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La Bodeguita del Medio

Cozumel #37 | Col. Roma, Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
+52 55 5553 0246
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Ranked #434 of 1,743 restaurants in Mexico City
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Late Night
Description: La Bodeguita del Medio was founded in Cuba in the 1940s as a corner store owned by Angel Martinez. The store became a meeting place for local artists who enjoyed getting together for an afternoon 'Mojito'. The place has preserved the ambiance of the romantic Carribean lifestyle that flourished with Havana. Today the Bodeguita del Medio is famous world wide for Salsa music, fine cigars, its original Mojitos and having guests write their thoughts and comments on the walls of the restaurant.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: La Bodeguita del Medio was founded in Cuba in the 1940s as a corner store owned by Angel Martinez. The store became a meeting place for local artists who enjoyed getting together for an afternoon 'Mojito'. The place has preserved the ambiance of the romantic Carribean lifestyle that flourished with Havana. Today the Bodeguita del Medio is famous world wide for Salsa music, fine cigars, its original Mojitos and having guests write their thoughts and comments on the walls of the restaurant.
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English first
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Mother Ship is in Old Havana but has authentically translated itself to the far corners of the world including Berlin, London, Budapest, Mar de Plata, Skokje and a half dozen locations in Mexico. Walking into the Mexico City location on Cozumel Street is like time-warping back to Old Havana in the 60's. The ambiance is coffee house Havana --... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The atmosphere is great, the food is great and the mojitos are amazing! The people are really friendly and the music is great.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This place offers a true cuban experience with great drink, food and, of course fantastic music to dance to.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This restaurant is an example of what happens when you create fame and go to sleep. It was a very disappointing and disillusioning experience. Coming from the Caribbean myself, I was expecting something authentic according to some of the reviews I read, that where obviously written by innocent travelers who havent really been to an aurhentic Cuban restaurant. The building... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Mojito makes the place, you can easily have a couple of them (with a taxi drive afterwards).... Very good Cuban kitchen, but the drinks make the place. And the walls decorated by the clients of the place ....

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We found the place by accident. One of our best surprises ever! Awesome food. Never had better beans, rice, or platanos, and the main dishes we had were off the charts. To top it off, the Cuban trio that came by filled the place with seriously first-rate tunes. Can't wait to come back!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

excellent atmosphere, live music, very good and cheap coctails. everyone should visit!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Go if you don't like mexican and you rather cuban food

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

This is a unique place, decorated like a warehouse in a traditional Mexican food market. They usually have shows of singing Friday and Saturdays.

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011 via mobile

The Bodeguita de Medio is a great place for a night out with friends, with a full dinner menu, live music and friendly waiters always ready to bring another "mojito" to your table. It is not cheap and the food offerings are uneven: the Cuban chicken and the stuffed plantain was delicious, but the ceviche was too spicy and not... More

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