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Temporary Cal's Cantina

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Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight IB3100, Honduras
+504 9985-8539
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Temporary Cal's Cantina is a uniquely constructed restaurant perched high...
Temporary Cal's Cantina is a uniquely constructed restaurant perched high above the hilly jungle of Roatan's south shore. Endless views of the Caribbean Sea spread out before you while fresh tradewinds keep you cool. Our restaurant boasts exceptional and affordable island cuisine prepared by award winning chef/owner Carl Husbands. Don't miss Temporary Cal's Cantina when dining out on Roatan. Hours 10 a.M. - 8 P.M., Tuesday - Friday. No credit cards. If you're in La Ceiba, visit our sister restaurant - Playa Miles - on the beach, east of Hotel Quinta Real.
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Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best lobster ever!!!!

I was on an Island Tour, and the tour guide recommended me this place, it was one of the best choice that I took in the island, the food is delicious, the lobster is AMAZING. I really recomend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Fabiola A
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was on an Island Tour, and the tour guide recommended me this place, it was one of the best choice that I took in the island, the food is delicious, the lobster is AMAZING. I really recomend this place.

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Roatan, Honduras
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is not a fancy place to look at, it's a round concrete building perched on the edge of a hillside overlooking First Bight and the south shore of Roatan. What it is is a dining experience you will not forget. All of the food is freshly prepared from local ingredients, all sauces are made right there, desserts are home... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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226 reviews 226 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place doesn't have curb appeal.but it does have a great view of the south side of the island of Roatan.This restaurant has patio seating so you can enjoy the view. We watched the sun go down and the stars come out. The menu changes with whatever fresh fish ended up in kitchen. The staff are local people, they treat... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food is incredible, and not as expensive, a definite must, if you want to relax enjoy your view! Its my top 3 restaurants in Roatan Simply lovely!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I was just there March 26th 2015! This place is reasonable $ has a beautiful view and food is a Amazing! If you like lobster then this place is for you! A little out of the way but very worth it for the seafood and the view big delicious portions a must go in Roatan!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've heard many expats say this is the best restaurant on the island, but that has not been our experience. This was our second stop; the last was a year ago on our first trip to the island. The view of the lush green hills of the east part of the island sloping down to romantic bays/bights is simply awesome... More 

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Iron Mountain, MI
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I'm so disappointed in the food in Roatan! We came here with high hopes as my lobster meal the night before was not good. I ordered the lobster and got 6 small tails...again they were pretty tough although better than Gio's! Husband had fish which he said was fine. The fried conch was like eating rubber. The big irritation was... More 

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canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Heard guests talking about this restaurant at our little resort in West End…Decided to take a drive up island to find this restaurant…..The food was incredible and the view was beautiful even though is was a rainey day……3 of us had lobster, other 2 had a burger…the service was quick and the meal was excellent…do pass by Cal's…..Delicious!!!

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Minneapolis, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great food, great service, excellent value and a wonderful view!! Cal has a great staff and his food is so fresh and tasty!! The views of the Northern coast are great and the breeze at the higher elevation is welcome.

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Williamsville, NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food was outstanding and very inexpensive. The conch and lobster are not be be missed. Decent and quick service and an outstanding view.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight IB3100, Honduras
  • Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Roatan  >  First Bight
  • Phone Number: +504 9985-8539

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Temporary Cal's Cantina is a uniquely constructed restaurant perched high above the hilly jungle of Roatan's south shore. Endless views of the Caribbean Sea spread out before you while fresh tradewinds keep you cool. Our restaurant boasts exceptional and affordable island cuisine prepared by award winning chef/owner Carl Husbands. Don't miss Temporary Cal's Cantina when dining out on Roatan. Hours 10 a.M. - 8 P.M., Tuesday - Friday. No credit cards. If you're in La Ceiba, visit our sister restaurant - Playa Miles - on the beach, east of Hotel Quinta Real.

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