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Temporary Cal's Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegan Options
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Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 9985-8539
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed March 9, 2016

If you are going to Roatan you have to go to Cal's!! Its the best food on the island!! We ate there 3 times our last trip to the island. Its our favorite restaurant by far. Cal is an awesome cook and the food presentation is beautiful! Can't say enough good! Chris x2

Thank CAM3711
San Salvador, El Salvador
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

We were told we shouldn't miss Cal's Cantina and we're glad we didn't! We had an incredible shrimp dish as well as a delicious chocolatey dessert. You see the view in the attached picture. Don't miss it!

Thank iselvarajah
Dagsboro, Delaware
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

you cannot go wrong having lunch or dinner at Cal's Cantina. We have been there several times and for the most part always enjoyed the food and friendly atmosphere. Keep in mind after all this is the Caribbean and everything happens with a slower pace. Sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful view.

Thank GerdPo
Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2016

This Restaurant I can't say enough about!!! The lobster dinner is great and the Lime Pie is the best I've ever had!! Would love to get the lime pie recipe:) The view is amazing - looking out onto the beautiful landscape and ocean. This is a definite must-see. They are only open during the week - so make sure you... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2016

The first thing you notice when you walk in is the view, which is breathtaking. We had both the lobster tails and the grilled shrimp. They were cooked to perfection and the sauce that accompanies them was very flavorful without hiding the flavor of the lobster or shrimp. Don't forget to try the tortilla chips - unlike any you've ever... More 

Thank sabutton
Trenton, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2016

One of the best places to eat in Roatan hands down. Will definitely make a return to this restaurant on our next trip to Roatan. Food was inexpensive and everything ordered was fantastic!!!!!

Thank Rob_69Trenton_Canada
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for lunch. My wife ordered the chicken sandwich with French fries--plain and dry with just cheese. When the food came out, the chicken sandwich had a very spicy sauce between the chicken and cheese. After two bites, my wife decided the sauce was way too spicy and not what she ordered. We called the... More 

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Chef_CarlRTB, Owner at Temporary Cal's Cantina, responded to this review

I hope you’ll accept my apology if there was a misunderstanding with your order. I prepare all of the meals personally and am passionate about quality and 100% customer satisfaction. Please stop by and give us another opportunity to please you, and if you do, I’d appreciate having the chance to speak to you myself. There’s always something to be... More 

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view and a wonderful place to have dinner when the weather is nice. I had their lobster special which was 4 lobster tails cut in half with lots of garlic butter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I thought the value was excellent.

Thank 1to3sold
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237 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016

We stopped here on a van tour for drinks the view of the ocean was so beautiful. The drinks were good, We didn't eat but asked people eating and they said food was very good, would be a fun sunset view. Good restrooms.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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244 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Perched high above First Bight and Half Moon Bay, Cal's is an incredible restaurant with world class views. Our group had the steak, the spicy fried shrimp and the local lobster for lunch. Every person raved about the food and ate every bit! The restaurant is a basic, no frills spot with rough wooden tables and open to the air.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegan Options
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?