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    Does anyone have any opinions on Escape del Mar restaurant...malecon Puerto Plata?

    I am considering changing my wedding venue to here because it is has much nicer decor....ocean front...better view etc.

    Has anyone eaten here that can comment on the food, service etc..?

    Any info is appreciated

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sangria View Post
    Does anyone have any opinions on Escape del Mar restaurant...malecon Puerto Plata?

    I am considering changing my wedding venue to here because it is has much nicer decor....ocean front...better view etc.
    Just my 2 cents (pesos), I've been to many islands. If I were to get re-married I'd go to St. Lucia...Club St. Lucia has a wedding gazebo hanging off a cliff over the ocean...breath taking, VERY ROMANTIC.

    Good luck with your wedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangria View Post
    Does anyone have any opinions on Escape del Mar restaurant...malecon Puerto Plata?

    I am considering changing my wedding venue to here because it is has much nicer decor....ocean front...better view etc.

    Has anyone eaten here that can comment on the food, service etc..?

    Any info is appreciated

    Thanks!
    Sangria
    This is what I would do if I were in your shoes:

    I would tell my Dominican boyfriend to drive (or hop into a bus) and go to Escape Del Mar restaurant and ask the owner ALLL the questions I have.

    I would also tell him to take lots of pictures of the place and send them to me.

    People have different taste and what a member likes doesn't necessarily means YOU will like.

    Get my drift?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangria View Post
    Does anyone have any opinions on Escape del Mar restaurant...malecon Puerto Plata?

    I am considering changing my wedding venue to here because it is has much nicer decor....ocean front...better view etc.

    Has anyone eaten here that can comment on the food, service etc..?

    Any info is appreciated

    Thanks!
    Sangria

    Escape Del Mar is just a few steps away from where I live.
    As a restaurant, I don't know if I do it injustice by saying that I think that it is a tourist trap that doesn't seem to work well as such either. I did NOT eat there, but I went in there with some people... it was dinner time (noon) and besides some carpenters doing repairs (yes, during dinner time), and some personnel, we where the only ones. We sat down and looked at the menu and decided we weren't that desperate and left. From their reaction (or lack thereof) I would gather we weren't the first ones to have done this.
    Yes, the setting is not just nice and romantic... it's unique. Still, the wooden building would require a lot of maintenance, maintenance it has apparently not always been blessed with.
    I can't say how good the food is, but I seem to have noticed a certain lack (loss?) of interest.
    I jog the malecon when ever I can, I seldom see any or much people in there.
    If it is of interest to you, yes, as Miguel recommended, I would have some Dominicans contact the management and work out a deal with them.
    Even Cosita Rica, next to it, may do more business and the food there lately is mediocre at best and yet too expensive. But they sell icy cold beer!

    Keep in mind, in this country, places who really have a good concept and a good price-quality ratio do function... just look at Maimon: There is ONE of the fish places that is always packed with people.... and it's the "ugliest" of'em all... still it's the best working one and the one that probably does more business than all the others around it combined.

    ... J-D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguel View Post
    This is what I would do if I were in your shoes:

    I would tell my Dominican boyfriend to drive (or hop into a bus) and go to Escape Del Mar restaurant and ask the owner ALLL the questions I have.

    I would also tell him to take lots of pictures of the place and send them to me.

    People have different taste and what a member likes doesn't necessarily means YOU will like.

    Get my drift?.
    You can direct your "drifts" elsewhere...maybe in the direction of a newbie or out to sea...

    I asked for opinions of the food/service at the restaurant.

    I am sure that many people eat out & would have an opinion on this restaurant if they have been there.

    Many people give restaurant reviews...is it such a strange question that I asked?

    If everyone has their own taste & their opinions should not be considered...then what is the point of reviews? Movies, hotels, theatre, restaurants are all reviewed....is this a waste?

    Maybe you should answer all the posts where people ask for hotel suggestions and write the same thing you have written here.

    "People have different taste and what a member likes doesn't necessarily means YOU will like"

    I personally have all the pictures I need of the restaurant & took them myself in person when WE met with the chef to discuss the menu....but thanks anyway for your suggestion.

    Unfortunately due to Tropicale Storm Noel we didn't have the opportunity to try the food...

    Have you personally eaten dinner there? If so what did YOU think about YOUR dinner Miguel?...not that I would use your opinion alone to make any decision of course

    If not I look forward to hearing from anyone else that has eaten there & may have an opinion on the quality of food at this restaurant.

    Sangria

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    I have eaten there, more than once!......
    Last edited by AnnaC; 12-11-2007 at 03:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguel View Post
    Hey, hey, hey....Hold it a second "toughie"..Take your frustration out on whomever "crapped" in your breakfast!.

