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La Bodeguita del Medio

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, Latin,
Empedrado No. 207, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shredded beef” (15 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (22 reviews)
“live music” (127 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Empedrado No. 207, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice and crowded place. Must visit because it is place where Mojito was invented. Music, mojitos, dancing...what more do you need?!

Thank SuzM1985
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just went there for the selfie. There are better mojito and cheaper every where in Havana. 6 CUC for a mojito no thanks next door are 2 per 3CUC and also good quality.

Thank Yenyok
Reviewed 5 days ago

This bar will take you back to a time that we all wished still existed. Cuban waiters with ling aprons, high ceilings, great food, excellent mojitos and great music. This is also what i came to Cuba to see.This is Cuba

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop in Cuba! I expected it to be as busy/crazy as it was thanks to the reviews. The only reason that the restaurant is getting a 4 star instead of a 5 star, is because they sat us down, we got...More

Thank Hurrafreak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a must go but don’t spect the mojitos To be something out of the ordinary. It has nice live music.

Thank Trail29969885086
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Famous venue, great for a quick visit but I wouldn’t stay long, it’s packed with people just taking selfies so doesn’t really have the atmosphere you’re expecting

Thank Daz1878
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real tourist trap. I was really disappointed with the Mojitos in this bar. I expected the best in Havanna but got one of the worst. They made 10 at a time without any “love”?We ordered 5 but they forgot to add rum in our...More

Thank mariesX5906SM
Reviewed 1 week ago

attention ! I have only visted the bar at street side. My comments are not applicable for the restaurant part. The overpriced Mojito (5 CUC) was terrible and was a kind of infused water ... Very crowded though ... Mr. Hemingway's favorite Mojito spot became...More

Thank D6956YJbobl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit place - la bodeguita del medio! Situated just off of Plaza de Catedral this place is a historical icon. With its graffiti strewn walls outside and its history told by pictures inside it has one hell of a buzz whether you visit...More

Thank angier931
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Havana you must visit La Bodeguita del Medio and have a Mojito which is very good. It is rather small and cramped and to be honest the la Bodeguita del Medio in Prague is better but still a great bar to...More

Thank Noel O
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9 November 2018|
Response from Heather P | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in - no reservations. There were plenty of tables for seating
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
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
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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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