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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 #67 of 357 restaurants in Havana
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It is a tourist spot, but a must do. The Mojitos are readily available - more expensive than elsewhere but not too extortionate - well worth the visit just for the atmosphere. Just a small bar, but managed to fit in stools, lots of people and of course a full band, with people outside peering in or dancing in the... More

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Lowestoft
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fabulous atmosphere and great music on the day we visited. Good food, friendly and welcoming - and very busy! If we get back to Havana we will definitely visit again.

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Go, take a picture already, move on! What's the big deal? Bring your own piece of a wall if you want to write your name on one...je je

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went to Old Havana and tried their Mojito... Freshness is guaranteed. Wow is all I can say. Nothing beats the original

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stumbled across this place, not having heard of it before and realising how much of a tourist destination it was. We were really hungry, and just walked in after walking out of a few other places that were too over-priced and touristy. As soon as we sat under a wall full of signed photographs of celebrities, sportsmen, politians from... More

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Birmingham UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

we came here as part of the tour we'd booked the bar was rammed with people drinking cocktails with a live band playing. Our tour guide took us to the back room and showed us the names on the walls and the famous people pictures on the wall. We finally found a spot on the wall to scribble our names... More

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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went here for the last group meal of a trip. The set menu we had was good but not outstanding. We had roast pork and shredded beef with rice and beans and a deep fried vegetable. It was good and the atmosphere in the restaurant was very good. You felt you were somewhere with a lot of history behind... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

a must see bar as you'll fit a lot of souvnier with the drawing of this small bar. Nothing more inside than a small bar and live music with a good mojito but should have one during day time- probsbly no place to sit at night. You can buy the CD of the playing grup for 10 CUC (10 USD)... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you travel to Havana, this is one of the bars/restaurants you must see. Not because of the food, or coctails, just because of the unforgettable feeling. This place was one of the most favourite place of Ernest Hemingway who took part in making the mojito coctail. The music, the feeling, the decoration on the wall. Every guest shall to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great food-fantastic😃you have everything what you wish for..and you can dance all the time beetween meals and after-with dance instructor😉

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