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La Esquina

Calle 36 esq a 1ra, Varadero 42200, Cuba
+53 45 614021
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (8 reviews)
“criollo” (4 reviews)
“black beans” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
Calle 36 esq a 1ra, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Just ate here last week. Had stopped at the one next door but got no service not even a look after 15 minutes seated. So we voted with our feet there and went next door to this lovely, large, open restaurant. When we got up...More

Thank Sunsequitur
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A group of us were walking from Calle 64 on down doing some shopping. We stopped into the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. I found the food that 6 of us had as we all ordered different things were very happy with the meal...More

Thank katkanuck
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here one afternoon - the meal was good and very plentiful. The service was slow even though there were not many other customers.

Thank Duffy
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This a "cabana-style" restaurant with a thatch roof and no walls. It offers Cuban cuisine, including sea food, pork, beef, and chicken dishes, almost all of which are served with rice & beans and a salad. The seafood dishes are pricier, but the other dishes...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Slow service, my starter and main arrived together and the meat was bone dry and tasted like it had been in the over for hours. The deep fried root vegetables turned out to be stale deep fried Banana leaf. Avoid.

Thank AndrewPSmith
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were not disappointed with this restaurant after the Lonely Planet recommendation. I would recommend this place for good wholesome Cuban cooking. Great if you like pork.The portions are huge. Don't feel shy about asking for a take away container for leftovers. Fortunately, we had...More

Thank NiniBug
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We decided to stop here for lunch when visiting Varadero as I wanted to try some authentic Cuban cuisine. We chose to start with some chicken croquettes and battered fish which were very tasty. We then ordered a main of Ropa Vieja which is a...More

Thank globetrotterjules
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We popped into here for some lunch when we came to the downtown area for some shopping, we ate the mixed grill between us and had some soft drinks and I had a couple of beers. The service was good and the food very tasty,...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stumbled across this little place behind the bus station as it was also close to where we were staying. It was some of the best proper Cuban food that we had and I was surprised to find such a restaurant in Varadero - it...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We ate there late our first night and the server was really great. She was extremely friendly and attentive. Had the criollo combo and fish. Too much food for two people. The fish was a bit overcooked but the ropa vieja was excellent. We returned...More

Thank pandapatrol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 36 esq a 1ra, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: +53 45 614021
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