This is the best restaurant I that I have ever gone in Heidelberg. The service was awsome especially because they speak Spanish. It was just great. It seems to be like a hidden little treasure. I cant wait to go there again and try their paella. Everything was just great. Its a must go.
A rustic Spanish restaurant situated away from the center of Heidelberg, Bodega is a great gem. We came as a group of 10, so needless to say, reservation was needed (highly recommended even if you are in a group of 2). Service was great as we had at least 2 servers catering to our needs.
We shared the tapas plate special for 2, and we like it a lot. A fair selection (consisting of artichokes, sardines, olives, seafood salad--love that!, etc), but be aware that it serves mostly as an appetizer as the portion per person was not so big. I had the "Sepia a la Plancha" (grilled squid), and to my surprise (usually I am skeptical about seafood quality in southern Germany), it was fresh and cooked nicely. My friend got the seafood special for 2 (consisting of several types of fish, shrimps, mussels, squid), and they also thought it was cooked nicely. Since our main dishes all come with salad, the servers just brought a huge bowl of salad for us to share. I'm a fan of family-styled dining, so that was a plus for me. Portions for the entree were big, so we had no room left for dessert (sigh...).
The meal was on a pricier end, but for a special occasion, one cannot go wrong with Bodega.
Tip: If you want to try their Paellas, you would need to make the order much earlier (either a day before or when they open for the day).
Great find in Heidelberg (Rohrbach...side street, hidden away). Went here based on the reviews on Qype and because of positive feedback from friends in the HD area. Met with an old business acquaintance who also hadn't been here yet. They have awesome tapas (we had the tortillas, olives, chorizo, aioli, and sardines) and the main courses are great (I had the gambas). The service was super nice and I really liked the ambiance of the place. One major drawback is the parking problems in the area but they can't do much about this. They have four spots in the "Innenhof" but these are gone quickly. Next time I am in HD again, I am here for dinner. This is a place I can recommend "blind" to anyone in the area and looking for a great spanish restaurant to visit. Remember to reserve a table as this place remains super popular and is no longer and insider tip.
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