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La Bodeguita del Medio

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, Latin,
Empedrado No. 207 | e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (25 reviews)
“rice and beans” (15 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Empedrado No. 207 | e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed the music and ambiance in this place. The people are friendly and the mojitos are good but not the best. You can try better mojitos in other cheap places.

Thank Larisa H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was able to enjoy a mojito at La Bodeguita del Medio. It was the first mojito I’ve had and it was refreshing and tasty. The place is tiny and I had to wait for a barstool. That was ok because it was worth the...More

Thank Jeff4985
Reviewed yesterday

I think there are many other places in Havana that offer better food, maybe is just the name of being in "La Bodeguita del Medio" a tradicional Bar in Cuba, and is an icon worldwide. The Mojiots are very good and the live music is...More

Thank parcerocolombia
Reviewed yesterday

It may have been Hemingway's favourite watering hole, but now it's become over touristy. It's just too busy, too noisy, too expensive. You'll get better mojitos at Dos Hermanos.

Thank donperez
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hemmingway was right about the mojitos here, they are wonderful. The place was packed outside and inside, but it didn't feel overly crowded. There was a live band singing salsa, and they sounded great. It's a little piece of history in Cuba, and I definitely...More

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place is small, but nice, live music and good vibes. Apart from that I did not like it... it's definitely attracting tourists because it is the Bodeguita del Medio... and you'll pay for it: most expensive and at the same time the worst mojito...More

Thank Timea S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They small cigar shop with bar is highly packed with tourists and overrated. The best day to miss it would be if there any cruise ships in. Might be nice to walk by and get your picture taken due to the famous celebrities that have...More

Thank 740laceyg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was taken here by a tour otherwise I might never have found it. It is truly a hole in the wall place, not very big. Lots of shops and nightlife in the area. Many vendors selling their crafts. I don't even like Mojitos and I...More

Thank sgtsbud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place overall, but beware, they try to overcharge your bill!!! They added an extra mojito and an extra plate of beans, I had almost a fight to get it right.

Thank DoctorFab
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yep, it is touristy, but in a good way. It takes everything Cuban and puts it all on display, along with a band, and the atmosphere says 'history' with signatures over every surface in the place. Fun service, no, not 5 star, but a really...More

Thank Susan T
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25 October 2017|
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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
28 September 2017|
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Response from Merle V | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the hours of operation. Open for lunch and dinner, but I don't know how late. Very good, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empedrado No. 207 | e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8671374
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