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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Authentic monitors accompanied of pristine live Cuban music. Since it is a tipical touristic spot, it tends to be crowded.

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Sečovlje - Siccole
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of Havansa must sees but this time it was impossible to get inside or even to order a drink to have it on the street in front of the place. It would be a good idea to think about enlarging a place since there are so many more tourist coming to this place. Anyhow I am glad that I've... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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123 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a touristy spot, but mainly people come for photos, next thing - mojitos, and very few for actually eating. The food is quite tasty, if slightly overpriced.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I just got back from Cuba less than a week ago. Overall, it was a great trip. We stopped in this restaurant in Varadero and it was a pleasant surprise. Not only was the good good, but they had a wonderful band playing music. They reminded me of the Buena Vista Social Club. It's informal dining. One... More 

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San Vito lo Capo, Italy
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must when you visit Havana. It's a toughie to get in as it's tiny , my friend and I were lucky to drink the Mohitas there. Music was blasting out, good times . Keep your bag close to you as it get really tightly packed.

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Cairo, Egypt
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People had warned us that the best mojitos can be found elsewhere, however we loved the mojitos here.. the atmosphere and music are really amazing.. the place is packed so the party continues out on the street..

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Thank N D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there on April 2017 with family and friends, great Mojito, great atmosphere, great service. I will go again.

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Medford, Oregon
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small watering hole in Old Town Havana is a must for anyone that admires Hemingways writing and drinking prose....The drinks flow with great music as the mostly tourist crowd sings and dances along with the locals over Mojitos & cigars...The bar is packed nearly every operating hour, but you find inside, food drinks & cigars that will amaze and... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second time in Cuba and once again I found myself at la Bodeguita del Medio. This is a very popular spot for tourists, the actual bar area is small and the restaurant part is pretty big with multiple levels. This place has a great energy, lots of people dancing, drinking or smoking cigars. The best part are... More 

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Thank negrapola
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Life music and excellent Mojitos Situated in Havanna Vieja (Old town) The bar is very small but with a nice ambient

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8671374

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?