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Varadero

Cra 51 B 79 97, Barranquilla, Colombia
3786519
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Ranked #5 of 143 Restaurants in Barranquilla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Cuban, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food. A little on the pricey side, about $20 for a plate plus drink and tip which is expensive for the city. But the place delivers what you are being charged for.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I ate there with a friend and although the food was good and it had a great atmosphere. I felt like it was too much to pay for Barranquilla.

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Bogota, Colombia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Mashed potatoes with shellfish?? Food is over-salted. Mediocre preparation and service at the leisure of the server. Not much to recommend. Chocolate pastry dessert was good....best part of the meal.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Not the cheapest place but very good seafood. The langostinos were very nice. Service could be a bit better, or maybe the fiesta had taken its toll on the staf

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bogota, colombia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Barranquilla is probably a *surprise* for anyone who a) has never visited this city or b) hasn't been there in a while. And somehow Varadero seems to capture "everything Barranquilla:" Ample spaces; friendly staff; Caribbean (relaxed) feel; Exotic aromas and ingredients; and a little something that can't be described in words...(maybe a feel of Varadero, Cuba, where I *haven't* been?)... More

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Brampton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The place itself is out of this world, great service, great location, great food, everything is great. They have band-live performance on the weekends, this place is unique. The dishes are generous and their speciality is seafood, you must go to this place.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Varadero is a very nice restaurant! If you want a romantic place with nice food, go to varadero. If you want a restaurant with music and beautiful people, go to varadero! The restaurant has this environment that welcomes everyone, no matter what you are looking for. And the dishes are great!

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Barranquilla, Colombia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

they have few authentic Cuban dishes, just for the record don't order any beans or pay the consequences.

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Ever since I was a child salads have been my top eating pleasure at any table. When I dine out I look for the salad selections on the menu because I want the best salad I can find. I am not a heavy eater so finding the right salad means a lot to me. I was with my lady and... More

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Nelson, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very poor service, food is barely acceptable, the left hand does not know what the right is doing, and , after having waited for my coke and asking 3 different waiters for it, I got charged for 3. They would go to the computer, put in the order, and not bring the coke. I finally got it when I had... More

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