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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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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As others said, this place is a tourist trap but it's a great one!!! We had such a good time hanging out at this place (we actually were outside on the street because it was so packed) that we didn't care. It had such a cool vibe with the band playing and everyone just hanging out, that I would recommend... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was listed in our guide book as a great place for a mojito and it didn't disappoint? Totally authentic with an amazing atmosphere and the prices are reasonable too.

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

I've never even heard of this place but saw a ton of people lined up for mojito and basically asked the people about it. Apparently this is the place to get the best mojito. To be honest, the mojito at other places for 2 or 3 CUC are equally as good. They serve mojito for 5 CUC here which is... More 

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Thank Kathy V
Oranjestad, Aruba
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bodeguita del Medio review Busy bar and terrible restaurant Nice to have a few drinks and look at the local people and many tourists but do yourself a favor and find a better place to eat! The food must have been prepared by a cook that long ago gave up a dream of making decent food. All food was mediocre,... More 

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Thank Marcel N
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134 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this place was PACKED with tourists...we still went...as tourist. Its a must u stop in and see the mojito glasses lined up and the bartenders preparing 10-15 mojitos at one time. Its claim to fame is Earnest Hemingway used to drink his mojitos here regularly while in Havana. Very cool atmosphere but also VERY BUSY! You can get a... More 

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Thank Sarah W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A total tourist spot, but a definite must see. Rumored to be Earnest Hemmingway's favorite place to sip on mojitos. This is where the mojito was created, so you HAVE to come here for a mojito. 6 pesos for a mojito. There's ALWAYS music playing, and it's a place I can sit in for hours on end, just watching people... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This little bar off of the Plaza de la Catedral was made famous because Hemingway used to drink here. The place is always packed with tourists paying too much for average Mojitos. Swing by for a picture but know there are many other places to get a good Mojito without the crowds.

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Thank HTjv
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had, of course, a drink or two... although it was very hard to fight our way through the crowd. The atmosphere was great the Mojitos quite good.

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Thank ChrisSuLu
Heiloo
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit of a tourist trap but still a fun place and must see in old Havana .busy at nights , live music , mojito the most popular drink

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmospheric, interesting, historic. But food only ok, cocktails poor, service adequate and rather surly. Felt like they were going through the motions and couldn't really be bothered. Definitely worth a look and maybe a drink but there are far better.....

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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
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?