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Calle 18, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like food and restaurant decor . 28 CUC for 5 gays - we do not ordered drinks - 5$ US or 15% make me super star on second and third visit

Thank Louvre7
Lac du Bonnet
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The dishes are very good, prices a little high. Ordered 3 dishes alot a food. Shrimp dish excellent,chow mein very good and a rice dish much better than here at home.

Thank Terri V
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had better food here than at our hotel. The soup is a very large bowl. One portion of rice is enough for 2 or 3 people. The plum sauce is very tasty. The egg rolls are unique and tasty, better than some restaurants in the "civilized" world. We ate sweet and sour (2 plates, chicken and shrimp). For 2... More 

Thank Randy P
Vienna, Austria
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant quite early in the evening and wanted to have a drink there. The restaurant was still empty and the waiters did not have much to do. When we arrived we told them we just want to drink something. There response was very unfriendly. They said that they are a restaurant and so we need to leave.... More 

Thank Peter_Hanger
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to lai lai's every time we're in Varadero! The food is fresh, hot, and soooo much better than any Chinese food we can get at home! Yummy!!

Thank CasaSuAl
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was exceptional! The prices were reasonable. 4 of us shared 5 plates of food, several cerveza and one glass white wine for $42 CUC before tip. We had chicken/shrimp/pork chow mein/rice and 4 egg rolls that were almost a meals in themselves. The service was friendly, if a tad slow, but waiter stated they have filled up... More 

Thank Tracy H
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 8th trip to Varadero and our 4th visit to Lai Lai. Always fresh food, well served in a timely and friendly manner. I love this little bit of heaven away from the typical resort food. After a morning of shopping the markets, this is the ideal place to stop for a late, inexpensive lunch. Although the place... More 

Thank SKSC
Alberta, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is hot, reasonably priced, good portions and pleasant atmosphere. We do our best to visit each trip to Cuba and have taken friends and family as well and all have enjoyed the experience.

Thank Clydine G
Gatineau, Canada
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165 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Lai Lai qith some friends, the place is clean and the personnel are so professionel. The food arrives quikly and hot, have a taste of the sizzling boat, a must. Nice restauretn when you want a break from the resort.

Thank b0b2145
Duncan, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good Chinese Food - food was fresh and tasty. Price was good we had 5 dishes and only ate it all because we did not want to waste anything! Well under 100.00 including drinks

Thank G6575VXdebbie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 18, Varadero 42200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: 18

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