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Temporary Cal's Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Mexican, South American, Central American
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Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 9985-8539
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Roatan, Honduras
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we love Cal's--so glad he's back from his time off. Went the week before Thanksgiving for great tempura shrimp for me and steak for Dwight. Reynaldo and Shorty always provide great service and we were a group of 12+--all separate tickets. The salads are always nice and fresh. Back tomorrow for lunch with the girls.

Thank Dkbogart
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

All the seating is outdoors, but most is under roof. Usually a good breeze, so very comfortable. My favorite place to eat on the island of Roatan. My favorite is the tenderloin with peppercorn sauce, but the seafood is also wonderful. Been there many times, lunch and dinner and the food and service are consistently wonderful! My only complaint is... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

At first I was like really, but I have eaten here a few times now, get there early of food will be slim pickings... The cheif is out of this world.. Food is absolutely fantastic, price is more than far.. Food above average.. I love this place!!!

Thank Rick B
French Harbour, Honduras
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The food was wonderful... and the view was simply breathtaking! I would love to have that view every day if I could. In my opinion, a visit here is worth it just for the view... when you add in great food, it's a sure win!

Thank imasailorgirl
Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing! We had the conch fried and lobster is garlic butter sauce. Wish I had a place like this at home! The views are amazing, the prices are phenomenal and the food is to die for. Thanks to our tour guide Big Al for taking Us there.

Thank KDMcHouston
Roatan, Honduras
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

It is so nice to have a great restaurant, location and at times, live music, closer to the East End. This is a great stop mid island. You would not really know from the outside signage, so a nice surprise all around when you step in.

Thank jonna242
Roatan, Honduras
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The best food on the Island, great place for a romantic meal or just chill out, great staff and an awesome host is Cal and his team. Why go anywhere else. 10stars plus. Aussie Pete

Thank Peter d
Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

A trip back to Roatan would not be complete without a meal or two at Cals. The food is wonderful and we have tried many things in the menu. The views are amazing, nice but quiet staff. Something you must try is the coconut pie! You will never experience anything like it. I can honestly not imagine anyone having anything... More 

Thank Tamera G
Kemah, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Visited here on the recommendation of someone we met on the street in West End toward the end of our 2 week stay on Roatan. So wish we would have found this place sooner!! Great food, friendly service & spectacular views!! We will definitely be back when we get back to the island!!

Thank txreids
Huntsville, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Every time that we come to Roatan and are anywhere close to this part of the island, we cannot resist coming back to Temporary Cal's. My husband and I are hooked on the hot chicken wings and this trip we took our guide, Channin Boddin, for his birthday meal. We split an order of the wings since we were planning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
Caribbean, Seafood, Mexican, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
  • Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Roatan  >  First Bight
  • Phone Number: +504 9985-8539
Temporary Cal's Cantina is a uniquely constructed restaurant perched high above 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. Hours 10 a.M. - 8 P.M., Tuesday - Friday. No credit cards.

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