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La Bodeguita del Medio

Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 1585
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American
$$ - $$$
Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love La Bodequita! We have been coming here for about 20 yrs. The best Mojitos! And authentic Cuban food. Some of our favorite dishes are the tapas...delicias de queso are the best. Mixed cheese balls lightly breaded and fried served with a savory, sweet...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect mojitos, ceviches and views! The service was quick and friendly. We would return in a heartbeat!

Thank mcdibiasi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We normally do not go to restaurants on the Malecon, but had been to BdM back in 2007 & thought we'd try it again. First time since we moved here, we shared a shrimp appetizer - very tasty, crunchy i think popcorn shrimp. Then shared...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, food was ok, many options. Staff was kind and helpful also good location and beautiful sea view

Thank Carlos E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went looking for a good cuban food since we are cubans and leaving in Texas. So we wanted to try it and the atmosphere was amazing. Music was on point. They even carry Cristal and Bucanero beer (which are cubans), so good but very...More

Thank isanobu88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La bodeguita offers a nice atmosphere while enjoying the best mojitos. Service is great and very good Cuban food. Mírka waited on us and made us feel at home, she recommended we try a “carajito” wich we did and was the absolute best!

Thank vic2remerzianfunding
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We actually ate here twice! Nice Cuban food. Reminded me of home in Miami. We had Paella and tostones, Ceviche and vaca frita too. All of it was very good. The views from sitting up top were beautiful as well. Service was good and so...More

Thank deckerbullies
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So I've had plenty of empanadas around the world..Cubans make them better hahahaha...great food, conversation and atmosphere..I'm going back to eat there a few more times before I leave.

Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We've been to La Bodeguita del Medio several time and we were never disappointed! The live Cuban music, the enviroment, the Mojitos (claimed to be the best in Puerto Vallarta) made it all worth it! We even walked by in the middle of the day...More

Thank Simona S
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

love the Ambiance in the atmosphere great view of the ocean two-story building food is amazing and even take American Express credit card. Vaca Frita is my excellent choice

Thank m0323
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December 12, 2017|
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Response from Burns-Rozen | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Tuesday night, and they did have a full band. It started around 7 or 8 PM.
Nicole G
December 3, 2017|
Response from Jake V | Reviewed this property |
Not a clue. Sorry
December 24, 2015|
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Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
Thursdays and Saturdays, from 8.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 1585
  • E-mail
La Bodeguita del Medio was founded in Cuba in the 1940s as a corner store owned by Angel Martinez. The store became a meeting place for local artists who enjoyed getting together for an afternoon 'Mojito'. The place has preserved the ambiance of the romantic Carribean lifestyle that flourished with Havana. Today the Bodeguita del Medio is famous world wide for Salsa music, fine cigars, its original Mojitos and having guests write their thoughts and comments on the walls of the restaurant.
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