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“Don't eat in this place”

La Bodeguita del Medio
Ranked #80 of 1,236 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
“Don't eat in this place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I took the family to eat and the food was horrible, my kids barely taste it and didn't want to eat more. I told the waitress to bring something else and was bad too. On top of that they charged everything we order even that we barely ate it. I have eaten cuban food on other places and is very good, this is a bad reference for the kind of food cubans can make!!!

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Mojitos and guac!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing. Great atmosphere and great drinks. Soak up the Cuban vibe, watch or take part in salsa lessons every night while you sip one of the best mojitos you have ever tasted. Oh and make sure you order the guacamole...honestly the best I have ever tasted!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Chula Vista, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Energetic atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

I love this place. The best Mojito in town. All of my wedding guests loved spending time here the night before my wedding.

Visited June 2013
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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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343 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Typical bogus cuban tourist trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

They only good thing here are the mojitos ..small and expensive. Food arrived cold and had to be sent back. The return was't much better...bland version of the"famous" Cuban chicken special. Nother inexpensive...we ate paid and ran from this tourist trap.

Visited June 2013
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“great taco's awesome mojito's and great service!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

ernest would be proud, they do a great job of taking care of the customers, taco's are awesome and mojito's are some of the best in all of playa, highly recommend

Visited May 2013
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