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Bodega Underground, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Bodega Underground

4.0
4
822 Reviews
$40 and under
Mexican
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.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9650 9979

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    To organise an event or large booking, please email enquiries@bodegaunderground.com.au

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    Crossley Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Parliament Train Station CBD Tram Stops

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Late Night Booking

    Multiple dates available
    Please note, at the moment the kitchen closes at 12am on Fridays and Saturdays and 11pm every other night. Food orders can be made up until this time, bookings after these times are for drinks only.
  • $48 Pre Theatre Mexi-Mimosa Menu

    Multiple dates available
    6 dishes incl dessert, plus a Guava Mimosa (or beer or wine) on arrival! Gluten free & vegan friendly options available. AVAILABLE FOR 5:15pm SEATING ONLY.
  • $48 Lunch Offer

    Multiple dates available
    6 dishes incl. dessert, plus a Guava Mimosa, beer, wine or agua fresca (soft drink) on arrival! Gluten free & vegan friendly options available. PLEASE NOTE: Bottomless Brunch is available on this day at 1pm & 3pm.

What 822 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Gluten Free Options

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. AO

    AmberO

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the food and service. We dined early to get to the theatre on time, service was fast. Noisy space but fun eclectic style
  2. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect pre-theatre dinner. Super fast service and delicious food. Will definitely be back.
  3. WA

    WendyA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not so good for couples , have to sit in the little landing at the front door perched at the stairs leading down into the restaurant that you don’t get to sit in . 6 courses in 50mins also hard to fathom , literally next course coming out before you have finished the last so no time to talk as constantly have food in your mouth :) Good for groups though I am sure , food was pretty good , staff nice .
  4. TA

    TamillaA

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Brunch amd service was good, however the bottomless cocktails had hardly alcohol in them. I drank 6 and could have driven home.
  5. NB

    NicB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such great food! The feed me option was such good value and left us both walking out completely full! The vibes were high and the music awesome! Always a good time
  6. J

    Jess

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and very accommodating with dietary requirements. Food was amazing and really good value (we had the pre-theatre set menu). Highly recommend visiting and look forward to returning there myself.
  7. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan options, very tasty food. Service was lovely
  8. BJ

    BiancaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for a late night grungy feed (if you can get a table)
  9. S

    Sandra

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We had the Vego Feed Me menu. Was delicious and the right amount of food! Note that it's not the exact menu they have online, there are some changes to it. The disappointment of the night was that we were seated close to the entrance and the door doesn't shut properly. This meant we had a very cold draught hit us evert time people entered/exited. We had to get up every 5 minutes (if not more often!), to shut the door as people exiting / entering didn't shut it properly. Ended up quite annoying by the end of the night! Would recommend you request not to sit there.
  10. SB

    StuartB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Gluten Free Mexican food! Great Margarita too :)
  11. F

    Fiachna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and drinks, bottomless brunch was incredible!
  12. D

    Drewy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Amazing food and great staff. Best place to start the night
  13. KG

    KateG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem of a find! Absolutely stellar for the Coeliacs in the gang. Will be back!
  14. TW

    TealahW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere and really enjoyed the corn on the cob. We found our other dishes/flavours a little underwhelming.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It was a cold night and the restaurant was freezing. The food was ok. Nothing special and service was friendly but also nothing special
  16. JF

    JimmyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great atmosphere and the food was next level. Staff were very friendly and the service was very fast.
  17. MK

    MichelleK

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Book ahead! This place is very popular and they were turning people away every 2 minutes. The food was fantastic as was the service. It is not a quiet place, it is vibrant and humming but not overwhelming. We went for pre-theatre dinner and they were very efficient. There was plenty of food. I couldn't recommend this more but do yourself a favour and book ahead
  18. J

    Jess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Due to the door being locked right at the time of service, myself and others seated around the door were constantly getting up to let late comers in which was very disruptive to the experience. I had to get up at least 3 times myself and the other table had to get up at least 4 or 5 times to let latecomers inside. The food was fantastic, I can not fault the food at all. Some of the staff seemed to stress to smile. The drinks tasted weak and were not to the standard that I expected from Bodega Underground.
  19. GH

    GerriH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Loved the bottomless brunch. Great food, fantastic service
  20. AS

