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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 #138 of 744 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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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Dallas, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We ate here twice in our 4 night stay in Playa. The Paella is excellent! I also had the fish and shrimp and it was also great. I can't say enough about the great food and service we had. We visited this place a few years back when it was down the street and smaller. We were worried that because... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had a great evening at Bodeguita del Medio. Nice to have fun and see people dancing salsa. I wish I danced the half people danced there. Try the mojitos, are fabulous.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lively and fun Cuban restaurant off 5th Ave in Playa del Carmen. There was a salsa class being taught while we were having dinner, so a little live entertainment!! The sweet plantains were the best.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Any time I travel Latin America I love getting a small dose of Cuba if possible. This turned out to be a huge dose of Cuba. They had a nice selection of affordable and real Cuban cigars. My only issue there was that the humidor may have been a little weak. We had snacks, mojitos, and cigars on the patio... More

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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great food, fabulous music free salsa lessons and the best mojito this side of Cuba! It could be a bit bigger but other than that a must go!

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Bowie, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very good Cuban menu, local salsa band, open air seating in nice area... Long time presence in PdC...

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited this restaurant looking for cuban food and salsa music. We did not regret it. The food is a little overprice but we can't complain. The salsa band makes our night great!

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