Talk about a wonderful place for hispanic/spanish/latin food. This IS the place. The word Bodega came from the actual spanish word “grocery store” – La Bodega. This is one of those places you will definitely want to come and hangout to enjoy the delicious food and the atmosphere.
Our first visit was on a Friday night. The energy was tangible, and once we worked through the crowd, we found simply yummy authentic Latin food and drinks.
While your enjoying one of the 70 different types of Tequilas or a pitcher of fresh made Sangria. Check out the menu but don’t forget the specials on the huge chalk board next to the bar on the left.
Chef Michael Young, Luis Chavez and Mario Fontana who also owns Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk, recently opened the Bodega Taco Bar at 1700 Post Road in the Heritage Square Shopping Center in Fairfield, CT 06824
For starters, we ordered up some freshly made Guacamole, Corn Chips and a Chopped Ensalada.
While it was sometimes difficult to converse in normal tones, I almost wept with joy at my first taste of freshly prepared guacamole and warm hand made corn chips.
Classic Latin specialities such as tacos and burritos are on the menu.
The same people who started Valencia Luncheria “Venezuelan Beach Food” which has been such a great hit in Norwalk, decided to try their hand at an upscale Latin food place and Bodega was born. The Friday night hum demonstrated to us that Bodega, in it’s brief existence, has indeed stepped up the game and produced a rewarding dinning experience that has to be experienced to be believed.