Top 10 restaurants in Varadero, Cuba

November 13, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

The powdery sands of Varadero are as seductive as the soft lapping of the Kawama Channel waves. Famed gangster Al Capone used to frequent the shoreline resorts, and the city still maintains that glamorous luster that’s been historically appealing to high rollers. Mansions-turned-museums are favorite destinations for curious Cuban history buffs. Nature lovers can embark upon a day of adventure, exploring the area’s caves, keys, and virgin forests.
Things to do in Varadero

1. La Casa del Chef

Avenida Primera y 12, Varadero 42200, Cuba Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night 613606
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 346 reviews

La Casa del Chef

Reviewed By jewels18 - England

Placed our order, speciality bread, then shrimp cocktails that did not arrive. Then main meal arrived, fajitas which were excellent. Glad she forgot the shrimp as I could not of eaten all off it. Good cocktails, would recommend

2. La Gruta

inside Josone Park, Varadero G1T-1B6, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 1418-657-0996
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

La Gruta

Place for 18, see some pictures from other users added to the Josone Park review.

Reviewed By jstod - Ottawa

Had the pleasure of finding out about this little treasure of a restaurant in Varadero. We ate at this restaurant twice; first time I enjoyed lobster and shrimp and the second visit I had the prime rib. This was the best steak I have ever eaten. My husband had the steak both times and raved about the quality. The owners are attentive, and know how to cook food. The restaurant is inside a cave so that in itself is pretty amazing. The first night we sat at an outside table and the second visit we were inside. Worth doing both. If you are visiting Varadero, do not miss this restaurant!

3. Barbacoa

Calle 64 esq. 1ra. Avenida, Varadero 42200, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +53 45 667795
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 580 reviews

Barbacoa

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Absolutely fabulous restaurant. The food was really tasty and presented artistically pleasing both my eyes and my tastebuds. The restaurant was super clean including the bathrooms. Staff was friendly and very on the ball drink glasses barely emptied before a refill is offered.

4. Salsa Suarez Restaurant y Bar

Calle 31 No. 103 e/ 1ra y 3ra Ave., Varadero 42200, Cuba Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Pizza, International, Fusion, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$63 - HK$126 +53 45 614194
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 816 reviews

Salsa Suarez Restaurant y Bar

Located in Cuba's prime beach resort, Varadero, 4 years of experience serving succulent haute cuisine meals to local and international customers have earned Salsa Suarez many true and loyal advocates. Probably, the most awe-inspiring and all-encompassing of Varadero's new Restaurants, Salsa Suarez delights customers from the start with its inviting greenery-covered patio and superb bar, as well as its top-notch indoors lounge. We serve International, Gourmet and stylised cutting-edge Cuban cuisine ranging from breakfasts, fresh pastas, tapas, sushi, gourmet pizzas, traditional dinners, appetizers, cheese platters, tacos & burritos, among others. We also feature a children's menu catered particularly to kids under 12 years old. With its signature Passion fruit Mojitos and Daiquiris, our Salsa Suarez Bar located in the Restaurant's premises, also serves top-notch drinks, cocktails and spirits as well as a selection of wines and the finest Cuban cigars. Our staff will surprise you and delight you with unparalleled warmth and professionalism.

Reviewed By Maria V - Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand

We ate in Salsa Suarez four times during our stay in Varadero. Awesome food! If you go there at daytime, you don't usually need reservation but if you go there at evening, reservation is recommendable. We really enjoyed all food we ate: mushroom risotto, pork...MoreDear client, First of all, we want to thank you for your comment on behalf of the team of Salsa Suarez and our Manager Yoel Suarez. Have a nice week, Public Relations Team.

5. Paladar Nonna Tina

Calle 38 #5 entre 1ra y Playa | Varadero, Varadero 42200, Cuba Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$141 +53 45 612450
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 935 reviews

Paladar Nonna Tina

Reviewed By Angela G - Erin, Canada

This was my second visit to Nonna Tina's. We were put in a waiting line, but it went fast!! Pleased to say everything from antipasto to pizza and beer was great! Service was excellent too. For Cuba, this is a very nice Italian venue.

