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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 #76 of 446 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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Austin, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

When in Havana: Bodeguita is a must. Not only because Hemingway hung out there. Hang out there, drink Mojitos (they claim to have invented them, but so do others). Dance with the Music on a very small space. Haven't tried the Restaurant but the bar is just outstanding. Only tourists of course, but the ones there know what to expect... More

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Hobart, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are a Hemingway fan this is a must do whilst in Havana, but the mojitos are not the best by far and aren't cheap. Plenty of good bars which serve better and cheaper drinks surroung the Bodeguita but ticking boxes is your thing then it's something you have to do.

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Berlin, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Though having the fame of being one of the favorite places of Hemingway, this bar has become one of the worst I have seen so far. The mojitos were lousy and their prices hefty! - The walls are covered with scribblings from all the tourists that visited the place. No need to add more.

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Deinze
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a drink there a few days ago, asked for a Gin & Tonic, got one added with lemon juice. Made a remark about it, which wasn`t appreciated. Paid 6 CUC for a small Gin & Tonic. The place is outdated,small and crowded. Service is not good at all. Seems like the people don`t like working there. I would NEVER... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A must see in La Habana Vieja. I had better mojitos, but this is THE place to go for mojitos. The streets surrounding the Bodeguita are full of music and life, much like the rest of La Habana Vieja.

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Ankara, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's absolutely the best mojito which I've ever heard. Take a look at three floors and enjoy the atmosphere listen the live nice Cuban music.

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I guess it is cozy in a way but feels more just like the Temple Bar in Dublin – tourist ripoff. But on the other hand, you are in HAvana so you should check it out.

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Trinidad, Cuba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

relaxed atmosphere.. It is like a small museu of signs of people passing by.. it smells of cuba and you feel like you are a regular guest and not a tourist

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Cartagena, Colombia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Although is very famous, they don't forget to make your experience memorable. At any time in the day, you must have a mojito there and buy the music from the band, (instead of tipping)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The bar is beautiful and fascinating with all the graffiti but the mojitos are average at best but expensive. They are mass produced with little love or care. Better can be found elsewhere for 2-3 times less. Go for one and move on

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