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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table the Night before when restaurant had not have any reservations and at arrival we got the worst table by the chef de service hinselfe although we are standing at the hôtel. Another couples arrived a few minutes later and got the table...I pointed out to the waiter. They only drank water, we are always having wine, but unfortunately they forgot to bring the second glass. So the restaurant lost turnover and we will Not go back tomorrow night. We did not feel appreciated. A shame that in a 5 Star hotel at these prices, you get such a Bad service and „accueil „. But I guess eben management does not care. Brigitte staying at room 229.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a great time with us, and we apologize for any lack of service. This is never our intention, and we'll be sure to keep your comments in mind as we continue to make changes for the future....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avoid this place like the plague We arrived at 8:06 for our 8:15 reservation At 8:30 we realized they were just stringing us along

Date of visit: November 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear James, Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent experience at our restaurant. Our team is sorry you were disappointed with our service. We hope you were able to enjoy dining with us. Kind regards.

Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

From the moment we checked in for our reservations we received stellar service. Our waiter was friendly and willing to answer all questions about the history of the restaurant. I recommend the duck - it was so scrumptious. There is a full bar as well....And dessert was enough to shareMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2022

Serving you at Maritana was indeed a pleasure! Great service and delectable meals can always be found here, and we're so happy you found this to be true. We can't wait to welcome you back!

Reviewed October 16, 2022

While our waiter was great, the atmosphere was very loud, food over priced, the special was $98! We lived in NYC for a very long time and very few restaurants have dishes at $98, and with a much better quality. The Risotto in the special...wasn't cooked properly, too raw, the shrimp tasted like it was bought cooked and frozen and then reheated. We also had send back the octopus because it tasted and smelled spoiled. Our bill was for two people was $200 for one appetizer, one small plate (2nd was returned), on main course (we shared), 1 dessert, 1 tea and 1 martini. Good thing we weren't hungry,,,,Left very unsatisfied :(More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2022

Dear Remilia, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. While we are happy you enjoyed our wonderful staff, we regret your meal did not meet your expectations. It is our hope you...More

Reviewed August 31, 2022 via mobile

The new AAA 4 diamond Maritana restaurant was a welcome culinary adventure perfect for a Birthday celebration with impeccable service from our waiter Don.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2022

Dear John, First and foremost, we are honored to have celebrated with you and are delighted that you chose Maritana for an unbeatable birthday experience. We trust that our menu provided you with a journey of the taste buds and showcased our sustainably sourced ingredients....More

Reviewed July 17, 2022 via mobile

Jeff was an amazing server. He suggestions on wine and oysters was spot on. The meal was fantastic and desert was sublime. We will return.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2022

Dear Tammy, On behalf of our Maritana team, the pleasure of having you was all ours, and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our friendly staff and delicious wine and food. Please return soon for another fantastic time.

Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

Celebrated with friends for a wedding anniversary. Restaurant has been updated it is nice and has a beach clean vibe. Lots of white with large pillars. Menu is seafood focused but also has nice fillet and lamb chop option. Shared plates are very small portions...and over priced for amount served. The dishes taste good but it is a small plate of food for 2 people to share. Wine list and full liquor bar available. corkage is $25 per bottle. Good option if you stay at the resort.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that our friendly team and our delicious offerings impressed you. Take care, and know that we'd be honored to serve you anytime your plans bring you this way.

Reviewed June 24, 2022

Went to Maritana to celebrate my daughter's birthday. On arrival we were greeted by the receptionist at the restaurant who said he did not know how to check about parking and referred us to the hotel front desk. Dinner service was poor with the waiter...reaching across the table several times when placing and removing food. Environment was noisy and the dress policy of "smart casual" was not maintained with guests eating in athletic shorts. Seafood pasta was over smothered in sauce with only two small shrimp and clams for the seafood. Birthday was recognized with a swirl of whipped cream with a candle stuck in it. Service and food was not up to par for the high priced menu.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2022

Thank you for sharing feedback about your recent experience at our restaurant. We're sorry you were disappointed with our cuisine and wait service. While not a typical occurrence for our guests, your comments are important to us, and we will use them as we continually...More

Reviewed June 4, 2022

Upon entering the restaurant I immediately sensed it was noisy... Our service was v good.I had to return part of my main course because the pototas we're not cooked... A replacement was offered, declined. No discount was offered...@ $200 for 2 of us I expected...something impressive., It was not!!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2022

We appreciate you sharing your valuable thoughts. It was a privilege to welcome you to our restaurant, and it's wonderful that our flawless service met your high standards. However, we're sorry you were disappointed with your main course, and we assure you that our culinary...More

