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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” (16 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 17 January 2015

Went here on the recommendation of others in our group to Playa. Sure glad we listened. The mojitos were delicious. The ceviche was outstanding! Loved the black beans and the service was great. Will definitely be back on our next trip!

Thank texasgirl1969
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We ate here our first night at Playa del Carmen when we were already a bit tired of Mexican food. We wanted something different and we got an amazing simple meal in a fun environment. There was live music playing and the server was very...More

1  Thank Bobped
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I was surprised to find one Bodeguita del Medio out from Havana. I was told this is their branch, which, by the quality of the Mojito I got (in fact I´ve got 3), it really is. Cheers.

Thank Salvador M
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Wondering around for the last hour before going to catch our taxi, we wanted to try something a little different. Wandered into La Bodeguita del Medio, a Cuban style restaurant, on our own as there were no 'touts' to entice us in. The menu was...More

4  Thank Ynotdive
Reviewed 25 December 2014

This restaurant has a beautiful, authentic, Latin open atmosphere. The live band was excellent and fun. You can dance the night away and enjoy a delicious Cuban meal all in one place. This spot was definitely a highlight of my trip.

Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

We liked La Bodeguita - the music and dance vibe was the best part as the food (paella for two) and drinks were fine but not exceptional. The service was friendly and attentive. It is a fun festive place to spend a night and especially...More

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 19 December 2014

This place is like 30 or 40 cm above street level... and they did not put a ramp for wheelchairs!!! they don't even have to build one, there are portable ramps they can use... anyway... in regards of the restaurant itself service is quite agile,...More

Thank Eddel
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for mojitos so we headed over here after dinner. We ordered one mojito and one beer. They gave us awful looks when we asked for the check. They seemed annoyed that we were there for only one drink and wanted...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 16 December 2014

We had passed by this place a few times and thought it might be fun to sit & listen to the music. Finally tried it and were disappointed. We were told the band started at 7 but they didn't! There was a dance lesson going...More

Thank Kitti1
Reviewed 13 December 2014

Ordered Cuban pork and chicken entrees. On menu, each dish was listed to be served with rice and beans. When a bill arrived, we were charged additional 39 pesos for the rice and beans for each entrée. The pork dish was three thin slices of...More

1  Thank MexicanFoodLover69
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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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