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El Caney

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Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Killarney, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The El Caney Snack Bar is a thatched roof outdoor style café right on the main drive in Varadero. It is a little further into town from the resorts in an area where local shops offer better deals. My wife enjoyed the fried chicken and rice (which had a nice skin and was very juicy) and I sampled the garlic... More 

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Shuniah, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant we usually eat at was under renovations this year. So we decided to try another one we also like. We were so happy to see all the waiters from the restaurant under renovations working here. The food is awesome and the srivice is great. Thank you very much Yugo and Leo. You re the best . See you... More 

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Pierrefonds
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited many times this restaurant and it is always a joy to find that they keep the quality of food. The service is very good and with a smile.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Varadero since 2013 and visit this restaurant at least twice each trip. The food is yummy, reasonably priced and staff are kind and accommodating. I have told everyone who I hear is going to Varadero to give this place a try. Have never had a bad meal there yet.

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Thank Tracy H
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Is a good place to eat, but they do not always have available all the options in the menu. So that is a downside for me.

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Edmonton, Canada
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the steak with mushroom sauce it was accompanied by rice and beans and plantain chips. Bread and Cuban salad were served before. Mojitos were my drink of choice. My meal was great and was 7.50 cuc. Easy to get to off of the double decker bus if coming in from a resort.

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1 Thank LUVSASKATCHEWAN
Grande Cache, Canada
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had this true Cuban dining experience for the second time in 3 years - and as before we were not disappointed! My husband ordered lobster, fish and shrimp with plantain chips, rice and a salad for 2 PLUS I had fish and shrimp, 2 waters, 1 mojito and 1 Cuba Libre for CUC 32! The server lady was very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We dropped in here after visiting the Cuba Cigar Shop and what a GREAT Surprise. Very friendly staff. Great value for food. Lobster dinner was 17 pesos. Beer was 1 peso and other dinners ranged from 4-8 pesos. Good atmosphere. It is open to the outside. So you can see the old cars going up and down the strip. Memorable... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Everyone very polite and enjoyable surroundings, cool staff, prices are good. Its nice to leave the resort and have something different, enjoy you will be back

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The food is great and the price is even better. Make sure that you try what you can. The menu is in spanish and english. The staff is wonderful and friendly!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?