La Bodeguita del Medio

/ Restaurant, Pub & bar
#138 of 4241 places to eat in Playa del Carmen
Open now 13:00 - 02:00
Cuban, Caribbean
$$$$ Average price: MXN 151 - 299
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5ta Avenida, Calle 34 Nte Esq
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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After seeing Galeria Luis Sottil, it may be a good idea to visit this bar. If you're Caribbean and Cuban cuisine lover, come here. You will enjoy its food, especially nicely cooked shrimp ceviche, ropa vieja and orange chicken. Visit La Bodeguita del Medio for a break and order good orange flans, tostones and fried bananas. According to the reviewers' opinions, waiters offer delicious mango mojito, rum or beer. Here you may have good americano.

This place is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. Clients of this spot note that they found prices attractive. You will definitely appreciate the exotic ambiance and divine decor. Visitors have rated this bar 4 on the TripAdvisor site.

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La Bodeguita Del Medio changed dramatically since our last visit there. I made a dinner reservation, but upon arrival at 6:30 PM, noticed that it was not needed, as the restaurant was nearly empty. This was not a good sign.   I decided to go the safe route and order some appetizers to test the quality and food presentation. I also order their signature "Mojito" cocktail. I ordered some "tostones with camarones". A type of plantain filled with shrimp. The dish was cold and the tostones were not fresh. We decided to take a risk and order main dishes. My wife ordered, a signature Cuban dish, "Ropa Vieja" a type of shredded beef in red souce. I ordered some pork chops in tamarind sauce. Both dishes had poor presentation and tasted terrible. The ropa vieja was atleast edible. I left my pork chops on the table. The only good thing about dinner was the flexibility of our server. The restaurant had a live band that started playing after the lead singer decided to show up late. This was not the place we had previously experience. The restaurant does not stand up to the high standards of original Cuban food and music. I would not recommend this place, in fact I would discourage the experience.
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As you walk down the avenue, you hear the sound of live salsa music floating on the breeze.   Follow the sound to La Bodeguita del Medio.   Every surface is plastered with pictures and clippings and people have signed most any available area.   The dance floor is tiny, but packed with dancers and the band was so talented.  We enjoyed our drinks and absorbing the local flavor.   I'm so happy we followed our ears to this gem.
Great little place feels like the real deal.  Great music     Come for the music and drinks.   Off to the next place.
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Address
5ta Avenida, Calle 34 Nte Esq, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi Booking Takeaway TV Delivery Parking Not wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 13:00-02:00
MondayMon 13:00-02:00
TuesdayTue 13:00-02:00
WednesdayWed 13:00-02:00
ThursdayThu 13:00-02:00
FridayFri 13:00-02:00
SaturdaySat 13:00-02:00
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