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La Casa del Chef

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Avenida Primera y 12, Varadero, Cuba
613606
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Lobster at a great price

A little farther down on 1st Ave but well worth the ride. Pleasantly Cuban atmosphere where the people are of course friendly and courteous. 15CUC for a healthy serving of Lobster and all the fixings along with it. You will not be disappointed!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Regina
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A little farther down on 1st Ave but well worth the ride. Pleasantly Cuban atmosphere where the people are of course friendly and courteous. 15CUC for a healthy serving of Lobster and all the fixings along with it. You will not be disappointed!!

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Thornhill, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My fiancé and I tried many restaurants in Varadero but la Casa del chef far surpassed our expectations. We both ordered lobster and it was magnificent. Great price and service. Anyone looking lobster this restaurant is worth the visit.

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Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Pollo Frito is incredible!! Totally worth the wait for them to prepare it. The Lobster is good, but too salty. The Pina Coladas are also wonderful. Especially when served directly in a pineapple. There's often a small band that comes over to your table, and plays your favorite cuban tunes, on request.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I can't even express how exceptional this place was. For something like $8 (Canadian) I got a fresh vegetable soup, a salad with 'normal' vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes and a light vinaigrette), a lobster tail, plantains, rice and beans, and a lovely dessert. The price was extraordinary, but my family agreed that we would be more that willing to pay more... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We like it there because it was close to our resort. Very friendly and great service. The food was awesome and don't forget to have Pina Colada. It's the Best in Town :)

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great food, the lobster was out of this world. Plus just an amazing deal and fantastic service. Go ever chance you get.

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Montreal
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed in Varadero the first week of March, 2015. Went for a walk and nearly missed this restaurant. Small, inconspicuous but very glad we ate there. My son had lobster (14p), my wife had chicken (5p) and I had shrimp (7p). Very tasty and quite delicious with a couple of 2p beers to round it off. We would definitely... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Meal and service was good.....do not like the cats hanging around and trying to scrounge food....other table was feeding them lobster...go figure.

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Oromocto NB
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Casa de Chef was a great little place for lunch. We ordered four appetizers (2 "bread with taste", a soup, and a salad) The "bread with taste" was about the best bread we have had in cuba. Not the normal white bread at all. It was a different whole grain bread cooked with pork rind in it. VERY TASTY... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The venue is nothing special although they had live music. Amazing service and food! I would recommend it 100%

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Primera y 12, Varadero, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: 613606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?