Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 71

Thread: Eats Sosua and Cabarete - good news bad news.....

  1. #1
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,010
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Eats Sosua and Cabarete - good news bad news.....

    Restaurants change hands regularly here on the North Coast. Living here for almost 14 years, I am used to that. We have had our old standbys in both Sosua and Cabarete. Lately, I see that even those are undergoing changes.....some good, some not so.....

    Belgium Bakery in Cabarete. Although I was a regular, every day customer several months over the past year, I see a serious decline in food quality and customer service. I won't go into detail, but I hope the recent changes can be reversed. For now, I will no longer stop.

    Sad to see Rocky's Agua situation, but happy that the original owner opened a restaurant in Sosua. The food is good and I hope it succeeds. Sadly, Sosua is looking increasingly trashy lately. I try to avoid Pedro Clisante in the night hours. But I hope the night crowd frequents the place as I would like it to succeed.

    Tonight, we decided to go to Don Andre's for Tito's food. As soon as we sat down, we noticed that something was not right. Tito's name on the sign inside the restaurant was painted over. The menus were new. The prices were higher. And there were new items on the menu. We asked and were told that Tito was no longer there.

    What I will say is that the food we ordered was very good. The service was good. The owner (?) manager was at our table several times asking if everything was okay. While we liked Tito over the years, I cannot complain about our experience tonight. Taxes were included in the menu. Maybe that accounts for the higher prices. And I believe any restaurant these days that tries to skirt taxes is playing with fire.

    We will return to the restaurant again and hope that Tito opens up a new place. Then we have 2 new places to eat!

    I tell myself that change is part of life. Sosua and Cabarete will never be the same as they always were. Sometimes change is good. Sometimes, no.

    I hope this thread does not turn out to be posts and more posts of complaints. There is too much negativity around. I try to avoid it.

    I am merely trying to give an update regarding restaurants in Cabarete and Sosua. I hope you do the same.

    Lindsey
    Last edited by LindseyKaufman; 09-23-2018 at 08:35 PM.

  2. #2
    Moderator - North Coast Forum
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    31,176
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post
    Belgium Bakery in Cabarete. Although I was a regular, every day customer several months over the past year, I see a serious decline in food quality and customer service. I won't go into detail, but I hope the recent changes can be reversed. For now, I will no longer stop.
    wowza. you're breaking my heart here. i did not visit the place often but it was a must whenever i was in the area. sad to hear they are declining in the quality of the product.

    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post
    I hope this thread does not turn out to be posts and more posts of complaints. There is too much negativity around. I try to avoid it.
    no worries, i will keep things in check.


    posters are welcomed to chip in on other NC locations too: puerto plata, cofresi, maimon... please let us know what locations you like and visit often and what places you avoid and why.

    North Coast Moderator

  3. #3
    Silver
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,648
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    My favourites in Sosua:

    Taberna El Conde. Consistently good food. Great choice. Inspired specials and a great atmosphere for a pub type of ambience.

    Margots. Love the curry specials. Menu has something for everyone. Almost a fine dining experience at reasonable prices. Superb service and location.

    Nelsons Lounge and Bistro. Constantly improving the menu and location. A must if you have young children who can play on the jungle gym whilst you dine.

  4. Likes ohmmmm, ramesses, Polar Bear liked this post
  5. #4
    Regular
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    85
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post

    Belgium Bakery in Cabarete. Although I was a regular, every day customer several months over the past year, I see a serious decline in food quality and customer service. I won't go into detail, but I hope the recent changes can be reversed. For now, I will no longer stop.
    Maybe one or 2 bad experiences ? I hope otherwise I will be like very disappointed and lost on Sunday morrning :-)

    Also ,a regular. Going every Sunday morning .Noticed the change in the crew except one person behind the counter.
    However, did not notice a change on quality .
    The tradition remains the same with new crew:
    Serve small pastry with the coffee on Sunday.Yesterday ,was a macaron ,last Sunday was a Napoleon .Both excellent.
    Usually, get coffee, omelette and pina juice....The menu did not change with the same reasonable price.

  6. #5
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,010
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I want all North Coast businesses to succeed. When they do well, everybody wins - the owner, the workers (through jobs and tips), the tourists, and you and I. Successful businesses bring more tourists. For me, more tourists bring more value to my property.

    We are fortunate to have many choices of good restaurants on the North Coast. I speak mostly for Sosua and Cabarete.

    In addition to the restaurants mentioned above by Beeza and myself, in Sosua there is

    Casa 21
    Bologna
    Sea Horse Ranch
    Sosua Ocean Village

    These are all better restaurants, for nice dinners, not lunch places or fast food. Would love to see a list of this type of restaurant, too.

    In Cabarete, we like

    Bliss
    Velero Beach Resort
    Otra Cosa
    Papi's
    Pomodoro's (for salads and their cold pizza with arugula, capers, onions, and fresh mozzarella)

    My husband says that Vagamundo is the best for breakfast. I have never been there but there are always lots of cars and people there as I pass on the road.

    And must add my favorite of all - Blue Moon as you head up the mountain. However, you need reservations for Blue Moon and 6 people.

    I often get in a rut and go back to the same places. If others could add to this short list, you would give me and others more options.

    Lindsey

  7. Likes Polar Bear, frank12 liked this post
  8. #6
    Regular
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    187
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    we too were sad to see the closing of Rocky's. we don't usually eat in Sosua parking & traffic are a nightmare. we love Crazy Ranch when were in the mood for great BBQ.

  9. Likes badpiece33, frank12, Timotero liked this post
  10. #7
    No fui yo!
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    3,566
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Crazy Ranch is OK - not world class barbecue.
    I like El Choco (Chalet Suizo) because it's consistent and reasonable priced and away from fat-hooker-in-spandex-Pedro Clisante-Loud Motoconcho-Alley - Which is why I questioned Finn McCools locating there. But maybe they will attract the Jet Blue without a rent-a-car crowd, next month will find out.

    I also like Skinia in Puerto Plata - great atmosphere and music and good food.

    What is needed and would go over big is a good Mexican place in Sosua. Any Mexicans looking at this forum come and give it a try.

    And of course a Crispy Creme - but that may be dreaming ?

  11. #8
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    681
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post
    ... cold pizza with arugula ...
    What is "arugula"?

  12. #9
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,010
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by london777 View Post
    What is "arugula"?
    Arugula or rocket is an edible annual plant in the Brassicaceae family used as a leaf vegetable for its fresh peppery flavor. Other common names include garden rocket, or simply rocket, and eruca. Some additional names are "rocket salad", "rucola", "rucoli", "rugula", "colewort", and "roquette". Wikipedia

    Lindsey

  13. #10
    Silver
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,004
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sadly, there are currently five restaurants in a row closed on Cabarete beach. Some may be closed temporarily until the high season - I don't know. But it doesn't look good.

    I would add to the list of good restaurants in the Cabarete area Natura Cabana and Bayerische Hoff.

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •