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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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this little private restaurant tucked away in vedado, Havana. They don't take bookings and so we waited 45 minutes for a table. I usually wouldn't wait thus long but I'm glad we did. The food was excellent. Particularly memorable ad the chicken soup that was more like a stew. So tasty. We arrived at 7pm and it was... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to go for dinner one night, but they were full. So we made a reservación for two night later. The day of our dinner, we went to the restaurant to check on our reservation, and they didn't have us on the list! After a bit of a discusión, they added us. Dinner that night was delicious and the atmosphere... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant my knowledgeable Cuban friends will bring me to as examples of good substantial Cuban food and a very comfortable relaxed yet efficient service. For me who is been there many times I find their grill is one of the best in Havana. Their seafood raviolis are excellent as are just about all the main courses. The... More 

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Warwick, RI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant because it was a block away from where we stayed. Lovely decor and outdoor seating. Really fun to watch the chef's prepare the meals. We arrived early both nights and were seated right away. If you come later you will have to wait. But it will be worth the wait. Great food and great prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is literally a stone throw away from where I stayed. It gets busy throughout the evening, so expect a waiting time close to one hour. While waiting, you can enjoy your cocktails which are probably some of the best in Havana. Once seated, the service is efficient and friendly. The food is prepared in front of you as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Idilio is a great place for seafood. Stop by and make a reservation if you'd like to have dinner as it is very popular.

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Belper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant in a quiet area is worth seeking out. The food is delicious - we had solomillo: succulent with some beautiful sauces. Good service, lovely setting for a delightful lunch on this outdoor terrace. Not too expensive either and they were very obliging.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful meal, very nice drinks, sweet Havana breezes and inexpensive, what more can one ask for? Suggest calling in advance to make a reservation, we didn't and had to wait about 35 minutes, but they have a bench in the patio area and we got our drinks the , and we weren't in a rush, so all was good.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly between the many private restaurants and the hotels there are lots of places to get a good meal in Havana. When we travel we rarely return to the same place since we simply prefer to try other places. However, during a recent five day stay in Havana we ate twice at Idilio. And it was not because it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicous food, friendly waiters and nice atmosphere. Try the picadillo if you like meat. We would definetly come back here, dont forget to make a reservation

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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, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?