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La Gruta

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inside Josone Park, Varadero G1T-1B6, Cuba
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Richmond Hill ON
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did some research on Tripadvisor for a new place to try Lobster in Varadero. This was my 9th visit to Varadero and we love Lobster and wanted a new place to try out. Our meal was amazing. I could not finish mine. I had the small Lobster and the fillet mignon. There were 5 of us and upon arrival... More 

Thank LindaLoo04
Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I ate dinner here one night because the server said they had the best filet mignon in Cuba, and he was right! The prices are not too bad either. The grotto was air-conditioned so it was comfortable and cozy at the same time. We had a great dinner.

1 Thank greatgratchi
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here in 2005 (the drop-down only offers the past year), ordered a couple of main dishes, wine, and cocktails. The prices are reasonable. The food is excellent, better than much of Cuba, and better than many restaurants in Canada. The staff is friendly and professional. The location in a cave is extremely interesting and unique.

Thank Randy P
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Don't be put off by appearances. It looks from a distance like a bit of a shack by the lake but these guys are doing great food and there's also a funky cave section that you can't see from the front. The owners are really cool. We had a great night here.

Thank noddy111
Oshawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We went to this small but quaint restaurant in veradero not expecting one of the best surf and turf meals ive ever had

3 Thank sherbeas25
Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Had the filet mignon for 15 CUC. It was so tender and full of flavour, and the portion was very big. An amazing deal. It was the best steak I had on the trip and I had beef/filet mignon at 3 of the other of the top 10 restaurants in Varadero. It was so so close to Canadian beef and... More 

2 Thank Hensley3
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Easily the best meal I had during my 10 days in Cuba. Amazing food and nice location in the park, the owner was very friendly and attentive, good drinks too! Would highly recommend this place

2 Thank emilylaraderrick
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We came upon this unassuming hole in the wall by accident while visiting the community park in Varadero. It's run and completely staffed by two brothers who serve up some of the best food I've tasted. You will not be disappointed. They don't open until 3pm or 3:30, sometime they may be a little late due to "staff meetings". we've... More 

Thank Deborah R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A cab driver took us here when we asked for a nice restaurant, we weren't disappointed. The bruschetta was nice, the steak, lobster and shrimp were great. Best food we had on our vacation. The waitress was pleasant, the cook was friendly. The atmosphere was a little magical because we were in a decked out cave! Would definitely recommend. Will... More 

Thank yummyBum1
Kinross, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Wonderful Lobster in a fabulous setting. Thank you my friend I will be sending you a full sized St Andrew's cross Flag (you were lamenting only having small Scottish flags despite having many Scots as customers over the years) Read earlier Trip Advisor reviews and was determined to seek this place out. Ever so glad that I did and I... More 

Thank Bill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: inside Josone Park, Varadero G1T-1B6, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero
  • Phone Number: 1418-657-0996
Place for 18, see some pictures from other users added to the Josone Park review.

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