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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 18
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  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best burger on the island

I've eaten here twice this trip and plan to go again tomorrow on my last night here, which is saying a lot because it's a bit of a drive…but worth it. Try the Island Burger. But tell Carl (Cal's dad in the kitchen) to cook it a tiny big more unless you love rare like I do. Enjoy! PS-- Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jerry W
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here twice this trip and plan to go again tomorrow on my last night here, which is saying a lot because it's a bit of a drive…but worth it. Try the Island Burger. But tell Carl (Cal's dad in the kitchen) to cook it a tiny big more unless you love rare like I do. Enjoy! PS-- Don't... More 

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Fairport, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is as casual as it gets and as good as it gets! The delicious and well presented meals that come out of that little kitchen are simply amazing. Portions were most generoust Wait staff was wonderful.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Wow!!! The view, is simply stunning. My wife and I loved this place so much we visited twice when we were on the island. Make sure you try the spicy shrimp as an appetizer.

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Huntsville, TX
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141 reviews 141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was our fifth visit to Roatan, and our third visit to Temporary Cal's, and I can truly say that it is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. This time we were only here for the day on a cruise ship, but we requested that our guide, Channin Bodden, take us here in addition to the other activities... More 

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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped by with our tour guide after snorkeling for lunch. Had grilled lobster tails that were outstanding!! Great service, great food and great view. Can't go wrong! Would go back next time on the island. Wonderful!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We had the grilled lobster tails. They were so good we stopped marvelling at the view momentarily. Go to this place.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was debating on whether to take away two or three stars for the service we experienced. Average it is. This was on my must-do this year, based on TA reviews. The views are spectacular and the food is very tasty, if you actually get your food. Unfortunately, we had a bit of a bad experience here. When we arrived... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a treat. How could you get better. The view. The atmosphere. The company. All excellent. The food was good and I would go back. Great job.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

But that'I s not saying much as roatan certainly isn't noted for great cuisine. Great vista of the island from the deck. I had the Mahi Sticks, which were good fish n' chips . The beer was cold, the food was hot and fresh. I'd recommend sticking with something that has tortillas with it. My friends liked their lunch a... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Incredible food for the price! Try the island lime pie if it is available when you visit. Oh, and the garlic bread. The view is beautiful. What else can you ask for? It is near Parrot Tree Plantation, so it's a great option for guests there.

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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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