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Buena Vista on the R44

€€ - €€€, Cuban, Mexican
Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 855 4454
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“nachos” (35 reviews)
“tapas” (7 reviews)
“paella” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Cuban, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Beautifully set against the backdrop of vineyards and mountains, this restaurant is the perfect stop on a relaxing afternoon lunch with friends. A variety of Cuban dishes and drinks are served to perfection. A real rustic feel with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank satraveler83
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This is the best place for coming together with your friends, enjoy great food, awesome service and a wide selection of drinks to choose from. I would describe it as an 'older' hangout for people who still have a fun and wild side without having...More

Thank Augusta L
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Very friendly staff with great food. The cat is the star of the show. I could do without the Che posters but most people don't know of his real legacy.

Thank Owen T
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We had family visiting from Durban and we were having an early birthday celebration. Service was incredible from the moment we walked in. We had asked if there was a fire going and there wasn't, but one was lit especially for us in the lounge...More

Thank KeiraTucker
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Made our date night perfect.. Ambience amazing with a great fireplace.. Drinks on point... Food really tasty.. JC manager and his staff very attentive.

Thank KimThornton1
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the venue which reminds of Cuba. Some good cajun dishes. Large portions. Something for everyone and some interesting items for the adventurous.

Thank Tertius K
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great cocktails! Try the strawberry daiquiri. The nachos are always extra cheesy and their salsa is divine. The disheveled and vibey atmosphere is a welcome relief from the more "fancy-pants" restaurants that are popping up all over the wine-route/R44.

Thank chelseadebeer
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Buena Vista hosted my birthday party with 40 guests with ease. Organising the event with them over the phone and via email was a breeze and they were very professional. When the night finally came, they had everything ready and under control and I never...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Very nice and well located restaurant, just the place to socialize and relax. Good Food and excellent service. Something between the wine farms but with a different taste - I like it

Thank alwyn1_12
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I especially like the taste of Mexican food. Good service, good food and good value. Between Somerset West and Stellenbosch on the R44. a Must for all kinds of functions also.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa (Formerly Buena Vista Social Cafe)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 855 4454
  • E-mail
the very special and Authentic Cuban restaurant, Buena Vista on the R44 is just the spot for any event worth celebrating, a timeless Gem in the heart of breath taking Winelands. Our food is simply delicious, whether it's our Tapas or main meals, not to mention our now World Class cocktails...
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