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“A must eat while in Cienfuegos!”
Review of El Tranvia - CLOSED

El Tranvia
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This tram themed restaurant has a very friendly, english speaking staff. The wine list is extended and their food is for cuban standards highly recommended. The chef uses lots of balanced spiced ingredients for most main dishes. Portions are rich. Priced moderately. Nice colonial atmosphere and roof terrace in tram theme style. Staff wears conductor uniforms which makes the theme complete. For me number one in Cienfuegos!

Thank corky K
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loimir, Owner at El Tranvia, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

thanks for visiting our restaurant here in Cienfuegos and thanks for leaving such a nice comment, we make a great effort to make our costumers feel like home and it´s very rewarding that there are people like you who knows how to notice every little detail... thank you for recommending us and we will be waiting for you next time you come to Cienfuegos, the beautiful seaside city...

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

My wife & I dined at El Tranvia a couple of weeks ago. The staff were extremely helpful & friendly & I must pay special thanks to Elizabeth & Joanna for their helpful friendly attention, no to mention excellent spoken English, among the best we have heard in Cuba! The trolly car theme & uniforms are imaginative & fun, possibly American inspritation. Being totally honest the food was not up to the rest of the standards. Well presented but somewhat bland in flavour. Plus we had a table upstairs which when it went dark, it was impossible to see what we were eating! But I suppose bland flavour is very common in Cuban restaurants. If only they would serve the food we eat in privale Cuban houses! All in all the eveing went well, but was made special by Elizabeth & Joanna. El Tranvia´s "trump cards".

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Thank MichaelJLaw
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loimir, Owner at El Tranvia, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

thank you very much for choosing our place and for leaving such a nice comment... yes, we do our best for our costumers to feel like home... and we call that kind of meat "safe", we don´t put too much spices and condiments unless the costumer asks for it.... everything that says "grill" is bland also but i asure you it is very fresh and safe. thanks for recommending us and we´ll be waiting for you next time you come to Cienfuegos, Cuba...

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

In our 2 weeks trip in Cuba this was definitely by far the best service we encountered in a restaurant!
Great atmosphere on the rooftop terrace, good food, fine live music, and a lot of attention paid to each guest. Certainly they made us feel very comfortable and it was a great value for the service!

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Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Sat in the train on the roof. Had a great time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The live music was enjoyable. The grilled fish was good. Glad I went to this restaurant.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

right from the entrance with a beautiful lady with a conductor's uniform this place is something special.the attention they have paid detail makes the visit worthwhile.a wonderful idea for a theme.3 piece band singing for small tips added to the experience.very humble talented young guys.possibly one of the best washrooms in cuba to boot.

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