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lai lai

Calle 18, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“wonton soup” (13 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
“chicken balls” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle 18, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t expecting much. The decor was great and the food was wonderful. Hubby had wonton soup and I had wontons. We had sweet and sour chicken and Young Chow fried rice. With beer and wine 25 cuc. Service was nice and food came promptly....More

Thank lamandel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first nite in Varadero we were staying at a hotel close to downtown ,after a repeat buffet service at the hotel we decided to go out for dinner instead .We walked on the main road and sure enough a Chinese rest.First we said no...More

Thank dancomontreal
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

The positives is that this is one of the few Asian restaurants in Cuba, and does a pretty good job at presenting the atmosphere of a restaurant in china, which was very welcome to us. Maybe it’s the trade embargo on Cuba stopping the ingredients...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

On our seventh trip to Varadero, we dined at Lai Lai twice, and have been there several times in the past. It is always a nice quiet atmosphere, in a beautiful building right on the beach. Amazing views and food- better than the food we...More

1  Thank Kevin G
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Tired of Cuban resort food we ventured out for dinner on our last night. There were 9 of us in total. The building is interesting inside and out and it is right on the beach. We were given seating right next to the window so...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Four of us had dinner at Lai Lai, and surprisingly enough it was very good. Loved the fried rice and sweet and sour shrimp. We ordered: Spring rolls- hot, but flavorless Chicken chow mein- noodles were mushy, but not bad Sweet and sour pork- again...More

Thank 819stefaniet
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Lai Lai in Varadero. We have been there three times in the last 5 years and have always liked our meals. Reasonably priced and good service.

Thank sandybeachBorden_Sk
Reviewed February 25, 2018

A group of 7 of us decided last minute to go here for dinner . We were told 10 minutes for a table and it was less. Excellent food and fantastic service as always ! Thanks again - see you next year !

Thank Lori C
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This is a must, great food, great prices and great service. It is always a stop during our week in Varadero.

Thank auntybear
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant first week of February. Beautiful view of the ocean from the room to the left when your enter. The good was very tasty!!

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sylvie c
May 11, 2016|
Response from Siobhan L | Reviewed this property |
They are open for lunch and dinner, so approximately 11am-11pm. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 18, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: 18
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