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18 April 2014
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La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

16 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG

£34.00 Mexican Soho

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  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £39.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am–1am

Square Meal Review of La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria ?

A smaller, street-level version of sibling La Bodega Negra, this good-time Mexican diner might exude a ‘buzzy, casual vibe’, but it’s just as much of a devil to get into as its more ambitious counterpart, with staff fiercely policing the first-come, first-served queues. A central bar dispenses margaritas, daiquiri and the like, while the walls of the dining room are plastered with colourful Mexican posters and echo to a bouncy pop soundtrack. Easy snacks dominate the menu (think crisp tostadas with chunky guacamole and salsa fresca, hearty huevos rancheros and griddled quesadillas), although many dishes, including lukewarm tacos and so-so tostaditas, pack none of the punch typical of flavour-filled Mexican cuisine. In the end it’s all about the oh-so-cool Soho vibe, as the place fills up with curious tourists, post-work punters and first dates.

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  1. La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

    16 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG
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    Victoria H.

    A great night

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  2. La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

    16 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG
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    Pass The Truffle

    La Bodega Negra Cafe - on the wrong side of the street

        (11)

     
    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 2

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  3. La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

    16 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG
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    Elena A.

    Awful reception staff

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  4. La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

    16 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG
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    Mamma Niamh
      Silver Reviewer  (27)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  5. La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

    16 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG
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    Danny K.
        (2)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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    laymytable :: La Bodega Negra

    Let me just get this out quickly. OVERATED. There, I said it. Before proceeding onto the real problems, I’ll focus on the positives. I chose the café/diner part of this Mexican ‘hot spot’ instead of the restaurant. I thought the menu looked a little friendlier and when I saw the restaurant had Veal Tongue on...
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Essential Details for La Bodega Negra Café & Taqueria

  • Address: 16 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG
  • Telephone: 020 7758 4100
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am–1am
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £34.00
  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £39.00

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