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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First steak in a long time

After being in Cuba for 6 months I finally got to enjoy a bbq steak and it was done exactly how I asked. The only downside was the mushrooms were canned. This is not their fault though as to my knowledge there are no fresh mushrooms in Cuba

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
RiverWest55
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Dundas
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Tweed, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was right beside our hotel and we had heard from friends who had travelled to Cuba in December that it was very good. We didn't agree. The atmosphere was not friendly. I think they were trying too hard to be fancy. They messed up my husbands appetizer order but made it seem like it was my husbands fault.... More 

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Dundas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

After being in Cuba for 6 months I finally got to enjoy a bbq steak and it was done exactly how I asked. The only downside was the mushrooms were canned. This is not their fault though as to my knowledge there are no fresh mushrooms in Cuba

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Ate at this restaurant numerous times over the years, service has always been good, this time I had the Angus Rib Steak on the bone (Alberta Beef), that's why it's so good, I got it as I asked, medium, it was perfect, it was generous steak for 38 CUC (about $53 CDN), some people might say this price is high,... More 

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Listowel, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We have visited La Barbacoa several times when in Varadero. The tuna filled red peppers are are a great appetizer. We shared 1 order of the Chateaubriand which was easily enough food for the 2 of us. It was excellent.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We liked this restaurant a lot. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a great shrimp cocktail starter. My partner's steak was MASSIVE and well seasoned. My mahi-mahi was also big and tasty.

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Blainville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great langoustine for my birthday. The even offered a desert to me and sang without any request just heard us speak about it.

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Waterloo, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a beer and the special - tenderloin with Chateaubriand. Beef got progressively less medium and more rare as I worked through it. Still was good though. $45 cuc for 2 people to have 1 drink, 1 main course and a cappuchino for dessert.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

While we were greeted promptly upon arrival and the place looked clean, roughly 40% of the menu was not available the evening we went here.

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Ottawa, ON
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had the tenderloin and lobster plate and it was delicious. Our friends called ahead of time for a reservation for 9 people and they sat us outside on the patio. it was a great meal and the service was very friendly and didn't take too long.

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Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Brillant as per usual - preferred over La Casa del Torro in our case. Nice Filet Mignon. 20 cuc. / Langosta 18 Cuc. Can't bring your wine there. Service exceptional - same staff since 1950 LOL joking but yes very well rounded. A Classic ! and across the street or ...walking distance for a Beatle experience later on...Calle 62 is... More 

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

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