– Bodega 13 – Scottsdale Dining – CLOSED
UPDATE: Bodega 13 has closed.
A couple of weeks back, we had the chance to go to Bodega 13 in North Scottsdale. Bodega 13 originally was located in Carefree, but recently moved a little further south into the La Mirada complex at Pinnacle Peak and Pima.
Bodega 13 is an international tapas restaurant and bar and features small plates from all over the globe. In fact, each menu item has a small flag and the name of the country from which the dish is from.
A major portion of the menu is tapas and they have been divided into Chilled Tapas and Warm Tapas. We had the Tuna Tetaki which came with fried capers and a wasabi potato salad from the chilled menu and then went with the New Zealand Steamed Mussels and Duck Confit Tacos from the warm menu. We enjoyed each dish thoroughly.
Tapas are not the only thing on the menu. Soups and salads are available. There is also a selection of four different paellas, two with Spanish roots and two more non-traditional preparations. Plus, there are also several entree options, including Pork Schnitzel, Stir Fry and more. Our table ended up ordering the Lamb Chops prepared in a Moroccan style with couscous and the Chicken Picatta which came with pasta and vegetables. Both were delicious and filling.
We never usually order dessert, but we saw something delivered to another table and had to try it. The Tahitian Pearl is a large chocolate sphere with vanilla ice cream inside. It comes with a caramel sauce and berries and it was out of this world. We were all fighting for the last bites.
Bodega 13 is beautifully decorated. There is a central contemporary stone fireplace and interesting light fixtures. There is a combination of booth and table seating. Don’s miss the fascinating ‘fire table’ that faces the kitchen and would be a fun place to dine. And one other seating experience is the Chef’s Table. This table juts out from the kitchen and the round design allows the chef to come speak to an interact with the folks at the table.
We enjoyed our meal and service and Bodega 13 is a great addition to the North Scottsdale dining scene.
8876 East Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
– NE corner of Pima and Pinnacle Peak