La Bodeguita del Medio
A famous bar-restaurant founded in 1942 and located in the historic center of Old Havana
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A famous bar-restaurant founded in 1942 and located in the historic center of Old Havana, frequented by important figures from the world of art, politics and sports. Popular for its refreshing Mojito cocktail and Cuban dishes such as sleeping black beans, roasted pork leg in its juice, Chicharrones and Tostones, accompanied by typical drinks from the Island, cigars and traditional music. The ideal place to enjoy evenings and evenings full of flavor, all our live music in an unbeatable Cuban atmosphere.
La Bodeguita del Medio is a typical restaurant in Havana, one of the places of tourist interest, and a must-see in Old Havana, where countless visitors have passed, from famous writers and artists like Ernest Hemingway to important politicians like Salvador Allende
Inside you can enjoy a typical Cuban atmosphere, as well as delicious cuisine based on Creole cuisine and excellent music.
Following the initiative of the journalist Leandro García, who signed on the wall of this place, there is a tradition that the personalities that pass through it leave a mark, a memory, either in the form of a photo, an object, or a graffiti, being able find historical firms such as Salvador Allende, Ernest Hermingway, or Pablo Neruda, among many others.
The origin of this restaurant dates back to 1942, when it was only a small grocery store that sold drinks and some fried foods known as La Bodeguita de Martínez. At that time, several intellectuals who came to a nearby printing press were already regulars, who after carrying out their efforts used to meet in the wine cellar, with which the place was becoming renowned.
Gradually, the Bodeguita was expanding its menu of food and drinks, while also increasing its number of diners. The specific date is unknown, but it was then that it was renamed La Bodeguita del Medio.
If you are passing through Old Havana you cannot leave without first passing through this historic place and if you have time, you can enjoy a tasty typically Creole menu (black beans, pork legs, yucca with mojo, white rice, greaves, tostones, etc.) and a good typical Cuban drink like mojito. Although if you do not have a reservation there may not be a table, but you can still enjoy an incredible atmosphere immersed in the history of Cuba.
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