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La Bodeguita del Medio

Address: C. Empedrado entre Cuba y San Ignacio | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 62-4498
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Ranked #6 of 29 Nightlife in Havana
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Owner description: Just the place for a cigar and tequila, Hemingway's favorite bar offers a dining room and...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Owner description: Just the place for a cigar and tequila, Hemingway's favorite bar offers a dining room and banquette, a cigar divan and a patio.
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Heidelberg, Germany
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I visited La Bodeguita for a couple of times while being in Havana, and there was always the presence of great music as well as the best mojitos in town ! I have also had lunch there and its very good , as I have been with friends we all asked for different things to eat, and the winner were... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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34 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'm not sure that this is the place in Havana to drink mojitos, but it definitely worth a visit. Try to avoid the busy hours, so you can take the most of it.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had to visit the home of the Mojito when in Havana! The barmen have clearly got this down to a fine art as they are mass pouring these! As the glasses line the bar, the bottles come out...for definitely the BEST Mojito I had all holiday! We only stopped in for one, and the mix of the venue, the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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260 reviews 260 reviews
112 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Since 1950 this place has been known as the Birthplace of the Mojito and was favored by many celebrities besides Hemingway. Go around to the back and look at all the photos and signatures on the walls. Although there are now many other La B del M's in other countries, this one is worth stopping by just because it all... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had been to Habana 8 years ago and first visited La Bod del Medio then, same overpriced tourist trap now as it was before, but you feel compelled to visit. The drinks are certainly not the cheapest and definitely not the best Mojito we had in our 11 night stay in Habana Vieja, but hey when in Rome and... More 

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東京
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The shop where Ernest Hemingway went to frequently Because it was crowded even if I went when, I visited it in the morning then. Of course it is Mojito of the constant seller to order. I want to come by all means if I come to Havana

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Enjoyable spot for a drink. Nice vibe, and decent service. Would not recommend the food - was just cold and deep fried. We went early of an evening and liked the quiet haven after a massive day of walking.

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Baldock
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stumbled on this bar and we were so pleased. The music and the small bar really added to the atmosphere and of course having a mojito or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

When you go to La Vieja Habana this is a stop you must not miss. They call it emblematic, iconic, etc. one of Hemmingway's favorite spots. The place has a great atmosphere and a lot of history on its walls...with dedications and signatures of artists, politicians form all over the world. If too full to sit in, you can order... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Ernest Hemingway said: "my mojito in La Bodeguita and my daikiri in El Floridita", and we did it. This is a tiny little cuban bar & restaurant. There's live music, good vibe, lots of people, great atmosphere and better mojitos. If you can manage to squeeze some seats at the bar and you don't get cranky, you will definitely enjoy... More 

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