If you are in the mood to sip a mojito while listening to live Caribbean music then stop in to La Bodeguita Del Medio, found on the north end of the malecon. This lively restaurant and bar caught our eye one night with it’s scribble covered walls and lively atmosphere and we vowed to stop in next time we were in the area.
The bar is long and the mojitos are strong in this Cuban chain restaurant. The walls are covered with signatures, sayings and drawings all done by people like you, the customer. While it’s not as lively during the day, we tucked in to wet our whistles and have a reprieve from the hot April sun.
Sitting in the front which was open to the street, we were able to watch people walk by and still enjoy the live Cuban band that was playing inside. At night, this restaurant turns more into a bar with many people dancing the salsa to more live music. But during the day, it’s more laid back and well, maybe not quiet, but definitely more relaxed than the night would be.
We ordered a few cuban dishes to share and we all agreed, the food was excellent. And after we finished eating, the waitress came with a marker for us to sign our names on the wall. Victor chose to write our names on the ceiling as well as the lamp shade. It will be interesting to see if we can find them next time we go.