Bodega

Price guide: Expensive

Calle Roque Nublo 5, Puerto Del Carmen, 33510

Price guide: Expensive

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By Jane Egginton, your Puerto Del Carmen expert

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#3 of 10
expert-rated restaurants in Puerto Del Carmen
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, People watching, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Bodega

Best resort tapas bar – atmospheric and a taste of real Spain.

I am very grateful to the receptionist at my hotel for recommending this restaurant to me some time ago. I still remember her eyes lighting up as she told me about her birthday meal here, in a 100-year-old house, with hulking white walls dripping with authentic Canarian antiques. 

Food and drink: 

Although you can get dishes like steak, paella and fish, I strongly recommend you go for the tapas, which is what this place does best. Wash it all down with a local dry white (generally much better than the reds) from the extensive list.

Recommended dishes: 

You can't go wrong with the tapas here. Last time I visited I had strong, slightly salty ham, melt-in-the-mouth octopus and pungent garlic prawns, which were all as they should be – assured, simple dishes with the freshest local ingredients. Note that there is a separate menu in Spanish only, which you have to ask for if you are obviously a foreigner.

Ambience: 

This tapas bar/restaurant with lots of hidden corners and low lighting is a romantic spot perfect for a special occasion. Occasionally, larger groups of tourists can spoil the atmosphere a bit by being noisy and even rude to the waiters.

Service: 

During busy evenings, there can be a bit of a wait for service, but it is usually friendly and efficient.

Location: 

It's on a hill just out of the old town in the centre of the resort.

Price advice: 

Tapas goes for around 6 euros to 9 euros a plate, with most main courses under around 20 euros.

Tables to book: 

 I would avoid the tables in the back room, as you can tend to get rather forgotten about by the staff.

More information on Bodega:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bar, Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Spanish, Steak, Tapas, Traditional
Address:
Calle Roque Nublo 5, Puerto Del Carmen, 33510
Telephone:
928 512 953
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 1pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Bodega? Would you recommended it?