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La Bodeguita del Medio

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, Cajun & Creole,
191 Hengshan Road | Subway Line 1, Hengshan Road - exit 4, Shanghai 200030, China
+86 158 0071 4883
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Caribbean, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Cuban, South American, Latin, Spanish
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
191 Hengshan Road | Subway Line 1, Hengshan Road - exit 4, Shanghai 200030, China
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We went here on a business trip to Shanghai. We were surprised to find a Cuban restaurant in Shanghai. We ordered a number of dishes and enjoyed all of them. The owner was very attentive and wanted to make sure we were happy. We would...More

Thank Yan81
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is just beautiful, lot’s of history with a beautiful setting. However, having visited other Bodeguitas in other countries, this restaurant’s food is just average. It’s not that bad, but I wouldn’t go back again.

Thank Vandergast
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

What a jewel of a place!! The Cigar menu is better than most places in Shanghai, an awesome venue with great outdoor seating in a very trendy district, authentic atmosphere, live music in the weekends - also apparently, salsa nights, impeccable service (English speaking staff...More

Thank ChristineSommerfelt
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The warm octopus was very good. And their version of Paella was even better. Be careful to note that highball drinks are not included in the happy hour. The manager was quite rude and she made us feel very bad for insisting that the highball...More

Thank Troy A
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Great place. Nice Cuban music playing . The food is great and the cocktails are amazing . I visit this place regularly when I am in Shanghai . I recommend the tuna mango salad , Tuna steak and Moscow mule .

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Came here for some snacks and good drinks. Very nice place with good service. The food was good as well.

Thank tingman1
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

First time visiting this Cuban restaurant in April 2018 but definitely not the last. This Cuban restaurant and bar is one of the best I have visited in Shanghai at medium price level. The interior is rustic and nice and get you into a good...More

Thank Tobias F
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This place is quite large and is in a really nice little block of restaurants. The food was pretty good, though I've definitely have enjoyed better Cuban / Latin food. The cocktails were great though, and the service was really solid. This was a great...More

Thank megankmcd
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Came upon this place on a hungry walk, glad I went in for lunch. Their deal is good value and ample (had the Cuban sandwich). Cocktails are decently priced, too, and staff speaks reasonable English.

Thank Anton H
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Went to the bowling alley and then was waiting for a taxi and so across the street this new restaurant. Or at least I thought this was a new restaurant so we moseyed over and checked it out and so we found out it was...More

Thank Honey_Bear_989
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 72
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Hengshan Road | Subway Line 1, Hengshan Road - exit 4, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 158 0071 4883
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La Bodeguita del Medio is a typical restaurant-bar of Havana (Cuba). It is a famous tourist destination because of the personalities which have patronized it: Salvador Allende, the poet Pablo Neruda, the artist Josignacio and many others. La Bodeguita lays claim to being the birthplace of the Mojito cocktail, prepared in the bar since its opening in 1942, although this is disputed.
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