La Bodeguita del Medio Havana, Cuba. To a side of the Havana Cathedral, in the historical center of the city, it's this noted restaurant. "La Bodeguita", it owes their fame to that it was a place of important intellectuals and artists meeting for many years.
Their spontaneous and informal environment distinguished La Bodeguita del Medio from their opening in the years 1940s.
In 1942, Angel Martínez Borroto acquired the small local of the street Empedrado. 207 that he dedicated to sale of nutritious products and drinks.
In April of 1950, Martínez substitutes the name of its establishment for that for the one that was already good known: La Bodeguita del Medio.
In their rustic tables they also shared Pablo Neruda, Nat King Cole, Oswaldo Guayasamín, Mario Benedetti, Agustín Lara, Simone Signoret, Mario Moreno; Nóbel prizes like Ernest Hemingway and Gabriel García Márquez; sportsmen like Diego Armando Maradona, Muhammad Alí, Teófilo Stevenson and Ana Gabriela Guevara, in an environment that summons to leave the unforgettable print of their step.
Place frequented by Ernest Hemingway. There it delighted their palate with the famous Mojitos, a prepared drink of the Cuban coctelería with rum, lemon, good herb, sugar, gased water and ice. Since you ingested the first one, you was caught by the specialty of that bar-restaurant.