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El Caney

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Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stick to Cuban food

After attempting to satisfy our hunger in various restaurants, we made a pact to stick to Cuban food as this was done better. The best of local food we found in the area. We particularly enjoyed the grilled fish, camarones and filet mignon. Popular with locals, so it must be good. Not too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After attempting to satisfy our hunger in various restaurants, we made a pact to stick to Cuban food as this was done better. The best of local food we found in the area. We particularly enjoyed the grilled fish, camarones and filet mignon. Popular with locals, so it must be good. Not too expensive either. Very friendly waiting staff.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We have visited thie beach bar many times but when we were there in April 2015 it was being renovated after being damaged after a storm and some signs of age. I hope it is completed when we return this November.

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Heading off from our hotel in an easterly direction along Avenida Playa we quickly found the heat pretty unbearable. So having spent twenty minutes or so suffering we decided to pop in here, into the shade and have a nice cold beer. It seemed a pretty attractive place though we never ventured down to the beach side. The bar area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Second time visiting EL Chaney! And there still on Par. There BBQ chicken is delicious along with there banana chips, My favourite! When I come back to Cuba I will definitely return to El caney.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My must go to restaurant in Cuba. Service is always friendly and the food is amazing. Highly recommend the shrimp in tomato sauce, filet mignon with mushroom sauce, calamari roman style or 1/4 chicken dinner. Everything on the menu is cheap and delicious. Wish I could have gone more than twice this trip but wanted to try other places as... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friends and I really enjoyed our lunch here. The server brought us some amazing garlic bread to start...we quickly devoured it and she brought us another plate full :) So nice and thoughtful of her! I got the smoked pork dish with a side of rice and beans and plantain chips for 5.50 CUC. I washed it down with... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Seated and sated with efficiency and flavour,good bet for lunch and dinner or just coffee I enjoyed beef in mushroom gravy also Grilled chicken

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Brooks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ate here twice - lobster was very good too and prices are excellent - $2 spaghetti was a hit with my husband and the waiter was very professional and I might add gorgeous lol.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you want to sit and eat or just have a Cristal on the beach this is the place, the fish is very good, nice folks and great view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had twice coffees and lunch at this restaurant. Perfect location if you want hide away from the sun in lunch time and gets some refreshments. We had fish soups (2CUC), fish fillets with rice and veg (7CUC), coffes (2CUC). The kitchen is open, you could see how do they prepare their food. We would recommend this little beachfront restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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