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0.6 km from Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's small, you need to wait, it's hard to find a place to sit BUT mojito are what there are supposed to be. The perfection.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

My favorite place en Holguin. The two Barman are amassing. Food is ok but there specialties are the cocktails.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 December 2020

It’s part of the history of Cuba so it is a must. Of course they count only of their reputation. Because the prices are so highly and the service is no that great.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

Me and my husband came down on our honeymoon. Our waitress Jen recommended the Lonja Al Ajillo to eat and Mojitos to drink. It was so good that we ate there 4 times during our week stay! My husband said it was the best food...he’s ever eaten. Amazing food, great Mojitos and we made some new friends. Definitely check it out and get the Lonja Al Ajillo and Mojitos!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

Great place for a drink but too small. Atmosphere was great, music wasn't bad either. A must visit as a tourist

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 15 May 2020

Definite tourist trap but fun place to hang and pound some mojitos. Was close to my flat so I made several visits. Fun atmosphere!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 13 April 2020 via mobile

I have been here a few times and really enjoy the upstairs restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. We had a lovely shrimp dish and a flat steak loaded with flavor. All the dishes come with rice and beans. There is also a bar and...a separate band upstairs, so walk up the narrow staircase, have a seat and settle in. We liked it so much that one day we had both lunch and dinner there. It is also a nice place to relax with an after meal drink and enjoy a cigar.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 April 2020

If you are the sort of person who craves authenticity and shuns commercialised tourist traps with loads of people taking photos of themselves, the walls [!] and the waiters, then don't go! It is permanently crowded and nearly all of the customers are tourists, but...nevertheless we really liked it. The place simply has a great buzz and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the mojitos - much better than many reviews had suggested. The staff were lively and efficient and were quite unfazed by the drama when someone got locked in the loo - perhaps not an unknown occurrence? I don't know if you can reserve tables, but it would be a good idea if you can.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 March 2020

A small bar down in the old part of town, but just relax and enjoy the atmosphere, after a few mojito's you will relax and enjoy it. Very touristy but worth the visit and enjoy a well made and very nice mojito. If you stay...a while and chat to the bar tender and just watch him making the cocktails passing the time of the day, what else is there to do. A must place to come and see and enjoy, recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

We visited with a group on a cruise tour. The food was surprisingly good. Typical Cuban fare-rice, black beans, pork. Mojitos. The walls of this old bar/restaurant sport photos of famous guests including Hemingway. The establishment claims to be the birthplace of the Mojito, a...tropical rum based drink.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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LukasKorbelik
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Response from Heather P | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in - no reservations. There were plenty of tables for seating
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Manuel C
24 June 2018|
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Response from pierv2018 | Reviewed this property |
Solamente aceptan tarjetas en los negocios mas establecidos y es muy dificil, las tarjetas americanas no funcionana alla.. te conviene cambiar dinero en el aeropuerto asi no te arriesgas a nada... tambien son comunes los... More
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catherine_davies
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Response from Suzanne B | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. There are only 8 bar stools in an "L" shaped bar. It opens up onto the street. Many people get their drinks and stand outside to listen to the local music. Worth the trip. Try off hours and it might not be... More
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  • La Bodeguita del Medio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5