Bodega is a staple to the Worcester restaurant scene. Being one of the first new restaurants during Worcester’s recent regeneration it has become a big hit with everyone from families to couples on date night.
Bodega is a South American Style Cantina and offers a selection of street food bites all the way through to larger mains – there’s something on the menu for everyone. The cocktail menu is fairly extensive too, the happy hour is quite a hit and they even have lovely mocktails (the elderflower fizz is lovely)… Anyway…. recently I was invited down to check out their new menu, everything from drinks to tacos and burritos.
Drinks and Nibbles
We started with a Blueberry Margarita. Now I’m a huge margarita fan and I was concerned this could be too sweet, but I was pleasantly surprised. The drink was well balanced and had a really good kick at the end. Definitely one to order again!
With our food we enjoyed the Rose Sangria, a refreshing drink and perfect with the mains. We also tried a Mezcal Gin and Tonic, the Mezcal Gin smelt very smoky, but this disappeared with the addition of tonic water. It proved actually to be quite enjoyable, not what I was expecting at all!
Food wise we started with two Bodega staples, tacos and nachos. FYI the Nachos are amazing, but beware, very filling! Taco wise we started with the Mole Chicken Tacos. These were amazing (spoiler alert: my favourite) – wonderfully seasoned, tender chicken and the perfect kick. NB There is hot sauce on every table if you fancy more spice! Next up the Dr Pepper Pork Tacos, we were expecting these to be quite sweet, and whilst they were, it wasn’t too much. They were very tasty! Dr W was a huge fan of these. The veggie option was a Roasted Vegetable Taco, these were a great veggie option. If you like spice they came with a real kick. The vegetables are slow roasted and served with beans in the Tacos. Last up the Mahi Mahi Fish, these were breaded fish portions with a citrus spice mix added. Tasty, but probably not something I’d order again as I’m not hugely into citrus with fish. The others on my table who we were sharing with really liked these though. Dr W wasn’t complaining either.
Luckily we only tried one each of the Tacos, because arriving next from the menu were the burritos. Now the Dr Pepper Pork featured again here, a real hit for us burrito wise and something I’d really recommend trying. It worked so well with the cheese. For the veggies there was a Roast Veg and Plantain Burrito. This really wasn’t my cup of tea but it’s because I’m not the biggest fan of plantain. The veggies I spoke too at the menu tasting sung it’s praises though, it’s something a bit different as a veggie option! The Chicken Burrito was not spicy enough for me, they don’t use the Mole Chicken so it wasn’t as good as the tacos. Although it was still very tasty.
Overall Bodega do their staples very well, with a few new flavour combinations I was quite happy to see a switch up on the both the cocktail and food menu. If you want to try the amazing tacos for yourself, I highly suggest Taco Tuesday, you get a drink and 4 tacos for £10. A real deal! Take a friend and order different tacos and you can try a couple of flavours!
Have you been to Bodega before? What would you like to try from the menu? Did you know they also have restaurants in Birmingham and Leicester? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Thanks to Bodega Worcester for inviting me and Dr W down to try out the food. As ever all opinions, words and photos my own.
P.P.S. Bodega is located at 14 Foregate St, Worcester WR1 1DB.