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“cozy outdoor dining”

Mosquito Beach Restaurant and Beach Club
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Mosquito Beach Restaurant offers international fare in a modern, chic, but casual open-air beachfront atmosphere. The restaurant uses the freshest local seafood to create its light and refreshing breakfast and lunch menus. Menu selections offer a broad variety of local fish and other seafood with the secrets, aromas and bounties of exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. The creativity of Chefs Francesco Incesti and Nicola Cafagno takes the stage in an atmosphere of modern delight. This duo, trained by the world-famous Master Chef Vito Semeraro, has become renowned for its ability to transform ingredients from the Mexican Caribbean into a delicious Italian culinary experience.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“cozy outdoor dining”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

had breakfast during the last two days of my trip. ordered the egg benedictinos and hot cakes both times. i did not like how the syrup is refrigerated and served cold (fusion does that too!) i really enjoyed the view and dining facility. i've always passed by this place and checked out the menu several times, but never sat down cuz i felt ignored. FRANKLIN graciously extended kindness and excellent service!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank serrano930
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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167 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“You call those nachos?”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stopped by last week just for a small lunch, so I can only rate that and not the beach club. The restaurant setting is great; beautiful view out to the beach, perfect amount of protection from the sun over the tables; nice atmosphere. Service was also fine and our mango drinks were tasty. Unfortunately the one item we ordered for our small lunch - the nachos - were just bad. I understand that classic nachos are pretty basic, but for a place that's going for a modern vibe, try to do the same with the food. Add some color/flavor with things like corn, shredded lettuce, green onions, red bell pepper, etc. Otherwise, drop your price - these nachos should have been about $7, even at a beachfront restaurant.

Again can't really rate the beach club itself. It looked nice, and the staff were very quick to help locate chairs for new arrivals, although they only offered the bed-style lounge chairs, and many of them had little to no shade at mid-day.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank gmckendr
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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a robbery”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Terrible attention. Terrible prices. $11USD for a small Piña Colada in low season. The waiter was never the same guy. Loud music. We only went there because the hotel we stayed in had a discount, but never again.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Berfar
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a shame!”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We literally just got back to our villa after a day at Mosquito Beach's club and are really disappointed in their service and food.
Being here for a few days already, Mosquito Beach seemed to be the only one to have actual bed-type loungers closest to the water. From the outside, it looks "classy", seems to have a great atmosphere with jazz music playing and was packed fairly full the days prior.
Issue one: COCKROACH! I realize there's going to be insects but when you're laying down relaxing and paying $200 PESOS to rent the bed, the last thing you'd expect is a cockroach climbing on your side. Not pleasant.
We did eat breakfast here which was decent, although we opted to order off the menu instead of their $187 Peso buffet.
Other than breakfast, the fries we had ordered were cold- we had to send them back. Our drinks, food, and correction on the food took much too long for there only being a maximum of 10-15 people there.
Also, we ordered strawberry margaritas and we're told they no longer had them today...yet 10 minutes later another guest received one.


In the end- skip this place...it's a shame that their service and food doesn't match the beautiful atmosphere. Although the prices are high, I wouldn't have minded paying them if it was worth it.



  • Visited December 2013
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Thank knb0187
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Palm Springs, California
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The Reviews Don't Lie”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

I just wish I read the reviews before we decided to dine here! And thank goodness we decided to move our wedding venue somewhere else! The images don't lie. It's a fantastic property by all appearances, however the food and service is lacking big time! We made reservations the day before with anticipation of it being popular. We were the ONLY table for dinner at 7:30pm. I suppose that should have been an indication in itself. Don't waste your time or money eating or drinking here! There are 100's of better choices! But do go check out the hotel!

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Andynoosa
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