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“Great Restaurant”
Review of Bambu

Bambu
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had dinner at El Bambu. The food was awesome and the service was great. Very friendly people and the young man spoke very good English. Plenty of food for a very reasonable price. Wish we would have found it earlier in our week, we would have made a couple of trips into town for dinner!

  • Visited March 2013
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4 Thank RandySven
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West Coast
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Restaurante El Bambu is a great stop for sightseers around Guardalavaca / Rafael Freyre”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Whether for full meals, 'appys' or just refreshments, enjoy the Cuban neighbourhood ambience ~ you can't go wrong. The affable young staff here are well coached by family who tend bar and prepare tasty fare at the surrounding 4 and 5 star resorts. Fresh seafood and pork ( the national dish ) with aromatic rice and veggies, soups and salads, fruit plates and desserts customized to your specifications. The portions were generous and nothing we (8 of us) sampled was bland! Recommend the mojitos and Malta ( a sweet but nourishing Cuban malt beverage made without alcoholic content ). Your bus, taxi or buggy driver knows where this is ~ a short walk from the old St Lucia Sugar Mill Steam Train & on the way to Bariay, Don Lino, Playa Blanca, & Gibara.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank WestCoastRicardo
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Nice Local restaurant”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

If you're in Rafael Freyre (Santa Lucia) and you're looking nice casual restaurant the Bambu should be on your list.
The Manager of the restaurant, very nice and attentive speaks English and made sure our meal was exactly what we wanted.
The menu consisted of 3 items, Lobster, Shrimp or Pork. (any combination of the 3 was also suggested). You get with that a Tomato Salad, Rice (Plain or Black Bean) and home-made potato chips.
If you're coming from Don Lino, they also give you a free drink when you arrive.
Everyone enjoyed their meal, and no one complained about how much food we got. There was quite a bit of food left over. The price was 10 Pesos per person.
Small, but very clean and extremely conscientious staff.

  • Visited February 2013
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5 Thank JymMorton
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