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El Caney

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Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a good place to eat, but they do not always have available all the options in the menu. So that is a downside for me.

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1 Thank Judith M
Edmonton, Canada
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the steak with mushroom sauce it was accompanied by rice and beans and plantain chips. Bread and Cuban salad were served before. Mojitos were my drink of choice. My meal was great and was 7.50 cuc. Easy to get to off of the double decker bus if coming in from a resort.

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1 Thank LUVSASKATCHEWAN
Grande Cache, Canada
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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 71 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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2 Thank CdnMoose99
Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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 20 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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1 Thank love2explore12345
Barrie, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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?