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Buena Vista on the R44

Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 855 4454
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“nachos” (35 reviews)
“tapas” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Cuban, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made our date night perfect.. Ambience amazing with a great fireplace.. Drinks on point... Food really tasty.. JC manager and his staff very attentive.

Thank KimThornton1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the venue which reminds of Cuba. Some good cajun dishes. Large portions. Something for everyone and some interesting items for the adventurous.

Thank Tertius K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cocktails! Try the strawberry daiquiri. The nachos are always extra cheesy and their salsa is divine. The disheveled and vibey atmosphere is a welcome relief from the more "fancy-pants" restaurants that are popping up all over the wine-route/R44.

Thank chelseadebeer
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Buena Vista hosted my birthday party with 40 guests with ease. Organising the event with them over the phone and via email was a breeze and they were very professional. When the night finally came, they had everything ready and under control and I never...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Very nice and well located restaurant, just the place to socialize and relax. Good Food and excellent service. Something between the wine farms but with a different taste - I like it

Thank alwyn1_12
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I especially like the taste of Mexican food. Good service, good food and good value. Between Somerset West and Stellenbosch on the R44. a Must for all kinds of functions also.

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Like the scuffy decor and garden seating . Enjoyed the different jalapeno options and were really impressed with the nachos. They were just devine. Will go back.. good food at a great price served with a smile.

Thank Girla B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We both had a burger. Mine was crumbed chicken served on a hamburger in stead of like the menu said a ciabatta roll. It was suppose to be served with mayo but instead it had a piece if cheese . It was so dry. Both...More

Thank LorLinda
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Buena Vista is probably not a place you go to have a quite romantic meal, but it offers good food and a nice vibe. It is relaxed and a good spot to meet friends for a drink or two or three.

Thank heinengela
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you love nachos then you need to visit this restaurant. Very relaxed, informal dining . They have seating inside and then outside under a large canvas "tent". We live about 10 minutes away so love to pop in.The burgers are also really good.This restaurant...More

Thank debbieSouthAfrica
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$8
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa (Formerly Buena Vista Social Cafe)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 855 4454
  • E-mail
the very special and Authentic Cuban restaurant, Buena Vista on the R44 is just the spot for any event worth celebrating, a timeless Gem in the heart of breath taking Winelands. Our food is simply delicious, whether it's our Tapas or main meals, not to mention our now World Class cocktails...
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