Reviewed May 21, 2022 via mobile

Went for my wife’s 50th birthday whilst staying at the Don Cesar. They got my message about this and we were warmly greeted and offered a complementary glass of champagne - very nice. I had the steak and my wife the Red Snapper. Both were...excellent, the portions were not too big and over facing. They were very nicely presented and both delicious. The service was excellent - attentive staff that were friendly and engaging from start to finish. The restaurant itself has a touch of class about it. We sat in one of the booths and enjoyed the ambience. There is a small private dining space in the restaurant (think it was for 8-10 people) and that really looked great. I would definitely eat here again, in fact have booked for a second meal before we leave.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2022

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed your meal at Maritana and that our friendly staff helped make your wife's birthday special. Please come see us again soon.

Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant positions itself as high-end but sadly falls short of the mark. The prices are high-end but when making recommendations the server recommended the most expensive of everything to the point where it was obvious. The food was nice but mostly there were too...many things going on on the plate. We were rushed through our dinner with entrees coming out while we were still finishing our appetisers. We had to push our appetiser plates into the middle of the table for the entree plates to be put down! Our bill was $150 for a shared appetiser, 2x entrée and 2x glasses of wine. Prior to dinner we had a drink in the lobby bar and the bar tender was helpful at selecting the appropriate rum for my old fashioned and gin for my partners martini. She was definitely a 5* employee! We went back to the bar after dinner but it was swamped and not enough bar staff were working to cope with the volume of (quite drunk!) people. We did get a drink and found a lovely quiet spot by the beach to drink them. Our total spend was about €275 including the bar drinks. Overall it’s worth a visit but you won’t be missing out if you don’t.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2022

We were honored to welcome you to our restaurant. We take pride in our AAA 4-Diamond rating, so we're distressed to have fallen short of your expectations. Our team strives to provide an exceptional dining experience, and we will certainly use your thoughtful feedback to...More

Reviewed March 3, 2022 via mobile

We honeymooned here >10years ago and have been back several times. We always enjoy the food here and this time took it to a new level. While it seemed a bit out of season to have a “fall” menu, I ordered the butternut salad and...the pork chop. My husband got the crab/caviar ravioli and the seafood pasta. My salad was large enough to share and was deliciously seasoned. Chunks of butternut squash were tossed with delicate and slightly bitter greens with goat cheese. The pork was brined, tender, huge and perfectly done, served over amazing polenta. My husband liked both of his dishes. He thought the amount of seafood on his pasta was rather microscopic for the cost of the meal. We took dessert to go which was a chocolate covered light cheesecake. Delicious! Two meals with 4 glasses of wine was just under $300. Pricey but delicious. One consideration-after remodeling, the place is really loud. I don’t love having to yell to hear my dining partner.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2022

We are always honored to welcome back a familiar face, and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us once again. Thank you for your lovely and detailed review of your meals, and our team will be sure to keep your...More

Reviewed November 28, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food Very good wine Nice venue Service very good. The menu is interesting creative and delicious. The staff very attentive and knowledgeable The venue beautiful albeit noisy Our server made slight mistake on our bill which he graciously apologized for and fixed immediately. Do...check you bill carefully. Valet parking amazing and free when you dine there. Check out the rest of the amazing resort while there. The only downside is the super high price. Ouch. $$$$$$$ expensiveMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2021

Dear Clark, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Maritana. We're pleased to read you were impressed with our delicious food, stunning ambiance, and extensive wine list. While we apologize if there was an error on your bill, we're pleased our attentive staff was...More

Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

The food was awful, we ordered the bone marrow came uncooked, we ordered the Ossobuco which was supposed to have been cooked for 20 hrs, it was hard to cut it with a knife never mind it being chewable. Bread basket and it’s spreads were...good. The only part of the night that was fantastic was our 2 servers. Both were performed great. And the dessert was decent.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2021

It was our pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant. We appreciate your kind compliments on our amazing servers, and we look forward to sharing your recognition with them. However, we're very sorry that your meals didn't meet your expectations. Rest assured, your comments will...More

Reviewed October 9, 2021

We actually sat by the pool at the beachside bar and it was beautiful outside. Service was good however it comes with sticker shock. For two beer, two margaritas and 1 margherita flatbread it was almost $70.00

Date of visit: September 2021
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Front Desk, General Manager at Maritana at The Don CeSar, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the bar and that our staff impressed you. However, we apologize for any distress about our costs, as we work hard to keep them competitive. Please come see us again soon.

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Yes. They have a good kids menu. I'm fact, in the past adults could even order from it. But new management has changed that policy, along with many other policies from what I understand. The kids menu even has a half... More
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