Welcome to the new website for everything LA BODEGUITA, London SE1. Familiar faces will know we have a few outlets in and around the Elephant & Castle, the iconic landmark currently undergoing a transition and becoming a go-to place here in the capital.

This is our new website and an introduction to our family of businesses designed for the Latin community and beyond. Catering for our customers we have the Deli, a double kiosk on the upper level at the Shopping Centre which serves hot and cold snacks as well as the finest coffees. Outside the shopping centre we have our kiosks which cater for the passing trade, our regular guests “in a hurry” but can grab a quick few items as they go on their way. Also there is our off-licence which carries our fine range of Colombian liquours.

At the south end of the shopping centre, and with an entrance onto the Walworth Road we have our fully licensed restaurant which serves magnificent steaks as well as dishes like Bandeja Paisa, it’s well worth making a booking.

Hopefully this new website will give you all that you need to know about us, our flagship restaurant, studiously stocked delicatessen with a wide range of hot & cold food snacks and celebrated coffees. Our new outlets are situated just a short distance away. Latin Bites (Dashwood Studios)  & Latin Bites (East Street) are both accessible in great locations. Serving street food and quick bites in a comfortable environment, you will be amongst friends in our famous latin ambiance.

We are based in Central London, not far south of London Bridge in a well known location of Elephant & Castle. The Shopping Centre has been our home for nearly a decade now and our mission is to bring that little piece of Latin America closer to the people who have sought new pastures in England.

Our regular guests and visitors return often for the unique ambience that Latinos are famous for. Whether it is to enjoy our quality food and matching well-sourced beer, spirits & wine listings you are sure to encounter a wonderfully typical atmosphere.
A family business since inception has brought lots of focus on entertainment and we hold several events every year, ranging from concerts to special day celebrations, all of which can be found via the News & Events tab or by following the links to Facebook. Everyone who has attended will be testament to the great times to be had at La Bodeguita.






Dried Foods


The original and founding business that started the La Bodeguita enterprise at the Elephant & Castle has gone from strength to strength, often drawing on the experienced family who have utilised their skills and patience to develop exactly the kid of outlet which has catered for its community for over two decades. Diana, the main Director has been there from Day One when the unit existed at the other end of the concourse and in a very different environment than what exists currently. At that time, it was probably the only unit on the Upper Level, but look at it now. Re-located to just outside the Restaurant at the South end of the concourse, the display and goods on offer have changed with the ever increasing demand for a wide range of fayre. We welcome all customers, new & old, to come and see what we have on offer. All hot food is prepared fresh on the day and we try to keep abreast of the imports to keep the goods coming into the shop. If we are out of stock, rest assured we are doing our best to get them in as soon as possible.




Hot Food


Colombian Bakery