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El Rancho

Around Calle 58, Varadero 42200, Cuba
+53 45 612632
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (108 reviews)
“chicken” (46 reviews)
“potatoes” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
Around Calle 58, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago

went for diner, food was excellent. Squid cooked in ink, delicious. There was an excellent live band, and baby chickens running around the yard. Very lovely experience, I love Cuba.

Thank judiphinney
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch here. Not bad but not impressive. Staff a bit slow food mediocre. Price high for what we had. Musicians were good but aakkng for tips.

Thank Eagle999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On any travel my wife and I like to try native cuisine and this location is great for that. The black bean and rice is wonderful to try.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jump off the open top tour bus here and experience the great Rum Mojitos . Friendly staff and a band will appear ftom nowhere and play some rythms. Thanks guys

Thank Mondo2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a variety of food to choose from, Seafood and Chicken are the top picks for me. They have lobster tails and chicken breast.

Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant a number of years ago and enjoyed our meal. We were happy to see it was still open! We enjoyed a delicious Mojito as well as Garlic Shrimp dinner and Chili Shrimp dinner. Not exactly a cheap meal by Canadian...More

Thank MexicoTraveller2005
Reviewed 28 May 2017

If you are looking for an excellent large lobster with a reasonable price!!!! This is the place!! Relaxing way to have a meal.

Thank Bailey20140128
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Tall Guy and I go to El Rancho for lunch every time we visit Varadero. We are never disappointed. A great open-air venue with great service and even better food. A little pricey for lunch but the lobster is worth it. Ask first if...More

Thank BernieH2H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We stopped for lunch during a trip to downtown Varadero. It is an open air restaurant. My daughter and I knew we wanted lobster and my husband ordered the chicken. The service was good, it was a quaint restaurant - wish we had gone at...More

Thank 148sandrac148
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We always eat at a downtown restaurant every trip to Varadero and chose El Rancho this time after doing the mandatory wandering around for a while thing. It was pleasant inside in the shade and the drinks were cold and refreshing. The table singers were...More

Thank Cubatan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Around Calle 58, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: +53 45 612632
The lobster was very good here.....price was only $15.00 CUC. The filet mignon was also good here. This restaurant is right across the street from Josone Park in Varadero.
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