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“Delicous Lobster” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Temporary Cal's Cantina

Temporary Cal's Cantina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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.
Mobile, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Delicous Lobster”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are in Mahogany Bay, You MUST go to Temporary Cal's. I have such a great experience from the staff, the scenery and of course the food. I will definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Erica T
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Oxford, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a must visit place while your here. There are always different specials. But trust me whatever you eat you will love. He uses all local markets for his food so not only are you supporting him but the locals

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jessica J
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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Cal's is amazing! Don't miss it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

We've been in Roatan for 2 weeks and we've eaten at Cal's times.
The lobster is amazing and very affordable.
Be sure to stop by while you are here.
Cal's is only open Tuesday through Friday, so plan accordingly.
Every meal we've had has been very fresh, very tasty, and very affordable.
The service is excellent and the waitress, Heather, is friendly and helpful.
Every time we've been there, people around us were also friendly and this added to a warm atmosphere.
The view from atop the hill is spectacular, both during the day and at night.
We'll be back for sure.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jld4243
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Evergreen, Colorado
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“Do not miss this awesome place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is the BEST place we ate at while in Honduras, and maybe one of the best places I've ever eaten at!!! Absolutely delicious fresh fish with wonderful service. Our waitress Helen was hilarious and gave great service and hugged us at the end. Beautiful views and great ambiance. Amazing prices and value. A dinner for 4 with 2 beers a piece, and an appetizer was only $60, which is pretty much unheard of in Roatan for the amazing quality of the food. We had the fresh fish, jerk pork chops, stuffed eggplant, homemade chips and salsa, fish tacos, and for dessert the lime cheesecake and peanut butter brownie. the lime cheesecake was the best I've ever had. We have two vegetarians (who eat fish) among us and we never felt limited in our options. The only (slightly) negative thing about this place is they are only open Tuesday through Saturday, but good for them to give all their hard workers extra time off! We would have eaten here every night if we could have!! Do not miss!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Evergreen, Colorado
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18 reviews
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“Best food we had on Roatan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Temporary Cal's is awesome. Absolutely fantastic food - way better than anything else we had on Roatan. Most of our group ordered the fish (either wahoo or grouper, both were great), and one person had the jerk pork, which he loved. The prices can't be beat. The food is so incredibly fresh, simple but delicious. And Heather is so sweet - she's worth the visit all by herself!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mtngirl80439
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