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...

Village in Parque Nacional Viñales

Los Aquáticos

A kilometer beyond the turnoff to Dos Hermanas and the Mural de la Prehistoria, a dirt road twists up to the mountain community of Los Aquáticos, founded in 1943 by followers of visionary Antoñica Izquierdo, who...

International in Viñales

Cubar

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...

Cave in Valle de Viñales

Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás

Welcome to Cuba’s largest cave system and the second largest on the American continent. There are over 46km of galleries on eight levels, with a 1km section accessible to visitors. There’s no artificial lighting,...

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...

Public Art in Parque Nacional Viñales

Mural de la Prehistoria

A 120m-long painting, 4km west of Viñales village on the side of Mogote Pita. Leovigildo González Morillo, a follower of Mexican artist Diego Rivera, designed it in 1961 (the idea was hatched by Celia Sánchez,...

Sculpture in Valle de Viñales

Proyecto Raíces

Immersed in the foothills of Viñales' mogotes (limestone monoliths) lies a bucolic manifestation of all that is best about this region given unique form by local sculptor Noel Díaz Galart. The disparate ‘complex’...

Farm in Viñales

Finca Agroecológica El Olivo

Go directly to the source. Viñales' celebrated farm-to-table restaurant, Olivo, gets most of its ingredients from this farm in nearby Valle del Silencio. Run by the same family as the restaurant, the farm uses...

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,...

Cave in Parque Nacional Viñales

Cueva del Indio

In a pretty nook 5.5km north of Viñales village, this cave is very popular with tourists. An ancient indigenous dwelling, the cave was rediscovered in 1920. After a short 200m walk, you're transferred to a motor...

Farm in Viñales

Finca Raúl Reyes

Finca Raúl Reyes, 1km north of the town center, is a tobacco plantation where you can enjoy fruit, coffee, puros (cigars) and a dose of throat-warming rum. From here, you can also hike up to Cueva de la Vaca, a...

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 –...

Live Music in Viñales

Centro Cultural Polo Montañez

Named for the late Pinar del Río resident-turned-guajiro (country folk) hero and legendary folk singer Polo Montañez, this open-to-the-elements patio off the main plaza is a bar-restaurant with a full-blown stage...

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...