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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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Scenic view

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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
Wonderful meal the lobster is spook good!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
miamicheleordetx
via mobile
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've been to Cal's three times on two separate visits to Roatan. The food is spectacular and the view from the deck is great. The first time I went, we brought some fresh caught tuna and wahoo from our fishing charter that day. Cal fried it up for us and it was we were all really happy with the meal... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food is incredible. Great flavors and everything made fresh. The view is spectacular. It is a great place to relax, enjoy a view and meet some locals.

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

To start, Cal's is away from the crowds at West End and West Bay. The view is spectacular of the south side of the island! Dinner was exceptional. Grilled lobster and grilled mahi were delicious. The sauces were light and complemented the the dishes perfectly. Chef knows how to prepare a great meal. The tomatillo Pork was tender and perfectly... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Was recommended to go here by a couple we rescued with a flat tire near Paya Bay. We stopped on our way back to the west end of the island that same day. The views are amazing and food was pretty good. Would definitely stop again next time on Roatan!!!

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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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