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La Bodeguita del Medio

Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 3950
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cuban chicken” (12 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (8 reviews)
“tostones” (8 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
$$ - $$$
Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Great to find a Cuban restaurant here. Excellent food and they have live music every night and sometimes during the day.

Thank Julie7002014
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Bodegita del Medio is a must! Love that Happy environment, Great Service Cuban singers! and of the Top Mojitos!

Thank Mirna M
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Visited restaurant 10 years ago when staying at Playacar Palace resort Found that they moved further from the ferry terminal complex of stores but 125 pesos taxi ride helped us find it Great mojitos, inexpensive and very tasty cuban food and real cuban cigars Worth...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a couple of drinks, staff were friendly and there was a small band playing music, lovely little touch. We enjoyed the atmosphere in this lovely little bar, food was available and appeared popular but we only stopped for a drink.

Thank iona66
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It's a OK bar food is OK too mojito original good service was real good to dance it's a bad place dance floor too small and not only that the locals,I noticed that they dance cumbia style for every song one or two will dance...More

Thank Tommy R
Reviewed 6 May 2017

La Bodeguita del Medio was one of the highlights of our trip. The music was fabulous and everyone was dancing so the vibe was wonderful. The drinks were fabulous and kept us there for hours just dancing, drinking and enjoying the live band. We just...More

Thank Aimdog91
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Food was good, drinks were good, atmosphere and music was great! The live band made it really fun. Would definitely go back.

Thank Al_D123952
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The food here was delicious !! Would come back again for the Paella... the only thing that was disappointing was the server at the end of the night asking how much we would tip her before we even asked for the bill

Thank M2606
Reviewed 1 May 2017

IF you want to enjoy cuban Lifestyle -this the place to be in! The food is exellent, the service friendly and attentive. The livemusic - a cuban liveband with extraordinary exellence :)

Thank evaneumann
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I came back to this place because I love the Mojitos, quite frankly I believe the bartender did not bring his A game that night. we ordered to mojitos and they were both very bland. We sent them back both thimes and the bartender sent...More

Thank Santiago C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 3950
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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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