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“Meh - average”

La Bodeguita del Medio
Ranked #52 of 1,055 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have been here about 4-5 times, mostly for music. Had a variety of dishes including their paella, and drank their mojitos. I had nothing above average in any case. So if you are going for food here, save your money. Also the service is not very good nor friendly. The last one was the straw for me, not going again. We went at the beginning of NOvember, not a very busy time for the area - I go about 2-3 times a year to PV. This time their service people at the door wouldn't even sit us upstairs even though there were open tables and other couples, and the restaurant was not even close to being full. They were not nice about it either, basically the two pretty ladies just ignored us, told us we have to sit downstairs right next to the loud music and then kept chatting between each other. unfortunately I think they are a victim of being popular, they just don't care.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We celebrated our son's birthday here with friends (party of 11) on Oct. 3rd 2013 and had a great time. We had a reserved table that was ready for us and an assigned wait staff that was very helpful and attentive. The drinks were great (Mojitos) and the Vaca Frita was wonderful. We requested chocolate brownies ahead of time with the reservation and they were able to accommodate our request with brownies that were good and topped with vanilla ice cream.
All in all a great night of food, drinks and live entertainment. I highly recommend this restaurant / club!

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Thank Eugene W
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Music and mojitos are great! This is a must if you want to enjoy some cuban salsa. There is wi-fi available. Love the table that faces the malecon. You can enjoy great music, drinks and the sunset all at once.

Thank Gabi P
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I found this place perusing trip advisor for our vacation. Having been to PV multiple times i wanted something new. We had dinner and came here after for drinks. We got a great table by the dance floor and had a blast watching the excellent local salsa dancers. Music and band were a lot of fun and we felt like we were in a little Cuban hotspot in Havana. Really fun way to end an evening. Haven't tried the food but i can highly reccommend it for drinks, fun and atmosphere and great dancing.

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Thank CelticGirlLA
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

we come here every time we come to PV. My husband is cuban and he loves the yummy cuban food here! but I love the mojitos they are amazing!!
best anywhere!!!

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