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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking through this famous restaurant is great fun, looking at all the famous and infamous graffiti on the walls. The music provided by the performers is wonderful and the views over the street at night can be like visual Antillean poetry. Even the service was quite pleasant. The food, to be sure, was overcooked, and this could be from simply... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to pay double for a mojito in crowded place, go for it. Ok, it is a spot because of Hemingway, so what? There are plenty of better bar with better prices and quality music.

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Thank Fleider
Melbourne
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114 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was allegedly Hemingway's main haunt fo Mojitos. However, these days it it a place where dozens of tourists congregate on the outside hoping to get a spot in the totally overcrowded inside. Great for those who enjoy not being able to move in a pub.

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Thank NorbertW
Midland, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very crowded tourist stop for people that want to walk in Hemingway's shoes in Cuba. It is a strong mojito and a fun place!

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Thank Dedee B
Guelph, Canada
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we passed this bar and restaurant, it was packed with tourists. We did stop in early in our visit to Havana and had a couple of $5.00 monitors, which is their signature drink. Subsequently, we found less expensive and, to our taste, better mojitos elsewhere.

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Thank ptesche
Wicklow, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited La Bodeguita a few times when in Havana. Stayed for drinks only so can't rate the food. Bar staff excellent and good music and relaxed vibe. Very small bar which gets crowded easily and it is very touristy at times, but still very enjoyable.

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Thank Shirley D
London, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, it does get Very crowded at peak times. It can be a Lot of Fun just to hear some music, watch the classic Bartenders create a classic Cuban Mojito. It is very atmospheric and worth having at least ONE drink here. Just hang out - it is Great People Watching!

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Thank cubaexplorer
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a Mojito at this atmospheric, popular bar. Can get very busy but worth it. Good music and vibes. No food and best to avoid peak times.

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Thank jennifer h
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super experience - really Cuban feel. Busy but worth it. The decor is amazing. Just soak up the atmosphere.

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Thank Sue W
Berg en Dal, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really overrated because Hemingway sat there for a few times?!?! The mojito is certainly not the best of Havana and expensive too. but then again seen it, done it...

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?