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“Special Occasion Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lago del Pino

Lago del Pino
14706 CR 1134, Tyler, TX
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Ranked #55 of 266 Restaurants in Tyler
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Come to Lago del Pino to experience all that makes Tyler’s destination restaurant an oasis in the countryside. From its spectacular private lake views and its distinctive fountain show, to its eclectic live music, relaxed fine dining, and fabulous wine list, you’ll quickly recognize all that makes dining at Lago del Pino more than just a memorable meal. Our chef prepares a variety of traditional cuisine including fine steaks, pasta, one-of-a-kind burgers, vegetarian options, and fresh seasonal vegetables and salads.Escape to the distinct atmosphere of the top-floor posh sports lounge for relaxing views and legendary drinks. Lago del Pino is anything but ordinary, so come for a relaxed brunch or lunch or celebratory dinner, but stay for the entertaining live music, and all that makes Lago del Pino a colorful experience in southern hospitality.After 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and after 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays, you must be 21 or older to be admitted into Lago del Pino or to enjoy our live music on the patio.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Special Occasion Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Beautiful atmosphere. Well done! Great new addition to the area.
I took my mother here for her birthday and it was a memorable place.
August in Texas is hot, so not a time of year to sit out and enjoy the great
patio. Coming back in November for sure!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MelvinandJackie G, Manager at Lago del Pino, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
We're honored to host your mom's birthday! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We always want our guests to have a truly unique and memorable experience, so the fact that you both enjoyed our fun atmosphere is music to my ears. We look forward to seeing you back here in the fall!

Be well,
Melvin, General Manager
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tyler. texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

this is a beautiful restaurant with a great outdoor patio by a private lake. they also have live music on weekends and a fireplace on the patio/outdoor patio. the menu has a small limited selection of entrees, most are very good. they definitely need more selections on the menu but I would recommend you try it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MelvinandJackie G, Manager at Lago del Pino, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. From our view to our live music, we're so glad you've enjoyed the entire experience. I'll take note of your comment about adding more entrees. When it comes to our menu, we're all about quality rather than quantity, but your feedback is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you back here soon!

Cheers,
Melvin, General Manager
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Tyler, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“great venue, marginal food and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Went on a Friday night. Had a great band (Clay Thrash) but the service was slow, food was marginal (kitchen closed early, they were out of entrees?, had to eat appetizers. For a Friday night, there was not a bunch of people. Maybe this is why?? I'll give them one more shot, then write them off if it hasn't improved.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MelvinandJackie G, Manager at Lago del Pino, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Robert, thank you for sharing your experience with us. While it's wonderful you enjoyed the live music, I'm sorry you were unimpressed with the rest. Just so you know, we close the kitchen for entrees at 10 PM and offer only appetizers after that (not unlike most restaurants). I apologize for any inconvenience. Above all, our customers' happiness (and fullness!) is top of mind, so we'd never want you to leave disappointed. I hope you do give us another shot. I'm confident we can really "wow" you next time! Much appreciated, Melvin, General Manager
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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Give it a try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This restaurant is in a nice setting with good food and service. Drinks are made with fresh fruit. We listened to a local band that was very entertaining. I will return next time I am in the area.

Visited July 2013
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MelvinandJackie G, Manager at Lago del Pino, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thanks for being such a big advocate of our restaurant! We like to think of our place as a little oasis for people who want a nice escape from the real world. I'm so glad you got to try one of our freshly squeezed drinks — one sip and you're hooked! Would love to see you back here soon... another fun night awaits you!

Cheers,
Melvin, General Manager
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Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful location-”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were there with a large group, and the service was very, very slow. I think we had one waiter for about 35 to 40 people, and the poor guy was overwhelmed. The location and the restaurant were very nice, situated right next to a lovely lake. A band was performing on the deck, right behind our table, and although we enjoyed the music, it was so loud that it made conversation inside very difficult. I would think that a smaller party on a quieter evening might have a completely different experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MelvinandJackie G, Melvin, General Manager at Lago del Pino, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
I'm sorry to hear you didn't find your meal to more enjoyable. We understand the difference service makes, which is why we've aimed to make it fast and attentive. Please know that we'll be doing what we can, in light of your comments, to ensure this isn't an issue again.

Also, a lot of people enjoy our live music yet I can see how it'd get a bit loud. It does make a difference, so perhaps you'd enjoy the atmosphere better on another night. In any case, this is good insight that we'll keep in mind for down the road.

Any other ideas or concerns? We appreciate any feedback! Thanks so much for sharing and take care.

Best regards,

Melvin, General Manager
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