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La Bodeguita Del Medio

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Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
+506 2255 8383
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Today
12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have no idea why more people do not know about this place. The music is loud but not too loud. The lighting is perfect, the place is colourful. Decorated to my taste and so are the mojitos

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Thank Ashleigh B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lively restaurant with good service and a live band playing. Downstairs is mostly a bar, specialising in Mojitos in a variety of flavours. The food was good at a reasonable price

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Thank Peppy C
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot near La Sabana and Paseo Colon. Authentic Cuban cuisine and live music daily. The place is colorful, the mood tropical and naughty. The clientele is very interesting. Had lunch for the first time and the food was quite good, bit greasy. Great spot for a fun evening too! Loved it.

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Thank Boris C
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was in walking distance from our hotel and offered authentic Mexican food. The decor and menu were unique, and the service excellent. I had a shrimp with cheese entree that was served in a pineapple and lit with a liqueur. It was delicious!

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Thank Angela C
Vancouver, Canada
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234 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Modeled on the original in Havana (which I have been to), complete with customer signatures and slogans covering every surface, including lamp shades and the ceiling. Excellent, attentive service and the best Cuban sandwich I’ve had in a long time. A band was setting up but I had to leave before they started – I’m sure that it would have... More 

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Thank Don_G_Wright
Paris, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This place is super fun to be in but.... we had the fish tacos (just ok), chicken finger things (meh) and dessert we couldn't eat it was so bad. Cut up pieces of guava from the can maybe with weird sweet sauce and a chunk of cream cheese from the store plopped on top. The chocolate dessert custard tasted like... More 

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Thank A M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had a great experiences, the food, the services and the price was normal. Great and good portion in the meals.

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Thank Tatiana M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Nice place, fair food, there are for sure best places even in CR to get Cuban food, but this is not bad at all

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Thank Andres S
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This place has great atmosphere, service & food. It was the perfect place to visit our 1 night in San Jose. I highly recommend. Make sure to get a mojito while you're there!

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Thank Ruger09
San Jose, Costa Rica
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Anyone who rates this place 3+ stars needs to go to more restaurants. I revisited La Bodeguita. Had the croquettes, awful. My companion had a mojito. Terrible. Watery, sugary, and sans alcohol. They trade on their name, the decor (which is cool but you can't eat decor) and the cache of being cuban. The cuban food here is terrible. Skip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2255 8383
Description
The most famous Cuban restaurant of the World.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?