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“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Tranvia - CLOSED

El Tranvia
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Buckinghamshire, UK
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Friendly large restaurant on the main street. We ate on the roof - good food, service and live music

Visited April 2014
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Thank BucksTraveller2010
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loimir, Owner at El Tranvia, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
thank you for visiting our Restaurant and for leaving a comment, we do our best to make our costumers feel like home. i´m very glad to read comments from people like you that knows how to appreciate good food, professional service and the fun of the Cuban music. thank you very much for choosing us...
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a very hot day in April while passing through Cienfuegos. We wanted seafood and we decided to go in to this restaurant, and it didn't disappoint.
The service was great, there was a beautiful breeze that blew through the restaurant to cool us down and the food was really delicious. We had shrimp and fish and finished with the caramel flan.
The owner came over and introduced himself and made us feel very welcome.
This was among the best meals we had in Cuba.

  • Visited April 2014
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Helpful?
Thank 3-Bags-Full-2011
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loimir, Owner at El Tranvia, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
thank you for visiting our restaurant and for your wonderful comment, it feels good to know that there are people like you who knows how to notice a good place and knows how to appreciate the Cuban weather at the same time.... i would like you to know that we do our best to make costumers feel like home... thank you also for recommending us and we hope to have you again at "El Tranvia" some other time.
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Calafell, Spain
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A must eat while in Cienfuegos!”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

This tram themed restaurant has a very friendly, english speaking staff. The wine list is extended and their food is for cuban standards highly recommended. The chef uses lots of balanced spiced ingredients for most main dishes. Portions are rich. Priced moderately. Nice colonial atmosphere and roof terrace in tram theme style. Staff wears conductor uniforms which makes the theme complete. For me number one in Cienfuegos!

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank corky K
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loimir, Owner at El Tranvia, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
thanks for visiting our restaurant here in Cienfuegos and thanks for leaving such a nice comment, we make a great effort to make our costumers feel like home and it´s very rewarding that there are people like you who knows how to notice every little detail... thank you for recommending us and we will be waiting for you next time you come to Cienfuegos, the beautiful seaside city...
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Valencia, Spain
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interestingly themed restaurant with good views & great staff.”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

My wife & I dined at El Tranvia a couple of weeks ago. The staff were extremely helpful & friendly & I must pay special thanks to Elizabeth & Joanna for their helpful friendly attention, no to mention excellent spoken English, among the best we have heard in Cuba! The trolly car theme & uniforms are imaginative & fun, possibly American inspritation. Being totally honest the food was not up to the rest of the standards. Well presented but somewhat bland in flavour. Plus we had a table upstairs which when it went dark, it was impossible to see what we were eating! But I suppose bland flavour is very common in Cuban restaurants. If only they would serve the food we eat in privale Cuban houses! All in all the eveing went well, but was made special by Elizabeth & Joanna. El Tranvia´s "trump cards".

  • Visited April 2014
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Helpful?
Thank MichaelJLaw
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loimir, Owner at El Tranvia, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
thank you very much for choosing our place and for leaving such a nice comment... yes, we do our best for our costumers to feel like home... and we call that kind of meat "safe", we don´t put too much spices and condiments unless the costumer asks for it.... everything that says "grill" is bland also but i asure you it is very fresh and safe. thanks for recommending us and we´ll be waiting for you next time you come to Cienfuegos, Cuba...
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best restaurant experience in Cuba”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

In our 2 weeks trip in Cuba this was definitely by far the best service we encountered in a restaurant!
Great atmosphere on the rooftop terrace, good food, fine live music, and a lot of attention paid to each guest. Certainly they made us feel very comfortable and it was a great value for the service!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Robert C
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