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Casa de Chango

Cienfuegos Cuba, Punta Gorda Contigo Al Hospital Provincial Pediatrico de Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos 043, Cuba
550865
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Ranked #18 of 35 restaurants in Cienfuegos
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

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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Luxembourg
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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El Monte, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 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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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had planned to eat at Ache next door but took a look and thought it looked a bit sterile and touristy so went to Casa de Chango instead and were really please we did. The interior of the restaurant is very kitschy and the atmosphere was chilled out and pleasing. Service was excellent, the food was amazing, especially the... More

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

The best service and food in Cienfuegos! You must go if you want to meet the real people in Cuba, the real taste of Cuban food. Carlos and Ilka were wonderful. They will do anything for you. You need a place to stay, they can find it, you need a guide, they have them there for you. And they have... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

A big tourist trap. Over price terrible food. A thin slice of chicken with some black beans and rice for 12cuc. Go to Blue Bahia instead , much more better food and very reasonable price.

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Toronto
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Wacky, Tacky decor, soulful singing and big portions of good food.

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