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Varadero

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Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban
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Cra 51 B 79 97, Barranquilla, Colombia
3786519
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food-mediocre service

Perhaps I was a bit early...but the service was just not up to par. The "patacones" with crab and shrimp are OK if you have good teeth. ( Imagine a thin, hard..."substance" ) with a crab / shrimp/cheese topping. Cazuela de camarones and cangrejo was excellent- creamy-coconut based sauce. Been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
jh22015
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Galion, Ohio
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Galion, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Perhaps I was a bit early...but the service was just not up to par. The "patacones" with crab and shrimp are OK if you have good teeth. ( Imagine a thin, hard..."substance" ) with a crab / shrimp/cheese topping. Cazuela de camarones and cangrejo was excellent- creamy-coconut based sauce. Been there-done that - not worth repeating. The alcohol ( cuban... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Late dinner, no reservation, at a monday night no problem. Well decorated, nice service, live "soft" music, by isn't a Cuban restaurant as some reviews inform. Is a kind of Latin mix very good food, the ceviche have some "canchitas" on that make it different and crunchy, I like it. Main dish catch of the day was good but not... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great food, atmosphere, service.... If Varadero was in my local area I would eat there every week. Wonderful Chilean merlot (we had two bottles for the three of us) and the three dishes our group ordered were all great.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

i have gone to Varadero many times and it is always an awesome experience!! If it is your first time try the "patacones" with shrimp and crab. Classic mojitos are also awesome!!! 100% recommended!!

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed at the Barranquilla Plaza hotel for a week and tried it on our last (sunday) night.It is very close by and convenient. It was not so busy and inside a Cuban -style band was plating. Unfortunately that was in a private section. I loved the decor inside, and could really imagine myself in a Cuban restaurant here. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We went there with my boyfriend once. Just one word - amazing. The food is delicious, their service is very nice, the atmosphere was so relaxing. They were playing live Cuban music and decoration is in Cuban style too. I have been to Cuba and geographical Varadero and I can say that this restaurant is very Cuban, maybe even more... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had the amazing experience of getting to eat here with a group of people who let me try their dishes. I didnt eat a single thing that didnt make me want to steal the plate from people i did t know well enough to actually do that. English menus available, staff very friendly. Well worth it,

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Moderately price. Food was good. We're from NY so finding a good place to eat was important to us. We felt like we were eating at a decent NYC restaurant. Service was good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I've eaten at all the top spots in barranquilla and this is, imo, the best food I've had in the 7 months I've been in Colombia. Moderately priced, great atmosphere, great drinks and a fanatic menu full of delicious food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Coming from Florida, it's not the most authentic Cuban place you'll ever go to, but it's definitely the best in Barranquilla. The environment is excellent, the service is good, the food is high quality, and the live entertainment is a lovely bonus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cra 51 B 79 97, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Atlantico Department  >  Barranquilla
  • Phone Number: 3786519

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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