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El Ancla

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Playa de Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca 84170, Cuba
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Richmond, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Club Amigo, so it was just a short walk up the beach to get here. Perched out on a point, the view is amazing. Food was OK - had better, had worse. We were the first to arrive (wanted to get there before sunset), but other people showed up right at sunset. Given that there weren't that many... More 

Thank 3dogtrvlrs
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Kenny M
Daytona Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Mike P
Laval, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank guyman2016
Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank nd2c-nd2b
Henfield , sx England
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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!

Thank Mac94
Toronto, Ontario, Cda
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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!

Thank TBagnato
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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

Thank Katy103
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233 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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!

Thank tazzat7
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Ian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa de Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca 84170, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Holguin Province  >  Guardalavaca

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