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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Cozumel #37 | Col. Roma, Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
+52 55 5553 0246
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1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Bodeguita del Medio was founded in Cuba in the 1940s as a corner store...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Fun Place

We went for dinner and drinks on two separate occasions after being disappointed by recommended places in Roma and Condessa. The ceviche Verde was a huge hit for us along withe the fried pork. I'd skip the plantains, they were a bit dry and tasteless and the mojitos were a bit mixed. I liked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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San Francisco, California
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Santiago, Chile
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222 reviews 222 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Came here with friends. What a mistake. A disclaimer. I am Cuban, so I know my mojitos and tostones. I also happen to know the original in Habana after so many visits. This should not even use their name. If this is a franchise from the original, whoever the owner of such things is Cuba is, should review their quality.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went for dinner and drinks on two separate occasions after being disappointed by recommended places in Roma and Condessa. The ceviche Verde was a huge hit for us along withe the fried pork. I'd skip the plantains, they were a bit dry and tasteless and the mojitos were a bit mixed. I liked that they use real fruit for... More 

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Mexicpo City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My favorite place ever. If you like spicy and fish cevice try the "ceviche verde que te quiero verde" (very hot & spicy). Also try the "café cubano" and if you eat on the terrace you can smoke a cuban cigar.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

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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Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cozumel #37 | Col. Roma, Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5553 0246

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am

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