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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
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?