    What's wrong with saying that just because a member says he likes it or dislike it doesn't mean you will like it or not like it.....The only way to know is to actually see it (or eat) for yourself.

    If 5 says they didn't like it and 5 say they did, you will be back to square one.

    Ever hear of "Opinions are like axxholes, everybody has one?.

    I didn't mean to hit a nerve but I guess the "boyfriend" comment was what you concentrated on....Get a grip as I, for once, didn't mean anything by it.

    Annd yes, I say that ALLL the time ANNNND I have eaten there, more than once!......Relax newbie, relax...

    first of all i am not a newbie...i may only have a few posts but i am not new to the DR or this board.

    second of all i didnt concentrate on the boyfriend comment...you put that in both of your posts....(irrelevant to my question)

    thirdly ... you assumed I have not been to escape del mar...you assumed that i needed pictures sent to me...(irrelevant to my question)

    i know you dont know me or know where I have or haven't been ....BUT the point is I asked about a restaurant review...not what you think my boyfriend should be doing or what transportation method he should take to get there.

    So...really what I am looking for are answers to my question....

    I respect the opinions of the members on this board.

    I have never once had someone make a rude comment towards myself or my fiancee (except Miss November....but really I doubt that counts)....and I won't stand for it now in any form (blatant or incinuated)

    I don't appreciate my question/thread being turned into anything more than shared information....

    SO...if you think I am trying to be a "toughie"...thats not true.

    If I wanted to start a fight I would have commented about Don Pedros ridiculous comment.

    I am simply asking for opinions & reviews about FOOD....and nothing more.

    Putting all this aside, I would still value your opinion on your dining experience if you are willing to share your thoughts.

    Cheers
    Sangria

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    Sangria I agree with you and if you wish to get 10 or 100 reviews you should be able to ask that without someone telling you what to do.

    Reviews are good thing to have and you can get a feel for the place that way. Yes everyone has different tastes but it's still good to have a mix of reviews of a restaurant, movie, hotel and whatever.

    Just ignore posts you don't like. No point getting upset with people that have to give opinions rather than answer the question asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangria View Post
    first of all i am not a newbie...i may only have a few posts but i am not new to the DR or this board.

    second of all i didnt concentrate on the boyfriend comment...you put that in both of your posts....(irrelevant to my question)

    thirdly ... you assumed I have not been to escape del mar...you assumed that i needed pictures sent to me...(irrelevant to my question)

    i know you dont know me or know where I have or haven't been ....BUT the point is I asked about a restaurant review...not what you think my boyfriend should be doing or what transportation method he should take to get there.

    So...really what I am looking for are answers to my question....

    I respect the opinions of the members on this board.

    I have never once had someone make a rude comment towards myself or my fiancee (except Miss November....but really I doubt that counts)....and I won't stand for it now in any form (blatant or incinuated)

    I don't appreciate my question/thread being turned into anything more than shared information....

    SO...if you think I am trying to be a "toughie"...thats not true.

    If I wanted to start a fight I would have commented about Don Pedros ridiculous comment.

    I am simply asking for opinions & reviews about FOOD....and nothing more.

    Putting all this aside, I would still value your opinion on your dining experience if you are willing to share your thoughts.

    Cheers
    Sangria
    I will tell you again....I didn't mean it in a bad way....Now, I will "move away" from this thread because I am starting to get "hungry" and MOST know what happens when I get "hungry".

    Yes, I liked the food....BUUUT one person in the group didn't.... So THERE!.

    Have a happy wedding!.

    Of course Anna...., wink, wink!!....AND BTW: This "people" has a NAME!.
    Last edited by miguel; 12-11-2007 at 03:16 PM.

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    Bless you, JD, I was about to ask 'where is this place?' & make a complete fool of myself (even after living 15 years in PP). This is the old Neptuno, isn't it, revamped & I presume new owners since Neptuno belonged to PP Beach Resort when it was a hotel. It's fairly new (a year maybe?). Went in for a look around once when I was meeting a friend at Cosita Rica next door. Decor seemed nice but there were no customers. In fact having driven past on a number of occasions I don't think I've ever seen customers in there. When I went in to look around no one thought I came to eat because no-one offered me a menu. There was someone washing the floors with a hosepipe so I played jump the rivulets.........Perhaps they use daytime for maintenance & have customers in the evenings?

    The tourist excursions in that vicinity for lunch go to Walter's, up Hermanas Mirabel. I've never seen a tourist bus parked outside Escape del Mar.

    I imagine if you're using it for a private function like a wedding you wouldn't need to worry about hordes of onlookers. Sorry, sangria, I can't tell you anything about the food there. Maybe Miguel could expand a little on his dining experience because clearly neither JD nor I know anyone who has eaten there & Miguel has eaten there more than once.
    Last edited by Lambada; 12-11-2007 at 03:27 PM.

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