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“Great find just off the Malecon”
Review of Restaurante Bahia

Restaurante Bahia
Ranked #9 of 67 Restaurants in Cienfuegos
Price range: US$3 - US$6
Cuisines: Cuban, International
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

On our first night in Cienfuegos, my wife and I decided that we would not stop for dinner until we found a restaurant that looked like it was a favorite for locals. A quick peek into Restaurante Bahia revealed many young couples and families from the area enjoying what appeared to be great cocktails and healthy portions. Not a word of English, French, or German to be heard (a welcome respite!). We shared ropa vieja and grilled fish and both were very tasty and well prepared.

After beginning with a round of well mixed mojitos, we moved on to some national cervezas - Cristal for my wife and Bucanero for me. A younger server who was not waiting on us overheard us speaking English to one another about the beers, and took an interest. After an understandable boon in 2016, recently there has been a downturn in the number of visitors from the US, so this server was eager to practice his English with us - particularly when speaking about American craft beer. We learned a lot from each other, and it made the meal even more enjoyable than it had previously been.

While I understand that this restaurant has become a popular stop for tour buses and a common recommendation from hoteliers, it has retained its authentic flair and we were made to feel quite welcome despite being the only foreign travelers dining during our visit.

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I go to cienfuegos at least 2 times per year. I have tried just about every place. This is a tourist trap . You will be musch happier with the prices and food at Mamparas , which is just around the corner. I went there to join other friends.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Everything in this place is perfect.
The decoration, the service, the music and obviously the food. We will highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Bahia is another reason to fall in love with Cienfuegos.

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Thank Locombiano14
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

It is always a good sign when a restaurant is very popular with the locals. The air conditioning was a welcome relief from the heat and the staff were excellent . Cuban, Italian and Chinese dishes were all on offer - the food was delicious and service fast

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Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was excellent! The food was great and they really took care of their guests! Service was great as well! Excellent place to eat!

Thank Finnairmd11
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