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“A Good Government run restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Esquina

La Esquina
Ranked #56 of 111 Restaurants in Varadero
Price range: US$15 - US$20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Toronto
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Good Government run restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

This is a very large open air restaurant that attempts to copy the El Aljibe formula in Havana. In fact, this was supposed to be a branch of El Aljibe. Don't know what happened. The truth is, we only go there for the El Aljibe chicked which is fantastic. It is a half chicken in orange sauce and the sides (fried plaintains and beans and rise) are served family style. The food is plentiful and delicious.
They have a decent wine cellar and like the El Aljibe in Havana, if you want wine, someone will take you to their cellar room so you can pick your bottle. The list isn't extensive, but they do have some fairly decent Spanish wines at good prices.
We found the entertainment fine but they did seem a bit bored asthey were obviously better musicians than their playlist showed.
Overall, a good experience and I will return as long as things don't change.

  • Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brandon, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

We had steak and shrimp. Short cab ride from our hotel but awesome food!

Visited February 2012
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Thank NikkiMel
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“OK food, sad band”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The food here was about as exciting as it gets around here - pretty solid and all. But the band was a tired, sad performance of buena vista greatest hits, close to falling asleep and agressive in their collecting money.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Rareliv
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Vancouver
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It was alright”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

That atmosphere was good. The food was ok but it wasn't anything spectatcular.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Tamara W
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New Brunswick
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149 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Great place to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We actually spent a couple of afternoons here and enjoyed every minute; great staff, great drinks, good food and unlimited fun.

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Cubatan
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