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El Poeta

Antonio Maceo | entre Ciro Frias y Cespedes, Baracoa, Cuba
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Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Baracoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • French first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

very nice restaurant.the food at la poeta is very different from the rest of Cuba.i had an very amazing starter followed by some good fish in a very tasty coconutsauce. the waitress was freindly and spoke a bit of english. if you are in baracoa and wanna try something different try this restauarant.

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky to have been introduced to this restaurant by a local of Baracoa. Not only was the food great but the staff friendly. We were also very lucky the following evening to have the owner cook a whole pig in the ground down by the river. The owner is a character and his staff very helpful. Do yourself... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

you will be great to see it. the owner of the restaurant singers as you eat it. asn you will eat some typical dishes

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Toronto, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Food is excellent and preparation tasty. Do not miss river shrimps prepared with garlic and onions. Service is friendly and professional. Compliments to the waitress Kenia. I hope there will be more places like this in Cuba.

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We ate at El Poeta one night when in Baracoa. We were with a big group and they just kept bringing new dishes even though we'd had enough food. Out of the dozen items they served, only one or two were really tasty. They'd be better to focus on quality. Additionally I was really put off by the conversation about... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Poet restaurant provided a reasonably priced evening of quirky good fun. The owner recites verse to his guests extemporising on the names and looks of diners. His family provided a huge range of food to satisfy most tastes with a drink included. A nice touch at the end of the meal was a sugar cane/rum cocktail mixed directly in... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Last night in Baracoa and looking for a place to eat with a group of 7 we came across El Poeta The wide open door was already very inviting and the large group already inside didn't change our mind. The owner and all other staff are extremely friendly and are willing to go the extra mile to make the dinner... More

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Kingston, Ontario
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Very friendly staff who are very accommodating. Food was good and service extremely efficient. I had lobster and my wife fish. Soup was wonderful and reasonably priced.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The restaurant is amazing. The owner "O Poeta" really understood how things works. The food is different from the one you can normally eat in Cuba. The owner is very friendly and he likes to welcome his customers personally. The food is a lot, various and tasty. During the dinner "O Poeta" comes to the table to recite one of... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

The best meal I have ever eaten in Cuba. Beautiful spiced pork and delicious octupus. The owner is utterly charming and engaging and the food is sublime. The entire evening is an experience never to be forgotten. Very highly recommended.

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