THE BIRRA TACOS ARE THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER TASTED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! I HAVE TRAVELLED TO 20+ COUNTRIES AND THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER TASTED!
First visit on a Saturday early evening—wanted to sit in front but no seating available. Wish they would add patio seating even if limited. We were directed to the back lounge area—sat at the bar. Only complaint is how cold it is. I was shivering lol will return soon if y’all promise to increase the temp just a tad haha Food—I ordered 3 tacos (shrimp, crispy fish and steak chimichurri). Loved the shrimp and fish tacos. Decent sized tacos just wish there was a side included. Or Atleast offer free salsa and chips like most “Mexican restaurants.” My partner ordered classic burrito with impossible chorizo, he really liked it. Especially with the habanero hot sauce.
My friends and I went to check out this new spot as some of them have previously been to the Miami location. We patiently waited in line since 9:45 PM to get inside meanwhile any scantily, white and skinny woman was let in with no problem without having to wait no more than 5-10 minutes by the bouncer with long hair who was outside yesterday night. I'm not sure how you run your business but that was EXTREMELY UNFAIR as we waited almost 1 hour and 30 minutes to get inside without moving an inch in line! We eventually left as they weren't letting anyone in from our line inside.
A good place to get a quick lunch during work. Many options to choose from. I appreciate that they have vegan options. Dietary restrictions: I'm lactose intolerant and i could find or construct my bowl to be dairy free
Stepping into Bodega Taqueria and Tequila, nestled in the heart of Chicago's West Loop, is a bit like stumbling into a well-kept secret. From the outside, it's just a normal-lookin' taco shop, but pass through its threshold and you're transported down a mysterious hallway to a door unmarked, guarded like the secrets of a speakeasy in the Prohibition era. Behind that door, my friends, you find yourself in a sanctuary of tequila and good times. The staff are the kind of people who know their spirits like a preacher knows his Bible. Every face wore a smile, and their warmth was as inviting as a Carolina front porch in the summer. They were like tour guides in an art exhibit, pointing out the beautiful decorations that adorned the bar. But let's talk about the real star here - the Tequila. It took center stage like a bluegrass band at a North Carolina county fair. I had myself a Watermelon Margarita that was like a taste of Southern summer distilled into a glass. It had the vibrant hue of a Carolina sunset, and the freshness of a watermelon just sliced open on a hot July day. Each sip was a blend of sweet, juicy watermelon and the crisp, clean bite of premium tequila, balanced by a subtle citrusy tang. It was as refreshing as a cool breeze off the Smoky Mountains. My friend decided on the Classic Margarita, a simple symphony of citrus and tequila. It had the perfect blend of sour lime and smooth tequila, shaken together to a harmonious union. Each sip was like a ray of sunshine, bright and radiant, with the tequila providing a warm, earthy undertone. It was like the perfect summer's day, distilled into a glass. The vibe of the bar itself is a mix of old and new, kind of like a modern-day saloon meets a speakeasy. It reminded me of an old-school cigar bar, but with a twist that could only come from the minds of a modern artist. The artwork was a melange of styles so diverse, it felt as if a French museum had exploded onto the walls, with aspects of graffiti art sprinkled throughout, as if Banksy himself had made a clandestine visit. Now, I have to admit, we didn't get around to sampling the food, but that menu, with its tantalizing array of dishes, was as tempting as a home-cooked Southern feast. We're definitely going back, and I reckon, we'll be in for a treat. All in all, Bodega Taqueria and Tequila is a hidden gem in the West Loop, a surprise behind an unassuming door, a secret whispered only to those willing to listen. And let me tell ya, folks, this is one secret worth discovering. Vegetarian options: Veggie tacos with mushroom and other veggies. Kid-friendliness: Nice Taco area in the front of the establishment.
Ate here and got food poisoning, immediately sick 🤢
Great happy hour offerings - tacos, chips and salsa, cocktailsThe staff is great - truly attentive and great views vibes
Average tastes with great secret bar at the back.