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Regular Hours

Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2pm; Dinner: Mon - Thu, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri, Sat, 5:30pm - 10pm; Bar: Mon - Thu, 5pm - 11pm; Fri, Sat, 5 pm - midnight

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La Bodeguita Del Medio


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Amazing Cuban food!

I used to work in Palo Alto and go to this restaurant all the time! It was one of my favorites. I absolutely love their tortillas con pescado (fish tacos) and their grilled chicken breast sandwich. The cumin aioli on the sandwich just made it that much more delicious!

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Avoid the Wrath

I have patronized this restaurant several times, due to the convenient location and the cigar bar. The food is so-so, not as good as one would expect given the prices they charge. The atmosphere is not bad, despite the cramped quarters. Most of the staff is friendly and helpful.\r \r I won't go back again, however, after being subjected to an inappropriate rant from the owner. I ordered a sandwich to eat outsid... view more

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We've had dinner at La Bodeguita at least ten times in the past few years and have recommended to many. However this last visit on Saturday night was terrible. I ordered the Masitas - their signature dish. It was a smaller portion than normal; served in a bowl, not a plate; they eliminated the plantains which normally come with this dish; the dish was so spicey all I could taste was the spice, not the food; the se... view more

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Best Mohitos

""ropa vieha"" (sp?) is great and authentic. great atmosphere and a cigar lounge to boot. Really, really good (dam citysearch requires 100 character limit).

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Cuban Cuisine?

If you are looking for authentic Cuban cuisine, this is definitely NOT the place! This restaurant that prides itself on its history and association with Cuba really comes off as some Cuban/American fusion. I don't know if it's just indicative of Palo Alto, but I found the cuisine inauthentic and extremely pricey. I believe this may be the only restaurant in the world where ""Arroz con Pollo"" costs $16.00. Speaking o... view more

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Excellent food tho pricey

We had gone as a group for a friend's birthday. Initially there were four of us, then two more added 20 minutes later, then two more 20 min after that. (We had informed them that there would be 8 total.) On a Tuesday night, we were seated promptedly as I would expect and a table for 8 was ready. Most of us ordered mojitos immediately and my husband and I personally thought they could have been sweeter. It was as... view more

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excellent food, atrocious service

My family and I came here for my birthday recently. I've been here before, and remember the food being pretty tasty. We were seated rather promptly but then 15 minutes went by without any service, then 20 minutes, and finally 25 minutes. By that point we were fuming! This is a relatively small restaurant, and waiters/waitresses were passing right by us without even making eye contact. We finally flagged down the... view more

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Super Tastey!

Amazing, amazing food here! Also has a great ambiance and great drinks. Has some healty options, but I usuall get tempted by their rich options instead (superb appetizer empanadas and mojitos!)

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Great Mojitos

I just went there for my 3rd time. The hostess is always friendly. I couldn't make a reservation for my 6 friends on a friday night because they were booked. However, I was craving their food and so decided to try my luck. The hostess seated us in the dining area right away, with the condition that we had to limit our dining time to an hour and a half (since there was a party that had booked that table). We didn... view more

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Oyster shooters!

After reading other reviews of this place, I have to agree that the service isn't always the speediest. With that in mind, I do think they have some good dishes like their Ajiaco which serves two and has lots of seafood as well as their empanadas. Something I learned for walk-ins. Keep your eye on the tables next to the long side of the bar. Those are first come, first serve. Otherwise expect a wait time of an h... view more

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463 S California AvePalo AltoCA 94306

(650) 326-7762

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