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“Fantastic New Eatery East of French Harbour”

Temporary Cal's Cantina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Temporary Cal's Cantina is a uniquely constructed restaurant perched high above the hilly jungle of Roatan's south shore. Endless views of the Caribbean Sea spread out before you while fresh tradewinds keep you cool. Our restaurant boasts exceptional and affordable island cuisine prepared by award winning chef/owner Carl Husbands. Don't miss Temporary Cal's Cantina when dining out on Roatan. Hours 10 a.M. - 8 P.M., NOTE SUMMER HOURS: August & September Only: Wednesday-Thursday - Friday. No credit cards.
Reviewed May 11, 2012

We've been to "Temporary Cal's Cantina" around 10 times since Carl opened. We really missed this amazing chef when he left "The View" restaurant and it ultimately closed down several years ago.

The food is always excellent and the atmosphere and views overlooking Parrot Tree and First Bight are just awesome. The menu changes each day and prices are reasonable.

Our ladies group held its monthly luncheon there on May 1 and the food was outstanding. Serving 26 people in an organized, timely manner is a huge task. However, the staff pulled it off and the food & service was amazing.

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Reviewed May 5, 2012

We had our monthly Roatan Ladies Luncheon (LWOP) at Chef Carl's Temporary Cal's on Tuesday, May 1. It went smooth as silk as Carl created a food menu ahead of time for all 26 of us. The beauty of this place and the massive breezes just added to our wonderful experience. Food was outstanding from the Nacho cheese dip to the Mexican food to the from scratch Margaritas which I have never had here on the island; they all use those mixes. And to top it off, we had a die-for chocolate bread pudding. This was a food experience with the ambience like we have not had in our year of having these lunches. Carl will work with anyone to give you that extra touch. We will return.

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Reviewed May 2, 2012

The chef Carl has cooked on the island before and the same great food is back. Prices are reasonable. Only problem we saw if there's no breeze, it does get warm, no ceiling fans. However, there is usually a trade winds in your favor. Will be back!

1  Thank BandDMarquezTX
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

I was here last week! Amazing food and great view. Really felt the taste of the caribbean and the view is worth the trip. Unlike any other place in the world. Totally recomend it

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Carl, the owner, is a US trained chef, Honduran honed and Roatan food maestro!

Fish, Pulled Pork, Filet of Beef, Chicken and the best vegetables on the island make Cal's a place you don't want to miss. In addition the bar selection leaves little to desire and the prices are the best on the island.

Mid island about a mile East of Parrot Tree overlooking the South Shore and if there is a cooling breeze Cal's will have it.

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