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El Ancla

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Playa de Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca, Cuba
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Brighton
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Food was terrible and severely overpriced. Lobster is supposed to be a specialty but it was the worst I've ever had anywhere. There are several other good restaurants around so go to one of them.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The food was mediocre. But the chicken was bleeding. We didn't finish it. Just ate the parts that were cooked o.k. and didn't say anything to staff.

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Thank Mike P
Laval, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We enjoyed quiet eating with lovely back ground music. The restaurant was surrounded with beautiful trees and the breeze carrying the sweet smell of flowers.

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Thank guyman2016
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We wanted to try this restaurant while staying at a near by resort. It was with hopes we would have a great off the track lobster meal. Well turns out the lobster was only so so and we didn't find our awesome meal. The lobster was a bit chewy and not exactly same day fresh. Oh well, maybe another time.

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Thank nd2c-nd2b
Henfield , sx England
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Good food and a beautiful view ! Be prepared for a bumpy ride down a track but worth it when you get there!

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Toronto, Ontario, Cda
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Excellent food with a stunning view! Nice walk along the beach to get to this cliff side restaurant I recommend getting the lobster!

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Thank TBagnato
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The food was very good I tried the lobster with pineapple sauce husband had hunters chicken the chicken was nicer then the lobster

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Thank Katy103
Tonbridge
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217 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Stopped here for lunch on the way back from a boat trip. We felt really welcome and the food was well presented and delicious. The musicians were very talented and even sang "Happy Birthday" to me, I have no idea how they knew. The staff were so friendly and enjoyed our attempts at Spanish!

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Thank tazzat7
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Awsome shrimp and Lobster along with great service and friendly staff.Prices are reasonable considering the exchange

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Thank Ian C
Upholland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We visited the restaurant twice, the first time we weren't impressed especially with service but we tried it again in the second week and it was really good.

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Thank ShazzaThorpey9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa de Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Holguin Province  >  Guardalavaca

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