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“C'est Magnifique!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Las Palmas

Las Palmas
Playa Laguna - Dominicus, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
829-850-2665
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Bayahibe
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“C'est Magnifique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited Las Palmas with a last minute reservation. We were received with warm welcomes and cold drinks. We arrived at the establishment around 7:30 PM and were finished with dinner around 10 PM. Gigi and Sylvie were very kind. We were promptly given a delicious rum punch. Dinner consisted of a perfectly seasoned foiled fish, and a baked potato featuring Sylvie's amazing sauce. My husband and I had the largest lobster/langostino which was grilled. It was perfect! The lobster is different from steamed lobster, but the chargrilled taste was amazing. Dinner ended with a grilled banana and banana liquor shot. The meal is $40 USD per person and we also had a $30 bottle of wine.

Gigi and Sylvie are the heart of the establishment. They are very kind and accommodating. While they are limited in their English, they made every effort to make us feel comfortable. This meal, these people and this establishment were the highlight of our La Romana trip!

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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Awesome Romantic Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When we first saw this place our buddy really wanted to try it because of it's ratings on TripAdvisor. It was one of the best decisions ever. The lobster dinner was 40 a lobster but it was so amazing and great for the price. Would definitely recommend. It was the best lobster I had in my life!

Visited June 2014
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Zliv, Czech Republic
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“Las palmas excellent restaurant with a great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The restaurant Las Palmas we felt like at home. Upon arrival the owner nam Didi and Sylvie represented all the guests were very nice. Greeted us great drink and brought to the table. Appetizer was delicious fish baked in foil was followed by lobster with potatoes and garlic sauce was delicious. As dessert was flambéed bananas with liqueur. The whole night we felt great, we greet married couple from Waterloo you were very nice. Finally, power, and her love for Sylvia and Didi such people as you are little, you are amazing I wish you to let you long you can last you a special remembrance, and perhaps uvidime.Jitka and Petr.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hauppauge, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Almost dined at Las Palmas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

FYI this restaurant is only open during the weekdays and there is only one seating per night and you must make a reservation. We had the concierge at our hotel call the restaurant and there was a language barrier between the two parties. The person who answered the phone at Las palmas said they were open. So,we drove all the way out there from cap cana, on a Saturday ,(believing it was open) only to find it was closed. We ended up eating at the restaurant next door and we were very happy with the food. I wish that I had the opportunity to eat at las palmas but maybe next time. I do recommend that las palmas start a web page if they are going to be so highly recommended on tripadvisor. Also, when I was standing in front of Las Palmas, I decided to call myself and asked if they were open (yes, calling to see if a restaurant is open on a Saturday) and the gentleman said "si" while also sounding French. The restaurant was clearly closed and that was when a local informed me about there hours of operation. Then, I realized the original problem was a language barrier.

If you want to know why I rated it so high and I did not eat there. It is because I do not want to ruin there #1 rating but I felt others should not have to spend the $240 it cost to get driven there from cap cana only to find the restaurant closed on the weekend. Once again, I will recommend that the owner put something up on the web, regarding his restaurant , so people who use tripadvisor do not have the same experience that my wife and I did.

Visited November 2013
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Hicksville, New York
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“LOBSTER ON THE BEACH!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a restaurant located on the beach, not far from Tracadero. Very small, maybe 7-8 tables. The cost is $40.00, no credit cards accepted. Reservations are a must cause they grill everything to order. “GiGi’ the owner welcomed us and sat us in a little area off the eating side. He made us his delicious special cocktail which is included with the price. They give you as much time as you want and when you are ready they escort you to the dining area. First a small grilled fish, native the area. Then the main, which is grilled lobster for two with potato and a special sauce that you can put on the potato or as my girl did and dip your lobster in. The dessert is grilled plantain with a shot of banana liquor that you can pour over the plantain. Whatever you don’t pour over you drink. The fish was so good and the lobster was fantastic. Tender and delicious! The atmosphere is lovely and the music in the background lends very nicely to the atmosphere. Highly Recommended!

Visited November 2013
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