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La Panchita

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Hotel Sol Palmeras, Varadero 42200, Cuba
+53 45 667009
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Saskatchewan Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for everyone. good food and service. some excelent staff. the newly renovated area was a queter area to sit and closer to the ice cream bar

Thank gepetr
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Heard horror stories about the food in Cuba but fortunately, we didn't experience any of that. On the contrary, the food was great! This buffet always had a great variety of food to suit just about anyone's needs. Loved the lentil salad, the rice and beans, the meat (especially the pork and beef), the pastas; even the pancakes in the... More 

Thank 101wanderluster
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This buffet-style restaurant at Sol Palmeras really does have something for everyone, and even offers various stations where items are made-to-order right in front of you! I found the overall meal options, quality, and friendly staff a great experience for what Cuba has to offer!

Thank Jeffery D
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our first meal was in La Panchita buffet (main one) and was very good, such a huge selection, and great staff. Food quality great, diversity, great. 5/5 Next came breakfast. same place, same quality, both food and service. 5/5

Thank jay a
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The service and food at La Panchita are excellent. If you want vegetables, they haveand if you prefer meat they have all kinds. They have grills on order. There is also a pasta and pizza station. They have a wide selection of breads, fruits and deserts as well. If you cannot find something to eat there, then they are not... More 

Thank mimi7777
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This buffet restaurant has an abundance of choice. Examples: Breakfast: pastries, meats, cheeses, eggs, sausages, cook to order omelets, fruit. Lunch: meats, chesses, salads, pizza, pasta, rice, beans, cook to order stations. Dinner: similar to lunch with seafood, meat and pasta cook to order, desserts. TIP: the further you go into restaurant, the warmer it becomes. If you like it... More 

Thank Caroline M
Lethbridge, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was my second resort in Cuba I've been to and it was head and shoulders above the other. Food was fresh, lot's of choices and really, really great service. We were a group of 6 and there were not a lot of tables that could seat us but they would have a table almost as soon as we walked... More 

Thank paullitke
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The food was exquisite. Tremendous variety of dishes. 2 grills in back right corner where chefs cook breakfast eggs/omelettes, and fish, pork, chicken & beef for lunch and dinner. Not lots of seating so occasional lines to get in, but they move quickly.

Thank MrManzie
Edmonton, Canada
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

There is such a wide variety of choices that you will definitely NOT go hungry. Keep in mind they go with produce that is in season. So, sometimes there may not be lettuce or tomatos etc. Definitely lots of options at the salad bar. Always have the option to get chicken, pork, beef or fish grilled on the spot. Choices... More 

Thank scandles
Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The buffet at the Sol Palmeras resort, the staff were great, the food was good ( for buffet style) with lots of variety. Olga was the best!

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Sol Palmeras, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: +53 45 667009

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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?