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El Rancho

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Around Calle 58, Varadero, Cuba
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large Portions and Options

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).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Edmonton
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Laval, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Their sliced beef is delicious! But apparently their chicken is a bit dry. It's a nice place to stop by for lunch.

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halifax,nova scotia canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I have celebrated four wedding anniversaries in Varadero and every time go to this place for lobster. Service was excellent and the food even better.Large platter of lobster, potatoes ,rice and salad. Good prices as well. Always a local band playing and singing at the tables.It has improved over the years, washrooms and decor.I recommend it to... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The biggest and most delicious lobster I have ever eaten. We made two visits on our trip to Varadero because it was so good. The singers are a little annoying and will try to sell you their mix tape, but ignore them and enjoy the food!

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Northern Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Went out for dinner with some friends. This place did not disappoint. I had the lobster dinner the other 5 had the filet mignon. It was delicious only regret is that I didn't king size my Lobster. Appetizers were great aswell, we even had live music. Definetly will be returning!

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Collingwood, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This restaurant is conveniently located on the Varadero strip. It is always busy and the food has always been great. A little more pricey than some of the others but worth a try.

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stopped in here twice in the week we were in Veradero, once for lunch which was pork and shrimp both delicious and reasonable priced and once for appys and drinks wonderful piña coladas and the shrimp salads were excellent!

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Additional Information about El Rancho

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

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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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