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Restaurant La Cueva

Km 28 1/2 Carretera a Puerto Esperanza., Vinales 22400, Cuba
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
26 Mar 2016
“Nice place in the country.”
26 Feb 2016
“Cool place”
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Cuban, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
Km 28 1/2 Carretera a Puerto Esperanza., Vinales 22400, Cuba
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Reviewed 27 March 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
Reviewed 26 February 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
Reviewed 16 July 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
Reviewed 3 April 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
Reviewed 28 January 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...More

Thank Sean-Marleen
Reviewed 15 August 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...More

2  Thank glo31
Reviewed 6 January 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....More

Thank R_Chubster
Reviewed 30 December 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...More

3  Thank RatbertConsultancies
Reviewed 23 October 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
Reviewed 29 September 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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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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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
  • E-mail
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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