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La Bodeguita del Medio

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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place had an amazing atmosphere and was very friendly. Went for a meal in a large group and we were ushered down a side passage to the restaurant at the back. Mojito was only average, nothing special. Ditto for the food, although I loved their plantain chips. Great bar though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Generalpuffball
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Essex, UK
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  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There are many Mojitos, but this on going the one to use as a reference. The place has character and the crowd makes it lively

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Milano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Even more than Floridita, it's a tourist attraction. Mojito is great and expensive - 5 CUC Location is famous mainly because of the writings on the wall and pics of celebrities been there. Not so historical..

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

So full that you have to queue... The bar is nice, you can wonder looking for celebrity signatures. A touristy place that cmes to you rather than you go find it!

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Athens
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I suppose that all tourists in Havana at least passes by La Bodequita del Medio to feel the history of this place. I visited in a busy afternoon and I had the chance to get a seat at the bar taste its delicious mojito and take some photos. I did not had the chance to have a meal at its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great spot to go and visit for the history of this place . Its rustic to look at and gives you a glimpse into the old havana and the type of people who visited this place as its surrounded with photo frames and signatures of people all over the walls . Coming to food and drinks - I guess the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Probably THE most amazing place in La Habana Vieja. The music and the atmosphere are absolutely charming me and you can stay there for ages just looking at the sketches and drawing while enjoying a mojito. It's like being back to another time where you can picture Hemingway having his apéritif, a real must-do in La Habana!

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Essex, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place had an amazing atmosphere and was very friendly. Went for a meal in a large group and we were ushered down a side passage to the restaurant at the back. Mojito was only average, nothing special. Ditto for the food, although I loved their plantain chips. Great bar though.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

What an eclectic place! We sampled Hemmingways favourite mojito ... plus had a fantastic meal including ropa vieja and rice/beans. They catered for all tastes and provided enough food to feed the 4 of us and then some. A lovely experience with some great accompanying music from a live band - even made sure we wrote on the wall. A... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

You can't go to Havana without getting on the Hemingway trail and having a Mojito here and scrawling your name on the wall like everyone else…i was lucky enough to do it 15 yrs ago…and trying to find the old one was tricky this time…but the vibe…the crowd, the music and the Mojitos made it all worthwhile…. .. is also... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I wouldn't say i really liked La Boeguita Del Medio because i'm not the biggest fan of such destinations. But anyway this is a must see place.

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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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