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La Bodeguita del Medio

Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 3950
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cubano” (18 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (9 reviews)
“hunan chicken” (15 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bodeguita Del Medio is a great place to hear salsa music and Dance. The Food is very average. It's not bad food per say but it's not great either. This isn't a Havana restaurant or Miami Cuban spot. I had the Cuban chicken with...More

Thank vel4769
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Its great id you are drunk, you don’t want to go anywhere else and you are drunk. Bartenders are not flexible and they think they rule the world. If you are not well dressed they just ignore you and they don’t read ques. Horrible place!!!...More

1  Thank FB_Freak
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The food was fantastic and the party was fabulous. Band was great and we had all lots of fun dancing and drinking. But I can't give any more points, because the restaurant charged us additional "tip" after we already paid for our food and drinks...More

1  Thank Nata S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were craving Cuban food – ropa vieja and fried plantains especially – and the food in this place was really really delicious! An order of ropa vieja, rice and plantains each probably would've fed the two of us, but we ordered a pork dish...More

Thank jennasj
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

More than 45 yerss ago I visited La Bodegita del Medio in La Habana Cuba with my patents, so when I realised that tgere is a place with the same name in Playa del Carmen I wanted to visit it immediately. My husband and I...More

1  Thank Ro N
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We quite enjoyed the Cuban trio here while sipping our beers to extend our stay. The waiters are harried when it's crowded but still friendly. The washroom is public and is across the lane, which is a bit off putting. But we just came for...More

Thank DanoCanada
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We visit every time we are in the riviera maya, we like the music, drinks and food. very cool cuban bar to visit!

Thank Pernell V
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We stay a month every year in PDC and this has always been one of our favorite places for dinner. We always get the special all you can eat chicken dish "pollo cubano", juicy chicken in a orange buttery and tangy sauce. Our first night...More

1  Thank sailork13
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Great atmosphere and lovely authentic Cuban food. I'm a big foodie and really appreciated the flavors! The flan was the best flan desert we had in Playa. Also, one of the friendliest service we've had. It's more lively at night with music.

Thank Stephanie O
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This lively bar is the place to drink mojitos, listen to a hot Cuban band, go salsa dancing or just watch dancers have a ball. It’s an outpost of the original Havana bar that lays claim to inventing the mojito. Fun!

Thank sjtam
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Questions & Answers
22 March 2018|
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Response from DanoCanada | Reviewed this property |
The music is live, but the dance floor is small.
6 January 2018|
Response from Jorge A | Property representative |
From monday to thursday classes of salsa at 7 pm and musica live every night
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8 December 2017|
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Response from Jorge A | Property representative |
From monday to thursday classes of salsa at 7 pm and musica live every night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 3950
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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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