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    Default Isn`t La Roca overpriced?

    A friend of mine today complained that he was charged $780 RD in La Roca today for a very basic lunch ( pasta balonesa, clam chowder, vegetable soup and water). During daytime. Not dinner.

    This means about $25 US.

    Even in Manhattan this kind of meal would cost much less in lunch time!!!

    Some people here in the Forum recommend La Roca as a not expensive good restaurante.
    Is it really true??

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    Default All by the same guy?

    Quote Originally Posted by batich View Post
    A friend of mine today complained that he was charged $780 RD in La Roca today for a very basic lunch ( pasta balonesa, clam chowder, vegetable soup and water). During daytime. Not dinner.

    This means about $25 US.





    Even in Manhattan this kind of meal would cost much less in lunch time!!!

    Some people here in the Forum recommend La Roca as a not expensive good restaurante.
    Is it really true??
    Did your friend eat these 3 dishes together by himself? Usually the pasta dish of bolgonese doesnt go too good with the clam or vegeatble soup and perhaps the waiter took your friend for a bit______ and charged him a little extra.(?)
    JOHN

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    I find their prices pretty good. Then again, I get the residents menu

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    he ordered pasta balonesa (the cheapest pasta on the menu), vegatable soup and water. he did not like vegetable soup and ordered also new england clam chowder. That was it. he paid with credit card and showed me receipt.

    From my own past expereience with La Roca I knew that it was tourist trap but was not able to warn him against it.

    How to get a resident price/menue? I never heard about it and all those two-three times when I was taken by the rain going from the beach and had to eat at La Roca I was hit with the same inflated bill myself.

    Combined with constant high noise and smoke from street traffic for me it is definitely a place to avoid.

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    Last edited by batich; 10-21-2006 at 10:32 PM.

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    i think the resident menu gives a good discount and the non resident menu does not include the 26 % tax....ive been eating at laroca for more than 3 years and find the food good, reasonably priced, and the service good. as for the noise and pollution...what city did you mention....manhattan (one of the noisiest and polluted cities in the world) just sit inside.

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    Default La Roca is a Tourist Trap

    Three of us eat at La Roca two weeks ago and was charged over $20.00 in taxes alone. I live in New York City and stay away from over priced restaurants.
    I ate at La Roca last December and knew they were overpriced, but one of my traveling companions was complaining and was tired eating at the inexpensive places we were eating between Cabarette and Sosua. He decided to eat at La Roca. When the bill of 3100 pesos was presented to our table needless to say he was singing a new tune. I have traveled to few places on this planet and I know never to eat around heavily traveled tourist areas.
    I work as an accountant in a hotel in New York City and La Roca is very pricey for the Dominican Republic.
    When I was exiting La Roca I saw a Dominican family eating a meal. I wondered how they could afford and why would they eat at that expensive eatery. That's when I learned about the two menus. I will never eat at La Roca again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batich View Post
    A friend of mine today complained that he was charged $780 RD in La Roca today for a very basic lunch ( pasta balonesa, clam chowder, vegetable soup and water). During daytime. Not dinner.

    This means about $25 US.

    Even in Manhattan this kind of meal would cost much less in lunch time!!!

    Some people here in the Forum recommend La Roca as a not expensive good restaurante.
    Is it really true??
    was there alcohol involved??? important to note that beer is always more at restaurants.

    i still like la roca and they have a great breakfast and good buffet.

    they are more expensive than most, but considering the options, i'll stay with la roca

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    JD:

    You are 100% correct!

    The irony of this thread is the OP claims to live in Sosua for years and has never heard of "The Member's menu" for residents!

    tambo

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    Default Where is This La Roca??

    There is a La Roca on the malecon in Barahona that does not charge those kind of prices..But I don't think you are referring to that resturant..Because when I eat there the tab for 2 with a bottle of chilean wine only comes to 1,350pesos...

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