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Casa de Chango

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Cienfuegos Cuba, Punta Gorda Contigo Al Hospital Provincial Pediatrico de Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos 043, Cuba
550865
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Description: Chango is a relatively new paladar in Cienfuegos. It is only a couple of...
Chango is a relatively new paladar in Cienfuegos. It is only a couple of blocks east off the Prado just at the beginning of the Malecon, I believe it is right next to another paladar called Ache. The owner, Carlos, is often out front and welcomes you. His wife is the cook, both are very friendly. There is a small bar and the restaurant seats about 20 people. We ate there one night and came back 4 out of the next 5 nights. Lots of variations on lobster, shrimp, chicken, fish, pork and beef. Try the Enchilida Lobster, loved it. I also took a group of 20 people there one night, everyone loved it. Shrimp cocktail, lobster, desert, beverage and coffee come to about $15/person. Watch what you say and do though, Carlos is a Santaria Priest.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Trio Sabor Cubano makes this special

The food and drinks are great and the ambience wonderful. But the best part for us was the music by the Trio Sabor Cubano. The young men in the band are genuine, kind and talented. Thanks Elvis, Franklyn and Yordanis for making our visit in Cienfuegos the best ever! We will be back. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
mernag55
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Ate here twice in June and again twice in August in my 2nd trip. The food here is awesome. The staff is amazing and the place is beautiful!! Highly recommend this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went to this restaurant as the recommended restaurant next door was "supposedly" - which was actually a lie from the waiter and a taxi driver looking for a commission here. When you enter this place they give you a menu without prices what is already strange… when you ask it turns out it is 16-18 pounds for a menu... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had dinner here with a group, the food was ok, but not great. Live music was nice. Bit far from the center.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food and drinks are great and the ambience wonderful. But the best part for us was the music by the Trio Sabor Cubano. The young men in the band are genuine, kind and talented. Thanks Elvis, Franklyn and Yordanis for making our visit in Cienfuegos the best ever! We will be back. I encourage everyone to stop by and... More 

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Thank mernag55
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have been to Cienfuegos several times, and this is by far, my favorite restaurant. The food is really good and not expensive, the place is lovely and the drinks are really good. One of the best mojitos in Cuba are served in Chango. Last time I visited Cienfuegos I went with some friends to take some drinks there. I... More 

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Salvador, BA
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Chango is near the Ache. But you can even not compare the two. There business consist in getting the customers of the Ache when it is full or closed (which happened quite a few times some 2 years ago). The restaurant is narrow, the exhaust of an air-conditioner may blow you into your face; the food is medium at... More 

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1 Thank Weltenbummler687
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Kindly service, very good taste, normal prices and a looooot of food!!! :) We followed the taxi driver recommendation and we decided to celebrate a birthday over there. We got surprised by a real "lot of food" in each dishes!!! It's a typical Cuban style place... I would come back.

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1 Thank Harold S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Good quality food at excellent prices. It is used by tour groups (we were 9), but good range of choices including the ubiquitous lobster.

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1 Thank ChrisMJ69
Luxembourg
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I had dinner with my husband at Aché and when coming out of Aché the waiters and the owner of Casa de Chango caught us and started to denigrate Aché. They said that food quality was much better in their place, prices much better, a cocktail only 1 CUC. The next day a bike taxi driver litterally pushed us to... More 

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4 Thank JuliLux
El Monte, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My favorite paladar in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Best service, and food, very clean, ate a huge Lobster plate for a very reasonable price, I can eat there every day, and don't get tired, they have a huge menu to choose from. A very pleasant place to chill, and have a few beers while eating their delicious lobster, cozy atmosphere to hangout... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cienfuegos Cuba, Punta Gorda Contigo Al Hospital Provincial Pediatrico de Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos 043, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Cienfuegos Province  >  Cienfuegos
  • Phone Number: 550865

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Chango is a relatively new paladar in Cienfuegos. It is only a couple of blocks east off the Prado just at the beginning of the Malecon, I believe it is right next to another paladar called Ache. The owner, Carlos, is often out front and welcomes you. His wife is the cook, both are very friendly. There is a small bar and the restaurant seats about 20 people. We ate there one night and came back 4 out of the next 5 nights. Lots of variations on lobster, shrimp, chicken, fish, pork and beef. Try the Enchilida Lobster, loved it. I also took a group of 20 people there one night, everyone loved it. Shrimp cocktail, lobster, desert, beverage and coffee come to about $15/person. Watch what you say and do though, Carlos is a Santaria Priest.

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