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Welcome to Cuban music bar restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio, one place, where you can find your piece of hot Havana in Prague!

!!! From Monday to Sunday at 20:00 you can enjoy live music - Cuban band and dancers !!!

La Bodegutia del Medio

DRINKS

Two original bars + replica of the famous Sloopy Joe's Bar, made in Colombia! Even Ernest Hemingway said: "My mojito in La Bodeguita"! Come taste too! Besides mojito our bartenders prepare more than 150 kinds of short and long drinks.

MENU

In our menu you will find many of typical dishes, among which govern seafood, fish, vegetables, meat specialties. We cook fundamentally from fresh ingredients, taking into account the seasonality of ingredients. The lunch menu with its unconventional flavors can be enjoyed every day. Also if you feel "Night Hunger", you appreciate our kitchen opening hours - 11: 30 a.m. - 03:00 a.m.!

FUN

Every day is here to play and dance for you live Cuban band that will make your blood run fast! Earlier in the week used to be deserted elsewhere, but in La Bodeguita del Medio is fun on a daily basis. Come and see!

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About Restaurant

CUBAN COCKTAIL BAR & MUSIC RESTAURANT IN COLONIAL OLD HAVANA STYLE,

or...your piece of Havana in Prague...

Where? Kaprova 5, just a few steps from the Old Town Square!

Basement:

La Bodeguita del Medio - the lower part of the restaurant offers a separate space for your private events and parties, in case of interest you will not be disturbed, but if you like you can visit upper part and dance as you like.

Ground floor:

La Bodeguita del Medio - daily live music, entertainment, great food and the best drinks, including mojito!

1st floor:

Restaurant Cohiba Atmosphere- intimate atmosphere perfect for a romantic getaway, selected specialties, premium wines, professional service.

Cigar shop - buy a first-class cigars from around the world, courteous service is here to advise.

Cigar Club - place for your private meetings, where you can forget about the hustle of the city with a cigar, or with glass of premium whiskey in your hand, the possibility of membership in Cigar Club which brings many benefits.

 

La Bodeguita del Medio

lives since its opening in 2002, very rich social life, and therefore it is possible to meet many a familiar faces. Here conects the smell and taste of Cuban dishes, juicy steaks and fresh fish, Caribbean cocktails, aroma of Cuban cigars, Cuban rhythms, along with a genuine atmosphere of one of Havana's most famous pubs, whose fame already crossed the border of Cuba.

 

• has an unmistakable character of the interior

• creates an atmosphere of undying fame of its predecessor from Havana

• its interior abounds with many artifacts not only from Cuba, but also from other exotic countries

• Bodeguita walls are dotted with a variety of paintings, photographs and signatures of guests

• all furniture, two separate bars, including several humidors, it all comes from Colombia

• inner part of Bodeguita is divided into several separate spaces

• shielded outdoor garden on the sidewalk Kaprova, equipped with retractable awning provides 32 seats

• restaurant capacity is 260 guests

 

History & Vision

 

A QUICK GLANCE AT THE SIXTY-YEAR LONG HISTORY OF A HAVANA BUSINESS

 

La Bodeguita Del Medio

altEach place in the world has something to pride itself on or at the very least, which sets it apart from everywhere else. The Cuban metropolis Havana is certainly no exception to this rule. That said, you will be hard pushed to find any other venue in the city boasting such a long and rich history and with so many famous guests on its books as La Bodeguita del Medio on central Empedrado Street which truly unites the colonial past with contemporary life.

