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“Appearances can be deceptive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pablo Donte's

Pablo Donte's
Cattel House Village, St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
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Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Appearances can be deceptive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed Pablo Donte's we popped in there one lunchtime at first we were not sure but it is a lovely small bar & restaurant, the catch of the day Swordfish was grilled to perfection, the grilled potatoes (jacket potatoes cooked and then grilled) were a lovely change from chips.
The staff were very attentive but not overpowering.
We courtyard setting is quaint and lovely bright colours make for a nice setting to lunch and pass the time in the warm sunshine.

Visited December 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“It was okay.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I certainly don't want to tell people not to eat here as taste is unique to each but I went expecting amazing barbeque; what I had was okay barbeque. it was good but the flavour tasted somewhat "bottled" compared to a few other barbeque places we ate at. Portions were good for a smaller or mid sized meal but the prices matched what were served. Check it out and make up your own mind.

Visited November 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Pablo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

All i can say is RIBBS... RIBBS RIBBS...they are the best on the island, nice staff, friendly atomosphere and a quiet position off the main Gap

Visited November 2013
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england gtr manchester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Lovely bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just love how it's out of the way met loads of people food brill and the hosts second to none nothing is to much for them

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its cover!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I dont know where to begin with writing my review for this place. It was just fantastic, we ended up going back three days in a row! Firstly for anyone who is walking around that area don't be fooled by its look, we walked past a few times and didn't go in and nearly went to the restuarant next to them because it looked busier but i am so glad we changed our minds. The food was incrediable, we ordered fish with the grilled potato and salad and it was wonderful everytime. Two fresh fillets of sword fish grilled on a bbq with a delightful marinate along side a grilled jacket potato and a lovely fresh salad. The gentleman who served us was amazing, everyday he remember us and on our last day in barbados we went there for a final meal. Upon arriving he immedately came out with a rum and coke for us each and after promising us the day before to have tomato juice in for a bloody mary we had asked for the previous day, true to his word he had brought tomato juice and we both enjoyed a refreshing bloody mary. We couldnt have asked for a better service from someone. To prove how fresh the food was, we had to wait for about 15 minutes for the manager to return with the swordfish which he was collecting from the local fish market! I don't think it can get much fresher than that! The best part was we worked out the cost and for two portions of swordfish with a grilled potato and salad plus a cocktail each, 2 rum and cokes each and a large tip it worked out at around £35. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Barbados and we plan to visit again when we go back in 2015.

  • Visited November 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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