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La Bodeguita

Elephant and Castle · Latin American · ££££
7 Reviews

About La Bodeguita

La Bodeguita is a pioneer restaurant in London’s Latin American dining scene, tripling up as a shop, restaurant and deli in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre. Fine food with a focus on Colombian cuisine, a well-stocked wine bar, and plenty of dancing are all on the cards at this southeast London hotspot. There’s room for about 150 people at La Bodeguita, where tapas, meat and fish dishes, Colombian coffee, South American wine and beer, and cocktails keep the party going until the early morning over the weekend.


La Bodeguita
shopping centre, Elephant and Castle
London SE1 6TE

Opening Times

Closed today

Chef's Choice




colombian meat patties

Chorizo y Arepa

spicycolombian sausage with cornbread

Langostinos al Ajillo

mediterranean prawns in garlic sauce


Sobrebarriga Dorada

beef skirt grilled. Served with rice, potatoes and garnish

Churrasco Argentino

argentine beef served with fried potatoes, green plantain & chimichurri

Chuleta de Cerdo

pork escalope served with rice & fried yellow plantain


Cazuela de Mariscos

seafood stew served with rice & fried green plantain

Salmon Latino

grilled salmon in a rich spicy tomato sauce topped with prawns and served with rice and cassava chip

Pescado Frito

seasoned fried fish served with green plantain and cassava

Further Information

La Bodeguita has been serving up a South American experience without peer for over twenty years. Located in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, right by the station, La Bodeguita is an easy destination for anyone in London looking to live it up Latin American style. A packed schedule of live music and entertainment is a major draw, but there’s plenty of lively food and drink to match. The focus is on Colombian culture, but dishes from across the continent are represented on La Bodeguita’s tapas and a la carte menus.

From La Bodeguita’s tapas menu, Colombian highlights include chorizo y arepa, spicy Colombian sausage with cornbread, and Colombian empanadas, best washed down with a jug of sangria. For carnivores on the prowl in southeast London, the medallones Bodeguita and the churrasco Argentino are two Argentine beef dishes that are sure to satisfy, while the cazuela de mariscos, a seafood stew served with rice and fried green plantain, is a highlight from the selection of fish dishes. If you find yourself hankering for more than just an evening of South American food and fun, you can always drop into La Bodeguita’s shop or deli – this love song to Latin American culture in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre is also one of London’s most beloved outlets for homesick South Americans looking to stock their kitchen with delicacies from their home turf.

7 La Bodeguita Reviews

Francisco F.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable atmosphere. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a special, friendly place to meet friends and spend a wonderful time out.

Michael H.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent food, reasonable prices. Steak was great quality and nice house wine. Went at Hallowe'en and restaurant had fantastic decorations and staff really got into the mood!

Eva R.5 months ago · 3 reviews

Great night great food great ambience fantastic music you can dance until three in the morning not expensive at all great place for a group night

imgJacobus C.2 years ago · 1 review

Great food and very pleasant staff. They forgot to serve our starters but that was resolved quickly. They provided us with a free desert because of this. Would recommend this place.

Bela F.2 years ago · 1 review

It is a good place, cold on a cold day like it was when we went there but mood and food is OK. We're gonna go there again.

orvin d.2 years ago · 1 review

The service was very good and the portions were really well worth the money, could'nt fit in dessert ;( Was eating while watching Football which was a plus.

alan h.2 years ago · 1 review

Spacious environment, attentive and pleasant staff. A la carte menu items portions more suitable for hungry teenagers. Lunch special excellent fish soup but should include a modest dessert..

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