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La Bodeguita del Medio

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Central American
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Cozumel #37 | Col. Roma, Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
+52 55 5553 0246
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Peatear
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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4 of 5 stars 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

Thank Moustafa C
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank William P
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

Thank DanielSada
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

We spent a good 4 hours here on our last visit to Mexico City, the waiting staff were friendly and prompt with their service. The food was delicious and cheaply priced. I highly recommend checking it out!

Thank lavallea
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

I just about never slam restaurants, but I'll make an exception. On Sunday night in the Condesa, few restaurants are open, so we ended up here. The chicken (jerk?) was bony, tough and scanty. The plaintains were greasy. There was no water brought, even when requested repeatedly. Well, the two times the waiter showed up. The food was mediocre, the... More 

Thank Susan_Richmond
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

great bar with live Cuban music lunch and dinner drinks are excellent food so so we liked the Cuban stile chicken and rice with beans cant go wrong one 10 buck plate was more than enough for 2

Thank rlodana
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Good crowd and awesome Mojitos in a great location: Once you entered the place, you're overwhelmed by the (live) music, the people and all the tags on the walls. Obviously the Mojito-variations are very recommended... Better go early, as the crowd leaves by 11/12pm.

Thank cywu123
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I was recommended this location by the concierge at the Four Seasons. I was told it was a short walk but I would recommend a taxi. I was a little surprise at all the writings on the wall. Food was excellent.. I had the skirt steak and shrimp. It was excellent!! I had the caramel flan.. It was the best... More 

Thank Whi06396
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If youve been to the real bodeguita del medio in Cuba this one leaves a lot to desire. Its in a very trendy neighborhood and the service isnt quite great but the live music and a coupple drinks make you forget that your not in cuba.

Thank TatianaMR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Condesa

Neighborhood Profile
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.