Bodega Taco Bar
1700 Post Road, Fairfield CT
**** out of *****
$$ out of $$$$
Hours of Operation:
Kitchen Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am–10:00pm, Fri & Sat 11:30am–11:00pm
Bar Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am–1am, Fri & Sat 11:30am–2am
In the plaza across from Chef’s Table in Fairfield Center is a small taco bar known as Bodega. The environment appears to be urban and hipster and is solidified by the trendy soundtrack. Their guacamole is on par with some of the best I have had in my life. It is smooth and light and served in a heavy stone bowl. Their drink menu can be described in the same manner: light and sweet. My girlfriend loves the margaritas and they even managed to disguise the bourbon in my drink enough for her to enjoy it too. They also have a large selection of tequilas and offer flights of Silver, Reposado and Anejo, as well as Spanish beers and wines.
Bodega Sweet Chili Duck Nachos: Cotija cheese, cranberry and jalapeno salsa. This dish is served on a baking sheet and traps all sorts of flavors. The duck thickens the light cheese and cranberries while the salsa adds heat.
Chips and house pico: Crispy chips fried in house with a light diced salsa.
Cochinite Pilbil: Slow cooked pork, refried beans, pickled red onion and cilantro. This taco is my favorite on the menu. The tender pork is complemented by the texture of the refried beans. The pickled red onion and cilantro add a tangy crunch.
Americano: Seasoned ground beef, manchego cheese, salsa rusa in a crispy taco shell. This taco is a classic taste for many. It is not quite as adventurous as some on the menu but it is nice to mix into your options.
Every burrito is massive and resembles the head of Arnold from “Hey Arnold!” The one my girlfriend ordered was able to feed both her and her roommate when we got home.