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La Bodeguita del Medio

Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
(537) 867 1374
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Ranked #99 of 463 Restaurants in Havana
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Too small and too full of tourist filming or photgraphing themselfses while dancing on just one song of the band and then leaving with proof they had a good time at Hemmingway's hangout. Not worth wile

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Now La Bodeguita is a better place. I truly recommend the food and the mojitos there,I was asking why the difference and I got a comment there is a new administration. I recommend this place specially for the Cuban foos they offer. The mojitos and the bar are OK but the food is great. also the service has improved. Do... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a small but very cool place to visit. Amazing mojitos and fantastic vibe. Fast and friendly service. A must visit while in Havana. You won't be dissapointed.

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Central Pennsylvania
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You shouldn't leave Havana without having a drink (or, better, dinner) here. The mojitos were very good and the meal was above average. However, the atmosphere, the staff and the performers who move through the restaurant warren of rooms all come together to make this a real "experience". To see the change come over the face of one of our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Fantastic little place. The bar is tiny but the mojitos were amazing and I finally think I may now be able to make decent mojitos back home! Overpriced for Havana but worth it for a couple of drinks.

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Southern Finland, Finland
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is again one of the Havanas overappreciated Hemingway joints. Always crowded, mojitos below average and overpriced. If somebody says the best mojitos in Havana are here, I doubt that person has tasted them in Nacional, Saratoga or Paeque Central for example. There is absolutely no other reason to visit this place than "Hemingway was here".

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Want to feel the vibe of a local traditional place in Old Havana. Hemigway had drinks here sometimes. Mojitos, cigars, local musicians. I only stayed in the front part so can't say much about the food.

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Hartlepool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had a great relaxing drink at this classic bar signed the walls with the pen provided by the barman! Great Mojito nice music good atmospheric bar. Won't take torn notes at the bar though ? Listen to the music but watch out for the cd sales pitch ! Bought a couple which were quite good myself don't mind helping musicians... More 

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Look from the outside if you must, but with increased tourism it is another Ho hum living in the past reputation. It has been repainted obliterating the scrawls and graffiti from last century and Hemingways days.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Excellent authentic cuban flavors. Located in the heart of Havana. The food is the most authentic and original flavor of cuba you can get. The place itself is an experience to visit. The authentic mojitos are awsome made with the real deal of ingredients. The moros carne de cerdo asada y yuca is my preffered dish there. Always you can... More 

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Additional Information about La Bodeguita del Medio

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: Cuban

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