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“A Must”

La Carreta de San Vicente
Ranked #22 of 76 Restaurants in Vinales
Price range: US$8 - US$13
Cuisines: Cuban, International
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful lunch here. The climb up the stairs was well worth the ambiance and excellent food. We ordered the specialty of the house, which is lamb stew and is not what we Canadians would typically call a stew. It was absolutely scrumptious! In addition to our delicious meal we were entertained by two musicians and enjoyed a little sing-a-long. What a wonderful meal and experience. If you are ever in this area, do yourself a huge favour and stop in for lunch.

Cleanliness and service superb. Obvious pride of ownership.

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Thank Zofia P
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

About 10k out of Viñales but definitely worth the trip. This time I had the lamb, and it was amazing. Went with group of 10 and the staff were always attentive and very friendly. Will hit this place on next year's trip for sure.

Thank TonyZeg
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our way back from the tobacco farms..This was the best Cuban meal we had during our stay. Freshly cooked tasty tender chicken accompanied with black beans, rice, salad, crispy potato chips..mmm and the views were amazing!!

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

The Rest. La Carreta de San Vicente is excellent ! You have the impression to be in the sky. The Restaurant is situated on a platform over the street. The view is nice and quiet. The plates are excellent and have a lot of different specialities of Vinales to taste. When I write this text I’m getting hungry and like to sit on the front table, enjoying the unforgettable food and appreciate the view. It is a must to have been there ;-).

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

When visiting Cuba (which is a must before the country changes) a trip to Vinales in the Pinar del Rio province is a must. The valley called Vinales is the current version of "Jurassic Park". The valley is huge and green as it can be. Full of palm trees which become a different shape in this region with their "pregnant" bodies and the various green plants, flowers and vegetables Vianales valley makes you feel like in paradise. Every scene is natural, unspoiled (yet) and the natives are nice as they can be.
We met this family who are running a cozy restaurant next to their house. The restaurant (5-6 tables only) also overlookes the green which is the main characteristic of the region.
What an amazing lunch we had, I do not want to overstate; but it was the best food I had for a long time (and I am a frequent traveler). All prepared on sight in the open kitchen with all organic ingredients of the garden and the region, it was a marvellous feast.
Camaron de Rio grilled languistines (langostinos) of the river next door with calabaza, yuka and malanga as side dishes, rice with black beans (arroz y frijoles negros), homemade green banana frites (platanos verdes fritos), greenbeans cooked with slight vinegar (avechuela, hervida con vinagre) were all deliciously prepared. La Carretta is just 1 km down the road from the famous Caverns in Vineales. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank ErdalKaramercan
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