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“Great Dining Experience, on the Beach!”
Review of La Sarten - CLOSED

La Sarten
Cuisines: Cuban
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

La Sarten is an outdoor restaurant on the beach. It serves up delicious skillet meals, all food is prepared on the outdoor grill and is served in a hot cast iron skillet. We tried the BBQ shrimp when we were there. The meal was 10CUC and there was enough food for 2 people in the pan - a huge mound of amazingly delicious bbq shrimp, plus rice, potato, sauteed vegetables and a basket of toasted bread. To sit outside, enjoying this incredible meal while listening to the waves from the ocean hitting the shore really makes this one of my favorite stops when in Varadero. And the ice cold Cristal is only 1.50CUC. BBQ shrimp and ice cold cerveza - can it get any better??

This restaurant is off the beaten path. The directions given by the previous poster are spot-on. When you turn off of 15th or 13th Street, the "street" you are turning onto basically looks like a back alley. So, don't worry - you are going the right way! The restaurant is about midway between the two streets. Walk in, find a table, and get your taste buds ready for a great dining experience, complete with fast, friendly service!

Also on the menu are calamari, pork, chicken, fish, and lobster entrees as well as a few appetizers.

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

La Sarten ( formally known as the La Taberna ) is a little off the beaten track. If your at the main outdoor market on 1ST Avenue,just walk down Calle 15 toward the beach,it's less than a minute,take a left walk for maybe another couple hundred yards and it's right there on your right.
This is an outdoors restaurant,located practically right on the beach, picnic tables right on the sand ! They have recently installed an outdoors brick barbeque..,at night time with the almost pastel lighting,the beach setting,and the smell of the barby wafting by you..,amazing !
I have tried the chicken,pork,and shrimp..,all very good no complaints from me at all, and the orders are extremely generous ! Every table gets a large basket ( or 2 ) of lightly toasted garlic bread..,toasted on the barby of course !
The way they serve you is very unique..,after the food is cooked on the barbeque,they add the rice,veggies,etc,to stainless steel frying pans,and kept warm on the barby,when all is ready,that is how you are served..,right in the SS frying pans..,no plates at all. It is a very laid back,one of a kind experience, maybe not for everybody..,but it definitely did it for me !
It is also a great place to go in the afternoon just to grab a couple of cold ones..,meet some other people,locals, tourists,etc.go for a dip in the ocean..,a great way to spend a few hours off your resort.

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Reviewed April 23, 2015
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Reviewed October 21, 2014
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Reviewed July 29, 2014
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