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Barbacoa

Calle 64 esq. 1ra. Avenida, Varadero, Cuba
(045) 66 7795
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Ranked #15 of 75 restaurants in Varadero
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were in an all-inclusive hotel and got tired of the rather bland and boring food so took the bus downtown and after much walking and talking decided to eat where we had had a good meal a couple of years before. It did not disappoint. There was none of the greasy rice and beans that seem to be common... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My meal was very good, as for everyone else in our party not so good. The atmosphere was really nice and the waiters were very nice. They had a gentlemen playing guitar and singing, and not saying that he was bad because he was actually quite good, but his singing every now and then would catch you off guard. You... More

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Pierrefonds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have been going to Varadero for over 30 times and we always go into town to have a good langusta meal. On our last trip we decided to change a bit and favor a different restaurant to compare the food, service and if possible ambiance. We selected Barbacoa based on the reviews and according to some locals who described... More

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We (unfortunately) spent four days in an all inclusive, and ate out three nights since the food was under whelming at best. But the good news: there is some nice restaurants in Varadero. One of these is Barbacoa. Located in the start of the 'downtown' Varadero strip, this quaint little restaurant looks like someone's house, and whilst they advertise ribs... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My family and I had a good meal here, the service was very good and the wine list extensive for Cuba. It's a bit pricey by Cuban standards but worth it compared to the prices in the uk.

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Kazabazua, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Food was good. Situated at the beginning of the strip. Within walking distance to our hotel. Barceló Solymar

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Alberta beef made the food not so bad, the service was good and it was in close proximity to our hotel.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Food was great, service was excellent and location was good. Get the chef recommendations and fries.

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Moncton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Six of us hit Barbacoa for dinner, and we were blown away by how great it was. The rib-eye was really fantastic. After eating so many resort meals before this, you'd swear you died and went to heaven. It wasn't just a great meal "for Cuba", it was a great meal anywhere. Daniel, our server, was excellent and very helpful.... More

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Chatham, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Had the steak and was very impressed with both it and the salad. The price is high for Varadero, but I'm Canadian so it was more than reasonable. The staff was amazing as well.

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