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El Rancho

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Around Calle 58, Varadero, Cuba
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The lobster was very good here.....price was only $15.00 CUC. The filet...
The lobster was very good here.....price was only $15.00 CUC. The filet mignon was also good here. This restaurant is right across the street from Josone Park in Varadero.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 64
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seafood

The food was delicious(I had the shrimp and my husband had the lobster). Very reasonably priced. The service was good for Cuban standards, we didn't have to wait too long for them to help us unlike some places. The only drawback with this restaurant is the bathrooms which are out back, very dirty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Fort St. James, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fort St. James, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious(I had the shrimp and my husband had the lobster). Very reasonably priced. The service was good for Cuban standards, we didn't have to wait too long for them to help us unlike some places. The only drawback with this restaurant is the bathrooms which are out back, very dirty and always full of local women changing... More 

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Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

El Rancho is a nice open air rest housed under a big thatched roof. The staff was friendly; the food came quickly and was excellent. The price was under $20 for a pork steak dinner for 2 people\with a drink.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food is amazing there is no word to explain it.You get great service.While you eat there's music.

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Gatineau, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is excellent for food outside the Hotel...The personnel is courteous and very ploite...the service is excellent

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Waterloo, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had the whole fish, it was great! Also they had a fantastic band of female musicians with one wicked flutist.

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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We returned to Varadero last week to celebrate our 5th year together after meeting in Cuba. This restaurant is where my wife and I had our first date. I brought her to this restaurant the first time for its ambiance, quality of food and service. My wife is a Quebecois from Montreal, one of the premiere dining cities in Canada,... More 

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Terrace, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

one of our favorites the steak was good and had that home barbecue flavour. Availability was good at all the restaurants.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Came across this restaurant, lobster and filet mignonette, with a drink, huge plate with veggies and potatoes, 23$! Service great, atmosphere nice, food good! Go there if given a chance

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

What a great restaurant, if you like surf and turf. What do you get when you cross Cuban lobster and Canadian beef? An AWESOME dinner. it is affordable they have a band that plays cuban music the goes from table to table. and the food is good to.

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Gatineau, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The meal at this restaurant thet is situated in the Tuxpan hotel can be compare to any good restaurant anywhere. A small and cosy place to relax whyle listening to music. I recommend it !

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  • Address: Around Calle 58, Varadero, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero

Description

The lobster was very good here.....price was only $15.00 CUC. The filet mignon was also good here. This restaurant is right across the street from Josone Park in Varadero.

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