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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“vaca frita” (5 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (3 reviews)
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Latin, Bar, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We visited the restaurant on a Saturday night and arrived around 7:30 p.m. There were plenty of available of tables and we kicked off our night with some mojitos. We ordered the fried plaintain with tomatoes for our appetizer - the texture of the plaintain...More

Thank Carmela L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I ended up going here twice while in San Jose! As I have missed Cuba and didn't get to visit this restaurant in Havana, it was quite the surprise! The mojitos are perfection! The food is delicious! The waiters are very friendly and provides great...More

Thank kitajenn8709
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and expectation was to have a nice chat with an old friend - done -nice environment , good service and got surprised with LIVE music ... I like how the walls are covered with people's messages and names. Very relax and...More

Thank Emoreira84
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It's a copy of the original one in Cuba, and although is a chain restaurant the food wasn't that bad. In fact, the "Pollo" was very tasty. Have some mojitos!!!

Thank Bruno F
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

When we first arrived in Costa Rica, we went here for dinner & loved it so much we went back on our last day. The shrimp in a hollowed out pineapple was terrific. The second time we had it, the waiter even did a flambé...More

Thank RodgerandTom
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

When we arrived we weren't sure what to eat. But as soon as we came into the restaurant we were greeted as if we were regulars. They helped us choose a drink as well as food. Very friendly, clean and good environment! The was food...More

1  Thank Yancy M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere was great on a friday night. Not many young people, mostly older groups and couples that dont stay long. Live music was a nice touch. Food came out fast and was average cuban food. Free mojitos samples were tasty but not not much alcohol.

2  Thank Aly E
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Dear LBDM, Please. You are an established venue with historical significance but you have a reputation in CR for being crappy, which is why you're empty on a Saturday night when you should have a wait list and be full all the time, every night...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

It's always the same, good chains in Costa Rica gets wrong when they are served by our waiters .. waiters in Costa Rica are rude and they don't like to serve people... and the food, it was expensive and regular ...

Thank jochava
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is well known as it is located in the west of downtown (Barrio Don Bosco), food is good and service could be better.

Thank Juan E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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
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