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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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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent Restaurant

Cal’s is one of the best restaurants in Roatan. It is popular with locals and tourists. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The view is on of the best on the island. Cal is always there, cooking up a storm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
jld4243
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Houston, Texas
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  • Scenic view
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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

What else do you need ? Made a quick stop while touring the east island .... great friendly service ... really nice view for evening respite worth a visit !!!

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Hamilton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place to eat, romantic, great sea view, good variety of food. Fair prices, parking is tricky (be careful).

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a find, great view and really good food. Had a ginger habenero bass that was cooked to perfection. My husband had a burger that he enjoyed and my daughter had a fried jerk pork chop that was also good. Be forewarned, they only take cash.

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Leander, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food was delicious and the view was great but the service was mediocre. They never brought our appetizers and we had to ask several times for ice for the warm Coke.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Cal’s is one of the best restaurants in Roatan. It is popular with locals and tourists. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The view is on of the best on the island. Cal is always there, cooking up a storm.

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Colleyville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had 3 lobster tails for 17.50. They were great. The mahi mahi was also great. The kids had burgers and said they were the best they had ever had. The fries were real potatoes. Saw another table with fried shrimp that looked amazing. Went here on a recommendation. Glad we did!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing views, great drinks, and great service so what more do you need? My wife and I had homemade garlic bread, conch fritters, pork taco with amazing sauce, the lion fish, and fresh made keylime pie and every dish was superb! This was our first trip to Roatan but we will be back and Cal's will be on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I have visited Roatan several times over the past few years, and this time decided to rent a house on the East End of the island instead of staying at the more "touristy" West End. We Came across Cal's on our initial drive out to the rental house, and decided to stop for lunch. Are we ever... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The wait staff was attentive with a smile. Drinks were perfect, fried lobster and bean dipnfor appetizers were tasty and the lobster dinner was to die for delicious and enough for two!! The best meal I had on Roatan! The views are breathtaking.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Unfortunately it was raining when we visited but we still enjoyed the food! Our absolute favorite was the spicy fried lobster! It was delicious. We also had the grilled Mahi and this was great. I especially really liked a coleslaw-like carrot blend that they put on the plate. This restaurant was close to where we stayed on the east end... More 

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Additional Information about Temporary Cal's Cantina

Address: Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight IB3100, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 9985-8539
Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Roatan  >  First Bight
Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean

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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: Mexican, 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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