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Review of Medi Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Medi Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

I love great food and I am willing to pay for it. But thus place is a complete ripoff. We ordered one of those big piña coladas and it was $55. Ok ok we ordered the paella with crab legs and the small lobster and it was $195!!

Make sure you ask prices for anything you order here. I guess we had to learn the hard way. I should've checked TA before sitting down there.

Btw this place is now called Papagayo. Beware.

Visited December 2013
Thank VacationManiac85
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worst restaurant experience”
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

This restaurant spends so much time trying to get customers in the door and forget to treat the ones they already lured in well. We, as everyone else, stopped at this restaurant because of the 50% discount. The entire time we were there the manager was either harassing people that walked by to sit down or complaining to get employees about how slow it was.

Beware: this place is now called Papagayo.

Do not stop there.

Thank Julianaah
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Manager Threatened to kill me for refusing to Pay the tip”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is the worst place in Miami to go. The food was terrible, the service was poor, the price was extortionate and when we refused to pay a tip we were told by the manager that he would send someone to follow us back to our hotel and kill us. My wife was 25 weeks pregnant and tired and hence we stopped that this restaurant as we were walking along Ocean Drive but this is something I would never expect from any restaurant in the world.

DO NOT GO THERE! It will spoil your vacation / evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank ANK09
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Scammers scammers scammers!!!”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

OMG this is by far the worst restaurant experience l've ever had!!!
I have to say lm from Mexico and l've lived in Canada for 8 years so l know what bad service and great service means...
The people working and managing this place should be ashamed of themselves by lying and scamming people the way they do, l wish l had read the reviews before putting a feet on that place. They are racist, and scammers, specially the manager which is an old lady, and that ricky martin looking server, my husband and l walked by the place and we were super hungry and wanted seafood so we were harassed by the manager (old lady) and seated on this table with a drinks menu saying 2x1, there was no price but at that moment l didnt care so we ordered, the drinks are huge, not bad at all but they melt easily, anyway l asked after we ordered what the price of the drinks was and the woman got very nervours, l was surprised, then she asked me if they had alcohol, and said yes, then she said it's 25 dlls.. then ran away so fast, so weird, then l said it's okay for 2 huge drinks to pay 25 dlls... anyway then we got the food special menu, and there was no prices of course, basically this place GIVES YOU PRICES DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LOOK, if they see you speak english the prices are more expensive, anyway... this time l asked for the prices of the food, they were kind of packages of food, ricky martin wannabe said they were 100 dlls each which was ridicoulous, we asked what was the price on the appetizer deal since it wasn't a big meal like the other ones on the menu, he said 60 dlls still too expensive for a few appies... then we agree to order from the normal menu which was from 10 dlls to 20 dlls, and he came back saying: actually it's 40 dlls for the apetizer deal... it made sense to order that so we went for it... it was okay, not my favorite everything was basically deep fried... then l heard they had a 10 dlls menu that they hide so people order from the regular menu.... scammers!!!! ... then the bill came... OMG !! 109dlls !!! of course l wanted to kill ricky martin... the charges were: appetizer deal $69.00, drinks: $35, a meal discount of $13... and tip: 18 dlls!!! hahahaha l went to complain, first he said the appetizer deal was 40 dlls... he kept saying $69 minus the discount ($13) was forty something... please!! go back to elementary school... then the drinks he said it's 2x1 per person so you can't share but he charged me 35 for the sharing... oh what a sweetheart... he fixed the bill to the following: 42 dlls for the meal, and 35 for the drinks and 12 dlls for the tip... before he run the credit card l told him: l want to modify the tip, and PUM! he runs the card to whatever he wants... charging me 90 dlls... l was so pissed off, l asked to talk to the manager, which was the old lady that gave us the table, she was the worst, these people think they can treat people the way they want, they think this is south america, they have no idea what customer service means, she said it will take 2 days to cancel the payment and l said okay l will wait... then she said to ricky martin: just give her the 12 dlls for tips in cash back, and left... he gave me the tip back expecting me to leave him something like if he deserve it... l took the 12 dlls back and left, no without saying they are scammers and they shouldnt lie to people the way they do. karma!!! so don't go there people!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank asnaka
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Northiam, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nothing Lives up to the Service”
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

Based on the fact that 'you get what you pay for' is usually right, we should have realised when we were offered 50% off food, it would not be great. The food was poor to average, even down to the accompanying bread. The beer was the most expensive we have seen in SOBE so far ($14) probably doubled up to allow for a 2 for 1 "deal"! Wine was also lame and they missed the 50% discount on first attempt of our bill. It's a shame for the waiting staff as they were very good but have nothing to deliver on food wise.

Visited October 2013
Thank Julia H
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