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Welcome to Buena Vista Social Cafe, the truly authentic Cuban experience. The original Buena Vista Social Club was a members club in Havana, Cuba, that held dances and musical activities, becoming a popular location for musicians to meet and play. Fast forward a couple of years, and a continent or two, and you could be forgiven for thinking that you have been transported back in Havana in the 1940's. Buena Vista Social Café South Africa was established 12 years in Green Point and later opened three more beautifully unique stores in Green Point, Somerset West and Durbanville. The newest addition is the Long Street branch of the Buena Vista Social Café.


The menu is diverse and unique, leaving you with plenty to choose from. Signature dishes include the now famous Nachos, Chilli Poppers and flaming diablos. For a social evening with friends, the with diablo's, chicken strips, olives, feta, aubergine, pan fried chorizo, tzatziki humus, Cuban and Greco bruschetta and ciabatta is an excellent choice. Portion sizes are typically generous, and the chefs take pride in making ever dish a veritable masterpiece!


In keeping with its other sites, the Long Street shop has the traditional Cuban feel and charm with bright colours, vibrant decor and hand-picked antique furniture. Music and dance was the cornerstone of the original Buena Vista social café and still form an integral part of the philosophy, so expect live Latino music, Salsa classes, Cuban cigars and an authentic Cuban experience. As the newest addition to the Buena Vista Social Café is in arguably the trendiest street in Cape Town, patrons can hit the town and party the night away!




Travel on Nelson Mandela Boulevard towards Cape Town CBD. Take Strand exit and continue onto Strand Street. Turn left onto Long Street and the destination will be on the left.


-33° 55' 22.1''


18° 25' 7.62''
230 Long Street
Cape Town


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Food Served
TapasCubanGrillsLight Meals
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 - 01:00
Take Out
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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