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La Bodeguita del Medio

) #66 of 1,012 Restaurants in Guadalajara ££ - £££ Caribbean, Latin,
Avenida Vallarta # 2320 | Col. Obrera, Guadalajara 44130, Mexico
+52 33 3630 1620
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
1 Oct 2016
“Only Caribbean food spot in Guadalajara ”
13 Apr 2016
“Great atmosphere ”
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
££ - £££
Avenida Vallarta # 2320 | Col. Obrera, Guadalajara 44130, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Very dissapointing. I have been in 3 bodeguitas de medio including the original in Cuba. This stablishment gets short. The food quality and service is not the best. If you in Mexico better try the one in Puerto Vallarta. At Guadalajara you can go to...More

1  Thank Arqssp
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Didn't know much about this place before I arrived, and I was pleasantly surprised. traditional Cuban Bar Restaurant with live music and a great interior. I know there are other Bodeguita's in other countries, most notably the original in Havana. from what I have seen...More

Thank Latham w
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I visited the restaurant with a couple of Mexican friends, not knowing what to expect. We tried 3 different dishes which we shared and all the dishes were cooked well and surprisingly tasty. The dishes included the slow cooked pork (good with the onions), the...More

Thank Kwan_Nyom
Reviewed 8 June 2013

A great place where the food is genuine and tasty. My pork was cooked to perfection and the mariquitas were great. Black beans and rice were just right. Mojitos flowed all night and they were done as they are supposed to be. The service was...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 22 December 2012

i have no clue what makes it different, but just thinking of going to la Bodeguita in Guadalajara makes me smile, service is good, food is good, drinks are excellent, and the live music is awesome!!

Thank Giesemann
Reviewed 7 December 2012

La Bodeguita del Medio represents a little part of Havana that is missing in the heart of some people. They try to recreate a folklore through food, beverages and music that will appeal to almost everyone. Everyone should visit at least once and if you...More

Thank rman971
Reviewed 28 May 2012

We went with friend to La Bodeguita del Medio and the ambience is really great, good live music and even salsa classes. But when we ordered we saw really small portions and the price is high. It doesn't even include sidedishes, like rice or banana....More

Thank Quacktop
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Simply Amazing went there for the First time for a Friend's birthday we had the Cuban Music playing for her at her table it was so much much. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank Araceli82
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Been here several times food quality has been really bad lately. The fried plantains came very greasy to the table and the ropa vieja is not the real thing it just oil and pimientos. The local band that plays at the restaurant is very loud...More

1  Thank deyavuee69
Reviewed 19 September 2009

I was in La Bodeguita del Medio in Cancun and loved it. Came to Guadalajara on business and saw the same place. As good as Cancun. Great cuban food, amazing mojitos (they invented them in their original place in Havana), fabulous live cuban music lunch...More

Thank cjavelly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Vallarta # 2320 | Col. Obrera, Guadalajara 44130, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara
  • Phone Number: +52 33 3630 1620
La Bodeguita del Medio was founded in Cuba in the 1940s as a corner store owned by Angel Martinez. The store became a meeting place for local artists who enjoyed getting together for an afternoon 'Mojito'. The place has preserved the ambiance of the romantic Carribean lifestyle that flourished with Havana. Today the Bodeguita del Medio is famous world wide for Salsa music, fine cigars, its original Mojitos and having guests write their thoughts and comments on the walls of the restaurant.
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