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La Bodeguita del Medio

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Condesa
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Cozumel #37 | Col. Roma, Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
+52 55 5553 0246
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1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mojitos are really good if you want some happy drinks, my favorite dish here if you are hungry is "Ropa vieja"... enjoy and dance with the Cuban music

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Thank Geraldine R
Toronto
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Nice Cuban restaurant with authentic cuban live musicians. The mojitos were a little bit disappointing.

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Thank Feliz_Traveler
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Music was too loud, we could not talk even the waiter was mot able to hear us Location is an old house so you end sitting in a crowded area

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Thank JoseAmadoH
Miami Fla.
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

It was many years since I visited the restaurant and again I was surprised because it maintains very well its atmosphere that goes back to Old Havana. The staff can recommend the most traditional dishes of the menu according to your cravings. The truth is that it is a place that you should visit when traveling to Mexico City since... More 

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Miami
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I lived in Miami for 8 years so know Cuban food. This was a very good cuban restaurant and the vibe is cool. If tacos have got you down, check this place out.

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Thank jfalbelda
Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The place is really nice, lots of character. The service can improve, it wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. We had a blast because of the quartet that were playing there, Don Eduardo y Sus Melodías. They were exceptional. Great human beings directly from Cuba, funny and they sing great. I felt like I was in a party with... More 

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Thank leenma78
Paris
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The shrimp tacos were pretty good but what really took the show were their Mojitos and their live band. The musicians were incredibly friendly and even asked if we know any songs that they may be able to play. It was an amazing night to say the least.

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Thank Peatear
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Very good food, it was a great ambiance and very fun crowd. They have a few events every once in a while and AMAZING Margueritas

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Thank Moustafa C
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

While on a business trip to Mexico myself and my colleague were taken out to dinner at this restaurant. The food was amazing and the Cuban band was outstanding . It was crowded but they found room for our party of 8! The history and the atmosphere was the best. Everybody in the place was happy and extremely friendly. This... More 

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Thank William P
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Incredible, the music is authentically Cuban. The creators of this restaurant are very well known in Cuba, and this is their business in Mexico. The food is wonderful

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cozumel #37 | Col. Roma, Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighborhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5553 0246
Description
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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Condesa
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.
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