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La Bodeguita del Medio

) #54 of 830 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Latin, , Cuban
Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 1585
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“yellow rice” (5 reviews)
“paella” (20 reviews)
“plantains” (10 reviews)
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Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviews (719)
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1 - 10 of 363 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Mixed feelings as excited to try it out. Drinks were expensive: small . Service was really poor and unfriendly... almost like we were a bother . We ordered a snack with our drinks and never got it. This is actually our second lukewarm. Experience. Doubt...More

Thank Azpabarb
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We pop in here on every trip to Vallarta. Just a wonderful, peaceful (we go during the day) place to enjoy a cigar from their little shop and obviously to partake of the happy hour 2 for 1 mojitos. The food is always great too....More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We've been to Puerto Vallarta several times over the years. This is one restaurant that we always come to. They have amazing Cuban food and live entertainment if you come in the evenings after 8 pm. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. My wife...More

Thank TravelJunkySoCal
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The place doesn't have anything at all. We heard that they have live music and salsa dance. The music started after we finished our dinner, and they said that they have no dancers that night! The food was the most expensive meal we had in...More

Thank Farzad K
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We ordered the Cuban chicken Monday and had it delivered using a delivery service, It was so delicious that we ordered it again Tuesday. This time it came. They forgot to put the sauce on the chicken and it was so dry we couldn't eat...More

Thank PamOfOak
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This Cuban restaurant has a great location on the Malecon. Bloody Mary was very good. We shared the Paella for two and it was a very generous portion and delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Cowgirl198
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We came in for the great live music, but we enjoyed the food and mojitos, and loved watching the terrific dancers. This is a place for people who know how to dance and like dancing with many partners. But the whole vibe is great, even...More

Thank DCDolcevita
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Reservations for new years eve needed
25 December 2015|
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Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
Thursdays and Saturdays, from 8.
What night do they have the salsa lesson or do salsa rueda
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
Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
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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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