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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, Spanish
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Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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Sao Paulo, SP
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar is a must see place! It has live music and the mojitos are prepared in front of you. The food is nice too, typical dishes from Cuba. You will see the walls signed by people from all over the world, it is amazing. Very crowded, if you want to have lunch there, I recommend you to arrive early.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being in Havana it is for sure that reading all the guide booklets about Cuba and Havana one of the visit point is this restaurant with a great history of guests like Hemingway, Camilo Cienfuegos, Belafonte, and many others. It is a very small restaurant with a entrance bar (the restaurant is behind of it) but somebody will help you... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must to visit. Food is good. Prices are just ok for the quality served. You can heard the music at the bar on the entrance while you are having your dinner.

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Thank Pako R
Kent
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little bar - little being an understatement especially once the band is there too. The atmosphere does make up for it. Expect to queue and take a pen to leave your mark there.

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Thank KentSlygirl
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of all the mojitos and there were many, the 3 in this place did stand out as perfect. On the positive side there is the atmosphere, history and quality mojito and on the down site the truck load of tourists that don not drink but come in to look and just take pictures.

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Thank Sandor V
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was an experience of a lifetime. I actually came upon it at 11:15 am after reading about it beforehand. At first I figured I would look and then return but I started taking pictures of the live band and the owner making the drinks and decided to stay and buy a mojito. It is a small hole in the... More 

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Thank 169Maida
Pelham Manor, New York
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is full of life & the mojitos awesome but unfortunately the food wasn't that great. It was a bit bland. Being a Hispanic girl we like our food w sufficient sazón which there food lacks of but I guess it's understandable since resources are limited in this country. But if u are looking for a place full of energy... More 

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Toronto. Ontario.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a market, now a great place for a quick Mojito while touring the cobble stone streets of old Havana, The place is busy with tourists, Mojitos are $5 CUC, a bit pricey but if you want to write your name on the wall where Ernest Hemingway wrote poetry and drank Mojitos its a must visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place ,makes the best mojitos ,always full and live music in the evening and dancing in the street ,well worth a visit

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New York City, New York
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271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was packed, we had a wait just to get in but we wanted to try their famous . It was just OK , nothing really outstanding

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?