Monday, November 30, 2009

El Bodegon- Fishers, Indiana

Arepa with cheese:

Bocata with Spanish Serrano ham:

Spanish potato omelette tapa:

Oh happy day! We were just lamenting when we got back from New York that arepas aren't as prevalent here as they are there and we found El Bodegon. They have a nice variety of Colombian style and Venezuelan style arepas. We tried the Colombian style arepa with cheese and we loved it. It is certainly bigger than we're used to getting at the New York street fairs and only $2.49. We also tried their beef and chicken empanadas and they made us so happy. These were really flaky empanadas and the meat was seasoned deliciously, especially in the beef one. We also enjoyed the Bocata de Jamon Serrano (sandwich with Spanish serrano ham). It was perfect in its simplicity; crusty bread rubbed with tomatoes and sprinkled with olive oil and tasty serrano ham. Plus, it was the perfect size to enjoy but not feel overful after eating. And just because we wanted to try as much as possible, we ordered the Spanish Potato Omelette Tapa. After all, who could resist that for only $1?

We pretty much want to try everything on the tapas menu and all of the arepas too. When we can order all that we did and still come in under $13, we should be able to justify doing that. El Bodegon is on 96th Street (the Walmart side, not the Meijer side) in the back of the building with Panera and the Beauty Brands store. We know that it is fairly new but we were the only ones in there on Saturday afternoon and we dearly want this place to stay open. It is extremely casual so don't let the term "tapas bar" make you think that you have to get gussied up for it. It is quite spacious, the service was very friendly, and the prices are budget friendly. We got our order to go which is a great option anytime but especially great for entertaining during the upcoming holiday parties and football Sundays. We also think it would be an ideal place to meet a huge group of friends so that everyone can maximize the amount of dishes that they can try.

8510 E. 96th Street; Suite D
Fishers, IN 46037

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Tom said...

thanks WYA, added this to our list(behind Taste Cafe and Pizzology)... this is way way up my alley and I'm glad to know about it!


Jen Fu said...

Wow. Just had lunch there. Wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation.

WYA! said...

Yay- glad that you liked it Jen Fu!

Anonymous said...

Great review! I've wanted to try this place as it is near my office, but I did wonder if it would be too formal for a quick lunch. Now I know better. I will go there next week!

Tom B.

Cocoa Krispy said...

Hey, I'm one of 4 or so people in Indiana who are Spanish. This place rocks! Try the Fideau with Alile sauce (garlic, olive oil mayo)

AmericanDirt said...

Glad to see this place getting some recognition. Haven't eaten at the restaurant, but I did make a few purchases from the mini-bodega. Seems very legit.