Top 10 restaurants in Vinales, Cuba

September 25, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Discover the best restaurant in Vinales, Cuba including La Casa Verde, Balcon del Valle, El Olivo, Restaurant La Cueva, Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso, Paladar Bella Vista, Restaurant-Bar Buena Vista, 3J Bar de Tapas, Paladar La Cuenca, El Campesino Paladar
Things to do in Vinales

1. La Casa Verde

Meter From Hotel Los Jazmines 50, Vinales 22400, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +53 48 695776
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

La Casa Verde

Reviewed By Ruby_and_Jason - London, United Kingdom

The host family were friendly and attentive, and very patient - we chatted for ages after our meal was finished and stayed in total about 3 hours. This place is a short cab ride out from the main tourist strip, but well worth it. We had the house menu, which comes with sides and we finished with rum. The place was quiet with only us and some other locals, but we were introduced to the family and treated so generously. Would definitely recommend!

2. Balcon del Valle

Hwy 241 | Turnoff at kilometer 23- up the road from visitor centre, Vinales 22400, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +53 48 695847
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 411 reviews

Balcon del Valle

Initially recommended to us by Anita at Villa Cristal, Vinales.

Reviewed By Sweet_lana1710 - Essentuki, Russia

Its really one of the most amazing places in Vinales from where you can observe all the valley, nice personnel will serve you with cuban dishes and cold drinks, fresh juices are especially good. And even if you just come to watch the scene - they will never disturb you.

3. El Olivo

Cisneros, Vinales 22400, Cuba Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Spanish, Cuban, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +53 48 696654
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

El Olivo

Reviewed By CockneyRed - Ibiza, Spain

Everyone had warned us that food in Cuban restaurants was generally poor. We didn't find this to be the case. Most were average, some above average, and occasionally gems like this wowed us. Whilst most restaurants have people outside enticing you in, El Olivo didn't. They didn't have to. The word was out. We arrived and saw it was completely full, but not to be deterred, we waited until a table became free at the back. Simply stunning food, with a special mention to their rabbit cooked in a dark chocolate sauce. It shouldn't have worked, but it was perfect.

4. Restaurant La Cueva

Km 28 1/2 Carretera a Puerto Esperanza., Vinales 22400, Cuba Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff Cuban, Caribbean Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 01-52549269
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 63 reviews

Restaurant La Cueva

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.

Reviewed By Ann281 - Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

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.

5. Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso

Carretera Al Cementerio KM 1 1/2, Vinales 22400, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +53 5 8188581
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 739 reviews

Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso

Reviewed By whatablessing - Atlanta, Georgia

We ate lunch at El Paraiso as part of a day trip to Vinales from Havana with Discover Finales tours. Our breath was taken away by the incredible organic farm grounds and open view from inside. The food was delicious and service impeccable.

6. Paladar Bella Vista

Km 28, 5 de la Carretera a Puerto Esperanza, Palmarito, Vinales 22400, Cuba Lunch, Dinner +53 5 8040217
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 32 reviews

Paladar Bella Vista

Reviewed By swisspigs - St. Gallen, Switzerland

We went to Alberto Vitamina's paladar Bella Vista during our day out in Vinales for lunch. The paladar is situated a little outside of Vinales which makes it a real rural experience with fantastic views of the landscape. The paladar consists of various small buildings, the restaurant is 'in the open' but with a roof. We have been hosted by the lady of the house and she looked after us very well. We felt home from the first moment and it was the most homely experience we had during our two weeks in Cuba. The food was simple (pork roast, rice, black beans), but cooked extremely well. The salad from her garden was so fresh and tasty and so was the coffee. The coffee beans originating from their garden as well were grinded just before serving. It was the best coffee I had in my life! There were baby chickens running around just outside the paladar, there were vegetable fields and we felt really close to Cuban nature. At the end, we met Alberto Vitamina himself who was just rolling his cigar outside when we left. We had a nice chat with him as well. Highly recommended!

7. Restaurant-Bar Buena Vista

Vista Al Valle de Vinales, Carretera a Vinales | 10 metros antes de llegar al Hotel Los Jazmines, Vinales 22400, Cuba Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Parking Available Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast HK$94 - HK$118 +53 48 693430
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Restaurant-Bar Buena Vista

Reviewed By Julia S

We had breakfast here and the view was outstanding! Service was excellent, coffee was surprisingly good, and the food was extremely fresh -- included eggs, fresh pineapple and papaya, guava jelly and butter with bread, mango juice, and a few other things. Best part? All of this cost us $5 USD/CUC per person. Outstanding.

8. 3J Bar de Tapas

Calle Salvador Cisneros # 45, Vinales 22400, Cuba Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Cuban, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +53 5 3311658
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 622 reviews

3J Bar de Tapas

Reviewed By GertjanvL - Haarlem, The Netherlands

This is a very nice and perhaps one of the best restaurants / bars in Vinales. Some of the tapas can be comparable with the tapas served in San Sebastian (the best city in Spain to eat tapas)! The staff is very professional and helpful. On the day of our departure we where about to be ripped of on a trip we agreed on (the day before) from Vinales to Havana. We turned to the staff of 3J Bar de Tapas for support who quickly helped us out with alternative transportation.

9. Paladar La Cuenca

Salvador Cisneros # 97, Vinales 22400, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, European, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +53 5 2486707
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 237 reviews

Paladar La Cuenca

Reviewed By AJS1882 - Burnley, United Kingdom

During our recent holiday to Cuba, my wife and I stayed in the small town of Vinales for three nights. The countryside around there is fabulous, but it is fair to say that the overall quality of food is not that memorable. The one exception was La Cuenca, with its impressive black and white décor - and food to match!
The risotto I had when we ate there was one of the best I have ever had, and the attentive waiters made the whole experience most enjoyable.
If ever you go to Vinales, make sure you give this place a try.

10. El Campesino Paladar

Calle Salvador Cisnero 35, Vinales 22400, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Latin, Barbecue, Cuban Lunch, Dinner 0152453178
Excellent
34%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 172 reviews

El Campesino Paladar

Reviewed By DLTT2015 - London, United Kingdom

We were recommended this place by the hosts at our casa. When we arrived we were asked what casa recommended us before being seated. This is obviously somewhere that favours the more popular hosts and it was clear due to the casa we were from we were ‘low priority’.
This place offers a set menu buffet, offering crisps, rice, salad and a main. I assume the BBQ chicken is their speciality (you walk past a chef barbecuing on arrival) but I wouldn’t have known as the service was terrible and gave us no information, unlike the other tables that were gushed over. I ordered the roast fish hoping it would be bbq’d and my friend hoped the same when ordering the grilled chicken. Why we were not told the special is baffling!
Service was horrendous, other tables were served before us and got some dishes before we had even ordered when we had arrived first. When we got our soup i asked if it was vegetable unhelpfully I was informed that it was soup. Our other dishes were just put on the table and the waitess just walked away. Meanwhile other tables were having explanations about the dishes they were being served, leaving us to eavesdrop to find out what we were eating.
There are no prices on the menu, it was 30 for two mains and two glasses of wine, which was quite expensive. The wine was overpriced (5CUC), the grilled chicken was a tiny portion (12 CUC), my roast fish (bbq’d) was really nice but the whole experience was ruined by the service. Had the service been uniformly bad I wouldn’t have cared but because tables around us were being favoured it was extremely irritating. I fed this back to my casa and warned off the new guests who came to stay with them.

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