Bodegon: The Must Try Bottomless Brunch in Capitol Hill

If you’re looking for a dope bottomless brunch option in DC, you’re welcome in advance.  I recently checked out the Bodegon in Cap Hill solo and had a wonderful experience.  It was actually kind of disheartening to see a massive line at a chain nearby and a near empty dining room here so make sure you get here stat.  For $40, you get unlimited full sized brunch items + tapas for up to 2 hours, which I think is a GREAT deal!

Bodegon tapas

Your whole table needs to be in on the action though (obviously), and you can add bottomless mimosas for $20 or get half priced pitchers sangria.  They also sell affordable brunch cocktails for $8 a pop in case you just want a drink or two with your meal!

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Bodegon spanish tortilla

I didn’t want to go HAM and waste food so I limited myself to 4 plates + a dessert.  So, this is everything I ordered – PS.  the dessert wasn’t included in the AYCE deal:

  • Croquetas de Pollo:  crispy, golden chicken croquettes
  • Tortilla Espanola:  Spanish tortilla – potato, onion and egg omelet
  • Gambas al Ajillo:  shrimp sauteed in garlic, piri-piri peppers and olive oil
  • Patatas Bravas:  crispy potatoes tossed in a spicy ali-oli topped with garlic ali-oli

With the exception of the croquetas, I thought everything was tasty, but the gambas were EXCEPTIONAL! They came out sizzling, and I honestly couldn’t get enough.  I’d come back for their shrimp alone, and my mouth’s honestly watering just thinking about ’em.

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Bodegon gambas

Tender, juicy, and seasoned to perfection, these gambas are an absolute must try.  Make sure to save some complimentary bread to get your dip on because the oil/sauce it comes in is unreal.

TBH I’ve had better tortillas, but this was still solid.  The potatoes were a hit – fried really well, and their sauce game was strong so I highly enjoyed the flavors.  The croquetas were a bit bland for me personally, but taste is subjective so maybe you’ll really enjoy them?

Bodegon croquettas

Like I said, I hate wasting food so I didn’t get to try more of their brunch offerings, but I’ll definitely be back for round 2 soon…and with friends because you need to share when enjoying tapas.  It’s the best way to sample different dishes IMO!

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Also, if you have a sweet tooth like me, definitely make sure to get their almond cake as well.  This was just the right amount of sweet, and I really enjoyed ending my meal with a slice – I’d absolutely get it again!

Bodegon almond cake

So, have you been to this Cap Hill gem yet?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.  How do you guys feel about bottomless brunch?  Is it something you enjoy or would you prefer a la carte dining?


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