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“Best food on the island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Temporary Cal's Cantina

Temporary Cal's Cantina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Mexican, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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., Tuesday - Friday. No credit cards.
Woodland Hills
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best food on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

1st course: Lobster fondue - 4 tails!
2nd course: Lobster dinner - another 4 tails!
Happy hour - 2 for one drinks! That's 2 beers for 40 limps.
Can't be beat for gourmet food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Pearblossom, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This IS the BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The chef here is very skilled. All of our food was so delicious. If you want lobster... this is the place. The lobster fondue was so good. There was a secret little something that just made the sauce perfect. The view from the restaurant can't be beat. Hands down the best food on the island.

Visited November 2012
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Thank MBurns315
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Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“You gotta stop here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This food is gourmet. Excellent, we had 3 different lobster dishes at our table, conch and steak. Everyone was very happy with their food! Had to take some of it home, large portions. Prices are very reasonable for what you get! They also have a great happy hour! If you can at all go toward the east end of the island you gotta stop here. Amazing food!

Visited November 2012
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Thank Jennifer S
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sarasota florida
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“lunch from a cruise ship port”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Our cruise ship stopped in Roatan Island off the coast of Honduras.
We found the port are very toristy and artificial- out onto the island we found
some great natural beauty and friendly people.
Lunch at some little shack type restuarant was one of the most surprising and
best experiences I ever had.
The place is called Trmporary Ca;'s Cantina with a most amazing view.
very clean and attentative staff.
I had one of the best meals I have ever had - Conch and Lobster at this
place is about as perfect as it can get- and the prices are so cheap they
made me feel guilty.
I would like to return soon to Roatan and this restaurant is one of the
main reasons why.
Several others on the ship found this place (on their own- it is not part
of any prepackage tour) and all had a similiar experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food & margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We ate here a couple of times and it was great! I had the lobster. If you're in the middle or east end of the island check it out.

Visited November 2012
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