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“Great place”
Review of El Varadero

El Varadero
Ranked #57 of 220 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cuban
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a not a fancy place that you'd dress up for but the food is fabulous. We had the fish dish for four and the presentation was very nice and it was delicious. We ate early as we thought we had to get reservations but not necessary and you can bring your own wine. The wait staff was a little off that night and we really didn't know if we were welcome but the food was great.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Saw this by water first and thought it was a great place we had to try. The food was excellent but very spendy by my standards - Have to say it is the only conch I have ever eaten that I have liked (or not minded). Okay service - very nice people - very cute spot.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

El Veradero can be hard to find, but it is a gem. On our recent visit to Isla, we stopped in at el Veradero twice. On our first visit, the kitchen wasn't open for the day yet, so we enjoyed a couple of hours on the patio sipping mojitos and watching the boat traffic come and go. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the breeze on the channel was just enough to keep us cool. On our second visit a few days later, we went a little bit later in the afternoon, so that we could be sure to order a late lunch. My husband ordered the pork chunks, which are slow roasted and smell and taste amazing. I had the shrimp and fish ceviche which was also very good. More mojitos and sun made for a perfect way to spend the day people watching. The Mojitos and Cuba Libres are very authentic.

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Thank Kathleen V
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

It took a few wrong turns in the golf cart to find this place, and when we did find it, we were sort of put off by the couple heavily making out in front of the place (the guy turned out to be our waiter, who thankfully stopped making out when he found out he had customers). But the view is so tranquil- lots of fun watching the boat traffic. And the food is fresh and tasty. An interesting spot on Isla if you have the time.

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Thank lacolibri
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This little open air Cuban restaurant is well worth the 5 dollar taxi drive to get there. It's on the lagoon in a dumpy residential neighborhood, but don't let that trouble you. We had fresh fish fillet and the shrimp in creole sauce. Divine. Each meal also comes with fried plaintain, fresh fruit, tomato slices, beans and rice. The night we were there (our second visit, the first being about 6 years ago), a female singer from Cuba was performing. Full moon over the lagoon, too. Truly paradise.

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