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El Poeta

Antonio Maceo | entre Ciro Frias y Cespedes, Baracoa 97310, Cuba
+53 21 643017
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“soup” (4 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Antonio Maceo | entre Ciro Frias y Cespedes, Baracoa 97310, Cuba
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

I think the restaurant had a change of ownership because it had a total decor revamp and the poet wasn't there. The lamb in dark chocolate sauce and the amazing fish in coconut sauce were the culinary highlight of our 2 week Cuban visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Reading some of the postive reviews makes me wonder if there has been a change in the management/ownership of el Poeta because we found it distinctly average even by the prevailing standards of restaurant in Cuba. The ambience is still good and the staff pleasant...More

Thank rosyposy2
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, the poet has passed away. Por desgracia, ha muerto el poeta. Leiden ist der Dichter gestorben.

Thank radarharp
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has reasonable prices and a nice teti' ( little fishes typical of Baracoa). Quick service.

Thank ninni201
Reviewed May 3, 2016

The meal was huge! Salad, potatoes, rice, tomatoes, cucumber, bread, and your chosen main course. Too much food for me! I thought that it was quite good, but something that I ate that day (maybe here, maybe elsewhere) didn't agree with me.

Thank bluevoter
Reviewed March 27, 2016

The poetry written around the walls of this very Cuban restaurant was penned by Pablo who claimed to have been given his house and Lada car as areward for his achievements in cane cutting. Our tour guide had arranged a buffet of local foods which...More

Thank colinson
Reviewed March 24, 2016

We went to El Poeta with great hopes, having read rave reviews about it in more than one guide book and online. And first part of meal was very encouraging with a salsa appetizer and yummy soup (although the banana paste block left a lot...More

Thank vatravelingbug
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Recommended in all the guides, my experience suggests that El Poeta is living on its reputation. The soup was fine and spicy, but the banana paste/block cooked and wrapped in a banana leaf was hideous. My lamb was a heap of bones, and whilst boney...More

Thank Wickerman41
Reviewed February 16, 2016

What a delight in the far east of Cuba. A quirky restaurant in a quirky town, we were given a family meal - a huge family meal - and then entertained with the owner's poetic endeavours, and the surprise of sitting back, mouth open wide,...More

Thank briahols
Reviewed January 30, 2016

The food was good, as the waiters. Positive experience of a small town in Cuba. Great food, fine drinks and very friendly staff. Especially el poeta himself!

Thank Bekeerde S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Antonio Maceo | entre Ciro Frias y Cespedes, Baracoa 97310, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Guantanamo Province  >  Baracoa
  • Phone Number: +53 21 643017
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