6. La Rampa

Calle 43, Entre 1 Ave. Y Playa Ave, Varadero 42200, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +53 5 3699152
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

La Rampa

Reviewed By vanelic - Zagreb

Great dinner. Lobster tails were so delicious and big. Cheap as well at 10eur a plate, with sidedish included. Plus friendly service. Place not to miss in Varadero!

7. Xanadu

Varadero Golf Course | DuPont Mansion/Xanadu Mansion, Varadero 42200, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban, International Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$353 +53 45 668482
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 464 reviews

Xanadu

Prestigious Restaurant specializing in French and international cuisine, located in the emblematic Xanadu Mansion, declared a National Monument since 2013,also Club House of Varadero Golf Club. In addition to the exquisite food, you can appreciate one of the best views of the beach and the golf course of the tourist destination. It is characterized by a personalized quality service.

Reviewed By Ian C - London, United Kingdom

We visited Xanadu for the architecture - designed as a house by the Cuban architects Govantes and Cabarrocas in a modern interpretation of mujedar style, as evidenced in the joinery and the roofing designs. (The same architects designed the Capitol Building in Havana).
Now a restaurant and bar, we enjoyed cocktails on the top floor bar, with its stunning views out to the blue ocean and along the sandy beach, to the accompaniment of saxophone/jazz,

8. Varadero 60

St.and 3th Ave. 60 | Calle 60 Esquina a 3ra Avenida, Varadero 42200, Cuba Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 +53 5 5721414
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Varadero 60

Reviewed By endorable - Port Coquitlam

Wound up here by accident.. heading for Waco but it was unexpectedly closed, so our cab driver brought us here. Perhaps we'd have had a better experience if we'd had Reservations, but we didn't and wound up on the patio, pretty much looking at the street and Las Palmas, and it was quite muggy out. So... can't say they got any points for atmosphere!
The food was fine, if a bit pricey for Cuba. You pay extra for the atmosphere, which we didn't have, nor did we have very good service. They were setting up for a very large party next to us, and it seemed like the staff was more concerned with shuffling chairs than seeing that we were attended to.
Beware of the water! It's more expensive than beer or wine or pretty much anything else.. no Ciego Montero here! I really don't need overpriced imported water when I'm just thirsty.
This is a very cute place.. inside. If you make Reservations, don't accept the patio.. but do bring a sweater.. the AC is VERY effective. I'm not sure if I would go back. I suspect we may have just had a bad experience due to being stuck on the patio and the large group. I DID enjoy my shrimp.. the spiny lobster was too expensive.

9. Cielo Mar

Calle 57 y avenida Playa, Varadero 42200, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban Lunch, Dinner 668991
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Cielo Mar

Reviewed By Marc F - Nanaimo, Canada

Probably the best location for a restaurant in all of Varadero. We enjoyed tasty Pina Coladas along with fresh caught Lobster it was so good, all while looking out at the gorgeous Varadero Beach and Ocean. Highly recommend Cielo Mar for lunch or dinner

10. Waco's Club

Avenida 3RA, Varadero 42200, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +53 5 2971408
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 843 reviews

Waco's Club

Reviewed By Erikita0924 - New York City, New York

In the beginning we got a little intimidated by what we thought was overpricing in the menu. We ordered each a meal and when it arrived it was humongous that 2 people can really share a meal! Their whole fish, supposedly whole tiny fish (pescadito), came not only as a big fish, but 2 big fishes in a huge plate! Their serving of arroz morro was also amazing. I ordered the grilled chicken and half of an entire chicken landed on my plate. It was abundant, you almost dont feel there's scarcity in supplies and ingredients in Cuba.The service is topnotch. everything they do and the way the service people were was just nice. I dropped my napkin cloth ont he ground and i was really fine using it again, but he saw it and immediately change it to a new one. They checked on us within reason, and at the end of it even gave me a stalk of flowers! How nice is that??? Amazing date night in Varadero. You can even see the sea fromt he veranda upstairs. :) <3 Enjoy!

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