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La Bodeguita Del Medio

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Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came as a group and it was a fun packed night. Great Cuban food, great band and we all wrote on the wall, which is a key part of the Resturant experience. Only warning is order via the waitors when u order from the bar staff they will rob you $4 for bottle of water $16 for rum shot.... More 

Thank ejbennet
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank goodness our G Adventures guide took us here and told us what to order because there was no English on the menu. Fantastic, fresh mojitos and amazing food. We left our mark on the walls, like everyone, and hope to make it back one day. A great evening.

Thank Sandy B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well didn't even know this place was there friends called to looked them up and found my self there food was good and alot they make a good mojito and the service is nice and friendly i would recommend anybody's that wants try some cuban food to try it its very good and you feel at home and you can... More 

Thank luis d
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I've been to several Bodeguitas now, and I have to say I had really high hopes for this one, since they should know how to cook latin music. The truth was that the food was ok, the prices where very high, and the service terrible. It looks very nice thou and has an amazing ambiance. Also the mojito was pretty... More 

Thank Marcemraz
Oakville, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has great live music while your eating. The waiters are friendly and the beer is cold. The food is the real highlight. The food has flavour and made so well. I recommend anything with fish. I had the shrimp tacos which were the best I have had so far. The atmosphere is great and the decor is nice.... More 

Thank Sabina T
Streamwood, Illinois
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The Mojitos were the best I've ever had. Excellent Cuban food with a large variety on the menu. Ropa Vieja was delicious. They even have Micheladas for about two dollars, but be careful they are huge! They have live music every night. After you are finished eating, they bring you a marker and you can right anything you want anywhere... More 

Thank LotusExplorerTravel
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It was our first night in Costa Rica and like most trips not everything goes to plan. This place ended our first night off right! The food was some of my favorite the entire time we were in Costa Rica. Great guacamole and ceviche. The atmosphere was great with the live music. Its not cheap food, but you will enjoy... More 

Thank Kristen S
Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had one night in San Jose before heading out into the country and after a day of flying we were hungry! This place fit the bill....I had their pork sandwich (can't remember the name, but there is a photo of it in the menu) and it was amazing! Fresh bread, melt in your outs pork and served with plantain... More 

Thank M M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

A great vibe in here - hip and the promise of live music. Beautiful room and great staff. The food was so-so though - too much salt and deep fry. Stay away from the papa Hemingway - it turns out to be a too-sweet strawberry slushie.

Thank Anthony S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This restaurant specializes in cuban food . The place is nicely decorated to remind you of Cuba. The y sometimes have live music. The food is very similar to ours in Costa Rica. Rice and beans, plantain, yuca and meat, but the way they prepared is totally different, so it doesn't taste like ours. Noce place to go for drinks.

Thank Silvana C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +(506)2255/8383
The most famous Cuban restaurant of the World.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?