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La Gruta

inside Josone Park, Varadero G1T-1B6, Cuba
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“filet mignon” (22 reviews)
“shrimp” (27 reviews)
“bruschetta” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban
€€ - €€€
inside Josone Park, Varadero G1T-1B6, Cuba
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant one evening and we enjoyed our lobster meals outside on the patio. The cost was $15 (one year ago) CUC each which was very reasonable for the size of the huge lobster! It was cooked perfected and served...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Kubbie3400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here a year ago and loved it. We came back and still love it! Great Lobster Dinners. We both had the shrimp and Lobster for 20 cuc each. Very flavourful. We were lucky to get in, as we didn’t make a reservation but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank CdnMoose99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in an all inclusive hotel and needed a change. This was brilliant. The owner was on duty and he did everything himself including entertaining us with great stories. A traveling band popped in and made the occasion memorable. The food was fantastic...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JohnieCa
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We loved this place, only steak or lobster on the menu but that’s what made it special. The restaurant is in a lovely little cave, and it’s only a couple of minutes walk through the beautiful park. I will definitely return next time. We went...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Graciefletch
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

At first view you think it isnt that much , but take a step inside the cave and you will see that it's much better than you think . THE MENU is not a must have. Better do 2 things very good than to do...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank dadu d
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I found this place via trip advisor and the reviews were so good we had to visit whilst on holiday. Well we decided to visit on the 17th and we were not disappointed. My wife had the lobster and shrimp and smiled till the very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nigel248
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great steak and lobster for very good prices. Can eat on the patio or inside the cave. It is a bit hidden at the other side of the pond in Josone park

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Jay N
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The food was fantastic-the service was great and a really cool ambiance. It was nice and cool on a very warm night.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank evilbyneedle
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I celebrated my 65th birthday with a week in Varadero, the highlight being a birthday dinner in Josone Park at La Gruta with my husband. We made a reservation but it really wasn’t necessary in low season. There is a simple outdoor terrace and bar...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank thrumpin
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Went twice so that tells you how good and reasonable it was. Steak for hubby and lobster for me. Beer for him and red wine for me. Mains were 15 cuc. And steak was as good or better than a Canadian steakhouse. Only bad thing...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lamandel
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20 December 2017|
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Response from Saysay77 | Reviewed this property |
yes the food was way better than the resort and we were staying at the Melia a 5 star, but remember it is still Cuba !
6 December 2017|
Response from Saysay77 | Reviewed this property |
It's in a park, and you have to walk over some bridges and over some rough terrain, i mean its not too bad and a host from the place came and guided us there, so its hard to say but the host was a gent and very helpful even... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: inside Josone Park, Varadero G1T-1B6, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: 1418-657-0996
Place for 18, see some pictures from other users added to the Josone Park review.
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