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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
excellent jewel undiscovered

This was the most suprising of all the restaurants we attended, the food, especially the tomato black pepper chicken dish was outstanding. From the presentation, to the flavourful dish and the service was outstanding, the prices were very fair, more so than most.. This little restaurant delivers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ricardo696969
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the most suprising of all the restaurants we attended, the food, especially the tomato black pepper chicken dish was outstanding. From the presentation, to the flavourful dish and the service was outstanding, the prices were very fair, more so than most.. This little restaurant delivers and you won't be disappointed..

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great grilled lobster! Wait staff a little slow. And there's no toilet paper, soap or paper towel in bathroom (and the staff use this as well, I'm wondering if they wash their hands????)

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Regina, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow is all I can say we have enjoyed our lunch here every time we come to Varadero. We had decided to try someplace different this trip. We stopped at La Casa del chef for lunch as it was handy and figured we would go someplace else later on in the week. But the food and service was so amazing... More 

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Regina
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, fantastic seafood. We always have to have the lobster when we arrive in Varadero. There are many places to have seafood in Varadero however we find this restaurant to have a bigger bang for your buck and has a great open air atmosphere. You can sit near the street or way in the back if you prefer. And it... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service. We will absolutely going back this trip in March. Recommended to several other people and everyone enjoyed it so much they went back a second time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch here and had a wonderful experience. Tried the fried chicken as was recommended to me and it was fabulous. Big portion and beautiful presentation. Very good and attentive service. Try the patio, it was quaint and charming. We were even treated to some live entertainment as there was a gentleman there singing and playing guitar. I plan... More 

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This small restaurant is kinda off the beaten track right down on 12th street, serving Cuban food. They prepare tremendous lobster tails on a small Bar-B they have on the terrace, cooked to perfection it comes with a starter and dessert for less than $15. Sometimes you have a Cuban trio come by and play some music for you. Makes... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This review is two years late but here it goes. Last time I was in Varadero, Cuba staying at Hotel Acuazul, just next door, 1st ave, and 13th street. The bartender at the hotel was offering me the hotel lobster special but told me that I would be better off going to this restaurant for the lobster special, The hotel... More 

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Hamilton
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Fantastic lobster. Eat here every time we are in Varadero. The staff is first rate. Full lobster meal, soup, salad, lobster, rice, dessert and coffee for approximately $14.

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2 Thank somuchtosea
Bayonne, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant 4 nights out of 7. The food was amazing as the service. We had a lobsterfest . Always fresh....even the waitress showed us the big piece before they cooked it. It s really a place you have to try if you re in Varadero!!!

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?