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La Bodeguita del Medio

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463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-7762
Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 could have gone to a bar if I was looking for a strong drink. Therefore,... More 

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Thank Steffany L
Bass River, ma
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 were 8 of us in total and we all thought that we'd be there all... More 

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Thank gigicape
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I heard all about this restaurant and decide to give it a try. They are known for their mojitos and of course, I tried it. The drink was well balanced, not too sweet or sour. I had 2 of those. Next came the appetitzers. I had the empanadas. Generally I am not a big fan of fried pastry but this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Nice spot with delicious Cuban inspired food. Our server was super nice and helpful and suggested some off-the-menu options that we were very happy with. We had a Cuban version of caipirinha cocktails to start with (using rum instead of cachaca) and then went with a selection of appetizers to share : spicy shrimp, mussels (the broth on these mussels... More 

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Thank jp123133
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Outstanding service and delicious food. The bar is awesome and very inviting. The Rum Negroni is exceptional!

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Thank jbrady1965
Grenoble, France
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A great place to wind down after a busy day with good food, drinks and service. Make a reservation as it gets busy.

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Thank NormMacdonald
Bhopal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Excellent Cuban food. I had a mojito, and then a Cubano Sandwich, one of their most popular items on the menu. It was fresh and very tasty. Very friendly and warm staff. On the whole, a good experience Highly recommended.

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Thank Ravids58
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My husband loves cigars so when I saw they had a cigar area i decided a nice treat - it is actually not part of the restaurant but you can get a drink from the bar and sit in there. Their selection of cigars according to him is excellent. We then moved to the dining room and enjoyed very interesting... More 

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Los Altos, California
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I know this restaurant is popular and is currently rated #24 on the restaurant list, but I had a bad service experience here awhile back and have never returned. With other excellent restaurants such as La Boheme, Nola, Evvia, Bistro Elan, Cafe Brioche, I do not see any reason to frequent this restaurant. Their food is OK; their service is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I been going to La Bodeguita for years and food quality was consistent and same. Place is clean and they have a nice bar area good for casual socializing. You need to make reservation for restaurant and lately I been in bar side more. I usually order few appetizers and drinks, I love their nice mixes and they use good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?