Feeling an uncontrollable urge for burritos that haunts you in your sleep?
Feeling a thirst for authentic South American cocktails and beers that cannot be slaked? Then it’s Bodega Cantina for you. Located on Bennett’s Hill (a short stroll from New Street Station), Bodega offers a wide selection of classic South American small plates and street-food, along with their own alternative twists on these traditional plates. Whilst the small plates presentation is perfect for sharing with friends over lunch, Bodega is also the perfect venue for dinner – offering a variety of larger dishes to sink your teeth into as well as a selection of traditional desserts.
Upon entering diners are instantly transported away from dreary England and into a vibrant and bustling local South American restaurant. With clusters of chillies hanging from the bar, exposed light bulbs artistically spread across the ceiling and café-style seating; Bodega provides an authentic and laid-back atmosphere – making it a firm favourite of those who enjoy spicy and flavourful food ranging in origin from Argentina to Mexico. Huge home-made nachos covered with salsa, sour cream, guacamole and your choice of meat; burritos and quesadillas with a variety of fillings; Dr. marinated pork; slow roasted shredded chicken – the list goes on, with the extensive range of food allowing repeat offenders to keep their dining experience fresh and new. But don’t worry if it’s your first time; the staff and waiters are really friendly and are more than happy to describe the dishes to you and recommend their favourites.
Honourable mention should also be given to the cocktail menu – a masterpiece of alcoholism that took over a month to create. Made with tequila, rum, pisco, or cachaça, Bodega offers not only a huge range of authentic South American cocktails but also a large selection of their own unique creations; all expertly presented and bursting with flavour. Furthermore, the drinks menu itself provides a short narration of the origin of each of the spirits featured along with a wine menu and a range of authentic bottled beers.
With hot sauce already on the table for the rogues and danger-seekers amongst you, and a vibrant atmosphere, Bodega Cantina is definitely for those of you who enjoy amazing South American food, incredible cocktails and the small plates experience.
Now offering Independent Birmingham Members: 20% off food, 3-6pm (Monday-Thursday) and all day Sunday.