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El Idilio

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Calle G 351, Esquina 15 Vedado, Havana, Cuba
12:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mrs and I came here for lunch.she had the lobster,fish and shrimp plate for CUC 11,it was nicely cooked unlike other lobsters we had elsewhere. I had beef hash, which wasn't bad, basically like a chili without the beans CUC 9. And it came with rice and good beans to share.The paella looked good but would have been 45 min... More 

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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy grilled meat, fish and seafood. Tostones rellenos were great. Located in Vedado neighborhood and easy to get to. Fastest service of all the restaurants we went to- which is saying something because be prepared to wait in Cuba! I recommend that you have a reservation for every restaurant you go to so as to avoid a potentially long wait... More 

Thank Ovjk
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not waste your money or time. This place has some of the worst food I've had while in Cuba. The shrimp are tiny and are not deveined. The food is bland & tasteless. The servers are not friendly and they never come over to see if your order is ok. They do not speak English either, so if you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived they asked us if we had a moment. It turned out we had to wait for over an hour to get a table. Lots of others were waiting too so the place is popular. I had tacos as a starter and it was delicious. Also the paella we had afterwards was great, only it was way too... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 4 ate here and had a lovely dinner with excellent service in this accessible Verdado location. We stopped by the day before to make reservations as you will need them to get in to this popular spot. We had a pescatarian and gluten free diner and both were happy with their choices. Thinking back over our trip... More 

Thank Sonja K
Canuk in Korea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No winery the glass.... just a cold plastic bottle of crap... so I bought a 40 dollar bottle which was double the price of the meal and not worth it. The tacos were alright but the meat.... like the topa Vieja was overcooked. ... the meal came out to 60 cuc... and I felt ripped off... the service was typically... More 

Thank last_goodbye
Rochester MN
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had lobster at several places in Havana, this was the best! I ordered the Lobster Enchillada and the Lobste shrimp combo the following evening. We had a late lunch the first day and an early dinner the next day so no lines or waiting. The piña coladas are exceptional and under 3 cuc's.

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Northridge, CA
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527 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

While doing research in Havana, my associates and I stumbled upon this place. we spoke with the doorman, saw the menu and returned on another night. The food was very good and reasonable. The service was good. The flan was great! The Octopus Carpaccio was excellent. The Seafood Noodles were very good as were the Chicken Wings.

Thank bcreff
San Diego, California
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94 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The owners of the airbnb where we stayed recommended this restaurant which is only a 5-10 minute walk from Los Presidentes Hotel and about a 15 plus minute walk from Hotel Nacional. The restaurant is conveniently located right on Avenida de los Presidentes (G street and 15th). The atmosphere is fun. Outdoor or covered open air, the tables take advantage... More 

Thank Ahbutz
Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great little place with attentive service, varied menu and decent prices. The best flan in Cuba comes out of this place, so make sure to leave room. Open for lunch and dinner and English-speaking server/s on staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
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?