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El Rancho

Caribbean, Cuban
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Around Calle 58, Varadero, Cuba
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent upscale restaurant, really nice atmosphere. Excellent sea food, and decent staff.

We thought the prices were a bit rich to comparable restaurants with similar menus, but an excellent place to impress your sweetie!! Only dislike is that we felt we were at a time share, always at our table trying to sell us cigars & imported wine. Go for a late dinner here then across the street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We thought the prices were a bit rich to comparable restaurants with similar menus, but an excellent place to impress your sweetie!! Only dislike is that we felt we were at a time share, always at our table trying to sell us cigars & imported wine. Go for a late dinner here then across the street to the Beetles Bar... More 

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Waterford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

AMAZING! The beef tenderloin... muy muy muy bueno! Perfecto! Better than here in Ontario! They have a very good selection of wine! the girls band was amazing! great voices and smiley! Great experience! Worth to try... What are you waiting for? Vamos!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

For the price you pay $18 CUC for a lobster meal was big in size in comparison to another restaurant I went to. Rice was a little crunchy, not complaints. There was also veggies as well with the dish. Was quiet during lunch time.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Simple food and friendly service. A little pricier but the portions are worth it. Much better than the resort food.

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A friend told me to go there..... Took the «canadian» filet mignon. Worst experience ever and it's expensive... It is not from Canada. I had only nerves. Don't go there, there's plenty of good restaurant downtown.

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Burslem, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Ok for a nice meal but not for a special occasion. Good value for money well prepared food friendly staff

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice place for a drink and a snack. Food is nothing special. Toilets very basic. Prices average for varadero .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really boring food. The vegetarian dish was really tasteless. Not worth the money. Worked as a last way out-option....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great big portions, vegetarian options, and even the soup was something that tasted very authentic. They keep true to the Cuban food and culture. Was highly recommended by our local driver who knew best! I really recommend the nut butter rice and the Vegetable Soup(tastes like mexican chili).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The specials are more expensive then the regular price for the same items. Watch your bill as even when you don't order the specials they will try to charge you special price. The band won't leave your table until you leave a substantial tip. This is a place you have to really watch as they will try to rip you... More 

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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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