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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Pizza, Noodle, Asian, Pub, Cuban
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Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
(537) 867 1374
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Touristy but worth it!

You don't have to be a Hemingway fan to enjoy this place - but it helps! The tradition is to have a mojito. We had delicious lobster but as it was only a day or 2 into our stay in Havana we only found out later quite how expensive it was compared to other places (particularly paladares..) So maybe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
TashW123
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Found myself here as part of the after dark tour of Havana. So we were there in numbers. The service reflected. Brusque and impersonal. One drink was included. I was on a table for four. Three drinks were served. I had to go and ask for mine, then wanted to charge me 3 Cuban pesos for it believing I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I suppose that when in Havana you have to go and try Bennett's favourite restaurant but I would not bother going back. Yes it is covered in signatures of the rich and famous,including Hemingway's , but is very much a tourist hot spot. The food was Cuban rice, beans and meat but was cold and poorly cooked and presented. The... More 

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ReservaConchal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well after seeing this bar on paintings everywhere you go in Havana we were expecting something different ?? A few people said this was "The best place to go in Havana " Well we arrived and there was this little standup bar on the street , packed with about 15 people elbow to elbow.......we then figured out the real place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

La Bodeguita del Medio is a bar/restaurant situated in the middle of a street in Old Havana. We were told that this is the only bar in Old Havana that is not in the corner of a street. The mojito was delicious and the ambiance was typically Cuban, with good music.

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Found this place after a bit of a detour.......(got lost), downstairs was bouncing, packed and live music we headed up stairs for some thing to eat. Real authentic Cuban food, great Mojitos and cold cold beers. Band followed us upstairs and played for ages. Great afternoon out!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be a Hemingway fan to enjoy this place - but it helps! The tradition is to have a mojito. We had delicious lobster but as it was only a day or 2 into our stay in Havana we only found out later quite how expensive it was compared to other places (particularly paladares..) So maybe go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Edgar was a great host and the best mojito ever. Music was original relaxing Cuban style it's what invited us in

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is obviously famous for something, but we couldn't quite figure out what it was. Customers have written their names ALL over the place. That is impressive. The food and the drink however, is not so impressive. Neither is the service. The place is a bit more pricy than expected... Stop by for a drink!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We went here on our first nite in Havana. Very cool place to acquaint yourself with the city! Fun to look at all the photos and mementos on the walls while enjoying some good Cuban music, food and drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great place! Don't forget to bring your Black Thick Sharpie for the walls. Food is good and drinks also.

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Address: Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: (537) 867 1374
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Pizza, Noodle, Asian, Pub, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: (537) 867 1374

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Noodle, Asian, Pub, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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