La Bodeguita del Medio

La Bodeguita del Medio, founded in 1942, is a must for tourists. It is one of the best known restaurants in Havana. In fact, it is not easy to enter, usually found saturated with tourists, both outside photos and inside.

The Bodeguita del Medio

Above the counter you will see a sign that says “Hemingway took his Mojito here”.

Signature of Hemingway

According to legend, it was not a busy place until Hemingway arrived, he drank a mojito, and he liked it so much that he left a thank-you note. This note you can see it framed in the bar.

Located in Old Havana, you can walk through its streets while enjoying its atmosphere and its streets. It is located very close to the Plaza de la Catedral and several sites of tourist interest.

It has a unique atmosphere with its shelves full of memories of its most famous visitors such as Hemingway, Pablo Neruda, Fidel Castro and Salvador Allende among others.

Preparing a mojito

Its walls have countless autographs and messages, which visitors from all over the world left stamped.

Dedications on the wall

Their food, based on creole cuisine, is good, but somewhat expensive. In it you can listen to good live music.

 live music

I have not come to eat here, I can think of many other better places, but it is an obligatory stop for tourists. Even if you do not feel like eating, you can not leave without tasting your mojito. You can not say that you have passed through Havana without entering the Bodeguita del Medio.

Address: Street Empedrado 207 between San Ignacio and Mercaderes
Phone: (+53 7) 867-1374

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