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La Bodeguita del Medio

463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-7762
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (16 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (11 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Cuban food. Exploring the entire menu will take a few visits. The highlights for us were many. Appetizers: pan roasted muscles, plantains & grilled shrimp bruschetta. Entres: Arroz Con Pollo and Tierra Y Mar. Try a mojito. Love the Cuban decore on the walls....More

Thank Roger Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like this place. The food is fantastic, the drinks are yummy and the service warm. I've been here twice for special occasions. Will go back when the occasion arrises.

Thank smeissne
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

What a delightful dinner, we enjoyed every dish! The yucca fries were cooked perfectly. Plantain chips were crispy. Chicken croquettes had a buttery note that added a layer of flavor. Pork empanada had some heat and the sauce complimented it well. The stewed chicken with...More

Thank JeepneyGirl
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We loved the shrimp ceviche appetizer and the Cubana sandwich was delicious. Our waiter was helpful and attentive so we ordered the dishes that he suggested and he did not steer us wrong!

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The shredded beef and plantains is to die for! And their smoking room is kinda cool too even though I don't smoke, it feels very authentic Cuban. It had a nice atmosphere with some good music playing. Superb customer service. From the hostess to the...More

Thank Sandri L
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The food was amazing, my swordfish was some of the best I have ever had and everyone else in my party liked their food as well. One star off because we made reservations but had to wait quite a while before being seated and apparently...More

Thank IlariaK
Reviewed 10 October 2017

9 reviews 3.0 star rating 10/9/2017 I was disappointed in this restaurant but that was probably my fault. Had I read the menu before making the reservations I would not have made them. This is a Cuban inspired menu not a traditional Cuban menu which...More

Thank aleida1004
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Came here for a colleague's 5 years celebration. Food was great, service was good. Highly recommend the plantains.

Thank Aparna J
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had a delicious meal here last week and everyone left feeling very happy with the choice for the evening. As a group of 5, we shared appetizers and entrees, the Empanadas disappeared quickly and the Masitas and Ropa Vieja didn't last too long either!...More

Thank Herriotcube
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I came here for lunch. I ordered the Empanadas (shredded picadillo pork, roasted chilis, pepper jack, coconut-jalapeno sauce) and the Masitas (spicy roasted pork, white rice, black beans topped with cilantro). This is an absolute winner🏆🏆🏆. Service was great and friendly. The meal was awesome....More

Thank Don B
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JJBrooks2015
1 September 2015|
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Response from kwong | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, they won't seat groups larger than 12. It says so on their faq's page
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 463 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-7762
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