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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Address: C. Empedrado entre Cuba y San Ignacio | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number:
62-4498
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Just the place for a cigar and tequila, Hemingway's favorite bar offers a...

Just the place for a cigar and tequila, Hemingway's favorite bar offers a dining room and banquette, a cigar divan and a patio.

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Great atmosphere. Life music. Good mojitos.

We went in June for a mojito in La B del M with a large group of Flemish people. Very nice place, a must as there is a special atmosphere. When we visited this place, it was not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Hubert645
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Aalst, Belgium
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Aalst, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in June for a mojito in La B del M with a large group of Flemish people. Very nice place, a must as there is a special atmosphere. When we visited this place, it was not crowded at all. We had all the time to enjoy our drink, to listen to the music and to see all the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very important bar, especilly for those intersted in Ernest Hemmingway. The best place for a mojeto. live music also, what more could you want? If you visit Havana this is a must. I thinnk this is one of the two most important bars in havana. To see the buna Vista Social club perform here was a real treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tourist trap but necessarily part of any trip to Havana. Probably the most renowned (and most expensive) mojito you'll have in Cuba. Tip: ground floor and street area always packed so head upstairs for additional seating and pleasant balconies.

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Nokomis, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had to visit both the "Hemingway" bars in Havana. Seems there is some doubt as to their validity on line. Both this place and La Floridita too crowded to get into. Like the fake Sloppy Joe's in Key West; full of Tourists. Captain Tony's in Key West the original & real Hemingway place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool bar and great mojitos. Perfect for a pit stop grab a drink and sit on the curb and people watch.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone wants to go here for a mojito, so the poor bartender works hard. The drink is certainly not the best mojito you can have in Havana, but as you only want to check the BdM box, you won't care.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded but we were able to get spot at the bar and there was music playing. Have a couple of mojitos and then check this one off your list of things to do while in Cuba. The place across the street has some really good paintings. We bought 1 there and if you walk 1 block past La Bodeguita... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, if you are visiting Havana, you will inevitably end up here. The $5.60 mojitos are good, but I wouldn't say they are "the best". I would suggest hanging out for a bit (you will be on the street anyway), snapping some pictures, listening to the music and moving on.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I Visited Cuba over the weekend and loved this little hole in the wall. The mojitos here were one of the best one the island. Live music and the bartenders creating your drinks make for a great atmosphere. BTW one thing i noticed mojitos are more of a cool down thing rather than to get wasted....but i mean i'm sure... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only good for drinks, but also for lunch!!! try the spicy shrimp (as a mexican i didn´t think they were spciy at all), loved the croquetas! the hole restaurant is filled with names and quotes form previous travelers, there is live music!!

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