La Vaca Rosada


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La Vaca Rosada

The pleasant rooftop terrace of La Vaca Rosada is a great choice for dining in Varadero. The restaurant serves a wide selection of meat and seafood dishes, all in a relaxed atmosphere of an airy outdoor seating space. Located in the peninsula's west.


Although most restaurants in Varadero cater to an international clientele, classics of Cuban cuisine (many of which are a variation on the theme of rice and beans) are still served at local "paladares" (family-run businesses). One menu item that features prominently on local restaurants' menus is lobster, a marine product reserved primarily for export and foreign visitors, and one whose capture still remains a controversial topic in Cuba. Some local specialities include ajiaco stew, meat empanadas, as well as chicken and pork dishes.