Bodega Underground

4.3
332 reviews
$40 and under
Mexican

Top tags:

Casual
Fun
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 late, including lunch Friday - Sunday. Try a Tequila or Mezcal cocktail, or speak to our team about sipping some exciting Agave spirits instead. The $55 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 $69 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

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

A la carte

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2020·Fri 12:00-12:45 14:00-14:45

This time slot is available for a la carte only - 8 guests or more are required to dine on our $45 per person Feed Me lunch set menu.

Please note: This time slot is also not available for our Bottomless Brunch - Bottomless Brunch times are: 11:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 3:45pm

$45 per person Feed Me lunch set menu

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2020·Fri 12:00-12:45 14:00-14:45

8 guests or more must dine on our Feed Me lunch set menu. It includes starters, tacos, share plates + dessert. Gluten free & vegan options available.

Please note: This time is not available for our Bottomless Brunch - Bottomless Brunch times are: 11:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 3:45pm

$69 per person Bottomless Brunch

Dine in

A$69.00 per order

Prepaid

Starting Nov 20, 2020·Fri 11:30-12:00 13:30-14:00

Every Fri, Sat, and Sun we host bottomless brunch sittings between + including 11:30am to 3:45pm which consist of: 5 dishes + 90mins of bottomless cocktails, beer and wine. Gluten free and vegan options available.

What 332 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had the bottomless brunch on a Sunday morning. Efficient staff who checked in regularly and got us more drinks when ours were low. The servings of food were just right except we could have had more churros to end. Very accommodating with dietary requirements and excellent cleaning/COVID protocols. Would have brunch here again!

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NatalieR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Tables outside were poorly set up. No heaters (alley way was a wind tunnel and food went cold so quick) with minimal covering and a garage where garbage was tipped by other restaurants every 30 mins.

A 2 person reservation was forced to have the feed me set menu. I understand for larger bookings a set menu is required but for 2 people not to order what they want is ridiculous

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MalouC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the design of this place !
Also not to mention the amazing food and great service! Would definitely recommend this place 😊

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MelbCBD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Staff were very friendly and accommodating considering we were in a 1.5 hour booking.
Unfortunately, the food and cocktails at bottomless brunch were average. not terrible but we didn't eat all of the dishes and the cocktails were very minimal in alcohol content.
We also asked for no cheese as one of our diners doesn't eat it, however, it came on almost every dish.
Venue was lovely and having been a few years ago, i expected the same quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had the ‘feed me’ menu and it was so yummy!! The staff were awesome and catered to dietary requirements really well, and didn’t make it seem like an effort at all.

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Crustychickenwing
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

I do not why since COVID 19, it has become and excuse for customer service people to offer no customer service and just be downright rude. We arrived about 25 minutes earlier for our booking and I had to stop one of the staff to let him know. The hipster waiter was so unprofessional and straight up rude when I asked him if we could grab a drink and wait somewhere after he informed me almost aggressively to come back at my booking time and “nope” “nah” his words. The main course which was chicken wings, when arrived was a SINGLE chicken wing. The churros were so hard, it was like they had been left in the fryer overnight. The other staff members were great though. Overall I was extremely disappointed, especially as it was a birthday celebration. Up your game dudes, simply not good enough. Peace.

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LucyG
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was 10/10. Very helpful and accommodating! Bottomless lunch was excellent value for money

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Erin
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun place. Great music. Good vibe. Delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best bottomless brunch I’ve ever had! The volume and quality of the food as so amazing, impressed both the meat eaters and vegan.
The drinks flowed and complimented the food perfectly.
The staff were incredibly friendly, informative and patient.
I will definitely be coming back to do it again, but probably with more polite companions!
Thanks so much for having us!

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vanessaT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and loved the tommy margaritas

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Mitchell
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was below average. The wait staff just dropped plates on the table without even letting us know what we were eating. It was all cold. Asked for a mix of vegetarian and meat as one of us is veggo, only received one zucchini taco and the rest was meat. Drinks were like 40+ mins wait in between rounds and several drink rounds were forgotten. Asked to leave by 1045 as they said they were closing but we were still waiting on a drink order and they’re supposed to be open until 3am. Overall it was extremely disappointing and we won’t be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

There’s no value in the “feed me” menu for $55 per person whatsoever.
If we ordered everything separately under the regular menu it would’ve cost a lot less.
The food was decent but portion sizes didn’t meet the price point.
The experience might’ve been better under the regular menu but honestly won’t be returning to find out.

