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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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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cuban chicken” (12 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (8 reviews)
“tostones” (8 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are not kidding when they said that have the best mojitos in the world. If you want a tasty mojito, order the mango mojito. It was one of the best drinks I have ever had. Pronounced fresh mango flavor that delivered what it promised.

Thank Iparr99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good place to start on la Quinta. Couple of drinks. Mojitos were not excellent but they were good and the Cuban live music makes you want to take more than one. Next thing you know this bar put you in a good...More

Thank Quentin J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I honestly was very surprised with the quality of the atmosphere, mojitos and dancing. If you like dancing or listening to salsa while bopping your head. Would recommend.

Thank Martín V
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat. This place has inside and outside seating. The menu offers something that anyone would enjoy. The menu is in both English and Spanish. Wasn't super impressed by the food but the live music was awesome.

Thank Roberyam
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Didn't get to eat the food there but the drink were great, beautiful live Cuban music and awesome environment. Best part of our trip to Playa del Carmen, we had so much fun just to sit, laugh, relax and drink some alcoholic beverages.

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends. The place had great energy. They give you a marker to write on the wall and you have an option to have your picture taken (18 bucks and comes with a cute frame). Live music was playing. When the band found...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Let's begin by saying that my wife and I were craving a mojito and this place states to make The Best Mojitos in town. Well, we ordered 2 and to be honest we were not impressed, nonetheless, we stayed since they had cuban live music...More

Thank Fran Z
Jorge A, Gerente at La Bodeguita del Medio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

This person held to work for us an apology and wait we can return to help you in the future

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We always come here every time we visit playa del Carmen! Greta place for a good time out. This place blew my mind! I lost my wallet the night I went there. I threw a Hail Mary the next day and decided to show up...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Went with friends, great desing, Live music, But is te most expensive one that i have been, good staff, and great service

Thank richard m
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I wanted some food, i was confused by staff, got different food to what i was expecting and then the male waiter was rude to me when i wouldnt leave a tip. Really put a downer on things. Avoid.

Thank shaunie_kent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 02:00
Monday
13:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 02:00
Thursday
13:00 - 02:00
Friday
13:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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.
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