 People Are Saying
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CM
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place - lots of vegan options and totally gluten free, but seriously tasty. Casual and friendly atmosphere, good service.

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GR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had an excellent experience at bottomless brunch, the five courses were a good mix of interesting options, the portion sizes were good, and the food came out at well-managed intervals.

The restaurant was fully booked and pretty noisy, so sometimes it was difficult getting the staff's attention to order another drink.

On the whole we really enjoyed the experience and would definitely go again.

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Can get a little loud but the food is delicious and well priced

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MP
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got the feed me option... it could have fed another 10 of us! So much food, it was all delicious! We were upset we couldn’t eat it all and felt terrible about barely touching one of the dishes!

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SS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Very bland food, no flavour. Very good service and atmosphere.

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TL
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was at home and hungry, nothing was open but we found this place and man was it AMAZING!! Awesome food and incredible drinks 10/10.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

The food was fantastic. Two main issues with the service however; firstly, the music was ridiculously loud for a restaurant. Restaurants generally tend to have a lot of background noise due hustle and bustle and people talking. Therefore loud background music is really intrusive and my friend and I found ourselves shouting at each other to be heard. No music at all would be far better.

Secondly, when it came time to pay, the waitress simply handed us the card reader and walked off, leaving us to work out the rest. Strange service to say the least.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The "table service" was non-existant. And when we would go to the bar to see how the drinks we ordered 20 minutes ago were going they would tell us it's table service and to go away. Then we wouldn't be served or looked to for another 20 minutes. The food was alright but a bit bland and not much to choose from. A little dry as well plus when we ordered the prawn cocktails we were told they were marinating and won't be ready for a couple of hours even though it was 7pm already and prawns shouldn't really take that long. All and all a very average and under whelming experience.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant Saturday Brunch! The food was delicious, there was more than enough (struggled to finish) and drinks were great and were served quickly.
The only small issue was the noise level. We went to the 1.45 sitting and it was full of hen's parties who seemed to be shouting/shrieking at each other the entire time (there wasn't a guy in the place - haha), apparently the sitting at 12 and 3.30 (?) isn't as crazy. I would definitely book the earlier or later session next time.

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TP
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cannot recommend Bodega any higher !!
Went for the bottomless brunch! Great value, lovely staff and a seriously great atmosphere! I’ll be coming back!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place, going back in a few weeks
The fish tacos were by face my favourite out of the 3 choices we had. The espresso martini was excellent too

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AB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is awesome. Food is top notch, service great, atmosphere great and good value. Brilliant Mexican

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Z
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Bodega Underground is absolutely wonderful! Food is superb and best of all, gluten-free! The staff were amazing and super nice. We had their feed me menu which was both delicious and extremely value for money! All big eaters should have a try of it- you will NOT be disappointed!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Waitress/Manager was brilliant! Food was fantastic and it was a great venue for easy fun celebrations.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very happy with our New Years here! Food was amazing. Ended up going out to watch the fireworks at midnight. Great atmosphere.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday on NYE and it was amazing! The ambience was really cool, food was amazing and service was great!!!! We were very happy with everything and will definitely come back :) thanks guys!

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RT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The nachos were very bland, badly needed salsa and cheese which weren’t on offer, only Dish we enjoyed was the prawn taco. Very limited menu, less than half of what you get at most Mexican Restaurants , but it was busy so not everyone shares my view.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, best margarita I’ve ever had, casual but fun service, amazing GF and vego selection. Will be back!

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found this by accident and so glad we did. We ordered the feast for 2 and they gave me a Vegan option and my friend the meat option. there was so much food and all delicious. we had a great time. Thank you!

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HP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Unfortunately compared to many other Mexican restaurants in Melbourne, I found the food to be bland. The guacamole wasn’t fresh and the tacos where bland. The venue is great so such a shame the food was a let down

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TT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely will be back loved the bottomless brunch

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MR
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great little find. Lovely food good service and ambiance. The Feed Me menu option is easy and fun. Just let the food come. Great margaritas as well, but they are pricey.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked for a Christmas Party - what an incredible find! 100% Gluten Free menu with great vegetarian and vegan options. Staff were amazing, they remembered all of the people with dietary requirements, food and drinks came quick and spaced when it was needed. The best 'group' eating menu, as each person still received their own portion for the majority of dishes. Loved it and will definitely be back and have recommended to many! Thanks!

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BD
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! Can’t wait to go again! Awesome service- be sure to get the $45 feed me option and you’ll never go wrong :)

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FS
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great value, did not leave us hungry. Atmosphere was good, service friendly. Drinks delicious.
VEGAN FRIENDLY 😁😁😁😁
Will be back

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TB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We booked for a Christmas party lunch for a small group - We were seated straight away in a comfy booth, our waiter went through the menu options with us and discussed options for food preference/allergies. We opted for the express lunch with cocktail, great value, the food came out promptly and the guava and Prosecco mimosa was delish! I would definitely go again with friends for a sneaky mid week lunch!

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c
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I'd go again for the happy hour cocktails but definitely not the food.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My daughters birthday. Booked a table for 3.30 on a Sunday but needn’t have bothered as the place was virtually empty. Service was good but cocktail choice was limited. How can you have a Mexican that does not offer a margarita as one of the cocktails? Enjoyed what we had but a little disappointed.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great venue with fresh and tasty food. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the bottomless cocktail menu.

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GR
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was a 37 degree day and the restaurant was quite hot. The good and staff were fantastic, and I acknowledge the heat was beyond their control.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed the Feed me option - so much food & they were flexible around food intolerances which is nice

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LS
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

I’ll start with the positives ... great service and cute little table at the back. Cocktails were amazing, try the Tommy’s Mezcal Marg. The food though, I think they need to go back to basics. The corn chips are horrible, make your own, these packet ones taste like cardboard. Taste the food you’re service, packet guac and completely tasteless cashew jalapeño cream.

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M
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place. Food was delicious. Service was casual in nature but efficient. Cozy seating arrangements with privacy from the booths. ‘Feed me’ option was great value (couldn’t eat it all).

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Portions were a little small for sharing as the menu suggested, and a little expensive for what you got.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed bottomless brunch with a group of 8. Four had dietary requirements, two with allergies, one who was a vegan and the other was vegetarian. The staff went above and beyond to cater for all guests & nothing was too much trouble. Our waitress specifically (I wish we grabbed her name) & the manager were fantastic! The food was delicious and the drinks were flowing. Thanks for having us, we will be back!

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GT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best brunch around, food was excellent, ceviche was a standout!!!! Service was friendly and fast, cocktails were tasty and strong. Given the time limit we thought we would be limited a bit, but the team were fast and efficient with the grog! Booked again immediately for the following month

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PW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Friendly staff. Food and drink service was great. Good place for a fun time.

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ED
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy food, the “Feed Me” option for $45 is excellent value. We couldn’t finish all of it! The vegan options were just as good, if not better than the non-vegan options. Service was exceptional. Highly recommend Tommy’s Margarita.

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N
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was recommended to me by a few friends. Their recommendation was spot on. The food had a really funky, casual vibe to it and was absolutely delicious. We had the horchata to finish and it was incredibly refreshing and complex.

I really dig the aesthetics of the place too. It was beginning to fill up around us but never felt crowded.

This is an amazing place. Will definitely be returning

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