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La Bodeguita del Medio

) #90 of 1,001 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen €€ - €€€ Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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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“cuban chicken” (12 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (8 reviews)
“tostones” (8 reviews)
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Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Negatives, dogs running around and begging, flower vendor trying to sell, little kids with their wears, and the front part of Restraunt selling every kind of item you can imagine. it's just gotten to commercial for me. Food: we have been there before and personally...More

1  Thank Jlhuntman
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is the second year we visit this place. it has live salsa music and the drinks are decent. Our group of friends make it a point to visit La Bodeguita del Medio when we are visiting Playa Del Carmen. You will not be disappointed.

Thank charlie c
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Absolutely love this place!!! Food was wonderful and the live band was amazing. Can't go wrong here. You can work off your food with a little dancing after you eat. No AC though, so make sure you go when weather is tolerable.

Thank JennyDiaz
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Great drinks, the band was great, the food was great especially the all you can eat chicken.. LOL.. i'd recommend this place, it wasn't too expensive either considering it was on the main strip.

Thank Darryl T
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This gem is part of a small chain of Cuban restaurants located in some of the hot spots around Latin America. I've been to the same chain in San Jose Costa Rica and found it just as good. La Bodeguita in Playa is located right...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Just had drinks there before strolling the town. Their specialty is mojitos since it's a cuban based restaurant. Some local people were taking salsa lessons, we enjoyed the entertainment!

Thank Svaine
Reviewed 29 May 2014

the moros y cristianos was excellent, and the mojitos were very good.... I have been to 2 Bodeguitas. and by far playa del carmen was the best...!

Thank armando1061
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Last time we were in Playa, we passed this place. Had a band going, was packed, and we said next time we were here we would try it. Kind of sorry we heeded our own advice. We had eaten at a Cuban restaurant in Miami...More

Thank Motherconfessor
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for drinks after I read all the great reviews about the mojitos. Maybe their original mojito is better, but I ordered the mango one... and it wasn't that great in my opinion. It was hard to drink because it was full of...More

Thank SarahA356
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We already had dinner at another restaurant. Wanted to check out this place since we've passed on it a few times. Mojitos did not disappoint. I wonder if this is the same chain as the restaurant in Palo Alto!?

1  Thank TheNavs
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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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
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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