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“Good atmosphere and decent food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Bodeguita Del Medio

La Bodeguita Del Medio
Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
+(506)2255/8383
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Ranked #32 of 346 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The most famous Cuban restaurant of the World.
Birmingham, Alabama
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere and decent food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I enjoyed the experience here on the patio with a cool breeze floating by, sipping on my mojito with my friends. The Guacamole was very good and the yuca frita was also good. My cuban sandwich was nothing special. Some of my friends had steak and it looked very good.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“What happened?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Yesterday we went on a family lunch to this place because we loved it the first time, yesterday's food was lacking of Cuban flavor: there was no garlic or mojo, no olives on ropa vieja, big disappointment, service still good which is a good thing tough, but without good flavor what is left in a restaurant?

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good place, good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Really nice place for a late dinner, I like a lot the food and even more the prices, we were dinning with friends, drinking lots of Mojitos and was one of the cheapest bills I have paid in Costa Rica.
The place have a really nice decoration and have nice live music, definitely a place to repeat soon.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Cuban food @ CR”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

PROs
Environment music && decor
Mojito's quality
Sandwiches size/flavor
Live music

CONs
Parking is $2 an hour
Outside deck is a full smog experience
Mojito glass size is very small
No WiFi
15 min wait for food time

WHaT I ATE (1 to Exc)
Cuban sandwich - 8
Vaca Frita sandwich - 8
Bolita carne (entry) - 5

Sandwiches sides Patacones are now replaced with pck fries :(

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Costa Rica
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Best service EVER!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My girlfriends and I went one afternoon and had a great experience. Marco the manager has the greatest heart. Be sure to ask Kenneth for mojitos, he is super nice guy. The people here are seriously nice. They are collecting good karma!

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