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La Bodeguita del Medio

) #27 of 249 Restaurants in Palo Alto €€ - €€€ Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-7762
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the evening of May 20, 2017 I had dinner at La Bodeguita Del Medio in Palo Alto. As you approach the restaurant you will see in front an eight table umbrellaed patio. As you step inside the restaurant through the curtains you be greeted...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this Cuban restaurant and again were thrilled with the flavorful food and excellent service. Dishes we enjoyed were the croquettes appetizer, the masitas, paella and a beef dish - all entrees. The four of us shared all of them....More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Yesterday I've been for the first time to this restaurant, one of the most popular in the Palo Alto area. Despite what has been reported from other reviews, I haven't found the place to be too small or narrow. I was with 3 friends and...More

Thank Erika B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I eat here every time I visit Palo Alto! The bar has a great selection of whiskey and bourbon, and a friendly staff. Food is reasonably priced for Palo Alto, and the cigar lounge in the back is always a great place to have a...More

Thank tazman1099
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I would like to give this restaurant 5 stars, as the food was excellent but there were a few minor issues and one main issue for which I reduced my rating to 4 stars. First the positives: - The food was excellent. Everyone at our...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 5 May 2017

3 work friends and I went here planning on dinner and fell in love with the cocktails and small plates/starters. So, they turned into our dinner. The empanadas and fried plantains are the tops

Thank jamesfrederickr
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A group of us met here for a book club meeting. We met in the bar area and the staff gladly pulled together two tables to accommodate us. We mostly ordered from the appetizer and drinks menus. among the dishes we ordered were the croquetas,...More

Thank Traveling_Polymath
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Friday afternoon about 5pm, this place was jammed full of huge (15-20 people) co-workers at 2 tables, all yelling to be heard (against all odds). The narrow space between the bar and tables makes is impossible for waiters and customers to get by. I am...More

Thank sunshine_susan
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great food , we started with the empanadas and got the pollo con arroz as a meal. So filling and delicious. We went as a early bachelorette dinner for my sister, and the drinks were good as well. A bit of a weak drink, but...More

Thank Steffany L
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were celebrating with family and La Bodeguita del Medio came highly recommended. It was fabulous! We were told that they are known for their mojitos and I can see why! The waitstaff was outstanding, very helpful and not afraid to give his suggestions. There...More

Thank gigicape
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
can your restaurant accommodate a group of 20 on a Friday nite? Do you have a separate room or an area that is semi private
1 September 2015|
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Response from kwong | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, they won't seat groups larger than 12. It says so on their faq's page
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-7762
  • E-mail
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