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Temporary Cal's Cantina

Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight IB3100, Honduras
+504 9985-8539
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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98% Recommend
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English first
Augusta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed in West End and made the trip to Cal's two days in a row. Cal's is a forty minute ride from West End but worth every minute. My two sons and I had some of the best food I have ever eaten. The view is unmatched as is the constant breeze. You feel like you are sitting in... More

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Roatan, Honduras
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cals is one of the best values for fresh, delicious food on Roatan. We order the lionfish appetizer nearly every time. Haven't tasted better prepared lionfish anywhere on Roatan. Cals lobster is always fresh and the spicy version is addictive. We haven't found lobster this good at this price anywhere on the Island. We tried the chili rellano with a... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family stopped at Cal's Cantina following a scooter trip to Arch's Iguana Farm. I was a little suspicious at first as the clerk at the scooter rental shop had recommended Cal's in the same breath as French's 44, which we had been disappointed with on a previous trip to Roatan. All my skepticism faded with my first taste. The... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When we flew down to Roatan, I asked passengers around me for restaurant recommendations. A few people said Cal's. He's only open on what I want to call cruise ship days, so no weekends, which is good for the owner but bad for anyone who misses those days. But this place really does capture the vibe of Roatan, which to... More

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Humble, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an out of the way place that has spectacular views. Meal was great and the price was just right! I had the Lobster which was grilled with a wonderful sauce, (most of the time you grill lobster, it's ruined, this was nice and tender and moist. Service was good and the view spectacular from the covered dining area.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I really enjoyed my dinner at Cal's! After reading so many reviews, we knew we wanted to try this place. I ordered the fish tacos & they were absolutely delicious (& not spicy), but I will say be careful what you order especially if you are sensitive to spicy food. My sister-n-law ordered the spicy beef tacos & after 1... More

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Kemah, Texas, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

THE place to eat when in Roatan. Gourmet quality, local pricing, an incredible view and a great staff, make Cal's a must eat and see. Only open from Tuesday-Friday 10am-8pm, daily specials and tropical favorites on the menu. First lunch we had on Tuesday was a fresh Grouper fillet so good we went back for dinner but they were serving... More

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Valrico, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Small quaint restaurant with very tasty food and a beautiful view. They have a great menu and the value for money is outstanding. Definitely worth the trip!

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Independence, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I rank this restaurant on my world's top ten list. When you go, and you must go, you will be especially lucky if there's fresh fish on the menu - simply delicious. But everything's excellent - jerk chicken wings, tempura onion rings, blackened rib eye .... even the Island Burger - you can't go wrong.

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Tomball, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Cal's was recommended to us by well-known island tour guide and Seagrape Plantation Resort staffer Cleve Bodden and he was spot on in his opinion of the place! We ate lunch at Cal's during a day of island exploration. What a cool place! The restaurant is built on a cliff overlooking the seashore. Much of the dining area is outdoors... More

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