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La Bodeguita del Medio

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Av. Vallarta #2320 | Col. Obrera, Guadalajara, Mexico
+52 33 3630 1620
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The food is ok. (My father is Puerto Rican and mother is Dominican) Plate proportions are small, and pricing is relatively high. It's the only restaurant available in the Guadalajara area that serves Latin Caribbean food. This place is average at best.

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Thank Alfonso A
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Great Cuban Latin music. Standard food. Good place to go and enjoy the Latin spirit and a dance night. Good to go with friends.

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Thank JFMMarch1969
Durango, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

First time here, came here for our anniversary, didnt expect much for dinner. And didnt get much for dinner. We sat down to our table, had a few drinks and appitizers. Ordered dinner, nothing special to talk about. Ohh, yes, there mojitos are really good. Wife loved them, I stuck to the botteled beer, cant go wrong. After dinner, went... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Used to be a great place to have Cuban Dinner. Lately food is really poor and the place remain old. Good music but very disappointing about the food quality lately

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Thank Hugo C
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

A must visit in Guadalajara, great for having a drink, smoke a good Cuban cigar and listen nice Cuban music, very well interpreter. I did not eat

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Cheltenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Just wandered in on a Tuesday night. Relatively quite but fun all the same. Staff were friendly despite our language barriers and we had a nice couple of mojitos.

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Thank Shaun S
Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I have been there many times and last month July the last time. The venue is a bit small, and hence so is the dance floor, but the music is good and there are still to levels upstair. The band attends two floors and in general plays Cuban Music. Very nice.

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Thank rudygdl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

I went there with a group of friends. Food was really good. The Carne frita was excellent. When you go sit in the front or one of the terraces, otherwise it can get hot if you are close to the kitchen like we were. The staff was very friendly. Loved the Mojitos, just wish they were bigger! ;) I will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Ok. To be clear this is just a stop, not a destination. Try the Jack Daniels Mojito or the classic. Life music here is good. Salsa dancers look great when the place is crowded. This is not a dinner destination but a great stop for a cocktail anytime.

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Thank FunInMD
San Diego, CA, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

The mojitos and a cuban cigar are why you come here! The live cuban music at night is pretty good as well! They make an awesome mojito!. The cigars they sell are pretty pricey so its probably better to buy one elsewhere and bring your own. Otherwise its a nice little bar that doesnt have deafening ear-ringing music.

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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
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Bar, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Vallarta #2320 | Col. Obrera, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara
  • Phone Number: +52 33 3630 1620
Description
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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