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El Olivo

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Cisneros, Vinales 22400, Cuba
+53 48 696654
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was very busy when I arrived, there were 6 people ahead of me waiting to be seated; nevertheless, I was seated by a very charming and handsome waiter within under 10 minutes. There is plenty of choice on the menu, I decided on mixed croquettes to start which were very tasty and not greasy like they can be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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684 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here after reading the reviews. It was very decent Italian food for a really cheap price. Service was pretty good, and the location was good.

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Thank Amy B
Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate here once whilst in Vinales - based on Lonely Planet recommendation. Deceptively big restaurant. Small front porch area with tables but massive amount of space inside. Each night there were long queues waiting to get in. Staff were friendly and spoke good English. Service was efficient and food portions were of a good size, however, we found all our... More 

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Thank Tina J
Kas, Turkey
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was our 4 th day in Cuba and We were so happy about our choice in Vinales. Served quick &well, clean&elaborate, delicious&enough portions.ONe of our suggestion is coral duck cooked with orange juice and served with chucked mango and the other is beef in white wine.You will enjoy for sure👏Bon appetite p.s.Reservation will be better as there is always... More 

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Thank Hestiahomes-Sillyon
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Slightly slow but very tasty foods. Oil was very good, If you missed medititerranean food I think best place to go

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Thank ertan k
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal even with no alcohol served during the mourning period for Fidel Castro. Very friendly waiters who spoke excellent English.

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Thank Yee88
Odense, Denmark
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95 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Olivo was visited during a little round trip in Cuba January 2017. I find it a little difficult to evaluate a restaurant in Cuba as restaurants have its own standard, but El Olivo is recommendable and probably the most popular place in Vinales. The second evening in Vinales we were recommended this restaurant by our host. Arriving at the... More 

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Thank AllanBJ
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant is modern and clean. The most of the Clients are tourists, it means that the Menu is very international with a touch of local cusine. For the most one of the best restaurants in Vinales. The Prices are ok, a little bit more expensive than the others restaurants.

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Thank Vincenzo M
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looked like there would be a long wait to get in here, but it only took a few minutes. The food was outstanding and the wait staff was very friendly and efficient. The electricity went out - for the entire town - while we were there. The staff just turned on their smart phone flashlights. Diners did the same,... More 

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Thank Cynthia W
Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guidebooks and locals said this was the best restaurant in Vinales. As such, many tourists were there, so we waited about 20 minutes to get in. Once inside, the waiters were surly and it was cold. The food was fine but I wouldn't say it was the best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Spanish, Cuban, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cisneros, Vinales 22400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Pinar del Rio Province  >  Vinales
  • Phone Number: +53 48 696654

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?