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“!!! Best European food !!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Lugar

El Lugar
Calle 27 de Febrero, Las Terrenas | Playa Punta Popy, a lado de Residencia Albachiara, Las Terrenas 33204, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #4 of 85 Restaurants in Las Terrenas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Organic, Grill, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
1 review
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“!!! Best European food !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Handsome concept , the cocktail are fantastic and the food are excellent !! you will have the privilege to see directly the chief cooking in front of you with a beautiful wood fire . The speciality of this place are beef but the fish ( when available ) are exceptional !! ( Recommended ) . The service is very good and friendly .
Perfect with friends or with your love for a romantic dinner .

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
1 review
“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

It's a nice place, but the food is nothing special at all. It's also far too expensive for what you get. You can find the same level of food in many other restaurants in Las Terrenas for less money. And the worst thing was the long waiting time (we had to wait almost an hour for a simple dish). Not recommendable.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Maxime L, Propriétaire at El Lugar, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Google Translation
Monsieur,
Nous sommes réellement navrés que votre visite au sein de notre établissement n'est pu satisfaire vos attentes, celles-ci j'en suis sure, doivent être très rigoureuses. Bonne continuations.
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France
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Among the 3 best restaurants in Las Terrenas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

8 years in LT.
Saw numerous restaurants here.
Among the 3 top restaurants over that period with Sandro and The Beach.
Real professionals at work.
Excellent cocktails, cuisine, ambiance and service.
Nothing to add.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Magnifique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Amazing food. Best food. Grilled in front of you. Fresh ingredients. Excellent service. A+ attention is amazing. Must try

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful place....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Super charming place, very nice ambiance, cocktails to die for, very good and friendly service by the two brothers who own the place.......and the quality of the food is excellent. We came at least 4 times during our stay, and every single time very much enjoyed our dining experience. We definitely recommend this very special restaurant.....one of the very best in the area. Try the caipirinhas....they taste like Rio de Janeiro. And the mousse de chocolat, house dessert, will complete your beautiful dinner. Enjoy....

Visited August 2012
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