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Restaurant La Cueva

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Km 28 1/2 Carretera a Puerto Esperanza., Vinales 22400, Cuba
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Victor, Idaho
2 reviews
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Simple but nice. Great place to relax after being in Vinales with the other tourists. There are oxen pulling carts down the street and an easy jump off to catch the boat to Cayo Levisa.

Thank Charlie O
Medellin, Colombia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2016

A cool place to hang out for a while. Surrounded by nature and quite pleasant. Attention is great and food is delicious.

Thank omarestrada2016
Whitehorse, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015

I found the food in general in Cuba very good and this was no exception. Friendly service and excellent food at very reasonable prices.

Thank kat22999
Nicosia, Cyprus
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

1 Thank ccharal
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank Sean-Marleen
Nantes, France
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank glo31
The Hague, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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

Thank R_Chubster
Hong Kong, China
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69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 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.

3 Thank RatbertConsultancies
Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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

2 Thank guardalaron
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ann281

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
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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