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El Idilio

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Cuban
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews seafood ropa vieja grilled meat pulled beef flan ravioli octopus tacos an open kitchen open grill covered patio ate here open air restaurant daily specials vedado neighborhood worth the wait nice meal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here on the strong recommendation of our casa host and it didn’t disappoint. We ordered a tapas to share, grilled seafood and a fish. All cooked to perfection! Seafood is fresh and the flavours are wonderful. Do come here early to avoid the line....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marilynco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice, first time ending paying like 80 CUC: one appetizer from octopus, 2main courses: grilled octopus, that came without any side dish-pretty small portions and one dessert. On top of the restaurant bill comes 15% service on top, which it's a bit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cristina_Mihaela86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner on a quaint patio. Service was super-friendly and the food was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leachimooc
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We ate twice here ! Lobster with melt butter is just like came out from paradise! Even other dishes are same good! Whatever you order in this restaurant deserve best critics. Even deserts are very delicious! Staff speaks english which is not so often i...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MajaSwe
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank curlySurrey
Reviewed 10 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gloria T
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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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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