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Temporary Cal's Cantina

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Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 9985-8539
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I totally had the same experience with one of reviewers! Mean old lady, strange 20 limps for $1.00 exchange rate, no fish/shrimp. She said she ordered them but it's been 3 weeks. I wanted to order a burger and she says "you can have it any other place." And said pork is good so I figured they must be low... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view is stunning, the food was yummy and the service was great .....what more could you want?! Would certainly recommend it and go back any time.

Thank debswires2
Beverly Hills, California
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm happy to see a local place with so many nice reviews. But for me it's a hit or miss place. If you want a real dinner good luck. If you get the mean old lady then you in for a bad experience. If you want a good deal your out of luck. Cals the other day was @ 20... More 

1 Thank SlowPoke88
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

wonderful view, wonderful food. Great friendly staff. House made salsa was stunning. huge portions great service I would go again and again

Thank Maurizio P
Emporia, Kansas
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place and this will be a regular stop every time we come to the island!! Oh and by the way the spicy fried lobster appetizer is wonderful!!

Thank crbarbe
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The chef is the owner and service was comfortable, friendly and helpful. Had grilled lobster and grilled shrimp. Both were fresh seafood and tasted great.

Thank Letsflyaway2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were really looking forward to eating at this place and am very dissappointed that I cant give it rave reviews. The staff was not friendly, the food was slow to arrive, and it was cold on arrival. This is not a place we plan on visiting again.

Thank jeff p
French Harbour, Honduras
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to this place for a couple of years now, never once have I've been dissapointed. Cal's food is always on point, grilled to perfection with a perfect balance between crispy textures and tenderness. The sauces that come with the dishes (usually fish fillets or steak) are truly unique and made from scratch everyday. Most of the food is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cal's has an absolutely amazing view - and when we went for lunch we had a loooong time to enjoy the view. View and food were great, however the service seemed overwhelmed and unable to keep up with the number of people at the restaurant. My advice - if you have 2 hours to kill, this is a great place... More 

Thank lindseyrudzik
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to Temporary Cal's last week on a recommendation from a local for good food and a great view. He was right, don't miss this one. The view is amazing, the food was great and Heather was a riot. We stayed in Lighthouse estates and it was a bit of a drive but it was worth it. I highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road - First Bight | 1/2 Mile East of Parrot Tree, First Bight, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
  • Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Roatan  >  First Bight
  • Phone Number: +504 9985-8539
Temporary Cal's Cantina is a uniquely constructed restaurant perched high above the hilly jungle of Roatan's south shore. Endless views of the Caribbean Sea spread out before you while fresh tradewinds keep you cool. Our restaurant boasts exceptional and affordable island cuisine prepared by award winning chef/owner Carl Husbands. Don't miss Temporary Cal's Cantina when dining out on Roatan. Hours 10 a.M. - 8 P.M., Tuesday - Friday. No credit cards.

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