Bodega Underground

4
669 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.

Experiences

  • Bottomless Mexi-Brunch

    A$69.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Every Fri, Sat, and Sun we host Bottomless Mexi-Brunch sittings between 11am & 5pm, which consist of 5 dishes & 90mins of bottomless cocktails, beer & wine. Gluten free & vegan friendly options available. Inside tables of 2 may be sat at the bar. WARNING: Arriving late will result in a shorter seating time CANCELLATION POLICY: Bottomless Mexi-Brunch is non-refundable, however modifications to your booking may be made up until 48 hours prior to your booking time.
  • $55pp Feed Me Set Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Dine with us on our Feed Me set menu. It includes starters, tacos, share plates & dessert. Gluten free & vegan friendly options available. Groups of 8 guests or more must dine on the Feed Me set menu, for groups of 8 or more who want a la carte or drinks only, they can book from 9:15pm or later.
  • Late Night Booking

    Multiple dates available

    Please note, at the moment the kitchen closes at 11pm. 10:30pm bookings can still order food, bookings after 11pm are for drinks only.
  • $45 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.
  • $45 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 inside at 1pm & 1:15pm or 3pm & 3:15pm
  • $45 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
  • $55pp Feed Me Set Menu - (Weekends)

    Multiple dates available

    Friday & Saturday evening between 5pm and 9:30pm, guests must dine on our Feed Me Set Menu. It includes starters, tacos, share plates & dessert. Gluten free & vegan friendly options available. 5:15pm bookings also have the choice of our $45pp pre theatre menu.

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
What 669 People Are Saying
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Hungry
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

$55 pp feed me package was more like $5 worth of food.

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AliM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and drinks I highly recommend it and will come back just Wanted to thank dexter for everything he was very understanding and helpful towards my table and questions and enquires we had

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for a group catch up. Great food & service.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was great and came out really fast, we were not left waiting for anything. Cocktails were great, especially the peachy paloma.

Seated up on the mezzanine, which was a little awkward with people constantly brushing past, asked to move downstairs just was told their were no tables. Table next to us asked to move downstairs 5 minutes later, was immediately moved to a new table.

Left us confused, but overall given the food and cocktails, it was a pretty good night out.

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CamilaS
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service. It was really a bottomless brunch with quick and friendly service. The food choice and overall tastiness was great. We loved it

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time here and we'll be back again. The food, drinks and staff were amazing!

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NaomiM
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for the pre-theatre special, what a great deal! Food was really tasty and excellent value. Loved the little touch of a free cocktail. The atmosphere here is super cute and funky, and I loved the music ❤️

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Juanito
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely will be back for bottomless brunch.

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StephenT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, server was very attentive, we really enjoyed our time there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bottomless brunch was great - good food!
And actually left brunch full.

Only comment was the cocktails served didn’t seem to have much alcohol in them, and the michaldas weren’t available. But other than that 10/10 would love to go back and just order food from the menu so we can try it all!

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MarshallC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service and great bottomless brunch. Highly recommended.

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Even under staffed the team were great.
So wonderful to have a completely gluten free menu as well.

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Bottomless lunch and drinks was amazing for it’s value and good. Some delays in being seated & food arrival but the staff were lovely in explaining and making sure we were looked after - no issue at the end of the day as we all enjoyed it. Would highly reccomended especially the Paloma!

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RubyH
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and alcohol was amazing! Super accomodating for my dietary needs and gave a free birthday shot to my friend and I which was so lovely! Only downsides are that we weren’t seated until 1:15 when our booking began at 1, which was when our 90 mins began, and that we weren’t notified of last drinks. Overall the best food we’ve had in Melbourne!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

If i was Gordon Ramsay i would shut this place for food.Food and service below par, overrated and overpriced. Ambience was ok. First time and last time. Food was coming out too quick and it got bad and bad. They look like they didn’t cared about the customers.

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ms123
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

We had the set meal, which had a few of their popular dishes such as lamb ribs / birria taco and some fish tacos.

We loved the corn appetiser and really enjoyed the margaritas. But when it came to the food, it was really heavy overall and too rich. We couldn’t eat the lamb ribs at all and found the espresso sesame dressing too much. We enjoyed the birria, but everything else was too heavy.

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We hade the feed me options, lots of food for $55. Some of the dishes were a bit bland, but the corn, the black bean taco, sweet potato taco and churros were delish. Volume was pretty high. Would go again!

