13/07/2016

Bodega Cantina review || St Martins Square Leicester

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands

Last week I was invited to another restaurant preview/press launch in Leicester. Bodega Cantina is the newest addition to the Bodega family, with one already in Birmingham and Worcester. It's located in St Martins Square which is fast becoming a foodies delight. Not only is it home to a growing collection of independent eateries, there are also plenty of bars and individual boutique stores too. 

So, Bodega Cantina serves up the most delicious South American food and lethal but oh so lovely cocktails. I can confirm the bit about the cocktails as between us bloggers we managed to get through a good selection let me tell you! We have no shame. It's work though remember so we are obliged to try everything going, right fellow bloggers? 

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands cocktails

And when a margarita is offered to you the minute you walk in the door it would be rude to refuse. Just saying!!!! 

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands

The thing to hit me first was the vibe they've got going on. Vibrant, bold, fun, warm and welcoming. A place that draws you in

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands

The menu offers fresh, authentic and popular street food such as nachos, quesadillas and burritos. The menu is quite large so we were treated to a small selection with my favourite of the night being the chicken quesadilla, oh my goodness I could have eaten it all! If you fancy being a bit more adventurous then try the Xim Xim, a Brazilian dish with chicken and prawns served in a creamy peanut butter sauce and nachos on the side. This was my second favourite. They also offer a small vegan menu. 

Bodega Cantina review Mexican food Leicester St Martins Midlands

Bodega Cantina review Mexican food Leicester St Martins Midlands

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands

For the very brave there were hot peppers to try. JalapeƱo peppers stuffed with cream cheese and coated in a crispy batter. I like hot and spicy food so right up my street and the heat was certainly bearable. I fancy trying the Venezuelan chocolate chile chicken, oh and the desserts too, ALL the desserts. Especially the white chocolate and mojito cheesecake, they're good enough reasons to go back if ever there was one! Not that I need one. 

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands

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With the South American vibe going on you need cocktails and they have a fabulous selection on offer as well as wines, spirits and beers originating from South American countries. They can also help educate you on the vast range of tequilas, with quite a lot of it being in their cocktails. 

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands cocktails

Just look at that mojito! ⬆︎ Go on, have another look, I could drink that right now (please note I am typing this at 10pm not 9am, so that would be totally acceptable!).

Bodega Cantina review food Leicester St Martins Midlands cocktails

Err....... they also do a raspberry and white chocolate mojito... not sure on that one but I'm happy to give it a go. 

We got to have a good chat with Matt, the owner. His passion was evident and he was doing a real good job of spreading that among his staff, they were all so lovely, friendly and smiley, a real tick in the box for me in any restaurant. 

In my opinion the food does the talking here but the delightful staff and cocktails are close runners up! 



Got your tastebuds going? Then make sure you visit soon, kick back, chill and have yourself some tasty food. Fancy a look at the menu? You'll find it here


Huge thanks to all the staff at Bodega and Ruth at Limegreen communications for inviting me. I will be back and that's a promise! 





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  1. Love this blog post Steph and the photos look great! I can't wait to go back and try more of the menu :)

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