November 29th, 2011

 

When it first opened in Bangsar in 1999, La Bodega was the first authentic tapas bar to open in Kuala Lumpur. The “tapas” concept of offering an extensive  selection of small dishes, well priced wines from Spain and South America by the glass or bottle, and in a friendly, casual environment, proved immediately popular. The initial space became inadequate for the customer demand, and La Bodega expanded upwards- with the opening of the upstairs La Bodega Lounge, and laterally with the addition of the corner La Bodega Deli.  Further expansion followed with additional outlets, replicating the same atmosphere, decor style and menus of the original, opening at Bangsar Shopping Centre,  Pavillion KL, and most recently, at Empire @ Subang.

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The main feature bar inside La Bodega at Jalan Telawi

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La Bodega Lounge- upstairs  in Jalan Telawi

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The bar upstairs at La Bodega Lounge

In addition to the core concept of “Tapas Y Vino”– the bars at La Bodega also specialise in offering a large selection of both classic cocktails and their own original creations.

The cocktail menu at La Bodega includes the “Classics”– such as Mint Julep, Singapore Sling, Bloody Mary, Mai Tai and Long Island Iced Tea. Margaritas are served in a number of varieties, and the Martini selections include- Appletini, Cosmopolitan, Ginger Cosmo, Fruitini, and Lycheetini. The list of Mojitos and Caipirinhas runs to over 15 versions- including LB Mojito, Kiwi Mojito, Lychee Mojito, Raspberry Mojito, and Passionfruit and Classic caipirinhas. Completing the cocktail selections are Coffee cocktails, Shooters, and Mocktails.

Photographed below is a selection of the cocktails that are available at La Bodega outlets.

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Caipirinha- Cachaça 51, brown sugar, fresh lime wedges

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Spaniard Apple Berry Crush- Tio Pepe  sherry, apple sour, strawberry purée, lime juice

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Electric Blue Margarita- José Cuervo Gold, Cointreau, blue curacao, peach liqueur

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Fruitini- Beefeater Gin, Kwai Feh Lychee, melon liqueur, mango juice, orange juice, Monin Blackberry

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Apple Mojito – Bacardi Apple, Monin apple syrup, green apples,brown sugar, mint leaves

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Sangria– A refreshing chilled punch made with red wine, dark rum, orange liqueur, orange juice & lemonade

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Moko- illy espresso, Illyquore, gold rum, vanilla ice cream

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Slippery Nipple Sambuca, Bailey’s, grenadine

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La Bodega Tapas Y Vinos – Tapas Bar & Lounge

Address: 16 Jalan Telawi 2,  Bangsar Baru.  59100 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Tel: + 603. 2287 9468
La BodegaFacebook page
Gastrodome website
Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30 am ~ 1:00am
Promotions:
Wednesday Night Live– Upstairs at La Bodega Lounge- Live musicians from 9:30pm
Thursday Kind of Blue– upstairs at La Bodega Lounge- live Blues from 9:30pm
Branches:
La Bodega @ BSC
la Bodega @ Pavillion KL
La Bodega @ Empire