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La Piscina, Residencial Los Corales | Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
1-829-898-4479
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Balicana is located in the middle of green gardens, where you can enjoy...
Balicana is located in the middle of green gardens, where you can enjoy the typical flavors of Asian cuisine, prepared at home using fresh ingredients, in an intimate place where joy of food is priority.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Lunch

Very nice poolside lunch, with good drinks and a garden view. Closed on Sunday. Thai specialties, and very fresh fish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
oradellian
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New Jersey, USA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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nunavut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Very nice setting. Cheap in prices,service is ok to good. All appetizer are great,Mixtec plate excellent. Main corse meals all looks similar with small piece of meat in sauces with white rice. Just ok for main corse. Fantastic ambiance,just like in Bali

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New Jersey, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice poolside lunch, with good drinks and a garden view. Closed on Sunday. Thai specialties, and very fresh fish.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Balicana was the highlight of our trip. This restaurant is a bit tucked away off the beach but it is SO worth finding. The atmosphere is beautiful and romantic. The food was outstanding. I honestly can't think of a better Asian-style dinner I have had (outside of my Vietnamese in-laws home cooking). Tip: splurge and get the tempura plantains and... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Heard this restaurant was good, so I had to find out for myself. The service was good and the food was awesome. Plenty of food for the price. For three different dishes that we ordered the price with drinks was around 1700 pesos.

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Balicana, Manager at Balicana, responded to this review

Thank you sir! A generous serving size is a very important part of our philosophy at Balicana. Not only do we strive to serve great food, but we also want our clients to eat lots of it! Thanks again for your comments and we hope that you and your son come back to visit us. :) More 

Lethbridge, Alberta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Beautiful setting to have a quiet lunch. Food is very tasty, service is fabulous and scenery is second to none. There is a very good lunch special Monday thru Friday.

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Balicana, Manager at Balicana, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It's so nice to hear appreciation for our lunch menu. We hope to see you back at Balicana soon! :) More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Take Care - Salmonellae & abdominal influenza !! The service is okay, the food is not authentic and we both had salmonellae & abdominal influenza the day after. So take care !

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Balicana, Manager at Balicana, responded to this review

Thank you for this notice. We are terribly sorry to hear about your experience. Even though this is the only claim we've had about this issue, and that salmonellae usually takes a day or two to incubate, thanks to your comment we've taken action to prevent this to ever happen. We have contacted the Public Health Office, and are currently... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed in an apartment in Residencial Los Corales this past week (3/27 - 4/1) and tried this restaurant on our second night. Service, atmosphere and food were all great and better than I expected. I had the Sesame Garlic Chicken (twice, it was that amazing!) and Mandarin rice (also amazing, however you might want to share this dish as... More 

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Balicana, Manager at Balicana, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We appreciate this kind of reviews so much, especially coming from a food connoisseur. We're very happy that you had such a great time and would love to have you back next time you visit the DR. :) More 

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed at the Now Larimar all inclusive resort...the food was not good here so we got a tip about this little restaurant beside the resort. It was so cute, service was great! and the food was really good! Mango margarita's were awsome!

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Balicana, Manager at Balicana, responded to this review

It's a pleasure to hear that you had such a great time. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope that you come back next time you visit the DR! :) More 

Oregon City, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food was very good, and service was good too. My only complaint would be that they didn't accept credit cards.

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Balicana, Manager at Balicana, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Our most sincere apologies for the credit card issue, we had a technical problem with our credit card processing company. We've always accepted credit cards at Balicana. Again, sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your review! :) More 

Surrey, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazing food and service!! This restaurant was right beside the Secrets and Now property, less than a 5 minute walk along the beach, and in such a beautiful, romantic, quaint setting with a pool and gardens surrounding it, just beautiful! It is a must do while you are there!

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Balicana, Manager at Balicana, responded to this review

Thank you! It always makes us happy to read these kinds of reviews, it's comments like these that keeps us going! :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Piscina, Residencial Los Corales | Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  La Altagracia Province  >  Punta Cana
  • Phone Number: 1-829-898-4479

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 14
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Balicana is located in the middle of green gardens, where you can enjoy the typical flavors of Asian cuisine, prepared at home using fresh ingredients, in an intimate place where joy of food is priority.

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