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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
“pork” (28 reviews)
“rice and beans” (19 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Empedrado No. 207, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

It is not easy to have a good meal in Hanava, so this rating is to be seen in context. We had one of our better meals there. The atmosphere is nice and the Mochitos really good. It is not so overprived like many other...More

1  Thank Kristina28
Reviewed 13 October 2010

I came here for dinner after reading the high recommendation from a popular travel book which said the pork, beef and mojito are musts. I was disappointed after trying all. Meat, black beans, rice are cold, coarse in texture. I found restaurants along the street...More

Thank MissHK2009
Reviewed 8 September 2010

I have also visited this pub last year. The second time was less of a trill. Most visiters come here to get a glimps of Hemmingway. But in fact the inscription ('My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquiri in El Floridita') It's a tourist trap...More

1  Thank Bucanero_Rene
Reviewed 2 August 2010

The decoration is really cool, for sure it deserves drinking a Mojito at La Bodeguita del Medio

Thank Selloy
Reviewed 2 June 2010

We came here for a customary mojito. A nice bar, though not the best mojito we had. Generally whenever we passed it, was full of tourists, so not quite an "authentic" cuban bar, but nonetheless plenty of Hemmingway and Castro photos, to remind you of...More

1  Thank j45anj
Reviewed 3 April 2010

I've been here many times. The originator of the Mojito and Hemingway's favorite spot for them. The music is always very good. I go here for the atmosphere not because of the food. The food is traditional Cuban cuisine and nothing special. Lot's of pork...More

1  Thank rocketdude27
Reviewed 2 January 2010

This is touted as the most famous restaurant in Havana but I cannot see why. The prices are tourist prices - you will pay £10 for a main meal that would normally only cost £3/£5 in any other restaurant. The food was average - it...More

Reviewed 26 October 2009

A tiny place in a tiny street, a lot of tourists taking some pictures and some olds ladies with huge cigars who charge you for each picture. To see but quickly ...

Thank Sarahvigoth
Reviewed 20 October 2009

When in Havana we called in for a Mojhito which is the best in town,This is where hemmingway would sit and enjoy his Mojhito, All around the bar is the signatures of past visitors including dean martin and sinatra., And while you are enjoying your...More

1  Thank georgewalesuk
Reviewed 14 October 2009

Floridita (reviewed elsewhere) was where Hemingway drank his Daquiris. This smaller and more "rough and ready" establishment was where he drank his Mojitos. It has a fantastic little bar downstairs full of character which a mojito is almost obligatory (although they do of course serve...More

1  Thank DaithiMac01
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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
Lunch, 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, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8671374
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