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Ave. 1ra y 38, Varadero 42200, Cuba
(53 45) 61-4721
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local food with local crowd

Highly recommended if you are looking for local food with local people and very affordable prices. Only thing is that as with other restaurants in Cuba, they don’t always have everything on the menu. They were out of many items. Great Cuban dishes, vaca frita, ropa vieja, porc, moros y cristianos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Cecilia H
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended if you are looking for local food with local people and very affordable prices. Only thing is that as with other restaurants in Cuba, they don’t always have everything on the menu. They were out of many items. Great Cuban dishes, vaca frita, ropa vieja, porc, moros y cristianos, fried plantain etc.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited for the first time a couple of days ago and had to come back again as it is one of the best places for eating in Varadero and has great prices , good service and ambiance. Highly recommend it for low budget and good quality eating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My friend and I were at a resort in Varadero and we wanted to venture out into the city for a traditional Cuban meal. We asked one of the staff members at reception for a recommendation, as we were looking for something different than the regular restaurants frequented by visitors from the resort. She recommended La Vicaria. We took the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Came by this restaurant as it was a 3 minute walk from our hotel. We decided to try it as the menu posted outside had a good variety and the prices were good. There were 6 of us in our party and we found a table no problem. Service was excellent. I ordered the grilled lobster and it was well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Traditional Cuban food of rice, beans and meat. I ordered the half chicken which was quite dry and overcooked. They brought our drinks over just before our food, I think they forgot we ordered them. It was ok, standard.

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Kentville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A much needed change of food from the resort. We had the seafood plater and 2 beer for 20cuc. The food was very good and service was very quick for being busy. Would go back again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had our dinner at la vicaria because we were attracted by the wide menu and the restaurant itself, completely made of wood. After getting to our tables the problems started. The service was terribly slow and we called the waiters three times before they took the orders. I ordered the combo plate with both meat and fish. The meat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We ate here one a day trip into varadero. Lots of choices, beautiful restaurant and you can't beat the price! We had 2 full sized entrees with drinks included for a total of $10.25 CUC. Right by the beach too. Highly recommend!

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Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Arroz con Pollo Vicaria is a must have but any day is a good day for the Filete de Pescado. Cant-miss food, nice breezy atmosphere. Drinks are top quality and awesome value. Be sure to check out the beach area just a few blocks behind

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a lobster dinner across from the hotel that was amazing and thought we would have a change in venue....do not recommend this one. Service poor, food outside of the lobster ws not good......definitely better ones out there for same or less money

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave. 1ra y 38, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: (53 45) 61-4721

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