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“Fantastic find in Varadero”

El Bodegon del Gordo
Ranked #18 of 117 Restaurants in Varadero
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cuban
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We found this one after the chappy on the main street told us about it, so we thought we'd go for a drink and look at the menu.

Basically the place appears to have been set up in someone's garden and front room. There's a small outside bar and 4 tables in what was the front garden or terrace, and some more tables inside.

Just having a drink was no trouble at all, so we perused the menu. There were a two tables taken by canadians, who we asked about their food and both said it was great, so we were sold. The only down side was being told the toilet was broken so we had to cross our legs!

It was absolutely fabulous. My hubby had the paella which was a really good sized portion and was piping hot right down the the bottom of the very deep dish, and I had the smoked pork chops which were huge and accompanied by mashed potato, brown rice, veg and salad.

This was the best meal we had in Varadero and we highly recommend the place. It was very reasonably priced, and is worth a try. We passed on our compliments to the chef, and the owner then called the lady from the kitchen so we could thank her in person.

If you are in Varadero, give it a go (but do pop to the loo before you go there just in case it's not fixed!)

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Thank 456charlie
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Prices fair ... friendly gentlemen coerced us to eat there ... no regrets.... shrimp flavorful... fish fresh deep fried... lobster tasty

Thank FRANK O
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We had the garlic shrimp and then 2 lobster tails each. The food was tasty and the placed was packed. Great service from Ismael the host. We would have eaten thier more often but didnt find it until out las t day. It is located off the main strip but is behind the dentist which is on the main road.

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Was very good. Way better than food on the resort! Presentation was good, and staff were very friendly

Thank paparoop
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband had the lobster twice which although cooked more than he would ha e liked he said it was tasty and value for money.

The staff here were friendly and so were all the patrons that a few of us met here most nights for drinks.

An excellent little place.

Thank kazmc30
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