Your guide to the best of Varadero, Cuba.

Restaurants & Entertainment

Let’s face it: no matter how wonderful the buffet quality & selection is at your all-inclusive resort, there will come a time when you want to take a trip into town to try something new.

Varadero offers many fantastic local restaurants to expand your horizons and enhance your palate.

When driving into the main town of Varadero, you may notice some restaurants & patios that are quite full. This is obviously a good indication that this may be a worthwhile place to check out. But rather than winging-it, do a little research and read some traveler’s reviews in advance.

You’ll find there are far more restaurants than anyone can enjoy in just one vacation. Here are a few of the top rated places to help narrow down your selection.

Bistro Bar Atlantida

Throughout my 2 day stay in Varadero my wife and I ate here four times and enjoyed it every time. The octopus, croquettes and tostones rellenos were amazing. Most importantly their service and politeness was great.

J. C.

This place had better food than most places we visited in Varadero. It was cheaper and had more variety. Hamburgers and stuffed tostones were great.

Jose A.

La Gruta

My wife had the lobster and shrimp and smiled till the very last bite. My Canadian fillet steak, well it was the best steak I’ve ever tasted ever, cooked to perfection. We are leaving on Friday but will be visiting again Thursday night.


The food was fantastic-the service was great and a really cool ambiance. It was nice and cool on a very warm night.

E. N.

Salsa Suarez Restaurant y Bar

This was by far the best food I had in Varadero and totally recommend this place, I do want to mention that prices are higher than your regular Varadero paladar, but it is worth it!

Alina F.

Wish I could bring the restaurant home with me. Enjoyed the experience so much that we went back again the next day.

Kelly A.

La Rampa

My first visit to this restaurant was about 9 years ago, and I have been going back ever since. If you’re looking for a fast good affordable meal and Cuba this is definitely your place.

Miss H.

While in Varadero, we visited several restaurants. La Rampa became our favorite! Great staff, great food and nice location close to the gorgeous Varadero beach!

G. M.

Waco’s Club

Good restaurants are hard to find, but this one ticks all the boxes. Great Food, varied menu catering for non meat eaters, fantastic service and great value for money, if you fancy a great meal out and a change from the all inclusive hotel then you should try this place.

B. T.

We got a table at the roof. And it was really cozy. We really loved Everything. The food was sooo good, the service was the best, and the restaurant was perfect! So we went back there almost everyday. Hope to be back in Varadero in December. And of course we are going to have dinner at Wacos again!

L. F.

Varadero 60

Varadero 60 was highly recommended to us by a friend and we can now see why! We came here during dinner and sat on their outdoor patio. There was live music playing which added to the great ambiance. Our server was incredibly welcoming and friendly. The seafood we had ordered was fresh, delicious, and cooked just right.

K. C.

What an amazing experience!! We are still kicking ourselves that we waited until the last night to go there. I would recommend to anyone that wants to take a break from the resort buffet’s. Take a trip into Varadero for a great experience.

Chris D.

As you can see, there is no shortage of restaurants, bars, and cafes to tantalize your taste buds. In fact, you can browse a hundred more reviews to help you decide on the place that is right for you. A little research will allow you to make the most of your brief time in this Cuban paradise full of exotic flavours.

~ Varadero Life


In restaurants and resorts across Varadero you will have the opportunity to not only enjoy incredible food, but also be entertained by friendly Cubans showing off their many talents. It’s a real treat to hear these Latin sounds, live, often with the blue Caribbean Sea as your backdrop.

The local musicians appreciate tips when they have finished their set, but for an even better value, why not go ahead and purchase one of the CD’s they are selling? Then you get to support the artists and take the music home with you!

~ Varadero Life

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