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La Bodeguita del Medio

463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-7762
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (15 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (10 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (10 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Del Medio is a fun cuban restaurant. Interesting cocktails and a varied menu. We especially like the chicken dishes and the plantain deserts.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed. Less than we expected The desert was the best part of our lunch: it was a flan.

Thank Maria Jose F
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I have never been to Cuba, but one can imagine the Cuba of Hemingway days by entering into this bodega. The bar is impressively stocked and the food is delicious. I appreciated the variety of menu items that would appeal to meat lovers , as...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Attentive and friendly service accompanied by very tasty food... The sangria was refreshingly fruit-infused without being too sweet. We ordered the special of the day, a nicely seasoned chicken dish with black beans and corn, and a delicious vegetable curry. We enjoyed it all.

Thank je-voyage-partout
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Never had cuban before so was not sure what to expect here. The restaurant came highly recommended and did not fail to meet my expectations. Nice cocktails and great food.

Thank ShaneOC
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great Cuban food. Exploring the entire menu will take a few visits. The highlights for us were many. Appetizers: pan roasted muscles, plantains & grilled shrimp bruschetta. Entres: Arroz Con Pollo and Tierra Y Mar. Try a mojito. Love the Cuban decore on the walls....More

Thank Roger Q
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I really like this place. The food is fantastic, the drinks are yummy and the service warm. I've been here twice for special occasions. Will go back when the occasion arrises.

Thank smeissne
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

What a delightful dinner, we enjoyed every dish! The yucca fries were cooked perfectly. Plantain chips were crispy. Chicken croquettes had a buttery note that added a layer of flavor. Pork empanada had some heat and the sauce complimented it well. The stewed chicken with...More

Thank JeepneyGirl
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We loved the shrimp ceviche appetizer and the Cubana sandwich was delicious. Our waiter was helpful and attentive so we ordered the dishes that he suggested and he did not steer us wrong!

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The shredded beef and plantains is to die for! And their smoking room is kinda cool too even though I don't smoke, it feels very authentic Cuban. It had a nice atmosphere with some good music playing. Superb customer service. From the hostess to the...More

Thank Sandri L
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1 September 2015|
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Response from kwong | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, they won't seat groups larger than 12. It says so on their faq's page
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-7762
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