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El Caney

Certificate of Excellence
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Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jonjon401
Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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 stars 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 

Thank love2explore12345
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Charlene17021969
Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank ryjchurchill
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank munmun16
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Sergey P
Limoges, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

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

Thank Tim V
Ontario, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I visit this restaurant frequently during my winters in Varadero. Staff is very knowledgable about the food and their Chef will try to meet any request. Prices are very reasonable and the quality is indeed excellent.

Thank danipali
Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My husband and I ate twice at El Caney during our trip last month. First looked at their sign out front, prices looked very reasonable. Nice and relaxing in their outdoor dining area with the large grass umbrella covering, as the heat and humidity were almost unbearable. On our first visit, we ordered each the grilled filet of Red Snapper,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Cuban, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?