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La Bodeguita del Medio

Caribbean, 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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Great Bands and Great Vibe! a bit too touristic, but its still Great!

La Bodeguita del Medio is a definite MUST for visiting Habana, they have Great Bands playing all the time and it is the most touristic bar in the whole Havana.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Hernan A
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  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

La Bodeguita del Medio is a definite MUST for visiting Habana, they have Great Bands playing all the time and it is the most touristic bar in the whole Havana.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

A lively venue constantly playing great music Not so good for kids as it gets quiet lively A historic venue if only to look in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We loved graffiting the bar. Lemon drinks were delicious and very reasonably priced. Very crowded and not a place to relax particularly but a 'must-do' in Havana and much better than Floridita.

Thank CSP83
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

No matter what I write here you will still go to Bodeguita anyway if it is your first time in Cuba. However, its fame is the only thing it has going for it. I have been to Havana 3 times and tried Mojitoes in ALOT of bars and restaurants and sad to say the Mojito here ranks at the bottom.... More 

Thank Hayley R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

One of the most terrible places we encountered in Cuba. Neither the drinks nor the food would entice any modern day Hemingway to spend more than a minute in this place. Mojitos were the worst we ever had, for 5 usd you get a water mixture vaguely reminiscent of the original. The food was terrible, they managed to prepare the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I always wanted to visit the original "La bodeguita" since there is one in Mexico, the mojitos are the best, the music and the history of each of the signs in the walls are awesome.

Thank Dan Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

There was a huge crowd out side waiting to get in so unfortunately I did not get to go inside. My boyfriend and I actually got lucky that we walked down the right block to see this historic attraction as we did not get a tour guide and were just walking around. Nice photo op.

Thank MsToroBX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I liked the music in there. A kind of typical Cuban group was playing good melodies so i passed all my time there enjoying their presentation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is an enjoyable place to come for a few drinks. The service is quite decent and the vibe is good. Only thing is we found the drinks a bit overpriced, and also the mojitos were not, as we were told, the best in Cuba. We had better mojitos in other places with no fame or online reputation. All in... More 

Thank Abigail N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

if you love mojito or other rum cocktails ir is a must..You have to be patient unless you don't go there at 11.00 am ..you have to que to get a drink but worth it ..love thee music and the atmosphere

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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, Pizza, Noodle, Asian, Pub, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene


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