Top ChoiceTapas in Viñales

Tres Jotas

One of the best restaurants in Cuba outside Havana, Tres Jotas is Viñales’ original tapas bar that has since been copied by all and sundry. Its inviting polished-wood interior is the perfect place to unwind after...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Viñales

El Olivo

Viñales' most popular restaurant, as the happy buzz of conversation will testify, serves tremendous lasagna and pasta dishes, backed up by other Med classics such as duck à l'orange. The salads topped with goat's...

International in Viñales


A sophisticated new entry into Viñales' overcrowded dining scene, Cubar hits all the right notes with a smart dark-wood interior advertising the joys of Cuban rum and a menu that touts Cuban food colored with...

Cuban in Viñales

Balcón del Valle

With three deftly constructed wooden decks overhanging a panorama of tobacco fields, drying houses and craggy mogotes (limestone monoliths), 'Balcony of the Valley' has food that stands up to its sensational...

Mediterranean in Parque Nacional Viñales

La Carreta

A carreta is a simple oxen-drawn cart, but there's nothing basic about how this restaurant transports you up its steep steps and into the privileged pantheons of wonderful Cuban food laced with subtle...

Vegetarian in Viñales

Restaurant La Berenjena

A commendable attempt to fill a void in Cuba's food market – ie vegetarianism – La Berenjena inhabits a smart two-story house with an awning-covered terrace out front. This is a genuine ecorestaurant plying fruit...

International in Viñales

La Cuenca

Looking less rustic than some of its Viñales brethren, La Cuenca's narrow covered terrace and funky black-and-white interior are rather tempting. The food is all over the map, from Spanish tapas to rack of lamb,...

Italian in Viñales

La Dulce Vida

The 'sweet life' Spanish style is another successful Viñales take on Italian food and does noteworthy pasta dishes – just choose your pasta shape and your sauce. Backing it up are some Cuban staples. The small...

Cuban in Viñales

Cocinita del Medio

A radical rethink a couple of years ago has transformed Cocinita from a family dining room serving salt-of-the-earth Viñales staples to a chicer cafe plying Cuban dishes plus an augmented menu of pizzas, pasta...

Fast Food in Viñales

La Esquinita

Born as a quick walk-up cafe several years back, the 'little corner' has grown bigger as the service has become concurrently slower. No matter: it's still a good place for simple sandwiches and – even better –...

Cuban in Parque Nacional Viñales

Finca San Vicente

A large, but reasonable rural restaurant typical of the Viñales area, Finca San Vicente serves a slap-up CUC$10 lunch. If there are enough people, it serves whole roast pork with all the trimmings. It's ever...

Cuban in Viñales

Restaurante la Casa de Don Tomás

The oldest house in Viñales was once its only independent restaurant, but no more. Nonetheless, with its terracotta roof, terrace and flowering vines, it remains a salubrious place to try las delicias de Don...

Cuban in Parque Nacional Viñales

Restaurante Mural de la Prehistoria

Steep but almost worth it, the Mural's humongous set lunch – tasty pork roasted and smoked over natural charcoal – is an obligatory stop for practically every bus tour group in these parts.

Mediterranean in Viñales

El Barrio

A fairly modest restaurant with a rarely crowded terrace overlooking the main drag, with kind and friendly staff plying plentiful if mediocre food – a mix of tapas, pizza and Cuban mains.