El Mojito

El Mojito

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Hours
Sun
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mon
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tue
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wed
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thu
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
features
Does this restaurant have live music
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles237 reviews
Excellent
128
Very good
44
Average
14
Poor
12
Terrible
39
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

AnnThi
606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
This small place is amazing, We had a dinner reservation, this restaurant was suggested by a long-time Cuban friend, Portions are extremely generous, food quality is excellent, you can bring your own wine, but they will charge you a supplement which is understandable. Next time I will request a table outside. The staff and service were incredible. Price was fair a lot cheaper than I was expecting to pay. I would suggest having lemon-butter for those whom doesn’t like garlic butter. Thanks for this very enjoyable dinner all six of us were very satisfied. I will go back and recommend your restaurant to anyone without any hesitation.
Written April 19, 2020
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Paul M
Brentwood49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
Wow, what a find, went here on the recommendation of our concierge/butler. It's definitely not somewhere you'd stumble across, located on the main highway running the spine of Varadero. We got out of the car with some trepidation as it seemed to be someone's house. Restaurant may have at one time been part of a house, the area we sat in was relatively small with about 4 tables. The place had great air-conditioning which was well received. Great menu, lots of local food options. The lobster/ surf and turf comes with a mojito, and I'm reliably informed, was fantastic! The breaded chicken and banana was also delicious. Highly recommend!
Written September 21, 2022
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amalgam04
Ottawa28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 friends
My friend and I went to El Mojito on the recommendation of a local we had met. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great..my Spanish isn’t good and the servers were really accommodating about this. The food was really good, portions great and quality was good. I think the only complaint I have is the prices. Now I know I could have simply left when I saw the menu but I didn’t because that would have made me feel bad so I’m taking complete ownership for this! It is REALLY expensive compared to anywhere I’ve been in cuba and in no way is the cost justified by the food, even though it was really good. I could have had as good, if not a better food experience for less money in Canada and that’s saying a lot! I ate at Atlantida in the same town for about 1/3 of the price and the food was as good or better. So, apologies to our great server and cheers to the chefs for some good food but man, the cost!
Written September 30, 2022
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Shauna R
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
I thought about this review for a very long time before I wrote it. I realize that things in Cuba are much more difficult and the culture is very different from my own. I feel like I need to let people know what happened to us while we were there to eat dinner. Our Cuban friends brought us to this restaurant to buy us dinner. We were given our menus and our Cuban friends became quite agitated while looking at them. Apparently, this restaurant has a different menu for tourists and locals. I had no idea that this was something that was done at all. The prices on the tourist menu were 2.5 to 3 times higher than the same food listed on the menu for the local people. Our Cuban friends informed the waitress that they were locals and that they were buying us dinner and could they please give us the local menu? The waitress refused and then disappeared, never to return. Our Cuban friends asked for the manager and the discussion became quite animated between them. The manager told us that the owner of the restaurant insists that all tourists be given the more expensive menu. I asked the manager if the owner was Cuban, but he would not give me an answer. At this point, our evening was ruined and I got up to leave. I told my Cuban friends that I did not wish to eat at a restaurant that treats their local patrons with such disrespect. My Cuban friends were horrified by the way the manager spoke to them. They were very embarrassed. The waiter asked us to please stay. When I refused, he had the waitress bring out the locals menu. He then asked again for us to remain seated and promised us exemplary service and delicious food. We did end up staying, but I cannot recommend this restaurant due to the facts that the staff and the manager were extremely rude to our cuban friends and the prices on the tourist menu were outrageously inflated.
Written March 5, 2024
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Carrie-Ann M
Manitoba18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Went on a recommendation from our cab driver. What a mistake. We were told it had pizza and pasta. There was, but not for us. They have 2 menus, one for locals and one for tourists. The waitress was not friendly or helpful at all. My friend hadn't been well and only wanted fries. Waitress said no, only if you order a particular dish which was $27.95US. She again asked for a plate of fries and was told no. The place is way overpriced and certainly not a friendly atmosphere. I don't like posting negative reviews, but the only positive thing I can say about this place is that they served cold cans of Pepsi.
Written February 9, 2024
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Mario
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
The good news is that the food is very good, we had lobster and shrimp. The service was not friendly or attentive. The worst part wasn't the fact that the food was outrageously priced although that is true, it's that feeling you get when you figure out you're being taken advantage of. I believe they have prices for Cubans and then higher prices for tourists.
Written February 24, 2024
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Sam M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
We went one night a group of 15 of us, with no reservation they got us in right away, we had our own little back room and I could even hook my phone up to their speaker and play music for us, which was awesome. The food, wow I cant say enough how great it all was, the pizza, breaded chicken breast, lasagna everything wow. It was so good we had to go back the next night. Staff always so kind as well. Everyone enjoyed their meals, a lot had the surf & turf which they loved. highly recommend! one of the nights they also had a little band going to each table it was so nice!
Written March 30, 2022
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Alfio K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
The meat and lobster were delicious and the appetisers too.They did art food that was very nice. It was full but we came at a busy hour so that’s why. The brownie was delicious and it was easily the best restaurant in Varadero
Written March 24, 2022
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Renée F
Orillia125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Really good food and atmosphere. The server spoke English very well after we tried to order in Spanish. We managed just fine. The grilled lobster was delicious as were the beans and rice. My partner had the old clothes beef and literally cleaned his plate. Our Cuban friends brought us here and we would eat here again, any time!
Written February 10, 2024
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Shally S
46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
Solid food and location is just beautiful. the property is surrounded by mango trees. It was busy with families on a Tuesday night! The drinks were good, I did find it a bit higher in price than the other places I visited in Varadero. Overall a good restaurant with tasty food!
Written March 25, 2022
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4danpere3@gmail.com
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
It has become a mandatory place for us. Live music and excellent meal. It is not cheap but I thinks is the best one regarding price/quality. Staff seemed to be renewed yet were kind and friendly all the time. I've seen low reviews. A shame there is something not going ok. I can only speak for my experience and it has been very good. I know that I'll be satisfied to pay for what I had in this place.
Written January 16, 2024
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Junior F
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
this place is a scam they charged a 10 tax fee i guess it was a kick back for the taxi who continuesly suggest we go there, also they have different menus one for locals in pescos and the in USD
Written February 14, 2024
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snowangel800
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
We absolutely loved our meal. The shrimp cocktail is definitely the best I’ve ever tasted. We had pizzas cause we were missing that kind of food. Absolutely delicious. Very happy with our stop
Written February 16, 2023
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DJW
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
Great, live Cuban music at restaurant. Fun atmosphere with really kind and helpful service. Best food we had in Cuba!. Loved the different mojito drinks available!
Written April 5, 2022
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Graham K
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
€110 for 2 basic meals Avoid this place they rip off tourists Staff are rude when you tell them it’s a rip off
Written December 29, 2020
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