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La Bodeguita del Medio

) #47 of 808 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, Latin,
Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 1585
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love La Bodeguita del Medio. The staff is fun, friendly, super attentive and offers great suggestions for even the pickiest of eaters! This is the perfect place to take a break from walking around the Malecon than stopping in at Bodeguita for a break...More

1  Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been in Puerto Vallarta for 75 years. Although it's in the main tourist area, it has a really cool vibe, live salsa music after 9 pm, great authentic Cuban food and mojitos. The view from the second floor is amazing, open air...More

1  Thank Burns-Rozen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best Mojito in PV . Delicious tropical cuban food. Great live salsa Music. open air with views of the malecon.

Thank lomasrr1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chic, vibey, cool Cuban experience, and the best Margarita! The graffiti on the walls adds a further artistic dimension and you can watch all the fascinating human traffic on the El Malcon from the upstairs bit.

Thank Vintagesiren88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited late on a Thursday night, 27-July, and the place was packed. We managed to snag a table upstairs after waiting around the bar and doing a little dancing for 30 minutes or so. The music was excellent, and listening to a live salsa...More

Thank N8TR8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking the 'malecon' it was time to quinch our thirst. Walked into 'La Bodeguita del Medio' and tried some mojitos. The mango, the strawberry and the original. They have for all tastes. Later that night the live band came to play bachata music that...More

Thank Koquena
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Very lively place good Cuban music great Mojito and decent food if your in Puerto Vallarta stop by for Mojitos & Music.. But the icing in the cake was that they are Cigar Friendly.. As long as you keep allowing cigars.. I will be coming...More

Thank Alvasant
Reviewed 10 June 2017

what can I say , if you love to dance, this is the second best place in PV, live bands and great ambiente! lots of locals but only good dancers here!

Thank mototyacht
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I decided to check this place out since we could see the live Salsa band from the street. Open air place with great drinks, friendly staff and a great crowd: not too busy but not too packed. A place where we could...More

Thank Jose B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Came in on a cruise ship and walked the Malacon. Came upon this restaurant. Sat upstairs overlooking the causeway and the ocean. Fish and shrimp tacos were excellent. good service.

Thank Mike N
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Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
Thursdays and Saturdays, from 8.
9 April 2015|
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Response from neilcha | Reviewed this property |
Cannot answer your question. Just know the food is good and Mojito's lethal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 1585
  • E-mail
La Bodeguita del Medio was founded in Cuba in the 1940s as a corner store owned by Angel Martinez. The store became a meeting place for local artists who enjoyed getting together for an afternoon 'Mojito'. The place has preserved the ambiance of the romantic Carribean lifestyle that flourished with Havana. Today the Bodeguita del Medio is famous world wide for Salsa music, fine cigars, its original Mojitos and having guests write their thoughts and comments on the walls of the restaurant.
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