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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 1 week ago via mobile

So this was Ernest Hemingway’s place for mojitos. They were extremely good it just took a while to get them, the place was BUSY

Thank 447shawnal
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was well prepared and the mojitos flowed like water. I would recommend the butter spread, as it was some of the best I have ever tried. The hand made chips were very interesting as well. they are not made from the same potato...More

Thank joeV3481XI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step back in history and savor the sounds of Cuba with a classic mojito in hand. The first time we passed Bodeguita, it was literally mobbed with cruise ship passengers. Came back the next day, and it was ready for us.... we stepped in, ordered...More

Thank Nike I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by while in Havana to enjoy a Mojito at this busy place which was frequented by Ernest Hemingway back in the day. I could just imagine him roaring with laughter while enjoying one of his favorite drinks.

Thank BRDman7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont bother with the food. The famous birthplace of the Mojito it’s a tourist trap for years now. And mojitos are not even that good. Mojito mix is prepared in bins in the back. Totally packed with tourists. But you cannot say that you were...More

Thank jvp-esp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through the streets of Old Havana, this place was highly recommended by the locals and tourists alike and so I had my dinner there..The shrimps were just awesome, although they could’ve been easy on the salt..Tried the Mojito (This place claims to be the...More

Thank dcruzdale1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prompt service, menu well explained (in english) live music, delicious food only one block away form Los delfines resort

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean, sure, it's packed full of tourists, but it is so fun. A must do for a mojito or a few. We enjoyed the live music and went a couple times for cocktail hour in the afternoon. We only had drinks.

Thank MountainBeach11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never eaten here, but every time I go with friends for one or two mojitos. The master of the drink is Roberto - he is making mojitos since 40 years working on the same place. THe taste of the drink is amazing, but...More

Thank KGKanev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of Hemingways haunts in Cube. Mojitos are great and atmosphere is very fun. When we were there a band was playing and they were very good. Food was excellent Cuban cuisine. A fun place with great food.

Thank SharonB231
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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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