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Calle 64 esq. 1ra. Avenida, Varadero, Cuba
(045) 66 7795
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good

We had the house special, it's good. But the dessert and Sangria is disappointing, and they don't offer anything as kids menu. Very nice location though, I was just walking by and decided to go for an early dinner

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
yimengpeace
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little pricy for what they serve. Nice presentation and the steak is very good. The lobster, even though it was huge, it was a bit chewy and missing taste. The shrimps were very regular also...

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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the house special, it's good. But the dessert and Sangria is disappointing, and they don't offer anything as kids menu. Very nice location though, I was just walking by and decided to go for an early dinner

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Thank yimengpeace
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lobster was huge and delicious. The staff was very attentive and polite. Thomas the musician was great for the ambiance. The restaurant was clean well maintained. Well done!! We ate there twice. The Barcelo 'all inslusive' seafood restaurant charges more for a lobster that's have the size.

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1 Thank SunSurfTurf
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment that you get to this restaurant, you will notice how aloof and curt the staff are. We were served by the owner...unluckily. The food is quite average but the appearance and the ratings on here led us to this establishment. We all ordered medium rare....we all received medium - well done. Alos, ask for a sauce as... More 

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Thank DandTCanada
Mission, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told Alberta Beef not quite sure but best beef we ate in Varadero. Very busy so that will tell you good food, only complaint they advertise Caesar salad not a true Ceasar

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1 Thank Katrina C
Pickering, Canada
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I was traveling solo and went to dinner at this restaurant and was so happy I did. The food was great. Not expensive but one of the best lobster dinners I have had in a long time.

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1 Thank Catherine M
rochdale
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Very nice setting, great food (good fries). the steak was excellent. I'd definitely recommend a visit

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Thank kacraig
Montreal, Canada
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Targeted La Barbacoa after visiting the various market places and enjoying a horse and buggy tour on a dreary and wet day in Varadero. Service great and beer and wine chilled and very acceptable. Reasonably priced and the quality of the food very good. Lobster and fish of the day outstanding. Restaurant was clean and definitely a "keeper".

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Thank terryo_11
Lethbridge, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a family lunch there. Reasonably priced and lots of food. Had the beef tenderloins chateaubriad was delicious and so much meat in sauce. Sat outside nice ambience and history in house. Everyone in family enjoyed meal. Would go back

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1 Thank John P
Spry Bay, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The food is unbelievably good at this restaurant and very affordable if you choose to skip buffet food at your resort. Highly recommended spot....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 64 esq. 1ra. Avenida, Varadero, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: (045) 66 7795

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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