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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Way too expensive for low quality ( but famous) mojitos. Place its small but nice, in the middle of the old town of Havana

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Thank Raúl M
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OK if you want to drink but there are more comfortable places to go! historic interest but apart from that lots of alternatives

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didnt do much research before we came to Havana and we stumbled across this bar. Only to find out it is very famous. The Mojitos are meant to be the best here and they are NOT. Just over priced sugar water. IT is a bar tat you need to go to but have one and move on. It is... More 

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Thank Luke K
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As others said, this place is a tourist trap but it's a great one!!! We had such a good time hanging out at this place (we actually were outside on the street because it was so packed) that we didn't care. It had such a cool vibe with the band playing and everyone just hanging out, that I would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was listed in our guide book as a great place for a mojito and it didn't disappoint? Totally authentic with an amazing atmosphere and the prices are reasonable too.

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Thank Duelcyclone
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never even heard of this place but saw a ton of people lined up for mojito and basically asked the people about it. Apparently this is the place to get the best mojito. To be honest, the mojito at other places for 2 or 3 CUC are equally as good. They serve mojito for 5 CUC here which is... More 

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Thank Kathy V
Oranjestad, Aruba
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bodeguita del Medio review Busy bar and terrible restaurant Nice to have a few drinks and look at the local people and many tourists but do yourself a favor and find a better place to eat! The food must have been prepared by a cook that long ago gave up a dream of making decent food. All food was mediocre,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this place was PACKED with tourists...we still went...as tourist. Its a must u stop in and see the mojito glasses lined up and the bartenders preparing 10-15 mojitos at one time. Its claim to fame is Earnest Hemingway used to drink his mojitos here regularly while in Havana. Very cool atmosphere but also VERY BUSY! You can get a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A total tourist spot, but a definite must see. Rumored to be Earnest Hemmingway's favorite place to sip on mojitos. This is where the mojito was created, so you HAVE to come here for a mojito. 6 pesos for a mojito. There's ALWAYS music playing, and it's a place I can sit in for hours on end, just watching people... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little bar off of the Plaza de la Catedral was made famous because Hemingway used to drink here. The place is always packed with tourists paying too much for average Mojitos. Swing by for a picture but know there are many other places to get a good Mojito without the crowds.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8671374

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