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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

What a surprise to find this place on the strip in Playa (it's at the far end of the walking mall). Excellent Cuban food--better than any I've had in Miami for the same price. A great host and a great atmosphere. The best mojitos I've...More

Thank BlueHeeler777
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Our bill was corrected by hand by 200 pesos more - from 686 pesos to 886$ (with an additional note that no tip is included). when asked why 886$, if the amount sums up to 686, they came up with a lame excuse that it...More

3  Thank SD_Den-Haag
Reviewed 23 October 2014

We recently vacationed in Playa Del Carmen and had a late dinner at this restaurant and it was awesome! The steak and shrimp were delicious and there was a live band that had us dancing thru the night!

1  Thank Annette S
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I visited this place with some friends, who had always great sayings about it, i didn't expect so much of it and it was a great surprise!! The ceviche tostadas were great and the mojitos are extremely good! The restaurant has this particular style of...More

Thank MrsSandersBigham
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Good authentic Cuban food with a nice friendly atmosphere. All at 5th avenue prices but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Edwin S
Reviewed 16 September 2014

It was just OK nothing great and food was avarage. We kind of went because it was the last night and did not know what to do.

Thank Elizabetta G
Reviewed 14 September 2014

This is a must... Try the tostones and a mojito you will thank me.. They have live music that will make your night unforgettable..

Thank hbdes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Years ago I have been in La Boduita del Medio in Cuba, whoah what an experience that was! But visiting La Boguita del Medio in Playa del Carmen was even more than I expected. I have been there with my dearest Mexican friend Francisco while...More

1  Thank JokeFrissen
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We ate here twice in our 4 night stay in Playa. The Paella is excellent! I also had the fish and shrimp and it was also great. I can't say enough about the great food and service we had. We visited this place a few...More

Thank Birdman33
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I had a great evening at Bodeguita del Medio. Nice to have fun and see people dancing salsa. I wish I danced the half people danced there. Try the mojitos, are fabulous.

Thank Tati M
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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