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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 23 September 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing place to try our first authentic Mojito!! They have live music, drinks and dancing all in one spot. This place is so tiny but full of fun and music, before we could get in there and get a drink we hung...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Great place with awesome atmosphere. Live music and great food and drinks. Eating local food at an affordable price while looking at the walls and chairs where visitors write down their names before they leave.

Thank newfoddie
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

It used to be the best place in Habana good frijoles . Now still good food but bad drinks..but still worth the visit.

Thank Adolfo C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Loved this place. On a side street with tons of action but great spot for Mojito and cigar! Another one of Hemingway's stops that you need to swing by for a drink!

Thank DanZ734
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Another of Hemingways haunts this a another stop on the tourist trail. We loved it, bit of a queue but the bar service is quick and efficient. The best part of this experience apart from the delicious mojitos is the people watching on the street...More

Thank Ormeau34
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A must see! An unforgettable place event after al these years. Don't forget to drink your mojito otherwise you will regret it!

Thank michaelcavaliere
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of those must-dos if you’re a Hemingway fan. Though the jury is out on how often he actually drank there, it’s centrally located and easy to get to. It was super crowded when we arrived, but nonetheless we had delicious mojitos.

Thank Hexsign
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This was on the list for must stop in Old Havana, Cuba because every where online said so. It is a stopping point because it claims to be the birthplace of Mojitos. It's extremely busy and tiny. No air conditioning if you care. We HAD...More

Thank MRoseNguyen
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing restaurant and bar, great music, atmosphere and the food is brilliant, especially the seafood...wow cant wait to go back....

Thank TurpieFamily
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I walked by here (but didn't stop) one late September afternoon, thinking the vibe was great. So, I was thrilled we stopped here on an evening walking tour of Havana. It was the most vibrant place I walked by in the old town area. Definitely...More

Thank FoodLovrr
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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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