Today's Special

Daily Lunch Specials

Daily lunch specials are $10.  Each 1/2 sandwich is served with your choice of soup or house salad.


SPANISH MEATBALL SANDWICH - ALBÓNDIGAS ESTOFADAS Meatballs* in a red wine-bravas sauce, served open face on toasted bread, rubbed with garlic & a dash of Maldon salt. Topped with Manchego & arugula


TURKEY & ALMONDS - EL PAVO Y ALMENDRA Roasted turkey* breast, Romaine, Manchego with almond-cranberry crumble, apricot mostarda with red pepper aioli

CUBAN HAM SANDWICH - BOCADILLO DE BODEGA CUBANO All house made! Smoked ham*, pulled pork*, with mustard aioli, along with pickled mustard seeds & our house curtido on pressed baguette

SPANISH HAM SANDWICH - THE BOCADILLO Toasted bread, rubbed with garlic, drizzled olive oil, a dash of Maldon salt, squeezed tomato & topped with Serrano ham* & Mahón cheese. Finished with heirloom tomato confit & arugula




Robert L. Riekhof

General Manager

“Having over 30 years in hospitality management and ownership, I have been with La Bodega since 2012. I spent over 15 years as GM and Managing Partner of Classic Cup Café on the Country Club Plaza before moving on to Atlanta Bread Company where I was a franchisee with two Kansas City locations. I love building personal relationships with our guests and motivating my employees makes me tick.”

English Renshaw

Executive Chef

“I started in my mom’s kitchen at the age of 4. At the age of 13 I moved into professional kitchens and until my late teens, when I discovered a passion for photography. I jumped back into the restaurant industry by joining the BOH team at Morton’s Steakhouse, where I spent 7 years until I was pormoted to Sous Chef. I moved to La Bodega in 2008, and have been the Executive Chef at The Originale location ever since. After nearly 20 years in the industry, I love making people happy, but I love food more. It’s always bacon, though I was a vegetarian until I was 17.”

Chris Mercier

Assistant General Manager

“A Kansas native, grew up in Shawnee and have spent most of my life in Kansas City. I spent two years in Colorado for college and have been working locally in restaurants since the mid 90’s. Along the way I have met some great people and really have a passion for this business and meeting new people. My family and I love the outdoors and spending time together, biking, walks, watching movies together on our screened porch, with our cats and Royals games. My wife and I love to try new restaurants and going to my sons baseball games.”

Charlie Dzicek

Sous Chef

I grew up in central Missouri and moved to Kansas City in 2006.  I began my tutelage in hotels, which not only allowed me to hone my skills in Mediterranean cuisine; but also, lends me a fresh look at hospitality which I now have to offer my new La Bodega family.  However, it was my own family that taught me the most important lesson of my career:  the food is not as important as the people with whom you eat, drink, laugh and share.  We don’t just make delicious food and drink – we make memories, and that is where my passion stems from and I’m happy to have found a staff that shares that sentiment and is eager to cultivate the passion within us all.
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