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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: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 58
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  • 48
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  • 15
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food for an amazing price.

My partner and I stayed in a casa while in Varadero. As such, we ate out may times. We came across this place while walking along the main street. The food was amazing for a great price and we went back here a couple times before leaving. You can buy dinner between 4.50 to 8.00 CUC and beer for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
monika01
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Toronto
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Toronto
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed in a casa while in Varadero. As such, we ate out may times. We came across this place while walking along the main street. The food was amazing for a great price and we went back here a couple times before leaving. You can buy dinner between 4.50 to 8.00 CUC and beer for about... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the only place, where we could eat after 11 pm while walking the streets of downtown Varadero under pouring rain. The lady manager was very warm, we tipped the kitchen and the lady, and had our food fast, well-cooked and more satisfactory, than in other bars and restaurants, that we have tried in the 10 days of our... More 

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Thank Sergey P
Limoges, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This place is a must if you visit Veradero. $40 for to big seafood meals with appetizers and 4 beers.

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Thank Tim V
Ontario, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I visit this restaurant frequently during my winters in Varadero. Staff is very knowledgable about the food and their Chef will try to meet any request. Prices are very reasonable and the quality is indeed excellent.

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Thank danipali
Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My husband and I ate twice at El Caney during our trip last month. First looked at their sign out front, prices looked very reasonable. Nice and relaxing in their outdoor dining area with the large grass umbrella covering, as the heat and humidity were almost unbearable. On our first visit, we ordered each the grilled filet of Red Snapper,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank EmmaandMum
Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank davidd1962
Gateshead, England
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649 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank SteveJacksonnufc
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103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank MurMur86
Corner Brook, Canada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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