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Around Calle 58, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant was nice, outside. However, 2/4 chicken breasts ordered were undercooked. This really scared us as we just got over being sick. The staff were ok. The band had a bit of attitude. Expect to tip them. The bathroom was not clean, bring your own toilet paper as usual.

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Ottawa, Canada
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually stop to eat at this restaurant whenever we are in Varadero. Food is good and the prices are too. Seafood is very good.

Thank Golfman90
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lunch here with my husband. The food was fine, nothing special but nothing bad either. The service was fast, although not particularly friendly or smiley.

Thank Nadez87
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went looking for something to eat for a change from the resort buffets and to fit in a beer break. Ordered the shrimp and was quite impressed with the quantity, quality and price. Will be a regular stop off from here on in.

Thank HonestAbeOntario
Woodstock, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Veradero Cuba. We visited this restaurant twice in our five day stay. We had the grilled lobster with creole sauce. I don't know very much about Cuban food but this seemed to be a traditional Cuban meal. The lobster was cooked perfectly in terms of texture, the sauce was mild, but tasty. Side dishes... More 

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Redington Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was wonderful! We wandered in while looking for a place for dinner, close to our hotel. They hawk you on the street to come in, but it was really worth it. There were three of us and we all had incredible lobster dishes. We knew the dinners said lobster, but we were surprised when each came with a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guy was across the street buy the entrance to another restaurant trying to get customers, I went by error and got the smallest, toughest lobster ever for over $25.00 and left disgusted.

Thank Friend69
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good and the service was pretty bad especially when it is women only they seem to cater to men. For some reason the Cubans think women are not good tippers!

Thank FElizabethV
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nighlty live music of 80's bands. Tons of fun and great crowd. Everybody was having a good time. Definitly and must

Thank jason k
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for supper with another couple. Two of us ordered the shrimp and two ordered the beef dish-vieja ropa. First of all, our server mixed up my order. When I asked her to please change it, she seemed annoyed with me, even though the others at the table told her that I had ordered the shrimp. When she brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Around Calle 58, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: 5345612632
The lobster was very good here.....price was only $15.00 CUC. The filet mignon was also good here. This restaurant is right across the street from Josone Park in Varadero.

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