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Buena Vista on the R44

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Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa (Formerly Buena Vista Social Cafe)
+27 21 855 4454
12:00 - 02:00
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Somerset West, South Africa
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206 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife & visited the Lounge for the first time for my daughters birthday in February. I found the restaurant very rustic and the menu pretty limited. The helpings are very generous with farm style vege's, i would recommend the stew and stay away from the fish which was bland.

Thank DougCapeTown
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the famous nachos....and they were so average nothing special, my boyfriends burger patty was also so bland. The fries were the only think I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank tegan01
Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated just outside Stellenbosch away from the hustle of the students. Your own transport or uber is best. With some lovely cuban music playing in the background. A selection of cocktails the length of your arm. A lovely outside area under cover for the summer days in cape town. Amazing service and lovely mexican food! I would highly recommend the... More 

1 Thank Nikki_Swingburn
Somerset West, South Africa
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

An early Xmas lunch for family that would be elsewhere on the 25th. Lovely setting but staff a tad slow but maybe too many tables allocated them. Mexican food selection was not unusual which one would have expected considering the name a wonderful location. Nevertheless a pleasant outing and enjoyed by most. Will try again when the silly season has... More 

Thank KingsleyP631
Cape Town
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Been here a few times for various meals and a few functions. The place has a nice vibe and very friendly accommodating staff. Some of the prices are a bit steep for basics like nachos though.

Thank Shane m
Pringle Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

It is one of those places that you pass on the way between Stellenbosch and Somerset West and wonder what it would be like. Well, we had a birthday anniversary there and it was awesome.

Thank Hendrik B
Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to all the other branches and this was my first visit to the winelands one.It definitely feels like all the other buena vista lounges,same delicious food and cocktails.We love the martinis and those nachos will remain the best in cape town.Friendly service,and Felix the cat kept us company.Love it!

Thank Suzanne R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

When you have spent the day visiting the various winery s around Stellenbosch Buena Vista on the R44 south of Stellenbosch is the perfect place to end the day. Whether you choose tapas or a full meal, you will find this Caribbean orientated pub the perfect way to complete the day. Very reasonably priced and interesting decor. Whether you are... More 

2 Thank Areohbe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had the best night ever!!!!! Friendly staff with great service.... food was great.....loved the cocktails!! Will definitely go there again....soon!!!

1 Thank Leandre D
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice restaurant, great food, well priced, reasonable wine list. There is a fantastic lounge at the back with a great atmosphere and great fireplace, suitable for a cold winter evening.

Thank Dave H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$8
Bar, Cuban, Mexican, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa (Formerly Buena Vista Social Cafe)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 855 4454
the very special and Authentic Cuban restaurant, Buena Vista on the R44 is just the spot for any event worth celebrating, a timeless Gem in the heart of breath taking Winelands. Our food is simply delicious, whether it's our Tapas or main meals, not to mention our now World Class cocktails...

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