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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
(537) 867 1374
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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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
La Bodegita el Medio bar and restaurant.

I ate only a few times at this restaurant but I have been to the bar for mojitos many times! I like to just drop in and have a drink and think about the days of Hemingway. This bar is becoming more crowded, as years go but it still has charm. It is small and if you wander inside to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hi Guys, Little bar/restaurant. Nice music and great history of the place. Don't forget to sign a wall. It is expensive. Moquito is very nice. Food is ok - pulled beef stew was quite nice but dry. There was no water available - to wash your hands or flush a toilet! Service ok... Go for a drink - listen a... More 

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Thank MartinoLatino1981
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate only a few times at this restaurant but I have been to the bar for mojitos many times! I like to just drop in and have a drink and think about the days of Hemingway. This bar is becoming more crowded, as years go but it still has charm. It is small and if you wander inside to... More 

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Thank ruthl793
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was fast ,but horrible drink,most times when I came by it was to busy,but one day i was lucky and figured okay get in there,music was great its a small place,cozy,but louzy drink!!

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Thank sunshine19722015
Flin Flon, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed dinner here as part of a tour we took. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful. The walls are all signed by visitors to the bodeguita so remember to leave your signature on a wall :)

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Thank Kim K
Chilliwack, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As part of our walking tour of Havana our guide who I'm certain had nothing to do with his location selection lol, offered us a chance at refreshment. The history alone was worth the stop, the drinks were all lined up and ready to go and we had the choice of some "snacks". Sure lets have it! Deep fried chucks... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is supposedly THE place where Hemingway had his mojitos. He had his daiquiris in Floridita, for your information :) He was never with the rich people of the city, he always offered drinks to his friends who were ordinary citizens of the town, like fishermen, shop keepers etc. This place is now in all tourist paintings with a car... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of course this is a tourist trap but it is part of the experience during any walking tour in Old Havana (Havana Vieja), same as the four famous squares in La Habana and the other place that's part of the Hemmingway legend; La Froridita. Just try to make sure to supervise the bartender when he's (never say a female bartender... More 

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Thank Tony H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped by to see what the deal was. It was a Sunday and the septic system was being pumped out into the street. Need less to say we just looked at the memorabilia, which was interesting. This was Hemingway ' s favorite place for a mohito.

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Thank Karen S
Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In the fifties Papa drank seven or eight double mojitos per day. Even after seven decades, it is worth it to enter into Bodeguito del Medio and have a drink or two.

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Thank Tomi T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a place where u can ask a drink and they offer a typical cuban mojito and if you order food is quite good too but so many peiple in there i felt breathless

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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: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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