Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Viñales

Tres Jotas

Who knew that Viñales, long a bastion of cerdo asado (whole roast pig), also produces huge crayfish fresh from the Ancón River? For a reminder, pop into 3J's, a tapas bar cum restaurant cum cocktail lounge cum break…
Top Choice Cuban in Viñales

Balcón del Valle

With three deftly constructed wooden decks overhanging a panorama of tobacco fields, drying houses and craggy mogotes, this aptly named restaurant (translation: Balcony of the Valley) has food that stands up to its …
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 inter…
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 Mediterranean influen…
Mediterranean in Viñales

El Olivo

Viñales' most popular restaurant, as the perennial queue outside will testify, serves tremendous lasagna and pasta dishes, backed up by other Med classics such as duck à l'orange. The joker in the pack is rabbit wit…
Vegetarian in Viñales

Restaurant La Berenjena

A commendable attempt to fill a void in Cuba's food market – ie vegetarianism – La Berenjena (meaning 'aubergine' or 'eggplant') inhabits a lovely blue-and-white house with an awning-covered terrace out front. This …
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, alt…
Cuban in Viñales

Cocinita del Medio

Sometimes simple is best. It's easy to miss La Cocinita, which looks more like someone's house than a restaurant, but, what it lacks in fancy decor, it makes up for in generous platters of grilled meat and fish – ge…
Mediterranean in Viñales

El Barrio

This grungily cool joint is cornering a new market in Viñales: the right-round-the-clock market. Breakfast here, lunch here, knock back cocktails here. The tapas and the pizza are good, the pasta less so. An animate…
Fast Food in Viñales

La Esquinita

A welcome new addition in a town where on-the-go outdoor activities are popular is this quick walk-up cafe that grills simple sandwiches for you to take away. An added bonus are the chocolate-filled churros, arguabl…