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Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
831-8182
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12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 104
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Havana

My wife and myself spent about 2 weeks in Havana recently, only by accident we came across this restaurant one afternoon. It's a bit out of the way from Havana Vieja but it's worth the trip. The food is amazing, the portions generous, prices reasonable and staff very welcoming and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Tijs V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and myself spent about 2 weeks in Havana recently, only by accident we came across this restaurant one afternoon. It's a bit out of the way from Havana Vieja but it's worth the trip. The food is amazing, the portions generous, prices reasonable and staff very welcoming and friendly. Roppa Vieja at El Idilio: best food 2015. Note:... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was the best one I went to during my visit. The service was super fast. Everything we order was served as we wanted to and was cooked almost in front of us. Dessert (Cuban torrejas) was the perfect end for a wonderful night

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Let me clarify the above rating. I felt inclined to give this restaurant a "very good" rating solely based on their food. However, the service seemed as if we were intruding on their day. Not so much hostile, as dismissive. But my seafood cazuela swimming in a great sauce was excellent. The rest of our party also enjoyed their food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is the best. We saw it in a guidebook that was a couple of years old and didn't say an awful lot so thought we'd check it out as we were staying in verdado. The mixed grill was delicious, with half a bbq'd lobster, octopus, shrimps and swordfish, served with black rice and pickled veg. We went back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good value for money abd everybody knows Especially the Cubans. Good tasty food for small prices. Place is almost always full so get there early and enjoy the a la minute made dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wandered in on Saturday night and got a table after a short wait for 4 people. The food was excellent and inexpensive. Service friendly and the covered outdoor area was wonderful on hot evening

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Casa Lilly is high on the list of casas to stay at in Havana and this place is literally around the corner from her place off the Avenida de los Presidentes. She recommended it. This was going to be our first experience of a Cuban restaurant – we’d only just arrived a couple of hours earlier. A medium sized restaurant... More 

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Ohakune, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Brilliant first meal and stayed a very high contender for best of all Cuba! Great service, appropriate prices and fun atmosphere. Pealla and Ceviche were amazing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

You will not be disappointed! Food is very good and nice drink selection. Meat, seafood, and some of the best Arroz Moro I had in all of Habana!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This paladar was in walking distance from the Hotel Presidente where we stayed. We were seated on the patio and it was a nice warm night. Our waitress was very patient with our broken Spanish. The Mixta (lobster, shrimp, fish, and octopus) was awesome as it was served on a small grill with vegetables and yummy. My friends really liked... More 

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Additional Information about El Idilio

Address: Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 831-8182
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisine: Caribbean, Barbecue, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 831-8182

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Barbecue, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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