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“Great Cuban Food”

La Bodeguita del Medio
Ranked #53 of 998 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
California
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Cuban Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a must! Love the ambiance and the food! The location is perfect, with a beautiful view of the ocean and the Malecon. We come here every time we visit Puerto Vallarta.

Visited May 2013
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Excellent choice to have a taste of Cuba; mojitos amazing and live music great. Atmosphere of the place can wort it and prices are not so expensive.

Visited May 2013
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Cuban Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was a treat and lots of fun, we walked by it on the walk downtown and never saw it. when we stopped in about 10pm on friday night they had a cuban band with great atmosphere and service. priced good, we loved this place. Bartenders were really good, mohita looked great. thumbs up

Visited June 2013
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California
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Awesome food and live entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

You really need to treat yourself to dinner here. The food is wonderful! We love salsa music so the fact that they have live bands playing both day and night was a plus. We went there two nights in a row. The musicians are great and helped to set a unique atmosphere for food, fun and dancing. What I really liked was the fact that the music was loud enough to be heard but it did not hurt our ears.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
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“Great live Cuban salsa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Me and my best friend returned to B del M on this trip since we love live salsa. The band was excellent! The atmosphere is great as well. We didn't eat here, so can't review that. However the mojitos were quite good. All the people in B del M were having a great time. So many dancers to watch and we joined in for a few songs. Recommend for your salsa dancing and mojito fix!

  • Visited May 2013
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