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La Bodeguita Del Medio

Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
+506 2255 8383
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“cerdo” (2 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only came for drinks so can’t comment on the food. Loved this place - and given San Jose doesn’t have the most to offer visitors (vs many other great places in Costa Rica) for people doing a one-night stopover in San Jose this place...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our last dinner of our G Adventures tour at this restaurant. They apparently specialize in Cuban food and I can honestly say that their food was much better than any we had on a previous trip in Cuba. Service was good and prices...More

Thank CoolCouple99
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I went to La Bodeguita to celebrate my.birthday and it was great, starting by the food, the Pierna de Cerdo (pig leg) was great and tasty. The Mojitos outstanding and the music excellent. I even got a certificate for my bday. The prices are quite...More

Thank MarcoC997
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Check this fun place out. I had the fish in a tomato broth which was amazing, sat at the bar where service was impeccable, enjoyed the trendy decor, friendly staff and patrons, just loved the whole experience.

Thank tahoeskierTahoe
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This was our first experience with the "pura vida" rate of service in Costa Rica, which took some getting used to since I am ... not accustomed to slowing down. Aside from that, the service was decent enough (even though the waiter refused to address...More

Thank Halley G
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Menu, great parking, and awesome service. Convenient and easy to find. Helpful attendants, and prompt delivery. Oh, And the price is very reasonable. I'd say it's a must for San Jose visitors. Avoid visiting on Fridays unless you don't mind overcrowded places.. Just a...More

Thank And506
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited the restaurant on a Saturday night and arrived around 7:30 p.m. There were plenty of available of tables and we kicked off our night with some mojitos. We ordered the fried plaintain with tomatoes for our appetizer - the texture of the plaintain...More

Thank Carmela L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I ended up going here twice while in San Jose! As I have missed Cuba and didn't get to visit this restaurant in Havana, it was quite the surprise! The mojitos are perfection! The food is delicious! The waiters are very friendly and provides great...More

Thank kitajenn8709
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and expectation was to have a nice chat with an old friend - done -nice environment , good service and got surprised with LIVE music ... I like how the walls are covered with people's messages and names. Very relax and...More

Thank Emoreira84
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It's a copy of the original one in Cuba, and although is a chain restaurant the food wasn't that bad. In fact, the "Pollo" was very tasty. Have some mojitos!!!

Thank Bruno F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2255 8383
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