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La Bodeguita Del Medio

) #25 of 572 Restaurants in San Jose $$ - $$$ Latin, , Cuban
Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Latin, Bar, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

When we arrived we weren't sure what to eat. But as soon as we came into the restaurant we were greeted as if we were regulars. They helped us choose a drink as well as food. Very friendly, clean and good environment! The was food...More

1  Thank Yancy M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere was great on a friday night. Not many young people, mostly older groups and couples that dont stay long. Live music was a nice touch. Food came out fast and was average cuban food. Free mojitos samples were tasty but not not much alcohol.

2  Thank Aly E
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Dear LBDM, Please. You are an established venue with historical significance but you have a reputation in CR for being crappy, which is why you're empty on a Saturday night when you should have a wait list and be full all the time, every night...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

It's always the same, good chains in Costa Rica gets wrong when they are served by our waiters .. waiters in Costa Rica are rude and they don't like to serve people... and the food, it was expensive and regular ...

Thank jochava
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is well known as it is located in the west of downtown (Barrio Don Bosco), food is good and service could be better.

Thank Juan E
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I came here with friends from work on their recommendation. They live here in San Jose and are regulars. Americans will find the physical location and general neighborhood a bit scary. Downtown San Jose needs a major facelift. I would not have walked here alone....More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect for what we needed lots of choice for us (pescatarian) with a baby, so they catered nicely with a high chair. Open on Sunday night a rarity in the area. Amazing service. Cocktails and food were yummy!!

1  Thank catchupwithmelife
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Famous for their Mojito's this Cuban restaurant is a fun place to hang out on a Friday Night. You may need to make a reservation as the place gets crowded pretty quickly. Excellent staff and great live music which starts around 10pm.

1  Thank jasimone
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Nice vibe in this restaurant. Friendly staff and good food. Really cool band playing inside as well. I would say their cocktails are good but inconsistent. I had one that was very watered down. And another that tasted all mix. All in all a good...More

1  Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking to restaurants to eat at in San Jose. We stumbled on this little gem. There customer service was amazing. The food was delicious. And the drinks were great. I would definitely recommend this place. Well worth the money. Dinner forget to sing...More

Thank Safiya F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Banco De Costa Rica | Paseo Colon 200 Sur, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 22558383
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