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La Bodeguita del Medio


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$2 - $10
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place has changed a lot. It offers traditional food and drinks but the quality has decreased. My husband liked it but I not so much. I suggest you to have lunch in the restaurant located right in front.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank macmillanw87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an historic Bar in La Habana. a visit is a must even if the mojito today are not as good as the ones Hemingway used to sip. nice music very turistic but still worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Gaia04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No visit to Havana is completed without a visit to la Bodeguita del Medio One of Hemingway’s favorite places Location Empedrado numero 207 Just one corner of Plaza de la Catedral The bar is immediately on your right with the restaurant behind The bar is...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank AntonioJavier1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lively cuban restaurant in Prague. Best cheeseburger in whole town. They also serve the best cuban cocktails

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TripPriyankaP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular tourist is a must go to type of place, there’s live music and service is very fast :) Food is not very good, you could grab a drink and enjoy the music.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank W6863TIadrianaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the authentic spirit of Cuba. Music band all day plays traditional Cuban music. The atmosphere is very nice.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank GMarka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful small restaurant in the middle of havana, which if it wasn’t for our tour guide i would never know it existed. The rice with beans and the beef were amazing, the environment wonderful filled with signatures and pictures and the staff very polite.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank nikolettam498
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I WHEN there for the Famous Mojitos no good at all didn't have any taste for the price ..Staff was ok ..The entertainment was good

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank alba s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fuimos a tomar un mojito u a cenar mi pareja y yo. Estaba lleno de turistas. La calidad del mojito nos decepcionó y la comida (ropa vieja) mediocre. Además fue caro: 2 mojito a + 2 ropa vieja por 40 CUC más o menos 40€...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Beatrizxb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's full of tourists outside taking photos of this legendary place and we were no exception, having done so we wandered off then came to our senses, wandered back and ordered 2 Mojito's - why wouldn't you! There was a live band and the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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November 9, 2018|
Response from Heather P | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in - no reservations. There were plenty of tables for seating
Manuel C
June 23, 2018|
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Response from pierv2018 | Reviewed this property |
Solamente aceptan tarjetas en los negocios mas establecidos y es muy dificil, las tarjetas americanas no funcionana alla.. te conviene cambiar dinero en el aeropuerto asi no te arriesgas a nada... tambien son comunes los... More
October 24, 2017|
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Response from Suzanne B | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. There are only 8 bar stools in an "L" shaped bar. It opens up onto the street. Many people get their drinks and stand outside to listen to the local music. Worth the trip. Try off hours and it might not be... More
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