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La Bodeguita del Medio

Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 3950
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cuban chicken” (12 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (8 reviews)
“tostones” (8 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
$$ - $$$
Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Got seated and sat for maybe 15-20 min. until we flagged down a waiter. Then we ordered 4 meal but only some how got 3. The food was good and the live music and overall atmosphere was good

Thank danchamp13
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I am usually a fan of these bars. I ordered a mojito when finished no one around to order a second and no one seemed to care they had a customer. Had to get up and go to the staff to get a check. I...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a night cap, but got ripped off in the process. Ordered a round of Mojitos and was surprised to get the bill for double what was clearly on the menu. Explanation was that they no longer had the original mojito at $88...More

1  Thank MayanSoul
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had such a good time listening to Cuban music and drinking mojitos. The band was great how they got everyone into it !!! Any day of the week this place is full of life. The entire staff made me feel right at home. Gracias...More

Thank jetster7
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A fun stop for a great Mojito and some Live Cuban music. The vibe was excellent, the dancing fun, and the atmosphere great.

Thank Dinotto215
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were looking for a place where they would have live music, so we arrived at this cuban restaurant. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was even better! A great live band was playing and everyone was dancing. Loved it!

Thank Merel C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Just felt like being dropped into Havana! What a fun and lively nightspot with lots of energetic salsa dancers. This atmospheric restaurant/bar was full of locals and tourists alike who sang along to favorite songs supplied by the salsa band, dancing up a storm and...More

Thank LeavingSeattle
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I have been going here for 5 years mojitos seem to live up to their reputation. The food is honestly over priced and is pretty average. However salsa band is magnificent, love this place!

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times in the past few years, I make it a point to go because I love their ceviche. Today I stopped in and asked to see a menu because I wanted to see if I could still find the particular ceviche...More

1  Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I ate here on two occasions this trip and I also ate here solo. The food on all occasions was up to the usual high standard and the staff friendly and efficient. The only downside was atmosphere on the last of the...More

Thank kjwVictoria_BC
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Annika N
What's the name of the band?
26 February 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5, Norte 34 | Cond. Bosque de los Aluxes, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 3950
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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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