Michelin Recommended

Zagat Recommended

Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence / Recommended




New York Times, September 2010, “36 Hours in Silicon Valley”

Cigar Aficionado, October 2009, “Light Up America” (50 of the Finest Cigar-Friendly Places in the U.S.)


Nation’s Restaurant News, July 2007, “Coastal Favorite Conch Catches on Nationwide”


The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2006, “Hemingway's Ties To a Havana Bar Still Move the Mojitos”

Delta Sky Magazine, July 2003, “Food for Thought: Key Lime Pie”


New York Times, March 2003, “JOURNEYS; 36 Hours”





Palo Alto Weekly, "La Bodeguita del Medio hosts Cuban chef, Havana pop-up," July 26, 2016, June 27, 2011, “La Bodeguita del Medio in Palo Alto Evokes the Culinary Kick of Havana”

Gentry Magazine

Palo Alto Weekly, August 2011, “Doing Papa Proud: The Hemingway-inspired La Bodeguita del Medio packs them in for Cuban food”

Mountain View Voice


San Jose Mercury News, April 17, 2011 –  “La Bodeguita del Medio Restaurant Brings a Taste of Cuba to Palo Alto”

Palo Alto Weekly, “Best Of” Readers’ Choice Awards

Miami Herald, January 21, 2007, “A famous bar in old Havana is coming (sort of) to Miami”


Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 2006, “Hemingway's ties to Havana bar help sell mojitos”


San Francisco Chronicle, August 16, 2000, “Mojito Breaks Bar Boundaries”





Eye on the Bay, Staff Favorites, September 13, 2010 and March 25, 2011

Bay Café with Joey Altman, Nation’s Restaurant News, July 2007

The New York Times, 36 Hours 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada. Ireland, Barbara (Editor), 2011


500 Things to Eat Before It’s Too Late and the Very Best Places to Eat Them. Stern, Jane and Michael, 2009




463 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Outside Dining & To-Go


Tuesday - Saturday

4 PM to 9 PM
(may change weekly)

Please arrive wearing a mask.  We accept only a limited number of reservations and are doing our best to be walk-up friendly.

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