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La Bodeguita del Medio

5th Avenida Esq. Calle 34 Norte | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 3951
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Ranked #151 of 748 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Mount Laurel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The pork sandwich is to die for. Good drink and apps too I wish we would have known about this place sooner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent mojitos with lots of flavor. The tuna carpaccio plate was awesome! Sorry I don't remember the actual name. Señor goos was always friendly and fluent in English. Good place!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a surprise to find this place on the strip in Playa (it's at the far end of the walking mall). Excellent Cuban food--better than any I've had in Miami for the same price. A great host and a great atmosphere. The best mojitos I've ever had. Just one thing. They will ask you if you want sides but they... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Our bill was corrected by hand by 200 pesos more - from 686 pesos to 886$ (with an additional note that no tip is included). when asked why 886$, if the amount sums up to 686, they came up with a lame excuse that it includes 15% service. Ended up paying what it should have been at first place. Shame

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We recently vacationed in Playa Del Carmen and had a late dinner at this restaurant and it was awesome! The steak and shrimp were delicious and there was a live band that had us dancing thru the night!

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Playa del Carmen
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited this place with some friends, who had always great sayings about it, i didn't expect so much of it and it was a great surprise!! The ceviche tostadas were great and the mojitos are extremely good! The restaurant has this particular style of decorations, they have dancing lessons and the servers are really kind and good you never... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good authentic Cuban food with a nice friendly atmosphere. All at 5th avenue prices but definitely worth a visit.

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It was just OK nothing great and food was avarage. We kind of went because it was the last night and did not know what to do.

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El Paso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a must... Try the tostones and a mojito you will thank me.. They have live music that will make your night unforgettable..

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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Years ago I have been in La Boduita del Medio in Cuba, whoah what an experience that was! But visiting La Boguita del Medio in Playa del Carmen was even more than I expected. I have been there with my dearest Mexican friend Francisco while watching the World Cup Soccer Games: what an atmosphere and what a great lunch they... More

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Additional Information about La Bodeguita del Medio

Address: 5th Avenida Esq. Calle 34 Norte | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 803 3951
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Cuisine: Cuban

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