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JoshuaG
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously such a good experience. Food was great, drinks were flowing an the staff was super friendly and willing to have a chat. Loved it.

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Dswin
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Many of the meat eaters agreed that the vegan food was better!
Thank you for such a delicious vegan menu

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bottomless brunch was phenomenal! They catered for gluten and dairy free, and all of the food was fantastic!!!

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MelanieL
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend. Best bottomless brunch I’ve been to so far

EA
ElyA
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are friendly and tentative plus the food is superb with delicious vegan options!

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Bella
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic to be back at Bodega after the lockdown. Staff were super friendly and the food was just as great as always.

LB
LisaB
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First dinner out since lockdown and it exceed our expectations. Amazing service and delicious authentic Mexican food.
Thank you!!! We will be back soon

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NicK
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place rocks! Food, service, atmosphere, and the tunes are reason themselves just to go back! Love this place. Had a great night.

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Shamira
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, staff and ambience. Perfect place to celebrate the re-opening of Melbourne! Looking forward to heading back again. The cocktails, mushroom empanadas and sweet potato tacos were a highlight!

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PhoebeS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Can’t wait to go back

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Xxxxxxx
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

In the feed me option there were only two meat dishes which were very small. Both of the lamb ribs we’re just fat with no actual meat on them. The spiced cauliflower lacked flavour. Overall we were very disappointed and most likely won’t return. Cocktails were good though.

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Kath
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Restaurant was okay but the staff should probably tell customers how long they have to spend there and rather than shoving them out the door because the next booking is in maybe allow yourself 15 mins between bookings for cleaning. Wasn’t nice being told by the guy ‘we really need you to leave we have other people waiting’ and have the waitress then say ‘sorry to be so pushy but we have people ready for their booking’

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NatalieE
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was awesome and delicious! Favourite spot in town!

JB
JadeB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

More variety of drinks would be appreciated, we tried 4 different mixed drinks and wouldn’t order any again. Food was great

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Angela
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bottomless brunch. Lovely and attentive staff and amazing food and cocktails.

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AshleighW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

For $69 and a 'bottomless brunch' having less than one meals food is terrible. 1 piece of each of the 'courses' the drinks were great and the staff were attentive but management needs to sort out the food situation. It's really a problem.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

We've dined at Bodega many times and really enjoy the food, atmosphere, and establishment, but this time was terrible. We compared it to a preprepared food tuck.
I pre-paid for an apparent set menu which each serve came out way too quickly and cold as we watched others order directly off the menu. Very disappointed. We wanted to support them due to covid19 closures, but unfortunately, won't be back any time soon.

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Sally
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff and vibe.
However set menu was a little poor on taste and restricted a lot.
The Lamb ribs tasted terrible

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good vibes, awesomedrinks, great atmosphere. Will always come back to the underground.

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SmammyB
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were incredible as always. The Feed Me menu is always a fun challenge to conquer. I love Bodega Underground!

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ShrutiS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience5

So I made the reservation for the evening a week before and then I realised I was in a hot spot area and called to cancel my reservation more than 24 hours prior. However, they didn’t let me cancel the reservation without a fee. I wasn’t very happy with that as the lockdown was announced only then. Would have appreciated some consideration. Thank you

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TobyE
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bodega underground was an amazing cosy place filled with a great atmosphere and friendly staff, the music played throughout the venue was great too. The food was amazing especially the lamb ribs and the drinks were tasty. Overall my wife and I had an incredibly fun night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, made sure we were well taken care it & made the night super enjoyable!

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Clare
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the best last night in Melbourne at Bodega. The food was incredible as was the service and value. The staff were attentive and well informed and no dietary need was an issue. I loved every second of being there.

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JasonP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Bodega Underground is 👍

The FeedMe menu was great and very filling! Selection of tacos were very nice, churros to finish were amazing. Bonus points for easy accomodation for vego / vegan options

Ambience was nice, great for a nice night out with your mates or for a lovely date night

Will be back for more once lockdowns are over!!

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Shazza
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My group had a few good allergy requirements which were met without a problem. The staff were friendly & accomodating. The food & drinks came quickly.
Overall a great brunch experience & I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends & family.

CA
CatA
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love Bodega Underground!
Fave Mexican place in Melbourne!

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BrittanyB
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here several times, it's always really good. We got the vegan feed me option and there was a surprisingly large variety of vegan options. Also all really yummy. Also recommend the margaritas.

FAQs

Bodega Underground does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bodega Underground also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9650 9979.

Bodega Underground is rated 4.3 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.