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Antonio Maceo | entre Ciro Frias y Cespedes, Baracoa, Cuba
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 31
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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Visited "El poeta" without knowing and we had a brilliant time. The food was great and he delated us with amusing stories. We had a good surprise too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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Sardinia, Italy
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Medium level dinner. We asked for a roast pork that was terribly cooked and worst cut and presented on the table. I give medium and not a lower judge just for the show of the owner at end with ron and juice of sugar cane.

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited "El poeta" without knowing and we had a brilliant time. The food was great and he delated us with amusing stories. We had a good surprise too.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

From the outside you may shy away from choosing to east here, but that would be a mistake! A truly unique and immersive Cuban experience - a family owned and operated restaurant, and by the end of your dining experience (can't just call it a meal) you will feel like you are part of the family. Truly local food (including... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Many feel that it's the best in town and my dinner did nothing to dispute that claim. Family run and the owner, if you're lucky or perhaps just ask, compose his free-association poetry for you. I don't know what it was called but there was a delicious vegetable soup, something like a puree, that is part of the local cuisine.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Seafood was amazing and the host has stories to tell of Cuba. We had all kinds of fish and pork and so good

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Bruges, Belgium
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The chef of El Poeta doesn't work in his kitchen, but takes care of the fiesta on and around your table. He started by a surprise aperitif, which wasn't a real surprise but set the tone for a fantastic night out. We had to close our eyes, sit back and open our mouths. He first wrung some sugar cane in,... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The owner/operator writes and recites poetry, and sings to you. He is a retired sugar cane cutter with many wonderful stories. The food is well prepared, and if offered an opportunity to drink rum from the bottle while sugar cane juice is squeezed into your upturned mouth, don't hesitate to participate. The Cuban coffee is wonderful.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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Havana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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  • Address: Antonio Maceo | entre Ciro Frias y Cespedes, Baracoa, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Guantanamo Province  >  Baracoa

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