For some reason unbeknown to us, it is said that the Bodeguita stands at a distance of one hundred paving stones from the largest American Baroque building in Cuba, which if tested, unarguably proves to be Havana cathedral. In 1950, La Bodeguita del Medio restaurant (which in Spanish means pub in the middle of the street) first opened its doors at number 27, Empedrado Street. To most of us, this choice of location might appear quite logical, however in fact the preferred “strategic point” for restaurants and bars is that of a street corner.

altAs you enter the Bodeguita (in Havana) for the first time, your olfactory senses will revel in the delightful aroma of Cuban mint, while sampling the special herbs apparently does wonders to your digestive system. Thus, these inseparable ingredients became the rudiments of the famous drink we now know as MOJITO, whose current form and taste were developed right here in La Bodeguita. At the back of the Havana Bodeguita restaurant, guests have the chance to try excellent Cuban cuisine, while at the same time sit back and take in the sounds of traditional melodies sung by a Cuban trio.tria.

 

Let us now return to the war-torn years of the twentieth century, looking, in particular at the year 1942, when Angel Martinez Borroto finally gave in to the powers of his entrepreneurial intuition and bought a small shop in the still fortified historical part of the city. Soon after embarking on this business venture, he set about managing and developing his small enterprise, going by the name La Casa Martinez. Shortly afterwards, Felito Ayon, a man of similar character to Martinez, set up his own printing shop nearby. For some time, the establishment had no telephone line and so, customers would occasionally wander over to the Bodeguita to settle business over a glass or two of rum.

altAmong the most prominent regulars to frequent the Bodeguita at the time, were the classic Cuban poet Nikolas Guillen and the notable prose writer Alejo Carpentier. Gradually La Bodeguita established an impressive clientele base proving a popular choice for intellectuals, artists and simple Bohemians alike. Indeed, over time, the Bodeguita became a forum for progressive thinking intellectuals (arriving from Latin America as well as the wider word) to meet and discuss.

During the first stages of its operation, visitors’ indulgent behaviour was confined to the bar. Some time later, however, the guests (usually friends of Martinez) could also sit down to eat. Initially meals were only available to family members and the sparse waiting staff, prepared by Martinez’s wife, nicknamed “Armenian girl” (presumably for her dark skin tone). At this time, the main ingredients comprised a combination of black beans and white rice, or as it was more often referred to: Maoris and Christians, or simply “CONGRI”. To finish off, guests were served pieces of baked pork, called “Masas de puerco fritas” and either fried banana chips or small banana pancakes, referred to by the locals as “Tostans de platano.”

 

Martinez was clearly devoted to satisfying the requests of his most trusted customers and subsequently began serving food, despite the fact that people only paid for the drinks.

 

altIn 1950, the title of Martinez’s enterprise was changed indefinitely from La Casa Martinez to the name that regulars had been using for some time: La Bodeguita.

This same decade also saw the arrival of a new wave of clientele coming from all over the world, including the likes of the American singer, Nat King Cole, Nobel prize winner for literature Ernest Hemingway, the idols of female beauty Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren, the American actor Spencer Tracy, not to mention Errol Flynn, Austin Lara or Mario Moreno. Together with their Cuban intellectual counterparts, these names have attracted a constantly growing number of dedicated visitors.

Today La Bodeguita del Medio serves as an unfading reminder to its Bohemian past where guests, whether intellectuals, politicians or passers-by continue to meet and while away the time.

 

As to the colonial building of the Bodeguita, dating back to the end of the 19th century, many visitors believe that the collection of invaluable signatures, memories and photographs preserved on the stonewalls deserve to feature in the Guinness book of records.

Let us now move on to the history of the Prague Bodeguita, established on 17th December 2002 - 60 years after the opening of the original Havana restaurant.

 

 

 

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Jak se české krásky vyfintily
na party ve stylu 30. let?

www.jomagazin.cz

14.8.2014

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Kdy ženy byly ženami

Šíp

13.8.2014

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Silvestr jinak

Glanc

13.8.2014

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Klára Doležalová v La Bodeguita del Medio

Rytmus života

11.8.2014

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Mafiáni by zaplesali

Story

11.8.2014

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Nekuřačka Michaela Maurerová
vyzkoušela v La Bodeguita del Medio
kubánský doutník!