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Ashh
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most delicious menu. We had the feed me option and there was a mix of meat eaters and vegans at our table! Everyone got the most incredible food and left full and happy!!

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MaisondeLindaSkinBeauty
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here so many times and this time around, customer service was more awesome! Love, love, love it here!

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Astrid
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

A very disappointing experience. The food and drinks were extremely poor. If you want to talk to the people you are with don't go. The noise level was unberable. Don't waste your time and money. You are better off going to Fonda. Not worth the money for a Bottomless Brunch.

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lisap
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was nice, however.
We booked a table of 11. the group was split into a table of 5 and a table of 6
We had a person that was unable to eat cheese. They were offered the vegan option, however that left very little they could eat. There was no option to have something just made without cheese, as they could have had other items. They were left feeling they didn't get value for money.
There was no change at the bar. In order not to have a split bill scenario, people had to go outside to a local woolworths in order to break a $50 note.
This would be a good venue for a group of up to 6 who have no dietary needs.

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Ig55
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love GF and Vegan options. Maybe needs to open outdoor seating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

food was cold and whilst staff seemed friendly, 45 mins delay between courses on the feed me menu option ... when we asked, got 2 courses and dessert at the same time .. was informed by staff that it has changed hands recently 😪

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BubonicDave
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

fast and friendly, great spot to go for a late night bite

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MelanieG
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was marvellous and more than we could eat!!
Next time we will know not to book after having a large lunch, we couldn't fit all that deliciousness in....go with an empty belly you won't be disappointed 😉

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StephG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Service was slow, we had 5 drinks during the whole 2 hours of bottomless brunch. They had run out of menu items and just gave us extra of courses we had already had in a takeaway box.

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Not really enough food for the price. Took a while to get service.

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Roxanne
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Food wasn’t the best, cold and soggy.
Boozy brunch wasn’t so boozy, only got 3 drinks as they were very slow.

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Rach
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the food and drinks, absolutely love the 5 course meal! The place is beautifully set up and has an awesome vibe. Staff were lovely and accommodating, but long delays between drinks. Would absolutely go back again!

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Monique
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The food really wasn’t great. The tiny bit of fish in the starter was covered in so much batter you could barely taste any fish. Most of the food was cold, soggy chips. Not worth $45 at all. Shame as I used to love going there.

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and the bottomless brunch was really great value for money. Will definitely be back sometime soon

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vipCharlesH
17 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great overall!

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Zopo
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was great here, however from the start it was abundantly clear that the wait staff were very inexperienced and it really left a lasting impression of the entire experience. One waitress was unaware what a pint of beer was. We ordered the set menu and were waiting an extremely long time for the dessert when a waiter asked if we wanted the dessert? A drink was bought to our table that we did not order and was added to our bill. They were out of the beer that we had ordered so we chose a different drink instead, however the beer was not removed from our bill. Overall, there was an abundantly clear vibe of cutting costs through hiring young and inexperienced staff.

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FrankG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great energy & vibe. Service on drinks alittle slow. But would recommend for a great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So bloody good!

First time here, we booked the Feed Me menu which was absolutely delicious, quick to come out in succession and able to cater for a vegan and a meat eater.
Stunning service, amazing and refined cocktails, very acceptable pricing.

Thank you for a top notch dinner! See you again soon.

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OllieJ
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

The restaurant (music) was very loud, so it was difficult to hear friends. It was very understaffed. Seating was cramped. Food was delicious. I don’t think it was value for money as a whole, improve the venue and its running, then it would be ~5*. I would also highlight that portions were not relative to the number of people. We were 6 people, who had the ‘Feed Me’ option and often shared 2 plates 6-ways, whereas couples would only share 1 plate 2-ways. Seemed a bit unfair.

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ReneeE
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Sat at the bar which was disappointing given I had a booking, had to ask for water several times and knives. Food was came out too fast had to request it be slowed down. Food was stodgy and heavy no fresh herbs or salas, dry twigs for churros. Had feed me menu as no other opiton.

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BenK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great night, food was excellent, service was outstanding.. we will be back!!!!

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AaronP
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

food was hit and miss. some really great - some not so much

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vipOpenTable Diner
12 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing GF experience! We had the feed me and it was SOOOOOOOOOO good!

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 stars by 669 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.