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La Bodeguita Del Medio

Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
+506 2255 8383
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“cubano” (5 reviews)
“cerdo” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a great option to enjoy Cuban-style food while enjoying life music, a great service and a beautiful setting through the magnificent decor on the restaurant. Good portions and good prices.

Thank SBE73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A poor example of what is now a chain of restaurants based on the original in Havana made famous) along with El Floridita) for being frequented by Ernest Hemingway. The Sam Jose franchise is rather grim and soulless; noisy, average food (arguably slightly better than...More

Thank sjhp19
Reviewed 5 August 2018

An evening of relaxation, with an abundance of vibe, and zest that would make anyone crave more. The atmosphere portrayed a sense of urban vitality mixed with a Central American twist. We spent hours, meandering through our journeys past, and future, as music embraced the...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Went to la Bodeguita del Medio because I thought it was an authentic Cuban Restaurant. Maybe this restaurant chain is known in many countries, but the one in Costa Rica is not really Cuban. Normally Cuban restaurants offer garlic bread while waiting for the ordered...More

Thank malavehr
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

If you ever, ever, want the “Cuban Experience”, well, in Costa Rica is the right place. Since you are in the front door, you can feel the chill environment and the good vibes, when you sit to drink a mojito, or a beer, or eat...More

Thank Karin A
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Great place, mojitos and band were great! awesome service! The decor and ambiance was just what we (our group) were looking for to have fun, but still be able to carry on a conversation at the table while enjoying it all! Highly recommend!

Thank TylerinTexas
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I'm not used to tour groups but on our first night as a group our tour guide booked this place. It's a cool quirky place. The food leaves alot to be desired nothing special. I ordered their signature pork dish with boiled cassava, pork was...More

Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Don’t waste your money. Bad restaurant, expensive and terrible food. Good service and they asked for an extra tip.

Thank rospinar1
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This was a great to start off our trip to Costa Rica since we really want to go to Cuba. But this food was remarkable. What the chicken with rice and beans, I gave my plantains away. The portion size was good and the mojitos...More

Thank Lilihurdler5
Reviewed 30 April 2018

First off, great mojitos. We had a nice salad, great shrimp tacos, and a fish,rice dish with a tasty sauce. Topped off with a super flan. Happy we went. Not much open on Sunday night. Glad we found this.

Thank nick10key
Juanktico, Director Comercial at La Bodeguita Del Medio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018
Google Translation

Muchas gracias por tus comentarios. ¡Esperamos verte pronto en La Casa del Mojito!

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Jeanne B
16 December 2017|
Response from Marco S | Reviewed this property |
Every night but Sunday Night
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2 September 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2255 8383
  • E-mail
The most famous Cuban restaurant of the World. Live Music, Caribbean Food, and the Original Mojitos.
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