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Bodega Underground – 100% GF in Melbourne city

Gluten free Mexican in Melbourne CBD

Bodega Underground is a rare beast for coeliacs – a 100% gluten free food venue that is open late at night! It is a mezcal bar and taqueria and has a fun and vibrant atmosphere. They are well located near Chinatown and the city theatre district.

The menu

They serve a good variety of drinks and a small Mexican food menu, which has vegan and vegetarian options. The menu does change, so check online (link below) for the latest version. A bottomless brunch is available on the weekend.

The drinks menu is not gluten free but they do have Wilde gluten free pale ale and of course a lot of alcohol is naturally gluten free 🙂  My non GF husband thought the normal beers were great.

The food

Bodega Underground tacos

We had a nice selection of tapas style food, which all tasted great. The pork and chorizo tacos were lovely but the real treat for a coeliac was the fried chicken and spicy fried potatoes!

There is a choice of two desserts on the menu.  I had the cinnamon hojeula (unfortunately not on the current menu) which was delicious with chocolate ice-cream and banana caramel sauce.

Bodega Underground dessert


To get a feel for the interior, Concrete Playground‘s review has a good photo.

Bookings are recommended but they do keep some tables free for walk-ins. We visited without a booking on a Thursday night and could only get a seat at the bar but there was still plenty of room to eat. Please be aware that it is a child free venue.

Bodega Underground is a great option for gluten free Mexican in Melbourne CBD and I am keen to go back and try some more selections from the menu.


55 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Mon-Tue 4pm-3am, Wed-Fri 12pm-3am, Sat-Sun 11.30-3am


Bodega Underground is also featured on the Melbourne 100% gluten free listing.

Melbourne 100% gluten free

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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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