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“Really cool atmosphere”

La Bodeguita Del Medio
Ranked #36 of 730 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The most famous Cuban restaurant of the World.
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The Mojitos were the best I've ever had. Excellent Cuban food with a large variety on the menu. Ropa Vieja was delicious. They even have Micheladas for about two dollars, but be careful they are huge! They have live music every night. After you are finished eating, they bring you a marker and you can right anything you want anywhere on the walls.

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

It was our first night in Costa Rica and like most trips not everything goes to plan. This place ended our first night off right! The food was some of my favorite the entire time we were in Costa Rica. Great guacamole and ceviche. The atmosphere was great with the live music. Its not cheap food, but you will enjoy your night here.

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Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had one night in San Jose before heading out into the country and after a day of flying we were hungry! This place fit the bill....I had their pork sandwich (can't remember the name, but there is a photo of it in the menu) and it was amazing! Fresh bread, melt in your outs pork and served with plantain chips. You MUST get a monitor while there, the bartenders line them up on the bar to prep them. Hands down the best on the planet. The atmosphere is so festive and there is usually live music to serenade as you eat. We went back when we returned to San Jose before catching our flight the next morning.

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Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

A great vibe in here - hip and the promise of live music. Beautiful room and great staff. The food was so-so though - too much salt and deep fry. Stay away from the papa Hemingway - it turns out to be a too-sweet strawberry slushie.

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

This restaurant specializes in cuban food . The place is nicely decorated to remind you of Cuba. The y sometimes have live music. The food is very similar to ours in Costa Rica. Rice and beans, plantain, yuca and meat, but the way they prepared is totally different, so it doesn't taste like ours. Noce place to go for drinks.

Thank Silvana C
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