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La Bodeguita del Medio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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Cozumel #37 | Col. Roma, Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
+52 55 5553 0246
13:00 - 02:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun and packed bar for dinner or just a drink. Immediately, as you walk in, there is a buzz about the place. The music is playing, the staff are friendly, its busy and everyone is laughing. A great place to meet friends and family. The walls are full of messages and notes from different people, creating a feeling of home... More 

Thank Vishna
Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The mojitos are really good if you want some happy drinks, my favorite dish here if you are hungry is "Ropa vieja"... enjoy and dance with the Cuban music

Thank Geraldine R
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice Cuban restaurant with authentic cuban live musicians. The mojitos were a little bit disappointing.

Thank Feliz_Traveler
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Music was too loud, we could not talk even the waiter was mot able to hear us Location is an old house so you end sitting in a crowded area

Thank JoseAmadoH
Miami Fla.
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was many years since I visited the restaurant and again I was surprised because it maintains very well its atmosphere that goes back to Old Havana. The staff can recommend the most traditional dishes of the menu according to your cravings. The truth is that it is a place that you should visit when traveling to Mexico City since... More 

Thank CancunVoyager
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I lived in Miami for 8 years so know Cuban food. This was a very good cuban restaurant and the vibe is cool. If tacos have got you down, check this place out.

Thank jfalbelda
Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The place is really nice, lots of character. The service can improve, it wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. We had a blast because of the quartet that were playing there, Don Eduardo y Sus Melodías. They were exceptional. Great human beings directly from Cuba, funny and they sing great. I felt like I was in a party with... More 

Thank leenma78
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The shrimp tacos were pretty good but what really took the show were their Mojitos and their live band. The musicians were incredibly friendly and even asked if we know any songs that they may be able to play. It was an amazing night to say the least.

Thank Peatear
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Very good food, it was a great ambiance and very fun crowd. They have a few events every once in a while and AMAZING Margueritas

Thank Moustafa C
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165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

While on a business trip to Mexico myself and my colleague were taken out to dinner at this restaurant. The food was amazing and the Cuban band was outstanding . It was crowded but they found room for our party of 8! The history and the atmosphere was the best. Everybody in the place was happy and extremely friendly. This... More 

Thank William P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cozumel #37 | Col. Roma, Del. Cuahutemoc, Mexico City 01030, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Condesa
  • Neighbourhood: Condesa
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5553 0246
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Condesa

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Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.
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