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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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Guelph, Canada
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time we passed this bar and restaurant, it was packed with tourists. We did stop in early in our visit to Havana and had a couple of $5.00 monitors, which is their signature drink. Subsequently, we found less expensive and, to our taste, better mojitos elsewhere.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited La Bodeguita a few times when in Havana. Stayed for drinks only so can't rate the food. Bar staff excellent and good music and relaxed vibe. Very small bar which gets crowded easily and it is very touristy at times, but still very enjoyable.

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Thank Shirley D
London, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well, it does get Very crowded at peak times. It can be a Lot of Fun just to hear some music, watch the classic Bartenders create a classic Cuban Mojito. It is very atmospheric and worth having at least ONE drink here. Just hang out - it is Great People Watching!

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Thank cubaexplorer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a Mojito at this atmospheric, popular bar. Can get very busy but worth it. Good music and vibes. No food and best to avoid peak times.

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Thank jennifer h
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Super experience - really Cuban feel. Busy but worth it. The decor is amazing. Just soak up the atmosphere.

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Thank Sue W
Berg en Dal, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really overrated because Hemingway sat there for a few times?!?! The mojito is certainly not the best of Havana and expensive too. but then again seen it, done it...

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Thank mariasophiavreman
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice bar good music was very busy but nice to stop in for a drink. Located near the square in old havana so easy to find.

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Thank Geraldine G
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For terrific Mojitos and cigars, great music, very special just slightly off the beaten path in old Havana I would highly recommend it. Additionally as with most popular places in old Havana it is one of Hemingway's favorite spots.

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Thank Travelinggirl1961
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a fun of cuban kitchen. I had a typical cooked beef meet with a sweet potatos and rice with a bean. On the top of that local beer- Bucanero. Food taste like everywhere else. This place is very popular, again just because of Hemingway. You can book also live music to enjoy your food with rythm of cuban... More 

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Pavones, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local food with fantastic atmosphere. The food is incredibly good. All options are local traditional food, simple plates but with no comparison. The place is also known for one of the best mojitos in town and there is cuban live music going all almost all the time. Some people start dancing even though the place is full with tables and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empedrado No. 207 e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8671374

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?