La Bodega was born from our love for Spanish food and culture.
We fuse all of the flavours of the Mediterranean with the high quality local ingredients.
We are located on the main road through Ranelagh village. The interiors are inspired by traditional Spanish country design and feature classic art and ambient lighting. Stepping inside transports you to warm memories of holidays gone by. We look forward to welcoming you.
A Passion for Spain
La Bodega was opened in 2011, to recreate those perfect places we found and loved on our travels to beautiful locations across Spain. We wanted to take the charm, character and authenticity of those wonderful places and bring them home with us to share with our customers.
From the bustling pintxo bars in San Sebastian to the sprawling cellars serving rustic stews in Catalonia, we combined all of our experiences and with the help of our talented kitchen team, we were able to make those dreams a reality. We hope you enjoy it as much as we loved creating it.
La Bodega is a warm and welcoming busy tapas bar located on the main road through Ranelagh village, serving informal, yet delicious traditional Spanish tapas. The interiors are inspired by traditional Spanish country design and feature classic art and ambient lighting. We are constantly adding new pieces of art or paintings to our already eclectic collection. Just like our food, we like to constantly keep things fresh and unique for our customers.
What better way to spend an authentic Iberian evening than the best tapas & wines outside of Spain! With our fabulous team of chefs and servers, we have won both customers and critical acclaim with a tapas offering that has been tweaked for Irish tastes. Come and decide for yourself, we would love to welcome you.
Dining al fresco
There are fewer things more enjoyable than dining al fresco, beneath the stars, It makes us feel like we are holidays, each and every time. Which is why we created this beautiful outdoor space for our guests to enjoy.
This intimate, candlelit outdoor terrace is the perfect place to experience all of the flavours of the Mediterranean. Our outdoor dining space has a fully retractable roof, lots of heaters and of course cosy blankets to evade the chill. Not forgetting mood lighting to enhance any evening, be it romantic or a meal with friends.
We also offer this beautiful space for private parties or corporate events. Want to show off to your office? Call us to make it happen.
Drawing influences from Spanish culinary passion and culture, our chefs have created a diverse and delicious menu harnessing local and seasonal produce from the best suppliers in Spain and Ireland. All of our beef is 100% Irish and of course, all of our Jamon Iberico is 100% Spanish! We pride ourselves on the quality of all of our dishes, from our simple house bread to our flavour-filled rices. It’s all made with patience, creativity and of course a pinch of Spanish flair!
Our wine list offers the wine enthusiast and wine novice alike, a chance to discover some of the best Spanish wines have to offer. Not sure what to pair with your meal? Please ask any of our servers for advice on the best style of wine for you. We would be delighted to help find your new favourite wine.