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“Wanna see the best that Cubans can afford?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Polinesio

Polinesio
Ranked #31 of 47 Restaurants in Holguin
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wanna see the best that Cubans can afford?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

It's not a restaurant aimed at tourists. It sits atop a residential building, right across from the V.I. Lenin Hospital. Food is average, and it's very dark inside (which is a good thing if you want to see the city at night). Holguin is not such a large city that you can admire at night. In fact if any areas are having a blackout while you're there it's quite depressing. To get a reservation legally you have to wake up at 3am and be there queueing up in line before they open at 9am. Otherwise, buy someone else's reservation and take their place. Go to a family owned place in the country side, you'll get quiet, fresh air, better food and a genuinely friendly host.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank cubatista
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“In Cuba be like the Cubans, go wherever they go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Unique in its own way. Great service. Not formal, but very friendly and relaxed. To go there you have to have a reservation (in written).
Food and drinks are really good. My pick was seafood. Lobster, fish and shrimp. Another guess chose the fillet mignon. I don't recommend it. It is not fillet mignon.
Wonderful view over the city.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Jumbalaia_Abitilini
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Saint Robert, Missouri
Level Contributor
127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is like a magic place...you are able to see the entire city while you are eating. The decoration is beautiful...way better if you visit at night time...you must try the Bolitas de queso....they're really good...

Visited August 2012
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4 Thank Mrs D D
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