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El Rancho

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Around Calle 58, Varadero, Cuba
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So much better food than we had on the resort

This place has wonderful drinks like the Pina Colada which is much more authentic and ten times better than we ever had at the resort the BBQ food pork and seafood was also many times better than we could get at our Iberostar resorts

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Russell S
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place has wonderful drinks like the Pina Colada which is much more authentic and ten times better than we ever had at the resort the BBQ food pork and seafood was also many times better than we could get at our Iberostar resorts

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not bad at least they were honest with the prices!! salads were dull but paella very good! service was excellent!

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just went there for drinks. Best mojitos we had so far in Varadero. Music band was great. Staff friendly.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

great drinks they make an excellent mojitos and the wait staff is very courteous and attentive as with every where in cuba, bring your own tissues and wipes

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We go to the El Rancho every time we visit, the last visit was about 4 years apart to our pleasure very little had changed, they still had a good selection on their menu and the price was right. I would highly suggest their lobster. Grilled to perfection. Also at the El Rancho they have a good wine selection and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Bland food ( I know, its Cuba) with more than average pickled vegetables for filler. I made the mistake of going to the restroom after i already ate. No soap, towels or running water and I'm pretty sure the cooks and servers use the same one. Grim.

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

Went there last april, the drinks weren't the coldest and our chicken was dry. It was a very hot day so I may give the wait staff and cooks a break and try it again on another visit.

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Regina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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