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“A very nice surprise”

Temporary Cal's Cantina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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., Tuesday - Friday. No credit cards.
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A very nice surprise”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We booked our first trip to Roatan on very short notice, and didnt do any research on restaurants beyond West Bay area. On cruise ship day, we decided to rent a car and explore the island. We expected to see more restaurants along the main road, but there are few choices. Lo and behold, we saw Cal's Cantina and decided it was the only choice we were going to have to eat lunch. What a shock when we walked in to see the great decor, the fabulous view and the awesome menu! We thought that surely the food could not live up to the rest of this.... we were wrong. The food was absolutely amazing. We had the fish tacos and fried conch along with a lobster appetizer. All cooked and seasoned to perfection. Definitley a highlight of our trip and a must do dining choice on Roatan. Don't miss this place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best meal on the trip.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Ordered lobster. 4 tails came on each plate. They were fabulous, the sides were good too and was only $17. Bean/chorizo dip was killer.. and brinks were very good as well! Best view on the trip as well! We will be back.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, BC
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great Spot”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The perfect combination of great food and a wonderful view. Highly recommended! Try the retried bean / chorizo dip appetizer. Delicious

  • Visited July 2013
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stopped by for a drink and the view, wow what an amazing place. Unfortunately we had just eaten but they had great fresh fish specials like Hog fish which is the best!

  • Visited July 2013
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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“What a surprise!!!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Our realtors took us there last year as a thank you for purchasing on Roatan - it was by far the BEST food and BEST Margarita's I have ever had in my 52 years of life!!! Fantastic!!

Coming back in August and plan on coming back here as well!!

  • Visited April 2013
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