Hi :) I'm Katie...
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Traditional Cinco De Mayo Celebration Poster (1991)
La Bodega Negra is a bit of an upstairs and downstairs affair. The basement restaurant and bar is where all the action happens, the dining/lounge area comes complete with garish neon signs, intimate seating areas, vaulted ceilings and typical Mexican decor and music. (Downstairs entrance in Old Compton Street).
Then travel upstairs to the ground-level Cafe, where the atmosphere continues. Modestly priced the food is traditionally Mexican, and comes in the form of tacos, quesadillas, huevos rancheros (eggs) and refried beans.
My favourite is the prawn taco, it is are incredibly more-ish but extremely unsuitable on a romantic first-date as 1. They stink and 2. There is no pretty way of eating them - order at your peril.
There is a heftier menu with mains such as steaks, grills and slow-cooked stews and an amazing cocktail menu, filled with an impressive list of Mexican spirits and frozen variations on the Margherita.
La Bodega Negra are hosting a special Cinco de Mayo party, which will come complete with margaritas and I'm sure lots of shouts of "Ole!". So Celebrate Mexican Independence Day and not having work on Monday all wrapped up in one!