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“quiet, romantic ambience, good food & drink”
Review of Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Paamul, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“quiet, romantic ambience, good food & drink”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Dolce Vita by the dolphin pools at Puerto Aventuras offered a quiet, romantic ambience with live greenery, small white mood lights, and pleasant background music that made conversation easy. We had very good pasta, bread made delicious by the flavored oil dip, and Sambuca that topped off the evening and invited us to linger.

Service by Lorenzo was efficient and professional, and contributed to our feeling warmly welcomed.

Visited October 2013
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london
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Terrible food”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We ordered their mixed fish platter (sharing for 2) which was expensive at $520 pesetas. It included lobster and we were celebrating so we decided to go for it. Our children ordered fillet mignon. The food was by far the worst we had in Puerto Aventuras. Our fish was so over cooked that it was tough and dry to eat. There was no sauce with it and when we asked for sauce our waiter provided us with a tasteless red sauce which had no salt or herbs in it. To make matters worse, the lobster that should have been included in our meal (the fish platter without lobster was $300) was actually a langoustine. When we pointed that out to them they tried to say that the langoustine is a mini lobster!

Our daughters couldn't eat their fillet mignon. It had a bad flavour and they were hungry when we finished our meal. The couple next to us overheard our conversation with the waiter (when we refused to pay for the lobster we didn't have) and they said they had the worst pizza of their holiday there. They had tried to order one pizza but the waiter said one pizza would be way too small for them to share. They said to us that not only were the pizzas huge but they were tasteless. They just wanted to leave.

A terrible place that serves tasteless food and tries to rip you off. Don't go!

  • Visited July 2013
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6 Thank DJSA
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Wallington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

A must is try the Cheif Special we had dinner here twice and lunch many times on our trip and both meals had great food with a nice sea view.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Emma R
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Center Conway, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place and super hosts”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Location is great. Rooms were perfect. Loved the pool and the privacy. Breakfast every morning was a treat.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Dennis1483
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian at the Bahia”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

every course was excellent. 6 of us went out, had 5 different meals and all felt the same way. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Kraeg
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