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El Caney

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Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Brussels, Belgium
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I toke some calamars , forgot to say dont need them with garlic, It was with garlic so it was a problem for me , but otherwise I think it s a quit good place to eat.

Thank Anna P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby was looking for normal to him food... found fried chicken and fries so he was very happy. Food was good and average price.

Thank gerriterri
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there for lunch with another family. The food tasted good on the way down, on the way back up not so much. We waited for an hour before we received our drinks, another half hour before our food came. Tables full of locals were served immediately. The table beside us went through 3 groups while we were there. That... More 

Thank HM796
Frankfurt, Germany
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Not as popular as the vicaria (probably because it is not featured in the loonely planet book), but the best state-run restaurant in Varadero. I ordered the spaguetti with schrimps (5CUC) and was almost regretting it when a beautiful plate with delicious sauce and huge schrimps arived at our table. My boyfriend had the tuna salad (3,5CUC) and the soup... More 

Thank camilasarmanho
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in early in our trip and we were instantly greeted by a bartender and chatted. We bought a couple of beers and loved the price of about USD $1.30. We saw the menu prices and sat down. This would be our first of about 6 meals here. The filet miñon is as good as any... More 

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san diego, ca
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185 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nice place that was adjacent to our B & B. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Priced very reasonably. Enough food. Our waiter, Hugo, was the best we had in Varadero. An absolute treat having him. He spoke excellent English, was very attentive, and had a great sense of humor. Recommend!!

Thank Cabotoy
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food was nice. The prices were reasonable. Service was average. I may recommend this place. open till late hours.

Thank Aylin A
Killarney, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The El Caney Snack Bar is a thatched roof outdoor style café right on the main drive in Varadero. It is a little further into town from the resorts in an area where local shops offer better deals. My wife enjoyed the fried chicken and rice (which had a nice skin and was very juicy) and I sampled the garlic... More 

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Shuniah, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The restaurant we usually eat at was under renovations this year. So we decided to try another one we also like. We were so happy to see all the waiters from the restaurant under renovations working here. The food is awesome and the srivice is great. Thank you very much Yugo and Leo. You re the best . See you... More 

Thank Sibyle S
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We have visited many times this restaurant and it is always a joy to find that they keep the quality of food. The service is very good and with a smile.

Thank PierrefondsWRS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban, International
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero

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