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El Caney

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Avenida Playa E/ 42 y 43, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jason M
san diego, ca
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182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank TequilaDavid
Shuniah, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We have been going to Varadero since 2013 and visit this restaurant at least twice each trip. The food is yummy, reasonably priced and staff are kind and accommodating. I have told everyone who I hear is going to Varadero to give this place a try. Have never had a bad meal there yet.

Thank Tracy H
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Is a good place to eat, but they do not always have available all the options in the menu. So that is a downside for me.

1 Thank Judith M
Edmonton, Canada
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the steak with mushroom sauce it was accompanied by rice and beans and plantain chips. Bread and Cuban salad were served before. Mojitos were my drink of choice. My meal was great and was 7.50 cuc. Easy to get to off of the double decker bus if coming in from a resort.

Grande Cache, Canada
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had this true Cuban dining experience for the second time in 3 years - and as before we were not disappointed! My husband ordered lobster, fish and shrimp with plantain chips, rice and a salad for 2 PLUS I had fish and shrimp, 2 waters, 1 mojito and 1 Cuba Libre for CUC 32! The server lady was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban, International, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?