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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, South American
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Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
(537) 867 1374
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Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is interesting to see, but it is Cuban style, which means... lacks maintenance. Mojito is excellentand it is an experience you should have. The music in the front part of the restaurant is very nice.

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you walk by you will see a ton of people crowded in a small bar based on the hype around Ernest Hemingway and the fabulous mojito. Really it's more of a tourist trap than anything else. If it's easy to get in and get a drink do it. If not don't waste your time. If you like eating at... More 

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Thank JMM15
Stockholm, Sweden
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87 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although expensive and touristy it is a fun place to ho to for a mojito. One Of Hemmingways favourite bars. Often live music

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Thank Christina K
North Palm Beach
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small, intimate bar where Hemingway once enjoyed his mojitos, La Bodeguita is an experience. Extremely small, intimate bar space with live music but excellent cocktails. Make sure to patronize the street art vendors just out side the bar.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited La Bodeguita in January of this year. A block before you actually get there, you can hear the awesome music sound and laughter reach you.... at noontime! This small historical bar in old Havana is full of fun, great live music and life. Why 4 stars you ask? Well the mojitos... It's all about the mojitos! And these... More 

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Thank Edwin P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go up to the terrace and order the Mojitos it is amazing and not to miss! Best time is to go around 6 p.m. after touring Havana. You'll enjoy your time best if you go as a group of friends or multiple couples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a mojito and ended up having a good lunch too. The food and service were good in a an interesting and original setting. Go visit and get your name on the wall!

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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the bars made famous by the great writer Hemingway. Just for drinks! Food is just there... Nothing to be proud of! But there is a great ambience!

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Thank migan51
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was better at the Bodeguita in Varadero Cuba, and the prices were more expensive here too. The menu is also different. The best thing about this place is wondering around to see photos of all the famous people whom have come here.

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Penryn, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't realised quite how big this place was because everyone clamours around the entrance. Traditional band playing, you can leave a message on the wall and the mojito is not the best but a must!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: (537) 867 1374

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?