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We’re going to call it: this is surely London’s only Mexican restaurant hidden behind the facade of a sex shop. Such exterior bawdiness is increasingly hard to come by in Soho, although Bodega Negra’s Stygian urban-chic interior and “great service” have much in common with current restaurant trends. The kitchen’s proclivity for supreme tacos has never been hotter, with fillings including soft-shell crab accompanied by a slathering of smoky chipotle crema, while tostadas feature a winning combo of Serrano ham and tuna. We suggest ordering a selection, plus salad or a piquant plate of ceviche – although those with bigger appetites should look to wood-grilled pork belly with mezcal and salsa or a whole sea bream, tender from the fire. Bodega’s party vibes and low-lit interior aren’t for everyone, but if Tequilas galore and 50ml shots of mezcal sound like a good time, this basement den from funky restaurateur Will Ricker (E&O et al) is for you.

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    THIS LITTLE PIGGY LOVES FOOD! :: THIS LITTLE PIGGY LOVES FOOD!: LA BODEGA NEGRA, SOHO

    On Saturday night Pascal and I went to a Mexican restaurant in Soho to celebrate his birthday for the third time. La Bodega Negra is not your usual restaurant and it is not for the faint hearted. Firstly you have to enter through the facade of a sex shop and once in, you are confronted by a mannequin dressed up as a gimp.

    Maybe not a place to take the in laws?!

    The restaurant itself is lower ground and cave like with erotic art, several booth like tables, pounding music and very low lighting. We were shown to our table and it was so close to the table next to us, I was practically sitting on my...
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    THIS LITTLE PIGGY LOVES FOOD! :: This little piggy loves food la Bodega Negra Soho

    On Saturday night Pascal and I went to a Mexican restaurant in Soho to celebrate his birthday for the third time. La Bodega Negra is not your usual restaurant and it is not for the faint hearted. Firstly you have to enter through the facade of a sex shop and once in, you are confronted by a mannequin dressed up as a gimp.
    Maybe not a place to take the in laws?!
    The restaurant itself is lower ground and cave like with erotic art, several booth like tables, pounding music and very low lighting. We were shown to our table and it was so close to the table next to us, I was practically sitting on my neighbour&s...
    More from THIS LITTLE PIGGY LOVES FOOD! »

Essential Details for La Bodega Negra

  • Address: 9 Old Compton Street, London W1D 5JF
  • Telephone: 020 7758 4100
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 6pm-1am (Sun -12M)
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £42.00
  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £42.00

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