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La Bodeguita del Medio

#120 of 1,410 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
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Yaroslaviv Val vul. 21/20, Kiev 01054, Ukraine
+380 44 272 6500
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decoration is nice and mostly the music, since it is a Latino like restaurant. The staff are very nice and happy, and the food is good.

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Thank Roger C
Kiev, Ukraine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Everytime when in Kiev we come here for great food and atmosphere! Live music on everything's. Must visit, highly recommend.

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Thank KatyaTsygankova
Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

love to hang out at the place. Just what one needs after a hard working week. best drinks and relaxed atmosfere. Super friendly stuff and good food.

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Thank yuliabr2016
Kiev, Ukraine
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Me and my friends wanted to find paella in Kiev...and chef of this restaurant agreed to cook it just for us (they dont have it in menu). So we do appreciate and really enjoyed a nice dinner and good service. Thank's a lot! It's really nice place and i will advise it to my other friends and colleagues as a... More 

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Thank Tatiana T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The food is very tasty and interesting (recommend meat, empanadas, grilled corncobs, Neleja cake and others). I can’t say it’s restaurant for daily dinner but a good chance to taste something new without leaving Kiev. The visit card is sure mojito, which there in two variants: Cubano and European. I like the interior because sometimes it’s funny to found interesting... More 

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Thank asya_apachi
Kiev, Ukraine
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

To be fair, it could have been a busy evening, which would explain why it took 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive. We were wondering if our food would take the same amount of time. What we found odd was that the dinners arrived well before the soup. Other friends who were dining said that the Cuban menu items... More 

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Thank TravelingLittleBird
Kiev, Ukraine
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

It is a La Bodeguita franchise. Very good meal, polite and congenial staff. Very congenial atmosphere. Authentic image. Nice location in the central part of Kiev. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mobilities
Dusseldorf, Germany
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144 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

A real nice place to stop by for a drink and/or snack, for a cocktail or two, listening to the very pleasant music of the latino trio performing guitar, maracass and violin to their songs. Nothing special in the menu, yet you'll find salads, fajitas, meats and some local inventions Such a pity they work only umntil 22h Be sure... More 

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Dyfed, Wales
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

It's always a good sign when a place is busy at 5.00pm, and not just with expats. On first impressions you may think this is a cocktail bar, and indeed they do a roaring trade in those. But there's actually a pretty decent menu ranging from soups and salads to steaks and all manner of Tex Mex. This was relaxed,... More 

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Thank rachp123
New Delhi, India
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Huge variety of Mexican food but not spicy :) and you can always write whatever you want, wherever on the hotel walls.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaroslaviv Val vul. 21/20, Kiev 01054, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 44 272 6500
Description
Perfect Mojito as in Havana, unique Cuban dishes, fantastic ambience, wonderful rhythms of Cuban songs, passionate salsa... In Bodeguita you always feel the real spirit of Cuba.

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