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“Definately worth a Try” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mallorca

Mallorca
Calle 32 and 1 Av, Varadero, Cuba
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Ranked #57 of 79 Restaurants in Varadero
Cuisines: Cuban
Description: On the south side of Avendida 1 at Calle 62
Restaurant details
Description: On the south side of Avendida 1 at Calle 62
London
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Definately worth a Try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

We only discovered this place on our final night. The food was so good that we decided to eat there again the following lunchtime before catching our flight. On the second occasion it wasn’t the same chef and the food wasn’t quite as good, but it was still worth the return visit.
We had starters of tortilla, garlic soup and tuna salad, all of which we enjoyed. For the main course we had chicken chunks in a garlic sauce and chicken Andalucan style. They were really tasty, although the accompanying rice was a little small. For desert the cream was lovely, being similar to panna cotta.
On our evening visit it was very busy and there was a bit of a delay in the starters arriving. As a way of compensation we were served with a complimentary garlic bread before the main starters arrived. There were something like 26 covers in the restaurant, but one chef and assistant.
Of all our restaurant meals in Cuba this was the best. The 3 course meal with a drink cost around £7.50 each, less than half the price I would expect to pay for a similar quality meal in the UK.
The service was really quick on the second visit, after we mentioned we were getting a flight after the meal. We were, very unusually for Cuba, even given a customer satisfaction survey to complete.
One word of warning if you're a none smoker. People are free to smoke in the restaurant and it got really smokey inside, especially after someone lit up a cigar.
If you’re looking for a place to eat, I would definitely recommend trying the food here.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food at a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

What a wonderful restaurant this is in Varadero. It's small at the front, but big inside.

The decor was nicely done, and the prices were very reasonable.

We had the grilled red snapper with veggies and rice for 6 CUC per person. I noticed that a shrimp cocktail was going for 3 CUC.

We also ordered a very nice Chilean Chardonnay for 15 CUC. The total meal was only 27 CUC and since the service was good and the food was wonderful, we tipped 3 CUC and a couple of baseball caps to the chef and waiter.

Both the chef and waiter left the room and were so happy that they got those caps.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for lunch or dinner.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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