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Paladar El Califa

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Raul Lamar 49a, Camaguey, Cuba
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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

It was like something out of a Cuban Fawlty Towers. As it was recommended in Lonely Planet and we were tired, we went there on our first night. As soon as we walked within a few blocks of the place, we were swarmed by street touts vying for the honour of delivering us to the door. Once inside, we were... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

We went to this restaurant a couple of weeks ago and were very disappointed. I had the chicken 'cordon bleu' which was disgusting and had been cooked in very bad oil. There was only beer available to drink. The owner kept going in and out of the kitchen seemingly every 30 seconds which, while amusing at first, become rather irritating.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Went to El Califa once and never again. A bicycletaxi got us there after we asked for the driver to bring us to a nice restaurant. I am sure we got the tourist-sucker menu, because prices seemed higher than usual. Three of us had the chicken with rice and vegetables..........about 30 minutes later the bill was 35 CUC with a... More 

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Trento, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

It's not really easy to find, hidden in the Camaguey maze of streets. Don't worry if it looks closed or if you find the external gate chained, just ring the bell and someone will come to welcome you. They serve mainly meat dishes (pork and chicken). The portions are huge and the food standard is high. The Uruguayano (pork fillet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raul Lamar 49a, Camaguey, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Camaguey Province  >  Camaguey

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?