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Ave. 1ra y 38, Varadero 42200, Cuba
+53 45 614721
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Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take time away from your all inclusive buffets and go eat in Varadero at La Vicaria. 38th and 1st ...look for the palapas. $20 CUC for two and you will have great food and drinks...and the service is always friendly and fast..

Thank Darrin C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the seafood plate, with a lobster tail, a giant pile of garlic shrimp, and some of the most delicious fresh grilled fish I've ever tasted...along with more sides of fried banana, rice and beans, and fresh vegetables than I could eat. With a mohito and a nice tip, my meal came to $20.

Thank Shelly L
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We've tried it twice and the same experience both times. The food is great. The chicken cordon bleu is delicious as is the shrimp! The hours are not great. The service is severely lacking. We waited more than 15 minutes to get our first drink both times. We had to walk up to the bar to get a second drink... More 

Thank coldcalgarian
Toronto, Ontario
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138 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with my friends from Cuba and was not disappointed. The service was courteous and fast. The food was very nice and tasted great. Huge portions. Not expensive at all. Have already recommended this place to fellow travellers and family.

1 Thank tomco99
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here twice during my stay in Varadero. On both occasions food was good, plentiful and great value for money. The service was also friendly and efficient compared to many other places in Cuba.

1 Thank MJCyorks
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had a new nice lunch here, reasonably priced, service prompt but not warm. The risotto a bit wet and lots of it. Fish dishes seem giid

Thank momosaggi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went to La Vicaria on my visit to Varadero, I was there for one week. The food was excellent and great service..... all there staff is very friendly.. food was great. I plan with every visit to Varadero to have lunch or dinner, I truly enjoyed it.

Thank Leo L
Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

In efforts to break the monotony of an all inclusive we decided to check out the local fare which there were endless choices of. Highly recommend..you won't be disappointed..

Thank Mae'xe T
Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from a local person. Not disappointed. Huge servings. Good food. And I charged my phone in the bathroom for a few minutes. It's right on the varadero strip and despite being in a central tourist location it wasn't full of tourists. Not that there's anything wrong with being a tourist...I'm one too...but when you're... More 

Thank Cyn D
Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Clean place, good food and a very nice service! If they miss ingredients they always offer something else.

Thank Florentina T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. 1ra y 38, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: +53 45 614721

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