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“Best on Roatan” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Temporary Cal's Cantina

Temporary Cal's Cantina
Main Road, First Bight IB3100, Honduras
9985-8539
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Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Temporary Cal's Cantina is a uniquely constructed restaurant perched high upon the hilly jungle of Roatan's south shore. Endless views of the Caribbean Sea spread out before you while fresh tradewinds keep you cool. Our restaurant boasts exceptional and affordable island cuisine prepared by award winning chef/owner Carl Husbands. Don’t miss Temporary Cal's Cantina when dining out on Roatan.
Watseka, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best on Roatan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Cals Cantina is the best restaurant for a couple of reasons. First, the food is all fresh, from lobster tails(4) that Cal serves for under $20, to the shrimp scampi thats is perfectly sauteed. The peanut brittle rum cake for $2.50 is just too cheap,along with the island key pie that was perfect. Cal's prices are VERY reasonable, from drinks to entrees, the view is as good as the food, and the personality of Cal and his staff is also superb. DONT MISS THIS RESTAURANT WHILE YOU ARE ON ROATAN. We have never gone to a restaurant two days in a row, no matter how good it is, we went three days in a row to Cals. Even the vinagrette dressing on the salads was perfect, mix it with the blue cheese dressing for a perfect salad.Conch appetizer was perfectly fried, and we could go on and on...Have fun at Cals...

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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buffalo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The view was beautiful. The food was fresh and made by locals. Prices were great. We will be back
You need a cab to get there. It's up in the mountains
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Visited January 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great View - Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had lunch and dinner hear after reading the reviews. I would not of stopped without trip advisor reviews as it doesn't look like much from the road.

The service was Island slow, which is expected for the area, but the food was great and the drinks were good.

We had lunch for 5 with two appetizers, entrees and drinks for all for $90. A good value and good food.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portal, Arizona
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“GREAT VIEW, GREAT FOOD, bit slow on the service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

All in all a great stop on our drive around the island , Thank you previous reviewers , for the recommendation. It was a little busy so the service was a little slow. But once we placed our orders everything came pretty quick. We were at first dissapointed that they were out of the fish tacos... but o worries there was pleant y of grilled lobster !!!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I would never have stopped at this somewhat run-down looking place if it had not been so highly recommended. What terrific views! What terrific food! The fish was so fresh and delicious. The accompanying garlic sauce was out of this world. My kids had the chicken breast sandwich which had a bit of a kick to it. Also delicious. The lime pie was superb. I would return in a heart beat. Cheers!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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