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La Bodeguita del Medio

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, Latin,
Empedrado No. 207, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (28 reviews)
“rice and beans” (18 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Empedrado No. 207, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been to La Bodeguita in a brief Sunday visit with my family. We didn't even sat down, just had a mojito at the street in front of the bar. Although the place has a very nice atmosphere, it charges for its game on the...More

Thank Guilherme C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great little bar where we are told the Mojito was invented. It's a must visit for any tourist seeing Havana. The mojitos are not quite as expensive as the Floridita and get lined up on the bar as every visitor is traditionally having Mojito. I...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bars one of Hemingway’s old haunts Mojitos are great and the foods pretty good too loved looking at all the signatures on the walls . The Cuban musicians were good too all in all not too bad.

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Locals will tell you that this historical bar has become a tourist trap and no longer offers an authentic Mojito. Service is rushed to sell volume to tourists, and quality has been sacrificed for quantity sales. It is nonetheless a must go.

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an extremely small bar haunt of Ernest Hemingway located around the corner from the hotel he stayed in for seven years. It appeared quite friendly as we could not enter due to It's small space. We did however, get an opportunity to autograph...More

Thank Arekson
Reviewed 1 week ago

But what a site to see. You're squeezed in to tables and there is usually a strolling band of musicians. There is graffiti on the walls. And it is all simply wonderful.

Thank Lee A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drinks aren’t cheap by Havana standards but sitting there with a mojito, squeezed in on an ancient barstool with an amazing band is the perfect starting point to any trip to Cuba.

Thank againdemon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited a couple of the other Bodeguitas around the globe I expected more of this original location, if you only wanna go there for a drink just spend the 5 dollars and get out of there as soon as you can. The place is...More

1  Thank Rodrigo V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course you will be extra charged here but this is a must go. A lot of people, good music and nice Mojitos! You need to visit and have a drink in La B del Med!

Thank rpmend0nca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really small, but you go to the restaurant also, which is bigger. The cocktail was nice (5 cuc in June 2018), but nothing extra. It is famous only because of Hamingway. Sometimes is full, sometimes not, but you could sit opposite the...More

Thank zsszn
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Manuel C
24 June 2018|
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Response from PIER V | 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
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empedrado No. 207, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8671374
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