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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (10 reviews)
“hunan chicken” (15 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 6 days ago

We quite enjoyed the Cuban trio here while sipping our beers to extend our stay. The waiters are harried when it's crowded but still friendly. The washroom is public and is across the lane, which is a bit off putting. But we just came for...More

Thank DanoCanada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit every time we are in the riviera maya, we like the music, drinks and food. very cool cuban bar to visit!

Thank Pernell V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stay a month every year in PDC and this has always been one of our favorite places for dinner. We always get the special all you can eat chicken dish "pollo cubano", juicy chicken in a orange buttery and tangy sauce. Our first night...More

Thank sailork13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and lovely authentic Cuban food. I'm a big foodie and really appreciated the flavors! The flan was the best flan desert we had in Playa. Also, one of the friendliest service we've had. It's more lively at night with music.

Thank Stephanie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This lively bar is the place to drink mojitos, listen to a hot Cuban band, go salsa dancing or just watch dancers have a ball. It’s an outpost of the original Havana bar that lays claim to inventing the mojito. Fun!

Thank sjtam
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Just happened upon this cozy place when hearing the live music from outside. The latin music was fun and had several people dancing. Wished we had stumbled across it earlier in the evening so we could have tried the food. Everyone was having fun either...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We loved all the food, don't miss trying the appetizer plate and the all you can eat cuban chicken. The paella was very tasty as ropa vieja, the shrimps and the empanadas. Music is super fun, and our daughter loved to dance there (she is...More

Thank Mariana B
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Cuban food, good drinks, good music; had the Pollo Cubano (Cuban chicken) – a slow roasted chicken with an orange sauce…. Delicious! We have eaten inside, and it can be quite loud depending on the band. This time we ate outside and it was better...More

Thank rjs15
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This place always has great music live bands and a great atmosphere. The staff are friendly drinks are good we didn't get a chance to try the food but it looked and smelled amazing. A must when you go to Playa.

Thank Stephon S
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

After drop a full mojito glass in my son and husband’s clothes, the waitress brought the bill as if nothing had happened. When I complained, she went to talk to someone( I suppose the manager) and I could see both laughing. No excuses or any...More

Thank Michelle A
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Questions & Answers
7 January 2018|
Response from Jorge A | Property representative |
From monday to thursday classes of salsa at 7 pm and musica live every night
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8 December 2017|
Response from Jorge A | Property representative |
From monday to thursday classes of salsa at 7 pm and musica live every night
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26 February 2017|
Response from Fellowtraveler72 | Reviewed this property |
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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.
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