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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch was really great! Staff was friendly and accommodating when we asked them to call our cab driver (he gave us his number so he could bring us shopping and then back to the resort). The food was very good and a bargain at that!...A small musical group came in after we arrived, played 4 or 5 songs and left, was very nice. The atmosphere was really great, we managed to sing the walls too :)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 15, 2024 via mobile

Enjoyed lobster lunch. Good price: $80 USD for 5. Nice atmosphere and live music. They gave us a take out container for a 5th lobster. Delicious! Just wish they'd had beer!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 10, 2024

This a very good restaurant that is part of a chain in Cuba. A very good menu, bar and great staff, especially Jimmy, the head man. Reasonably priced, enjoyable experience. Would return with friends. Beautiful beach across the street.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 26, 2022

This was a stop on our tour of Havana. Lunch was good, the Mojito was strong, lol and the band playing was spectacular.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 6, 2022

Returned with friends. Had lobster, brown rice and beans, avocado, cucumbers, deep fried potatoes, vegetables. Beverages great and service. Food is great here.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2022

Spin-off branch of the original Bodeguita in Havana, styled in a similar way (blue walls with endless writings by the customers). The mojito here was great and only cost the equivalent of 1 USD/EUR which is unbelievable value :) We also tried the flan dessert...which was very good and also cheap. A clear recommendation in Varadero!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Most unfriendly staff we ever met in Cuba. Ignoring people is not the best way to do business. One advice: do not go. It’s a shame.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022

The restaurant offers very good food in an authentic setting with evening music entertainment. And… there is a connection with Ernest Hemmingway. Definitely worth to visit! Payment can only be done in Pesos.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

Very tasty local food, occasionally wih live music. Location is almost on the beach. Would gladly come back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

I am a bit surprised of the partly negative reviews. Food was for Cuban standards actually tasty and also very affordable. Outside the resort restaurants, this is the busiest restaurants in Varadero with frequent live music.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 8, 2021

This was my favourite place we hit with our large group. They moved tables quickly , service was fast with drinks. Went over the menu for anyone who asked. Prices were out front to see. We loved our lobster. Plenty of other options other than...seafood. Small band playing mid afternoon.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed January 21, 2021 via mobile

The food was fresh and plentiful. The mojitos were fantastic. Service is fast and friendly. Returned for 2 nights and lunch on another day. This restaurant should not be missed.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

We have been travelling along Cuba and we could have not missed the original visit to la BDM... I love all the signatures on the wall, sign of freedom and originality.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

We specifically wanted to visit a restaurant from this franchise. It's quite similar to other places we'd visited in Cuba, but I'd like to point out that we did not stay at Varadero, but we only traveled through and stopped here for lunch, so I'm...not comparing this place to anything in Varadero, especially not to any of the fancy stuff Varadero is perhaps known to some. we wanted a more Cuban and local experience. That said, our visit to this establishment was a pleasant one. The food was good, the staff helpful and kind, and the band that was playing was good too. The signatures on the walls are a nice, somewhat unique touch. A nice detail. :) It was worth the stop.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

We went to Bodeguita with expectations since it is a well known brand. First, we waited 45 min. for our food to arrive, and than we got a pitiful portion of Cuba's signature dish - ropa vieja, it was sad to look at it, needles...to say we did stay hungry. p.s. We did see a portion of lobster arrive on another table (to late) - that did look ok.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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