Restaurants

Top Choice International in Varadero

Varadero 60

Upping the ante considerably in Varadero's new private-restaurant scene is this fine-dining establishment that exudes an aura of refinement not seen since Benny Moré last cleared his throat and shouted ‘Dilo’! Lobst…
Top Choice International in Varadero

Salsa Suárez

With possibly the most all-encompassing menu of Varadero's new private restaurants, Salsa Suárez impresses with its salubrious greenery-covered patio and ultra-professional never-miss-a-beat service. Food influences…
Italian in Varadero

Paladar Nonna Tina

Veteran Cuba visitors will remember an era when the word 'pasta' was a euphemism for ‘mush.' But, times have changed and, thanks to inspired new restaurants such as Italian-owned Nonna Tina, the term ‘al dente’ is n…
International in Varadero

Waco's Club

Travelers rate this sequestered-away spot, which was once Varadero's Club Náutico. The restaurant is clearly aiming high with its impressive international menu (nothing as wacko as you might think with a name like t…
Steak in Varadero

Restaurante La Barbacoa

Varadero's best state-run restaurant is a steakhouse that serves ridiculously cheap steak and lobster in an old-world decor (stag's heads, horsey paraphernalia) staffed by very straight-faced waiters.
Spanish in Varadero

Restaurante Mesón del Quijote

Next to a statue of Cervantes' famous Don who seems to be making off rather keenly toward the all-inclusive resorts, this restaurant is one of the eastern peninsula's only nonresort options. Perched on a grassy knol…
Italian in Varadero

Dante

Going strong since 1993, Dante takes its name from an entrepreneurial chef who continues to rustle up delectable Italian fare to complement the serene lakeside setting in Parque Josone. Antipasto starts at CUC$6; Va…
Seafood in Varadero

Kike-Kcho

A posh 'floating' restaurant in the Marina Gaviota, Kike-Kcho pushes its lobster, which is caught locally and stored on-site meaning it's ultra-fresh. It's backed up by all number of other fish species – cod, tuna, …
Cuban in Varadero

Restaurante Esquina Cuba

This place was one-time favorite of Buena Vista Social Club luminary Compay Segundo, and the man obviously had taste. It's worth it for the pork special (CUC$13) with lashings of beans, rice and plantain chips under…
Swiss in Varadero

La Fondue

Locals rate this fondue-focused restaurant as one of the best state-run joints in town and, while it's a welcome change from rice and beans, is not quite up to Swiss standards in the melted-cheese stakes. Nonetheles…