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El Ancla

Playa de Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca 84170, Cuba
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (13 reviews)
“great view” (4 reviews)
“sunset” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Caribbean, Latin, International, Spanish
€€ - €€€
Playa de Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca 84170, Cuba
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank 3dogtrvlrs
Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank Kenny M
Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 12 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
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...More

Thank nd2c-nd2b
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
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
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank tazzat7
Reviewed 16 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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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