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Restaurant La Cueva

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km 28 1/2 Carretera a Puerto Esperanza., Vinales 22400, Cuba
01-52549269
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: El Restauran Paladar La Cueva se encuentra ubicado a 2 km del Poblado de...
El Restauran Paladar La Cueva se encuentra ubicado a 2 km del Poblado de Viñales, a la izquierda de La Carretera Puerto Esperanza, que ensarta la cabecera municipal con los asentamientos localizados hacia el norte. Discretamente - 80 mts. de la vía- levantose al pie de una montaña, con estructura de madera sobre pilotes y cubierta de guano- elementos armónicos de la arquitectura vernácula empleados en las casas de tabacos y bohíos, palpables todavía , a pesar del tiempo – que persiste en atraer al visitante para ,una ves traspasado el umbral , anonadarlo con su belleza y el eclecticismo de posibilidades : Visuales abiertas hacia el paisaje de mogotes para el amante de la fotografía , interacción estrecha y participativa con elementos antrópicos ( Cosecha en nuestra finca de viandas – yuca, boniato, malanga-, frutas – piña, plátano, mango, coco, guayaba-, cítricos –naranja, bergamota, toronja, limón-, verduras - tomate, pepino, lechuga, col- y tabaco) , plato especialidad de la casa – masas de cerdo fritas a La Cueva -, lechón asado en púa con arroz moro particularmente diseñado para grupos , deliciosa comida criolla elaborada con carbón (pollo, cerdo, carne de res, arroz blanco, arroz moro, potajes , caldos de pollo criollo) que le imprime un sabor al exquisito paladar. Completa la gama de platos los mariscos, el pescado , las ensaladas de estación y las frutas naturales frescas; todo aun precio asequible, que le auguran el retorno a quien nos visitan.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Very nice food

The food was tasteful and at plentiful portions at very reasonable prices. The staff was extremely helpful and the setting of the restaurant blends in well with the scenery

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2014
ccharal
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food was tasteful and at plentiful portions at very reasonable prices. The staff was extremely helpful and the setting of the restaurant blends in well with the scenery

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Quiet restaurant outside Viñales. The owner is very friendly and we had our best ropa vieja in Cuba. Reasonably priced and big portions. The view is fantastic. If you can't or won't eat at your casa (or just want to eat extra), go to this place.

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Bajram Curri, Kukes, Albania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was by far the most flavorful meal I had while in Cuba. Highly recommended. Also recommend the cave/boat tour before or after the meal.

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Nantes, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had an early supper here, thanks to a recommendation. The meal - fresh crayfish grilled with a spicy sauce, was one of the best crayfish dishes I've ever eaten, anywhere, not just in Cuba, where the food can be superb, or indifferent... Also, the location, surrounded by the Vinales valleys, is superb. The young owners give good service and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had lunch one day here. Very cheap, food was not incredibly good (nowhere in Cuba), but had good taste. The surrounding area is just beautiful, and is the biggest draw for this restaurant. It can be a bit difficult to reach without a car. But you should be able to get a taxi/horse ride for little money

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Hong Kong, China
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Had lunch at the restaurant. Can imagine how cool the place would look if its full at dinner time. Set right at the bottom of a mogote, possible has the best location for a restaurant ex-jazmin. Food was generally good, though not necessarily exceptional. Would recommend this for a meal during a stay in Vinales.

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Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

good cheap chicken and chips. It was less than $ 5 for lunch with one beer included. Wasn't a large portion but price was right

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Aberdeenshire Scotland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stoped to eat for lunch during our cycling holiday. Good food and Cuban drinks. Every place we went to eat in Cuba there was music, it's all live bands it's just wonderful, and most of the band are selling their DVDs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Our family visited Viñales cuba on my birthday after using Tripadvisor as a guide to experiment a different restaurant in the area. The reviews looked promising and we decided to give it a try...we usually eat at the same restaurants to avoid a "bad" new experience. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised with the place the mountains around are... More 

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The food at this restaurant was exquisite and they offered great customer service. Very friendly and attentive. The food was delicous. I would reccomend going to this restaurant any time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: km 28 1/2 Carretera a Puerto Esperanza., Vinales 22400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Pinar del Rio Province  >  Vinales
  • Phone Number: 01-52549269

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Description

El Restauran Paladar La Cueva se encuentra ubicado a 2 km del Poblado de Viñales, a la izquierda de La Carretera Puerto Esperanza, que ensarta la cabecera municipal con los asentamientos localizados hacia el norte. Discretamente - 80 mts. de la vía- levantose al pie de una montaña, con estructura de madera sobre pilotes y cubierta de guano- elementos armónicos de la arquitectura vernácula empleados en las casas de tabacos y bohíos, palpables todavía , a pesar del tiempo – que persiste en atraer al visitante para ,una ves traspasado el umbral , anonadarlo con su belleza y el eclecticismo de posibilidades : Visuales abiertas hacia el paisaje de mogotes para el amante de la fotografía , interacción estrecha y participativa con elementos antrópicos ( Cosecha en nuestra finca de viandas – yuca, boniato, malanga-, frutas – piña, plátano, mango, coco, guayaba-, cítricos –naranja, bergamota, toronja, limón-, verduras - tomate, pepino, lechuga, col- y tabaco) , plato especialidad de la casa – masas de cerdo fritas a La Cueva -, lechón asado en púa con arroz moro particularmente diseñado para grupos , deliciosa comida criolla elaborada con carbón (pollo, cerdo, carne de res, arroz blanco, arroz moro, potajes , caldos de pollo criollo) que le imprime un sabor al exquisito paladar. Completa la gama de platos los mariscos, el pescado , las ensaladas de estación y las frutas naturales frescas; todo aun precio asequible, que le auguran el retorno a quien nos visitan.

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