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Buena Vista on the R44

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Route R44, Lentelus Farm, Somerset West 7130, South Africa (Formerly Buena Vista Social Cafe)
+27 21 855 4454
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Pringle Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of those places that you pass on the way between Stellenbosch and Somerset West and wonder what it would be like. Well, we had a birthday anniversary there and it was awesome.

Thank Hendrik B
Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to all the other branches and this was my first visit to the winelands one.It definitely feels like all the other buena vista lounges,same delicious food and cocktails.We love the martinis and those nachos will remain the best in cape town.Friendly service,and Felix the cat kept us company.Love it!

Thank Suzanne R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

When you have spent the day visiting the various winery s around Stellenbosch Buena Vista on the R44 south of Stellenbosch is the perfect place to end the day. Whether you choose tapas or a full meal, you will find this Caribbean orientated pub the perfect way to complete the day. Very reasonably priced and interesting decor. Whether you are... More 

2 Thank Areohbe
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had the best night ever!!!!! Friendly staff with great service.... food was great.....loved the cocktails!! Will definitely go there again....soon!!!

1 Thank Leandre D
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice restaurant, great food, well priced, reasonable wine list. There is a fantastic lounge at the back with a great atmosphere and great fireplace, suitable for a cold winter evening.

Thank Dave H
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

To summarize: > Great people/staff, very professional, helpful and friendly > Great atmosphere for functions (personal and other) > Great food (Cuba + SA)

Thank Fox M
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner with my family, and the service was friendly and attentive. The food however was average at best. We had the Mezze starter, which was overpriced and not that great. We then ordered quesadillas (average), egg i.e. Salad (average), and hamburger (good - the beef in South Africa never disappoints). Overall the place was upbeat with... More 

Thank AlanBodkin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

To whom it may concern I would like to bring to your attention the absolutely amazing experience that my friends and I had Buena Vista, Somerset West on Tuesday evening (09 August 2016). I have been there before and the experience was “okay”, but on this occasion everything was just perfect. From the amazing cocktails, to the tapas, through to... More 

1 Thank Azlam A
Somerset West
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A great Cuban based restaurant with a lively vibe. Excellent mojitos. Generous, flavourful portions. Great place for family and friends. Smoking lounge. Excellent, knowledgeable waitrons

Thank 26cathyr
Somerset West, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited Beuna Vista a few weeks ago for drinks after work on a Friday evening. I've frequented the place many times over the years and there's definitely a decline in all areas. Our first round of cocktails, 2 out of 4 had to be sent back - they were terrible. My pina colada was very watery and didn't taste... More 

Thank AngelDancer2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$8
Bar, Cuban, Mexican, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?