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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%
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“ropa vieja” (9 reviews)
“tostones” (8 reviews)
“rice and beans” (12 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The live bands are the highlights here. The service is very good. We had pulled pork sandwich, Cuban steak, avocado mix green salad and caramel flan along with corona. Everything was delicious. Recommended!

Thank TrWorldTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My credit card info was stolen @ this restaurant on my first night in Mexico last winter. It was the only place I used the card that day, and the next day ~900$ was spent @ liquor store near the restaurant. I wrote to the...More

Thank Benaubey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall an amazing restaurant with a cool atmosphere. Walked in and was seated next to an impromptu salsa dancing lesson which was awesome to watch. Got a few mojitos, some Cuban chicken, and ropa viejo, all of which was very good. Recommend this to anyone...More

Thank Danika B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stopped for a drink but this bar/restaurant echoes the original in Havana and a mojito, which was delicious, is obligatory! The open ar part afforded much-needed air and a trio playing Cuban music, completed the scene.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The music, environment and place was AMAZING also the service, but the food took really long so we just had appetizers, and it was kind of a letdown ... I expected true cuban flavor and it was a bit bland probably for tourists. Overall is...More

Thank Haruka-J
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Went there with a few friends for the fried plantains. My friend went out and bought some vanilla ice cream to go with the plantains which made the combination amazing. Told the waiter he needs to put this on the menu. The place had a...More

Thank Dartagnan C
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Nice vibe with great drinks and good love music. I had an Mescal mojito which was above expectations! The crowd is great with loads of people dancing

Thank Pelle T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

While visiting Playa Del Carmen I walked by the restaurant and it seemed so lively I decided to stop there for dinner. Amazing food and atmosphere. I had a party of 6 and we had great service along with the food and drinks. The Cuban...More

Thank YDM425
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to come to this restaurant since the last time I visited Playa. Not for the food because it was mediocre but because of the ambiance and the micheladas. We showed up after dinner, around 11 pm, and the place was pretty dead....More

Thank cluvzk
Reviewed 7 October 2017

came here with some friends and some delicious drinks and the service was fantastic. this was one of the better moments of the trip.

Thank mrstorres1122
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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