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“Good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Bodeguita del Medio

La Bodeguita del Medio
Dob Utca 57, Budapest 1074, Hungary (District VII / Jewish Quarter)
+36 (20) 388 2738
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Ranked #481 of 1,992 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The service was fast, the food was good (the mashed potatoes was superyummy!), and there was a band performing latino music. As me and my boyfriend are more into metalmusic I'm not basing this review on the music. I would recommend this place for people who like to dance (salsa and such), and people who prefer latino music.

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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“Average food, cheap-looking performance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

At the first sight this place looks nice because of the lovely interior design. The disappointment arrives at the authentic-called Cuban food: the chicken breast is just like fastfood on the street, the garnish is totally tasteless. Waiter is pushing you to order Mojito, which had absolutely nothing to do with our dinner. If you want to order a glass of wine you can only take Hungarian ones, otherwise you have to open a whole bottle for ridiculously high prices. But the worst thing problably is the live performance: cheap-looking Hungarian girls try to dance and entertain customers. All in all, this is an expensive but not authentic, more like touristic place.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Budapest M, Owner at La Bodeguita del Medio, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Szilvia,
Our La Bodeguita del Medio is more about Cuban atmosphere and this is why we suggest to have our famous Mojitos. Regarding the food we have variety of Argentinian steaks on a special parilla grill. Even though our chicken that you had is full a flavour, juicy and definately not street food. Regarding the dancers they are professionals, changing beautiful costums and adding to the unique atmosphere. I am sorry that its not for your taste, but luckily there are hundreds who are reserving a seat on a daily base, specially weekends, I wish you to find a better place to your taste.
Thanks for your comment I am sure we will see you back since our place is one of a kind in Budapest.
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“A little piece of Cuba in Budapest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Surprising interior, great steaks, will go again. Don't let the entrance put you off, it nearly did me.

Visited July 2014
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“Best night out in Budapest!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The best place to go out in the evening! Great food, amazing shows, Latin dancers and music, party all night... highly recommended!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Incredible night, the best food in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food and unique atmosphere. Unforgettable night.. Cuban music, Cuban dancers and Cuban drinks&food.. MUST TRY IT!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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