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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 #5 of 28 Nightlife in Havana
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking, Dining
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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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Baldock
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Gibraltar
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Like everyone who visits Havana we felt we had to visit here. We had a sudden downpour so decided to have lunch here as one of the must do things in Havanna. This was a HUGE mistake! it was overpriced, the food was cold and I am sure even the dogs would not eat the meat. All the reviews you... More

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Senior Contributor
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a tiny little bar where Hemmingway used to drink his mojitos. There's live music, lots of people, great atmosphere and great mojitos. It's very touristy but definitely worth the visit. If you can manage to squeeze some seats at the bar, you will definitely enjoy it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ernest Hemingway said: "my mojito in La Bodeguita and my daikiri in La Floridita", and I did it. The La Bodeguita del Medio is a very cuban pub, with a splendit band playing cuban music while you try the 'mojito', as suggested Hemingway. Very nice.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited with three friends last week. We intended just going for the mojitos but we were enjoying the vibe so stayed for a late lunch upstairs. The food was actually very good, unusual in most of Havana, tasty and well prepared and cooked. The live band were awesome and we ended up staying for a few hours (and a few... More

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TORONTO
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were referred here by someone at our hotel during our stay in Cuba at the Melia Las Antillas and im so thankful. The food was amazing we had the lobster dinner which included a mojito, rice and beans, lobster & shrimp, fried bananas, garlic bread and salad. Our meal was great and the staff was very friendly and inviting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you go early you will be able to take in the atmosphere of this famous bar and restaurant without the hustle of lots of fellow tourists. Room around the bar to see and partake of the line of Mojitos and time to read the walls !! Even if you are not dining it's worth a look at the restaurant... More

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Hertfordshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I first visited La Bodeguita del Medio (Hemingway's home of the Mojito) over fifteen years ago and even then it was a popular destination for tourists. Now, however, it has become a regular stop for large groups of tourists on the accompanied tours of Havana. Both the ambience and the quality of the mojitos have diminished as troops of tourists... More

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