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La Bodeguita del Medio

Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 1585
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice little bar close to the end of the malecon in Puerto Vallarta. Drinks were fine and music great but due to cigar smoking inside we couldnt stay very long. You can dance a little to the live band but be prepared to do it...More

Thank Kataeng
Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly we called and secured a reservation upstairs at the streetside but when we arrived we were given a table inside! We waited until a table opened so that we could sit with a view of the sea! Drinks were to order and the mojitos...More

Thank MaralinMurrieta
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really want to like this place, but I just can’t. In fact I didn’t even get the chance. It has very unique and charming décor. There are signatures and writing covering the white washed vaulted ceilings and a talented Cuban band is playing on...More

1  Thank tricia b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love la bodeguita I have been in vallarta 6 times on the last year and la bodeguita is the place to take your family and friends. Friendly atmosphere w Cuban flavors everyone it’s amazing and very respectful best bartender Alexis/Alex. My friends loved it my...More

Thank SandyIOvalle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place has a great character, it is quite unique. We did not dine there, but spent couple of hours at the bar. Drinks and appetizers were good and not expensive.

Thank robinzon007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive, smoky, bland so-so food, weak mojitos like I tried to say on my other review - which I posted before being awake all night with an ill son - so I changed from two to one star

Thank SLC D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my familiy while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Restaurant is very nice in location (malecón), decoration, cozy, and very Cuban style. Service personnel are very friendly and food is really good Cuban taste. We went in the evening and there was life...More

Thank Eva G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went early for lunch and had the place to ourselves. I would suggest sticking with a domestic beer as the Cuban beer has to be imported at an exorbitant price. WE HAD THE PICADILLO which is a very traditional dish in most Cuban households....More

Thank nancybCancun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read so much about this place and we were all looking forward to trying it especially after speaking with the owner earlier in the day. Result- Three of Four meals were horribly overcooked. Sadly our waiter could speak almost no English and essentially had...More

1  Thank Jay M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is right on the malecon in Centro. It has live music, and dancing with Cuban food. The environment is very nice. The service is good. The prices are fair. I would definitely return.

Thank holzman
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Questions & Answers
13 December 2017|
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Response from Burns-Rozen | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Tuesday night, and they did have a full band. It started around 7 or 8 PM.
Nicole G
4 December 2017|
Response from Jake V | Reviewed this property |
Not a clue. Sorry
25 December 2015|
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Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
Thursdays and Saturdays, from 8.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 1585
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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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