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“A family reunion”
Review of Barracuda - CLOSED

Barracuda
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 3, 2013

A nice place to eat in Varadero. Friendly, simple and good food. The family was happy to meet at this place.

Thank Johanne R
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We were drawn to the Barracuda one day whilst walking along the beach as the house band was playing lovely music. We decided to take a chance and try it out for lunch and guess what? We liked it so much, we went back again for another delicious lunch a few days later! The oceanfront dining is awesome, spectacular view and the food is very good and reasonably priced as well.

+ Food - we ordered the fish and roasted chicken plates both times and both times, the plates arrived in a timely fashion (not too long as is customary it seems in Cuba) and prepared just right. Such a delightful change from typical Cuban food experience! Portions are generous, the roasted chicken is actually a half-chicken that's roasted to perfection and the fish filets are super fresh and well seasoned deliciously. If only ALL Cuban restaurants could offer food this good! The table next to us ordered the super lobster plate which was only 25 CUC and it was HUGE! Everyone was really impressed when it came out, taking photos! Next time we will have to order the lobster!
+ Drinks - all the usual and also, if you want a fresh coconut drink, they will fetch a fresh one for you from the coconut tree on site!
+ Service - service can be a little bit slow when the restaurant is busy but with a fabulous ocean view, no need to rush right? Servers are always polite thank goodness. The cold beers come fast which is a big plus!
+ Ambiance - we went for lunch both times and the house band "Sextet" was playing and they are really good. No piped in music at this restaurant! We purchased their CD for 10 CUC since we liked their traditional Cuban music so much.

All in all, a great place for food, music and of course, the stunning view. We will definitely return here next time (and we'll order the lobster!) and would heartily recommend the Barracuda to friends and family.

Tip: there are several palm tree umbrellas on the beach just in front of the restaurant, we found this to be the perfect place to spend the day away from the crowds, the kids, the beach DJs, etc. At the awful resort we stayed at, there are hardly any place at the resort beach club, never mind any beach loungers anyways so we often had to walk elsewhere to find a cozy place in the sand. Well, the Barracuda is the PERFECT spot because we got shade, delicious food just mere steps away (you can even buy a beer or two and take it along the beach with you if you want), and we didn't have to deal with crowds of people encroaching on our space on the beach!

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Thank Mrs_VL
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Great lobster for a great price! Very fresh! Located right by the water, very romantic. Complimentary drink included.

Thank kristina r
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Food was fine, nice location as we ate overlooking the water. Kids enjoyed food, and they grilled the calamari to order for kids.

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We ate few times here because the restaurant is situated on the beach. Usually the staff was nice, a band played the classics hits from Cuban music like Comandante Che Guevara or Chan Chan. Also I would like to mention that rapport between quality of food and price is a good one. If you will come Varadero make sure you will eat at least once at Barracuda.

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Thank AlexandruSintu
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