Překvapení

11.8.2014

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Makarenko: Přítel mi nic nezakazuje,
jen občas trochu žárlí!

www.free1.cz

7.8.2014

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Silvestr v létě?

Pestrý svět

7.8.2014

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Česká smetánka to umí pořádně roztočit
i na Silvestra v červenci

www.facestar.cz

3.8.2014

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České celebrity slaví Silvestra v létě!

Blesk

2.8.2014

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Věra Martinová
Kvůli jídlu se nehádáme

Glanc

06/2014

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Kde oslavit narozeniny?

iprima.cz

2013

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Zážitkové restaurace

iprima.cz

2013

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Nevařte doma! Víme, kam na rodinný oběd!

iprima.cz

2013

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Ve stylu staré Havany

Gourmet

2013

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Bendová a Jákl zase spolu

Spy

2013-01-17

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Zkrátka labužníci

Story

2013-01-07

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Bendová s Jáklem oslavili Vánoce delikátním jídlem

Apetit online

2013-01-02

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Podivná hostina: Bendová a Jákl se přejídali k prasknutí!

Blesk pro ženy

2013-01-03

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Bendová s Jáklem oslavili Vánoce delikátním jídlem

marianne.cz

2013-01-02

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Večírek v La Bodeguita del Medio

Superspy

52/2011

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Kulinářský summit v Pekingu

Harpers Bazar

2010-11-01

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Průšová pařila s Boratem 

2010-11-01

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La Bodeguita del Medio 

Oblíbená kubánská restaurace a bar,
kterou najdete v pražské Kaprově ulici.

2009-11-27

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La Bodeguita 

Kubánský rum, kubánské doutníky,
kubánské melodie.... najdete tu vše.

2009-11-27

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La Bodeguita del Medio: po kubánsku

Až vstoupíte, připravte se na jemný úder kubánské máty.

2009-11-27

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Jsme tam, kde to žije

Jan Revaj se na polovičním silvestra v pražském baru
La Bodeguita del Medio předvedl jako švihák ze 40. let

2009-09-29

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Jako v ráji "úchyláků"

Katka Průšová a Gabina Partyšová vyrazily na večírek
v duchu filmových hvězd do pražského baru La Bodeguita del Medio.

2009-09-29

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Maškary a celebrity

Měli jste před pár dny pocit, že jste právě zahledli Elvise,
Borata nebo Marilyn Monroe?

2009-09-29

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Katko, to není Vláďa

2009-09-29

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Foťte tamtu lůzu!

Přátelení s hollywoodskými hvězdami pozvedlo
prezidentovi Karlovarského festivalu Jiřímu Bartoškovi ego.

2009-09-29

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Mojito ze sifonu

Z kuchyně je k baru jen kousek, a tak není divu,
že po molekulární gastronomii přišla i molekulární mixologie.

2009-09-29

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Shooter k tapas: zmenšené Mojito ze sifonové láhve

Objednali jste si Mojito a čekáte velkou sklenici?

2009-09-29

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Párty v japonském stylu

Párty v Bodeguitě,tentokráte v japonském stylu,
se zůčastnil i zpěvák Jan Kalousek s novomanželkou, právničkou Karolínou.

2009-07-27

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Chuť Latinské Ameriky

Nefalšovaná atmosféra havanských hospůdek,
podpořená zcela nově podávaným tapasem.

2009-07-27

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Jana Doleželová jako japonská gejša?

Modelka Jana Doleželová se přizpůsobila a na party Made in Japan
v restauraci Bodeguita Del Medio přišla jako novodobá gejša.
Módní redaktorka Markéta H.

2009-05-04

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Zapomněl prstýnky v hotelu

Zpěvák Jan Kalousek se po dlouholeté znamosti oženil se svou přítelkyní,
právničkou Karolínou Broďákovou.

2009-05-04

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Krvavé sushi

Takhle si Lucie Koňaříková zavěr večírku
u pražské Bodeguitě jistě nepředstavovala.

