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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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Strand, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I especially like the taste of Mexican food. Good service, good food and good value. Between Somerset West and Stellenbosch on the R44. a Must for all kinds of functions also.

Cape Town
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like the scuffy decor and garden seating . Enjoyed the different jalapeno options and were really impressed with the nachos. They were just devine. Will go back.. good food at a great price served with a smile.

Thank Girla B
Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We both had a burger. Mine was crumbed chicken served on a hamburger in stead of like the menu said a ciabatta roll. It was suppose to be served with mayo but instead it had a piece if cheese . It was so dry. Both burgers were tasteless. The presentation matched the whole experience....disappointing and un appetizing . Best part... More 

Thank LorLinda
Somerset West, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Buena Vista is probably not a place you go to have a quite romantic meal, but it offers good food and a nice vibe. It is relaxed and a good spot to meet friends for a drink or two or three.

Thank heinengela
south africa
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you love nachos then you need to visit this restaurant. Very relaxed, informal dining . They have seating inside and then outside under a large canvas "tent". We live about 10 minutes away so love to pop in.The burgers are also really good.This restaurant is also ideal for large group functions as they have separate areas where they can... More 

Thank debbieSouthAfrica
Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Having driven past this place many times, I decided to see what it's all about. Nestled away behind the trees is this lovely little Cuban themed pub restaurant. We originally were just going to have some wine but ended up having something to eat as well while watching the rugby on the overhead flat screen TV. The service wasn't fantastic... More 

Thank Eric M
Somerset West, South Africa
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215 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$8
Bar, Cuban, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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