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“Not worth the money” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Passion By Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Punta Cana

Passion By Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Punta Cana
Bavaro | Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Formerly Passion By Martin Berasategui)
809 687-9923
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Ranked #2 of 153 Restaurants in Punta Cana
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean, Spanish, Basque
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I ate here and paid for dinner as it wasn't included in our list of restaurants. I must admit I was disappointed with the food. I did the tasting menu and was not impressed I ordered my steak well done and it was overly cooked. The charged me for bottle water and for the birthday cake that I already paid for through guest services. At first he didn't quite seem to get it and just told me I would have to pay for it, but later apologized and removed the charge after he contacted guest services which I was trying to explain to him the whole time. He never came to the table and wished the guest a happy birthday which I thought was odd because he took our order. Overall the waiters were helpful, courteous and nice but the food wasn't worth the money they charged. I could of ate at one of the other 11 restaurants and been just as happy and content. The Lapalapa is far better in my opinion then this place and it cost 1/2 the price.

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Westchester NY
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“An amazing dining experience, do not miss , see photos !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

At the suggestion of the guest service manager of Paradisus Punta Cana we decided to dine at the Fuego restaurant located in the lobby area of the resort. We were greeted a the the door by the restaurant manager who thanked us for visiting the restaurant and we were quickly escorted to our table. The decor of the restaurant is hip and modern and one could easily see this restaurant being in New York City or a city in Europe.

We opted for the tasting menu. We were delighted with each new course and they were all presented on a different size and different shaped plate. Presentation of each course was artistic and beautiful and almost too nice to eat. Our waiter was first class all the way as wine and water glasses were filled and silverware was constantly changed for each course. Service was outstanding. Make sure to tip the wait staff.

The food was world class in presentation and taste. Each course blended different and unusual parings of ingredients to create new flavors to excite the senses.

Our tasting menu included a chilled pea soup with cod and lemon yogurt, a grilled pampano stuffed with lobster and asparagus, and was followed by a beef filet with gnocci in a parmesan cream sauce. Wow.

We ended with a dessert of tiramasu with amaretto essence . Each course with its blend of flavors was not only a delight but a memorable dining experience. We have been to Punta Cana 7 times and have traveled all over the Carribean and Fuego rates as the best dining experience we have had to date. Chef Martin Berasategui has created a wonderful dining experience you cannot miss.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Best meal of the trip by far. Excellent service, food, and ambiance. The staff were so gracious and we even got a personal introduction to the chef. Order the Risotto app, it is remarkable. Lamb and steak were great. Prices are quite reasonable considering the quality of the food and service. If we ever return to the DR, we will be back. Muy Bueno!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We ate here while staying at the Paradisus resort. We had the tasting menu, a 7 course meal that was prepared very well and tasted great. Our servers were Felix Frias and Anyelo Amaro. They did a great job and made our dining experience much better. Thanks.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“TERRIFIC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

One of the best meals we have had in our travels over three continents! One of the best meals we have had in our travels over three continents! One of the best meals we have had in our travels over three continents!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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