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La Bodeguita del Medio

Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 3950
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cuban chicken” (12 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (8 reviews)
“tostones” (8 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
$$ - $$$
Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a couple of drinks, staff were friendly and there was a small band playing music, lovely little touch. We enjoyed the atmosphere in this lovely little bar, food was available and appeared popular but we only stopped for a drink.

Thank iona66
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a OK bar food is OK too mojito original good service was real good to dance it's a bad place dance floor too small and not only that the locals,I noticed that they dance cumbia style for every song one or two will dance...More

Thank Tommy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Bodeguita del Medio was one of the highlights of our trip. The music was fabulous and everyone was dancing so the vibe was wonderful. The drinks were fabulous and kept us there for hours just dancing, drinking and enjoying the live band. We just...More

Thank Aimdog91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good, drinks were good, atmosphere and music was great! The live band made it really fun. Would definitely go back.

Thank Al_D123952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was delicious !! Would come back again for the Paella... the only thing that was disappointing was the server at the end of the night asking how much we would tip her before we even asked for the bill

Thank M2606
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF you want to enjoy cuban Lifestyle -this the place to be in! The food is exellent, the service friendly and attentive. The livemusic - a cuban liveband with extraordinary exellence :)

Thank evaneumann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came back to this place because I love the Mojitos, quite frankly I believe the bartender did not bring his A game that night. we ordered to mojitos and they were both very bland. We sent them back both thimes and the bartender sent...More

Thank Santiago C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this place has a great live band and lively atmosphere, the food, drinks and service really let it down. My boyfriend and I ordered the house special - a chicken dish. It was a huge portion for a reasonable value, but it was lukewarm...More

Thank hkm23
Reviewed 19 April 2017

the food is traditional and drinks. the dancing is nex of your table the taxis help por direction. is it the center the Playa del Carmen

Thank Sergio Filadelf... A
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Got seated and sat for maybe 15-20 min. until we flagged down a waiter. Then we ordered 4 meal but only some how got 3. The food was good and the live music and overall atmosphere was good

Thank danchamp13
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Annika N
What's the name of the band?
26 February 2017|
Response from Fellowtraveler72 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know
deseo tener el mail electronico de correo.
22 December 2016|
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Stasera c'è musica dal vivo? Si balla salsa? Grazie
20 November 2015|
Response from gabrysim0 |
O è solo ristorante? Grazie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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: Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 3950
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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.