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Around Calle 58, Varadero 42200, Cuba
+53 45 612632
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Tall Guy and I go to El Rancho for lunch every time we visit Varadero. We are never disappointed. A great open-air venue with great service and even better food. A little pricey for lunch but the lobster is worth it. Ask first if they can accept your credit card -- their machine can be a bit finicky.

Thank BernieH2H
Brampton, Canada
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped for lunch during a trip to downtown Varadero. It is an open air restaurant. My daughter and I knew we wanted lobster and my husband ordered the chicken. The service was good, it was a quaint restaurant - wish we had gone at night, because it is probably lit up very nice. We really enjoyed our lobster dinner... More 

Thank 148sandrac148
New Brunswick
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151 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always eat at a downtown restaurant every trip to Varadero and chose El Rancho this time after doing the mandatory wandering around for a while thing. It was pleasant inside in the shade and the drinks were cold and refreshing. The table singers were quite refreshing too in their very tight and very short dresses and maybe that was... More 

Thank Cubatan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant after going to 2 others that didn't serve food mid-afternoon Food was good and had a pretty lively band playing.

Thank Joe C
Vernon, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here following a "no service experience " at the Beatles bar. The food was tasty and the service was good.

Thank loveroffood47
Aldergrove, Canada
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited here before so we knew that we wouldn't be disappointed if we stopped here again. LOVE the smoked salmon, and the shrimp cocktail is great. We will return next trip!

Thank Corilayn
Moncton, Canada
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here while spending the day in Varadero. It is in a great location and had a nice menu with a good selection and prices. Food didn't take long to come and was very good...prob the best meal we had all week while staying in Varadero. We had chicken and steak, but there was lots to choose from. Open... More 

Thank Monctonguy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and reasonably priced. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only downside was the group singing at every table whilst trying to eat.

Thank Happytraveller46
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to eat here around 9:00pm the food was amazing, our lobster tails were humongous, perfectly seasoned and succulent. Just a little annoying that they have a group of 7-8 ladies walking around who stand awkwardly at your table and sing you a song without you asking then waiting for a tip lol..

Thank TrillASH i
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

love the food was really good, my kids love it too, we come back in the future and look for this restaurant, server Elian was very good

Thank kevandy923

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Around Calle 58, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: +53 45 612632
The lobster was very good here.....price was only $15.00 CUC. The filet mignon was also good here. This restaurant is right across the street from Josone Park in Varadero.

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