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“Good old Cuban food with a good atmosphere”

La Bodeguita del Medio
Ranked #96 of 1,194 Restaurants in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
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 like it come back again.

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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. The taste of the food also was almost tasteless.

When we asked for the biill and we checked it it was all wrong. There was beer on it and the waiter said that they couldn't cancel it, he made a mistake. Kinda weird not able to cancel it... After he went away with our bill to check the bill and came back with the new bill, it was all the same. So we just paid what we had and left him with the rest.

So that's why it's good ambience, but bad and expensive food.

Thank Quacktop
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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.

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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 and they constantly try to sell a CD that probably was made in the 1950.

Service is really bad and poor.

Mojitos are supose to come with rum, but instead there is lots of plants and no rum.

Not great food and expensive.

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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 and dinner. Beautiful crowd. Great to eat or just seating in the bar. Enjoy it!!

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Thank cjavelly
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