    AmyS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I indulged in the $55 meat/vegan feed me menu which was delicious. Each meal had plenty of flavour and the vegan elote and vegan zucchini tacos were a stand out. The cabbage and pumpkin was also super tasty. You get served heaps of food and you’ll definitely be full by the forth and fifth course. The drinks were very delicious, highly recommend the elderflower and aloe drink and tequila shots on arrival. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
  21. J

    Jules

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Casual dining and great value with the feed me menu
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I was super excited to find a fully gluten free restaurant in the area we wanted to have dinner, I booked months out. As someone with a lot of allergies on top of gluten, I wrote that in my booking, as we booked a set menu dinner, if they couldn’t accommodate, we could have cancelled the booking. The wait staff were excellent in trying to make sure I didn’t get anything I couldn’t eat, but it did leave me only get a small amount of food, and not getting the dessert course. I still had to pay for the entire set meal, even though all I got, was maybe half of what I should have, (a corn, plain corn chips, and plain hot chips) while my group enjoyed other things like beef tacos, fish tacos, and even churros for dessert Very disappointed
  23. B

    Bailey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious, drinks great, overall a great time had by all
  24. RW

    RosalupeW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The flavour of the food wasn't balanced and some weird combinations. The service was average - slow and laissez-faire. Definitely not value for money there are other restaurants that offer better value, flavour and service for less $.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After reading great reviews and planning to visit Bodega for a special date night we were sadly very disappointed with our experience. On a Friday night, there is only two set menu options. We had to flag down staff for attention to be able to order and we’re started with the incorrect set menu, whilst this wasn’t a big deal, the staff were very passive and unhelpful when we requested to receive our correct orders. Not once did staff ask us for drink orders, how our night was going or if things were up to standard. The menu we were served was different to what is advertised online and there was no visual on the hard copy menu either to display the changes. None of this was explained to us at the beginning, we had to ask ourselves with little explanation. We received no apology for the change in menu and continued to be served with disinterest and passive behaviour. At this stage in the night after no check ins or service offered we were told whilst dessert was served that we had to vacate the table in 10 minutes for the next booking. It was very clear that they were more interested in their turn over rather than the individual patrons. Having both worked in the hospitality industry and being in our early twenties we sympathised at the start and tried to find reason for their lack of attentiveness but that quickly dwindled away when we were dismissed when simply asking questions about the menu and were instead rushed through our sitting. We will not be returning and left the venue disappointed.
  26. L

    Lh202020

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Fun place with lots of character. Food was average.
  27. LC

    LunaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really good food and the staff were all friendly, helpful and efficient without being in your face. Drinks menu a bit limited, although the specialist Mezcal menu looked interesting (maybe next time?). My one complaint would be the table location, which caught the draft every time the door opened. The small metal stools were not very comfortable. Overall had a good time though and would go back again.
  28. BH

    BuddyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attentive staff and the food - as always - phenomenal as were the cocktails!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the place had really good service. Cocktails with mezcal were awesome.
  30. AB

    AshB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Pre-Theatre dinner menu is my new favourite must-do for Melbourne. The quality and quantity of the food was fantastic and left us plenty of time to get to our show.
  31. k

    kayannea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine with friends. Great food, service and ambiance
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the staff where legends amazing food
  33. RS

    RobynS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a great venue. Good food . We had the pre theatre set menu, but unfortunately the dessert menu was too long coming so we didn’t have time to eat it. Bit disappointing as this was booked as a restaurant serving pre Hamilton meal.
  34. L

    Louise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for my bday and was a sick asf experience would Deffo recommend
  35. F

    Foodfan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, corn and veg dishes were excellent. The group were disappointed with the lamb dish which was average and over sauced. And being told they had 15mins left of their booking with no prior notice, felt rushed out. Staff did their best but could have explained which dietary dishes were which as we had one person miss a course.
  36. J

    Julz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, such a cozy place to eat and talk with friends
  37. P

    kateP

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, service was pretty good although we did wait awhile before we got menus and drink orders but they were reasonably on to it after that. Friend with dietary requests was well sorted.
  38. L

    Lixa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was great. Good micheladas and ambience. Service was quite poor. Seemed they were lacking communication between each other but overall a good experience
  39. US

    UshaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Changing booking were the only issue which requires some flexibility otherwise food & service was excellent
  40. JC

    JackieC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-Theatre Dining experience: Fantastic value, delicious food and the staff are great with timing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Bodega Underground is rated 4 stars by 822 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bodega Underground

55 Little Bourke St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Crossley Street

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Parliament Train Station CBD Tram Stops

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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