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El Caney

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Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Grande Cache, Canada
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had this true Cuban dining experience for the second time in 3 years - and as before we were not disappointed! My husband ordered lobster, fish and shrimp with plantain chips, rice and a salad for 2 PLUS I had fish and shrimp, 2 waters, 1 mojito and 1 Cuba Libre for CUC 32! The server lady was very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We dropped in here after visiting the Cuba Cigar Shop and what a GREAT Surprise. Very friendly staff. Great value for food. Lobster dinner was 17 pesos. Beer was 1 peso and other dinners ranged from 4-8 pesos. Good atmosphere. It is open to the outside. So you can see the old cars going up and down the strip. Memorable... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Everyone very polite and enjoyable surroundings, cool staff, prices are good. Its nice to leave the resort and have something different, enjoy you will be back

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Thank jonjon401
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

The food is great and the price is even better. Make sure that you try what you can. The menu is in spanish and english. The staff is wonderful and friendly!

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Thank Emely S
Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

We visited El Caney for lunch and had the most amazing seafood meal. There are lots of choices on the menu, and all the seafood is fresh. The beans and rice was the best I've tried in Cuba, and the rest of the food tasted really good. They are very generous with their portions too. The most expensive item on... More 

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Thank love2explore12345
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

This gem of a restaurant is right on 1st avenue. (main strip) We went two nights in a row. The lobster is huge and is only $15 including sides. Filet mignon with muchroom gravy is north American quality and is only $7.50 including sides. Make sure you go. We'll be back in January for more.

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Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

El Caney on 1ra. Avenida, not the one near the beach. We never go to vra without stopping by. Between the hamburgers,pork, chicken or lobster dinners, we enjoyed each one. Prompt friendly service at great prices. Even the cats, roosters and bus drivers love it there.

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1 Thank ryjchurchill
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

My partner and I stayed in a casa while in Varadero. As such, we ate out may times. We came across this place while walking along the main street. The food was amazing for a great price and we went back here a couple times before leaving. You can buy dinner between 4.50 to 8.00 CUC and beer for about... More 

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2 Thank munmun16
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

This was the only place, where we could eat after 11 pm while walking the streets of downtown Varadero under pouring rain. The lady manager was very warm, we tipped the kitchen and the lady, and had our food fast, well-cooked and more satisfactory, than in other bars and restaurants, that we have tried in the 10 days of our... More 

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Limoges, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015

This place is a must if you visit Veradero. $40 for to big seafood meals with appetizers and 4 beers.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban, Seafood, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?