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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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Oranjestad, Aruba
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bodeguita del Medio review Busy bar and terrible restaurant Nice to have a few drinks and look at the local people and many tourists but do yourself a favor and find a better place to eat! The food must have been prepared by a cook that long ago gave up a dream of making decent food. All food was mediocre,... More 

Thank Marcel N
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134 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although this place was PACKED with tourists...we still went...as tourist. Its a must u stop in and see the mojito glasses lined up and the bartenders preparing 10-15 mojitos at one time. Its claim to fame is Earnest Hemingway used to drink his mojitos here regularly while in Havana. Very cool atmosphere but also VERY BUSY! You can get a... More 

Thank Sarah W
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A total tourist spot, but a definite must see. Rumored to be Earnest Hemmingway's favorite place to sip on mojitos. This is where the mojito was created, so you HAVE to come here for a mojito. 6 pesos for a mojito. There's ALWAYS music playing, and it's a place I can sit in for hours on end, just watching people... More 

Thank Laura B
Dallas, Texas
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This little bar off of the Plaza de la Catedral was made famous because Hemingway used to drink here. The place is always packed with tourists paying too much for average Mojitos. Swing by for a picture but know there are many other places to get a good Mojito without the crowds.

Thank HTjv
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had, of course, a drink or two... although it was very hard to fight our way through the crowd. The atmosphere was great the Mojitos quite good.

Thank ChrisSuLu
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit of a tourist trap but still a fun place and must see in old Havana .busy at nights , live music , mojito the most popular drink

Thank 1968roger
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmospheric, interesting, historic. But food only ok, cocktails poor, service adequate and rather surly. Felt like they were going through the motions and couldn't really be bothered. Definitely worth a look and maybe a drink but there are far better.....

Thank Paul M
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Crowded tourist trap. Took a long time to even get a drink. Drinks were over priced. Only about 6 stools right at bar.

Thank Wscorrado
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Busy as hell in a small and cosy kind of way, but a damn fine Mojito. The Pork and Rice was really good.

Thank dustymiller259
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Bodeguita del Medio. Habana, Cuba Hidden in the myriad stories of Hemingway loving this joint is the fact that Papa seldom came to this little dive bar. Once you stop by, and of course you will just to satisfy your curiosity, you will agree that there was little possibility of his draggain Ava Gardner or any of the other... More 

Thank Bob W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?