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El Idilio

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Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
831-8182
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12:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit this restaurant if you in Vedado, Havana. The food is so good, i recommend the mixed seafood grill. Portions are big too. Try to pre-book if you can, especially weekends. Service was very good too.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This reliable neighbourhood restaurant was just around the corner from CasavanaCuba in Vedado, and we ate there four times in all. It's cheerfully light and open-sided with red check table cloths, wooden furniture, a little bar, and chefs working in an open kitchen. Nice menu of mainly Cuban style local food, plus daily specials on the board. Reassuringly, lots of... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the ropa vieja so much that I had it on two separate ocassions. Service was very good. Make reservations to any restaurant you go to, or you will not be seated. Places are packed in general.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say - 3 couples landed at the restaurant by accident for lunch and had the most amazing meal here - fantastic service - so we booked for the Saturday evening and we weren't disappointed !!!! Excellent value for money at this amazing restaurant- the best sea food I have ever had and I have tasted quite a... More 

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Ohope, New Zealand
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a suburban street a few blocks from La Rampa. A lovely garden setting, great service and lovely food including a 'real' fresh salad. We had Enchillada Marsicos,salad and a glass of sangria each. Approx 30 CUC for 2 people.

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Thank Stew54
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a simple dinner as the restaurant was very close to where I stayed. Didn't have much expectation on food after a few days in Cuba. Had their salad and grilled fish. Both ok (not great of course). Staff were friendly and helpful though.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved El Idilio. The food was very good and so was the mojitos. Very buzzing atmosphere, plenty of customers, both tourists and Cubans. We went there quite late and the restaurant was full, but the staff offered us to wait in the patio for a table to become available. and it didn't take us long to sit down... More 

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Idillio is a great spot and was a meet up destination. We ate here several times during our 14 day stay. The restaurant has great service, vide variety of fresh flavorful options, great mojitos and wide variety of rum. The open air restaurant is perfect for couples or groups. You can't go wrong here-- I recommend you plan ahead... More 

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South Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good Customer service at good price. We had fish, moros, and salad. The waiting time is average, and it's a clean place. The only bad thing: the bathroom, needs improvement.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A group of us from Dallas, Texas dined at El Idilio on our first evening. We were told that El Idilio means "The Infatuated". We became infatuated with the food of fresh seafood and black beans and rice, etc.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 12:00
Monday
12:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 12:00
Thursday
12:00 - 12:00
Friday
12:00 - 12:00
Saturday
12:00 - 12:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?