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El Idilio

Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (28 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (17 reviews)
“shrimp” (16 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Cuban, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recommended by our hotel. Well worth a visit, you cannot book so would advise going early as always busy. Great food cooked on show in the resaurant. I had fresh fish & my husband pork, both excellent. Good atmosphere & friendly staff. Give it a...More

Thank curlySurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, relaxed open air restaurant, with attentive staff and delicious fresh food. Perfect for a balmy Havana evening

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Awsome local food. Have to go to at least ine if these “real” places. Best for Ropa Vieja etc. All local chow

Thank Inca1533
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It is really pleaseant to see the food cooked right in front of you, but at the end, the tast was not way better.the service was awfull . nothing justifies the 10% charge put on the bill especially since the food was just OK

Thank JaypiL1
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We were a table of 15 people and showed up without a reservation. The server was very attentive and quick to arrange a table for us. The service was excellent throughout the night and the food was very tasty and well presented. Definitely a place...More

Thank travies0g
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The food was ok, the price is not for cubans but for tourist, They don't have national beer, only imported, the person who takes care of your car charge 1 CUC, when everybody knows that you give to the parking person what you wants, they...More

Thank Forest1969
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Tasty food and convenient location , great service , reasonable wine list and interesting menu - recommended !

Thank Elizur
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Been to Havana maybe 20 times and almost always eat at El Idilio. Vedado location is good from many areas. Ropa Vieja really good - companions often eat from daily specials. They take reservations - which is good during high season or peak dinner hour.

Thank canadianmike243
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Close to Casavana, great place to dine, most dishes are cooked outside so you are able to see the process. The staff us friendly and efficient.

Thank graysonnya
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I stayed in a hotel down the street. The front desk host recommended this restaurant for good local cuisine. My friends and I ate here three times in our one week stay. The first visit we tried the “special,” which is family style grilled meats...More

Thank mirandini
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8 December 2016|
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Response from katyjSF | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel or hostel can make the reservation for you. That's an easy way - I highly recommend booking a few days in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 831-8182
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