We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Bodeguita del Medio

Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 1585
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (16 reviews)
“paella” (21 reviews)
“plantains” (10 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American
$$ - $$$
Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (764)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 382 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after a friend recommended a stop and they did not disappoint! Best mojito my husband or I have ever had and would highly recommend a stop here if you walking along the boardwalk. People seemed to enjoy the good and the atmosphere is...More

Thank cgirlie24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The other couples we met at our resort recommended this place. Excellent music and mojitos . We had a great time. The guys bought the cigars elsewhere, not from La Bodeguita.

Thank Karin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this fantastic place more times than I can recall. The wait staff is beyond attentive, the Cuban food is always delicious and the mojitos are second to none. After hours the salsa music gets going and is often live. Just observing the...More

Thank Jake V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to have a few drinks while shopping in this small plaza. This bar sits in the middle of it. Bartender was very friendly as well as the other patrons. They have almost every type of liquor you could want. Wife said her...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ernest Hemingway had two places that he loved- one was in Key West and the other was here. For that reason, we decided to stop in. With the exception of a very fine looking bar and great views of the ocean, I gotta say that...More

Thank Cegis360Playground
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a must stop every time I go to Puerto Vallarta, I really feel like I went on vacation to the beach when I'm there. The food is also good, I ate shrimp ceviche and a typical cuban dish called "moros y cristianos", basically...More

Thank ioserg
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Smoke a cigar and listen to some live cuban music. I know it's not cuba, but when you're from the US, this is as close as you may ever get.

1  Thank TourVallarta
Reviewed 8 September 2017

After a few days of Mexican food we wanted a little different and remembered a Cuban restaurant near our hotel. We walked in and found the place to be extremely popular. There was a live band playing good music near the bar, and the place...More

Thank NyonyaLady
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My partner and I called into La Bodeguita del Medio in Puerto Vallarta on our recent vacation. As we have been to the original in Cuba, we were looking forward to our visit and we weren't disappointed. We got there mid afternoon and the bar...More

6  Thank Sunmagic
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This place is happening on Thursday night. The music was excellent and so were the mojitos. Nice spot in the Malecón. A must when in Puerto Vallarta

Thank Rafael H
Nearby Restaurants
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
591 reviews
.16 km away
Senor Frog's Puerto Vallarta
325 reviews
.07 km away
Paradise Burger
230 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
430 reviews
.20 km away
Vallarta Art Walk
156 reviews
.18 km away
The Church of Our Lady of the Refuge
69 reviews
.22 km away
The Redneck Sombrero
70 reviews
.01 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
12 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Burns-Rozen | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Tuesday night, and they did have a full band. It started around 7 or 8 PM.
Nicole G
3 December 2017|
Response from Jake V | Reviewed this property |
Not a clue. Sorry
24 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Alex B | Reviewed this property |
Thursdays and Saturdays, from 8.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Diaz Ordaz #858-A, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 1585
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing