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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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Overview
  • 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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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Just happened upon this cozy place when hearing the live music from outside. The latin music was fun and had several people dancing. Wished we had stumbled across it earlier in the evening so we could have tried the food. Everyone was having fun either...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We loved all the food, don't miss trying the appetizer plate and the all you can eat cuban chicken. The paella was very tasty as ropa vieja, the shrimps and the empanadas. Music is super fun, and our daughter loved to dance there (she is...More

Thank Mariana B
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Cuban food, good drinks, good music; had the Pollo Cubano (Cuban chicken) – a slow roasted chicken with an orange sauce…. Delicious! We have eaten inside, and it can be quite loud depending on the band. This time we ate outside and it was better...More

Thank rjs15
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This place always has great music live bands and a great atmosphere. The staff are friendly drinks are good we didn't get a chance to try the food but it looked and smelled amazing. A must when you go to Playa.

Thank Stephon S
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

After drop a full mojito glass in my son and husband’s clothes, the waitress brought the bill as if nothing had happened. When I complained, she went to talk to someone( I suppose the manager) and I could see both laughing. No excuses or any...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The live bands are the highlights here. The service is very good. We had pulled pork sandwich, Cuban steak, avocado mix green salad and caramel flan along with corona. Everything was delicious. Recommended!

Thank TrWorldTraveler
Reviewed 26 November 2017

My credit card info was stolen @ this restaurant on my first night in Mexico last winter. It was the only place I used the card that day, and the next day ~900$ was spent @ liquor store near the restaurant. I wrote to the...More

1  Thank Benaubey
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Overall an amazing restaurant with a cool atmosphere. Walked in and was seated next to an impromptu salsa dancing lesson which was awesome to watch. Got a few mojitos, some Cuban chicken, and ropa viejo, all of which was very good. Recommend this to anyone...More

Thank Danika B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We only stopped for a drink but this bar/restaurant echoes the original in Havana and a mojito, which was delicious, is obligatory! The open ar part afforded much-needed air and a trio playing Cuban music, completed the scene.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The music, environment and place was AMAZING also the service, but the food took really long so we just had appetizers, and it was kind of a letdown ... I expected true cuban flavor and it was a bit bland probably for tourists. Overall is...More

Thank Haruka-J
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salsaera
22 March 2018|
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Response from DanoCanada | Reviewed this property |
The music is live, but the dance floor is small.
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mbenn2
6 January 2018|
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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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Taylormaw
8 December 2017|
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From monday to thursday classes of salsa at 7 pm and musica live every night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Meals
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 02:00
Monday
13:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 02:00
Thursday
13:00 - 02:00
Friday
13:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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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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.
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