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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Empedrado No. 207 | e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671374
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Orlando, Florida
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a touristy place in Havana, but an entertaining place to have a 5 CUC Mojito and people watch. The place gets very crowded later in the day. Bring a Sharpie so you can sign the wall in front.

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Thank John L
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Is it a tourist hangout? Sure. But it's still a fun place to visit, rich with literary history and the legendary birthplace of the mojito. The small bar in front was packed with people when we arrived. We opted for lunch in the dining room instead. A much more pleasant experience and the mojitos are just as good. The menu... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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1,022 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since this was the birthplace of the Mojio, that is what we ordered. The crowd was overflowing into the streets which gave the day a feel of a street carnival. The drinks were wonderful and I would certainly come back here again.

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Thank RiceWP
Bagshot, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great little bar, tourist queue outside waiting for it to open..., it is pretty busy with live music playing....great atmosphere and the perfect place to neck a few Mojitos, enjoy the music and chat with new friends from around the world... Its worth using the loos just to see the graffiti on the walls and look at the famous people... More 

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Thank Alan G
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Live music and good drinks can't ask for more. Also famous for Hemmingway drinking his mojitos. Check out while in old Havana.

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Thank Daniel C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you get here early enough in the day, you can sit alone at the bar and watch your mojitos be made. Fun for a quick drop in and the 5 CUC mojito!

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Thank Katie H
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cool to be in the same spot where Ernest Hemingway used to hang out! Best mojito I have had in Cuba.

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Texas
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is government run bar/restaurant. Therefore, the service is slow. It's a fun place to have a drink. If it's too crowded downstairs, then head up to the second floor bar where they have live music. Go once to say you've been there.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of course it's a touristic place, of course prices are touristic ones, but it's really worth of it ! Not only for the traditional mojitos which are a must there, we had dinner there and food quantity, prices and service were really fine. We had the chance to get 2 seats at the bar , while the local group were... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this bar/ restaurant whilst touring Havana. It was immensely popular, dark atmospheric and very hot. Food was typically Cuban and very tasty. We had mojitos there, tried to make out all the signatures on the walls with little success, enjoyed the music. A Havana must see!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empedrado No. 207 | e/ Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8671374

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