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“Review the bill and dollar exchange carefully”
Review of Capitan Cook

Capitan Cook
Ranked #56 of 311 Restaurants in Punta Cana
Price range: US$17 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Review the bill and dollar exchange carefully”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Several locals recommended Capitan Cook, so we gave it a try. It is a bit rustic. You have to get up and walk across the restaurant (outdoors) to read the menu on the wall. There they show you the fresh fish and seafood options in a big ice chest.

The fried fillet of mero was pretty good, but the underside of the grilled fillet of mero had a bad burnt grill taste.

The worst surprises came with the bill. First, 18% "tax" was added to the total, which had not been added to the total at other local restaurants. Second, the Dominican peso cost had been calculated into dollars, but at DOUBLE THE PRICE! And third, when I pointed out the "error", they recalculated at a peso exchange which still cost 10% more than the current exchange rate.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank SCooke57
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Nice location right on the beach but hold your nose if coming in on the garbage strewn dirt street. Menu hanging on wall so you make your selection as the waiter describes the items. Several types of fresh fish in the cooler to select from including several large lobster. Our service was very good with the owner guiding things. But very disappointed with the meal. My wife and I shared a ceviche and paella. Things started out fine with a salad plate, home made chips and fried mashed potato balls. But the paella we ordered was more expensive because it was supposed to be peeled. We'll it wasn't't and the "shrimp, lobster, mussels, calamari, fish" that was promised included five or six very small shrimp that once peeled almost disappeared, mostly pieces of lobster shells and some small flakes of fish. Ceviche was not chilled and was 80% vegetables. Only reason I gave this three stars was the beach location.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank TonyW309
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Dominican Republic
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“bad service cheap food”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Worst service ever, we were little late (about 8.30 in the night) our food toke a life to arrive, the waiters did not care about us at all, Wrong dishes, dirty table..Also the bill toke 20 min to arrive while the staff was preparing their meal...
Food was cheap, is a great location in front of the sea, but little dirty, disorganized and not for special nights.
Need to improve!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Marcy P
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Rochegude
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lobster on the beach”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Here you can relly eat a lobster that you see coming out of the ocean! Fishermen come and go to propose their catch, a unique atmosphere, love it!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Ilse B
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“won't go back”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

went for New Years eve dinner, big disappointment, beer was good, the shrimp plate was shrimp from the size of 1" with heads to about 4", the majority small, the grouper was salty and 1 small filet, that was it. and it was pricey to.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank robco4e
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