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Temporary Cal's Cantina

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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
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view is just gorgeous! We got a nice spot over looking the bay area. It was an overcast when we when and it was still beautiful. The way they did the menu was new for me though! They did a hand written menu on a chalkboard, which meant to me that the menu changes often. I remember me asking... More 

Thank Sarah C
Bucktown, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food there is the BEST on the island. Very professional waitstaff. I had the spicy fried shrimp and it was fantastic. If you are lucky, chef Carl will have made coconut pie. Try it! WOW! Did I also mention it has the BEST views? We never miss going here when we visit the island!

Thank Raymond C
San Antonio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the reviews, I was excited to visit this Restaurant. I showed my parents (grandparents in our group of 14) the reviews. The view and lobster was what won them and convinced them that it was worth the effort and time to go out of the beaten path and visit Cal's. When we got there, we were told that... More 

Thank Carlos E
Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a ways away from the usual tourist spots on the island sits this small restaurant with an incredible view toward the south. I'm told you can see the mainland on a clear day. The menu is on a board so you know right away the service will be different than most restaurants. There seemed to be only two wait... More 

Thank Joy2TheNations
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome food, stunning view! We ate the steak which was delicious & perfectly cooked! This is a very popular restaurant and we understand why!

Thank mandiwhip
Calgary, Canada
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181 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure why this is called "Temporary Cal's". Cal's is great for food with a view. Island specialities like fish and shrimp with fried plantain. Rice and beans. Or American style steaks. Good food. This is an outside restaurant on the side of a mountain. There is no air conditioning. Sit in the shade if it's sunny and you... More 

Thank king238
Los Angeles
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had a great night - place to ourselves- at Cal's. Food was smashing and abundant. Fried conch, steak, mahi-mahi - all done with style and flavor. I've never been a fan of jerk sauces but the jerk chicken was fabulous! Our server Rodney was personable and made good recommendations. Third time to Roatan but first time to Cal's. A... More 

Thank Julzebop
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We stopped for a late lunch while spending the day touring the island. The view on the balcony over to First Bight is just breathtaking. We enjoyed our fish tacos and fried conch. A good meal with a cool breeze and a lovely view.

Thank WeBDivin
Roatan, Honduras
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Great local spot! I've recently tried the shrimp here and it was delicious! Great prices and stunning views! I recommend it to all the hotel guests!

Thank Krystal E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Out of my two weeks must have eaten here at least 7 times! It's a must and a destination of you visit the island. Service can be slow but only because they get busy at times. First Bite breeze and any dish and you can't go wrong! Don't forget the hot sauce on the table. We left with 4 bottles... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $18
Caribbean, Seafood, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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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