La Bodeguita del Medio is a typical restaurant-bar of Havana (Cuba). It is very famous and touristy for the personalities that have patronized it: Salvador Allende, the poet Pablo Neruda, the writer Ernest Hemingway, the artist Josignacio and many others. La Bodeguita is also known as the birthplace of the Mojito cocktail, prepared in the bar since its opening in 1942.
The rooms full of curious objects, frames, photos, as well as the walls covered by signatures of famous or unknown customers, recount the island’s past. Along with the local food, cigars, music and mojitos, la Bodeguita del Medio offers a glimpse of Cuba’s typical atmosphere.