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El Idilio

Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (19 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (15 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

A very happy group of Spanish teachers from Iceland spent a great evening at this fantastic restaurant. The food was excellent and the drinks 1st class, not only the good red wine from Spain but also the very special 11 years old Santiago rum. The...More

Thank Gudrun T
Reviewed June 28, 2016

We had to wait a bit in this popular restaurante but it was so worth it! Most of us had really fresh and tasty seafood and the desserts were really tasty. Service was impeccable and friendly.

Thank Anna S
Reviewed June 12, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner - our only regret was arriving too late to be able to order the Paella, plan ahead if you want this dish. You can order the day before if you wish

Thank penny c
Reviewed June 7, 2016

This was near our accommodation on our first night and was recommended by our host and we couldn’t have had a better start to the holiday. They called ahead to check there was availability and when we arrived it was very obvious that the clientele...More

Thank clairearferguson
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Our casa hosts recommended this place to us and it didn't disappoint. Both times my husband and I visited the staff were polite and attentive. There's a good mix of tourists and locals. The food is simple and tasty, not over priced. The mojitos are...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed May 20, 2016

El Idilio was one of my favourite paladares in Havana. The food was amazing and the restaurant is very nice. We like it so much, that we went there twice in the same week. The first time, the service was really bad as the waiter...More

Thank correspondentseu
Reviewed May 20, 2016

As in the last years we were looking forward to visit this restaurant again. The food was as in the last years excellent, the service not unfriendly, but rather neutral.... unfortunately they have now regularly groups of US-students there and play -instead of Cuban music-...More

Thank danielundharry
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Excellent food, good prices. It's outdoors and you need a reservation for the most part. I have tried a few of this Paladares in Cuba and this place takes the number one spot.

Thank Marina C
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited once and enjoyed a lot. This is small family restorant located in a quiet area of Havana. After eating delicious tapas foods we preferred seafood paella and barbeque sea food. We drank mohito and red wine. It was very clean and delicious. Portions...More

Thank msibel
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This is my second visit since 2014 to this Restaurant before I decided to write this review. I wanted to ensure that my comments were the most accurate and truthful. What can I say now after having eaten there most of my staying : Excellent,...More

Thank DeepKnowledge
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December 7, 2016|
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Response from katy j | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel or hostel can make the reservation for you. That's an easy way - I highly recommend booking a few days in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 831-8182
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