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La Bodeguita del Medio

Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 3950
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 408 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We only stopped for a drink but this bar/restaurant echoes the original in Havana and a mojito, which was delicious, is obligatory! The open ar part afforded much-needed air and a trio playing Cuban music, completed the scene.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The music, environment and place was AMAZING also the service, but the food took really long so we just had appetizers, and it was kind of a letdown ... I expected true cuban flavor and it was a bit bland probably for tourists. Overall is...More

Thank Haruka-J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a few friends for the fried plantains. My friend went out and bought some vanilla ice cream to go with the plantains which made the combination amazing. Told the waiter he needs to put this on the menu. The place had a...More

Thank Dartagnan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice vibe with great drinks and good love music. I had an Mescal mojito which was above expectations! The crowd is great with loads of people dancing

Thank Pelle T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Playa Del Carmen I walked by the restaurant and it seemed so lively I decided to stop there for dinner. Amazing food and atmosphere. I had a party of 6 and we had great service along with the food and drinks. The Cuban...More

Thank YDM425
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to come to this restaurant since the last time I visited Playa. Not for the food because it was mediocre but because of the ambiance and the micheladas. We showed up after dinner, around 11 pm, and the place was pretty dead....More

Thank cluvzk
Reviewed 6 October 2017

came here with some friends and some delicious drinks and the service was fantastic. this was one of the better moments of the trip.

Thank mrstorres1122
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous bar in playa del carmen with the best monitors in town. Fabulous bar with great Cuban live band great place to have a dance with your partner or just friends. Super friendly place 😃

Thank kaz_taylor
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

They are not kidding when they said that have the best mojitos in the world. If you want a tasty mojito, order the mango mojito. It was one of the best drinks I have ever had. Pronounced fresh mango flavor that delivered what it promised.

Thank Iparr99
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

It was a good place to start on la Quinta. Couple of drinks. Mojitos were not excellent but they were good and the Cuban live music makes you want to take more than one. Next thing you know this bar put you in a good...More

Thank Quentin J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 3950
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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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