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Barbacoa

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Calle 64 esq. 1ra. Avenida, Varadero, Cuba
+53 45 667795
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Moncton, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After learning our flight home was delayed we headed to Barbacoa for dinner. This Restaurant was directly next to our resort and had a great ambience with a large open patio. I had the chateaubriand and my wife ordered the pepper steak. Both were very good and very well cooked. Service was good and it was nice that they accepted... More 

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Portland, OR
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137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful family meal here on a hot day. The outside sitting area was a very welcome spot to get out of the sun, but enjoy the fresh air. The food was lovely. I shared a steak with my brother in law and that was smart because there was so much food. The steak was perfectly cooked and just... More 

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Sarnia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed it, had the lobster (5-6 oz for 18 CUC), they did a great job of presenting it, I wish I had taken a picture. Menu is mainly beef dishes, I always find beef in Cuba tough but tasty, so did not try it. Another couple said the steak was good, but we had our hearts set on Lobster.... More 

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Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Each time we visit Varadero, we eat at this restaurant. The food is soooo good! Try the steak 'chateaubriand' it melts in the mouth. My friends ordered sea food and they said it was very good. You have to eat there :)

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Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is heavily promoted within Varadero. My experience was average. I had better meals at other venues

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Thank Bridgette444
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the lobster, shrimp and fish meal. I ate at a higher rated restaurant and was no where near the presentation and the price here much better. The fish here was cooked perfectly , and hot!

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Finland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband went to this restaurant three times during our (quite short) stay in Varadero. It was the best restaurant we went to in Varadero. Steaks are great, portions are big. Pina colada was exquisite. Service was also friendly and spoke decent English, and also the decor was nice and itneresting. There was also a band, as in... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to eat here at the suggestion of family who had lived in Varadero. Very nice experience. We were a large party and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals.

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Thank topcat2660
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant twice, both were great. They have roving live music, and a nice, large, open patio. We went at about 7:00PM on the first night and waited for about 10 minutes; the second night was about 5:00PM and we were the first in the restaurant with no wait. I found the beef tenderloin was very tasty and... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a early supper here after a day of walking the streets of Varadero shopping and enjoying the town. The service from the staff was great very nice and helpful. The steak was very good fast and hot. Live music and a great view clean washrooms with a seat and paper. All in all we very much enjoyed our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cuban, Caribbean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 64 esq. 1ra. Avenida, Varadero, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: +53 45 667795

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