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La Bodeguita del Medio

) #85 of 768 Restaurants in Havana €€ - €€€ Caribbean, Latin,
Empedrado No. 207 | e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (19 reviews)
“live music” (90 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
€€ - €€€
Empedrado No. 207 | e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the chicken with moros y cristianitos and drinks two nights in a row. Also live music was great. Love the "graffiti" on the walls. We went to the location in Trinidad and only stopped by the one in Havana. Recommend this restaurant and...More

Thank EdandMia
Reviewed 2 days ago

Small place but got to be done as apparently mohitos were first made here. Drinks are expensive and most people just drink on the street

Thank Nirav D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a franchise but it's absolutely worth a visit. You will be paying more then you'll ever pay for a mojito but the atmosphere with the live band and the crowds you squeeze past to chat to the bar man is worth it. Absolutely...More

Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to drink the BEST Mojito in Havana, listen to great Cuban music and have a bite to eat, this is the place to go. So much history, and so much fun. We ended up going there twice in our 2 day visit.

Thank truscfn
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is worth visiting even if you do not plan to eat. Walk around inside and look at the pictures of all the well-known people who have eaten at this restaurant. There is a picture of Castro shaking hands with Hemingway as well as...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite the fact that almost every bar in Havana announces they serve the best mojitos in town, and after trying those in few places, I must admit La Bodeguita del Medio serves the best mojitos. Add to it pictures and autographs of famous guests, live...More

Thank Kasia K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located in a narrow alley, this place offers great respite from the Havana sun. Tends to get crowded but the atmosphere is good.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hemingway was coming here for mojitos. Maybe years ago they were good, now they are worst mojitos we had in Havana and the most expensive one. Very small bar, lot of people sit outside on a pavement. Very good live band.

Thank Daisy377
Reviewed 6 days ago

As part of a tour group, we stopped in La Bodeguita to sample the mojitos. The walls are adorned with thousands of signatures and graffiti put there by travelers from all over the world. One could feel the presences of Ernest Hemmingway -- what a...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Patrons mill into the pedestrian street with a narrow glass of a mojito in hand in line to sign their name to a space on the building walls. Crowded, smokey from cigars, and packed for the music. We heard a delightful flutist. A beautiful Cuban...More

Thank DianneWheatley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, 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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