2009-05-04

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Štekl od Faltýnové ze žalu pije

Návrat bohatého podnikatele Simona Štekla
k modelce Petře Faltýnové zřejně neprobíhá zrovna ideálně.

2009-05-04

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Kimono to jistí

Každý,kdo přišel oblečený v japonském kimonu,
dostal od pořadatelů několik krásných dárků,
jak jinak než ze země vycházejícího slunce.

2009-05-04

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Robert Hájek

Jednačtyřicetiletý zlatník zbožně okukoval svůj nový objev

2009-05-04

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Kristelová řádila s ohněm.
Doleželová staví hnízdečko

14:35 | 30.4.2009 | Lenka Pospíšilová Praha - Moderátorka Kateřina Kristelová
nebo misska Jana Doleželová byly hlavními hvězdy japonské party.
Spolumajitelka lékárny v pražském Palladiu Jana Doleželová
se na párty dobře bavila a dokonce prozradila, kdy bude maminkou.
"Děti?," váhala Doleželová na naši otázku.
"Děti bych chtěla mít kolem třicítky a možná to tak i vyjde,"
dodala se záhadným úsměvem.
Modelka si je už nyní jistá, že případná budoucí rodinka
si bude hovět na tisících metrech čtverečných.
Právě tak velký je totiž pozemek se starým domem,
který bude se svým přítelem rekonstruovat.

2009-04-30


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Video s Agátou: Sedm mých chlapů se porvalo!

VIDEO: Modelka Agáta Hanychová (24) není žádná puťka ani stydlivka.
Po jejím boku se už prezentovala hezká řádka mužů.
Agáta ve videu pro Blesk.cz promluvila o tom,
co se také může stát, když se její "exmiláčci" sejdou pohromadě!

http://www.blesk.cz/clanek/video-video/114376/video-s-agatou-sedm-mych-chlapu-se-porvalo.html

2009-04-29

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Jan Kalousek: Ukázal zapomenutý snubák

Jan Kalousek se včera se svou novomanželkou Karolínou ukázal na japonské párty,
která se konala v oblíbené kubánské restauraci Bodeguita.
Kalouskova svatba, která se v utajení konala 21. března, neměla ale hladký průběh.
Zpěvákovi se sice podařilo svatební obřad utajit před novináři,
nakonec ale zapomněl snubní prstýnky a celý
akt se musel na poslední chvíli o půl hodiny posunout.
Svůj snubák tak nakonec Karolína ukázala v Bodeguitě,
Jan ovšem ne, neboť ho nenosí.
Mezi dalšími hosty párty byla moderátorka Lucie Koňaříková,
modelka Jana Doleželová, s přítelem přišla také Kateřina Kristelová,
která se více či méně snažila žonglovat s hořícími pochodněmi a se
zpěvákem Michaelem Foretem si přišel popovídat také herec Martin Písařík.

2009-04-29

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La Bodeguita Del Medio

Kubánský cocktail bar a music restaurant v koloniálním stylu staré Havany.

2008-03-12

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Podnik s vůní staré Havany

Atmosféru jedné z nejslavnějších havanských hospůdek.

2008-01-30

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La B Del M

Že vám ten divný shluk písmen nic neříká?
O Bodeguitě del Medio jste už slyšeli, ne?

2005-01-01

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La Bodeguita Del Medio

 

Opening hours:

Wen - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
Sun - Tue 11:00 - 02:00

 

Address:

K.V.P. GASTRO a.s.

KAPROVA 5

110 00 PRAHA 1

GSM: +420 724 461 678

tel.: +420 224 813 922

fax:+420 224 814 819

e-mail: bodeguita,bodeguita,cz

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Trade name: KVP Gastro a.s.

Registered office:  Praha 1, Staroměstské nám. 479/25, PSČ 11000

ID No. (IC): 264 25 726

Legal form:  Akciová společnost

Extract from the Commercial register maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague section B, insert 6989

 

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