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Around Calle 58, Varadero, Cuba
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and taste

The place is beautiful, service and food are great. We had shrimp and grilled chicken with a seafood soup; all delicious and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
CH L
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is beautiful, service and food are great. We had shrimp and grilled chicken with a seafood soup; all delicious and tasty.

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Thank CH L
Shellbrook, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at El Rancho for a bite after touring through downtown Varadero. Was delicious. Had steak & chicken. Both were tasty & had plate appeal. A little light on the sides with the main meal but was a delight to the palette. Pina coladas were good , water is bottled & you will pay for it. Enjoyed this lunch... More 

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Thank Angela F
Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I ate at El Rancho two times for dinner while in Varadero at the end of January/beginning of February 2016. Both times we ordered the Grilled Shrimp in Garlic Sauce meal for 15 CUC each but the first meal was by far the superior one. The first time on the 31st of January, we both got in... More 

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1 Thank Dianne W
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go for a meal, and a drink. The food is nothing special but good and a good price. Always a live band to come to your table and play you a song as you watch the old cars drive by.

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Thank Erica N
British Columbia, Canada
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, it's pricey considering that you've paid for an all-inclusive meal package, but it was $20CUC for lobster, shrimps, rice, vegetables, a drink and dessert. Not too shabby.

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1 Thank Jen K
Penetanguishene, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When missed breakfast on resort went here for breakfast. Great food, environment and people. Returned for other meals and drinks while on my vacation as i toured downtown Varadero.

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Thank Pandabear734
Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a quick break while walking around Varadero. Food was well priced and yummy! Its right along the main strip so just keep your eyes open and you will come across it.

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Thank Adventureishere14
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very clean, its conveinently located on the main strip where everything happens especially at night time. The food was good, found it to be a bit pricey for Varadero... had many lunches and dinners at pizza piazza inside plaza las Americas, a lot cheaper, bigger plates and some of the best pizzas Ive had.

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Thank Maria M
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 5 eat everything from their shrimp special to steak. Everyone went home full! The best was their house band playing authentic cuban music.

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Thank Cdntravveller
Hay River, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went back in 2012 but it was amazing, best meal I had in Varadero, Creole Shrimp, plus we got a special lesson on how to smoke a cigar! Dip the mouth end in rum and honey! I loved this restaurant and plan to go back in February. See you soon!

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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: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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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