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“Not as good at the first time”
Review of El Caney

El Caney
Ranked #28 of 116 Restaurants in Varadero
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We visited El Caney on April 1, 2013 for dinner. We decided on El Caney because it is right on the beach and we wanted to eat dinner and watch the beautiful ocean.
We ordered 2 lobster dinners and 2 chicken dinners. It took over an hour to be served our meal and by this time we were starving. The lobster was over cooked. The price was 17.65 for the lobster meal which included a drink, salad and rice.
We were very disappointed this time around at the slow service and the way our lobster was cooked and our crunchy rice. Next time we visit Varadero we probably will not visit El Caney - not when there are so many other great restaurants in Varadero. It's too bad though as this restaurant could be good and its location on the beach is fantastic.

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4  Thank erikatyrell
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We skipped out on our all inclusive buffet to eat at this spot - twice. Four of us enjoyed a bottle of wine, one beer, the seafood special, 1/2 chicken, Beef tenderloin with mushroom gravy and a rice seafood misture for 50 CUC. My meal alone would have cost more than that in Canada. Service was good, wine was the usual.

The next visit we requested extra sides of fries and a side of gravy. You can tell we are not gourmet dinners. We enjoyed both meals and if you are looking a break from your buffet this is a good one.

Mary

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1  Thank kumoOntario
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We'd eaten here a few years back and enjoyed the lobster. This time I just stopped by to enjoy the cold beer in a cold glass and the view. You're right on the beach and the location creates a wonderful ambience.

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Thank MikeDown
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Decent snack & food joint in Varadero. With its great location right on the sandy beach this place is perfect for having your snacks and sunset-beers. And it´s cheep! A local beer (Cristal or Bucanero on a bottle) costs 1 cuc (while in most other bars and restaurants in Cuba they cost 1,5 or even 2 cuc).

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Thank MaxExhact
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Added this spot to my 'must try' list, and wasn't impressed enough to go back.
Service was friendly enough, slower than other places. I ordered the Filet with mushroom sauce, and although that sauce was to die for, I wasn't struck on the meat, fries, rice, dab of salad on the plate.
People do smoke while you are having your meal, and under the main pavilion it was not as airy as you'd have thought/hoped. For that reason alone, I never stuck around for dessert or coffee.

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Thank jinnlc
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