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$10 - $20
CUISINES
Latin, Seafood, Caribbean, Spanish
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Dinner
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Reviewed October 30, 2020

There are several other restaurants on City Island WAYYYYYY better. Do not waste your time with this dirty restaurant. It was infested with flies and gnats. Even when the bugs landed in our drinks they refused to fix a new drink without charging us. Food...is average at best...but when compared to the other restaurants on the Island, it's like ordering a seafood dinner from Burger King! No way...I will not be supporting this restaurant again. The owner of the restaurant was even rude. They won't be open long.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

I myself am a server at a restaurant and when i decided to visit Vistamar after Don Coqui had left (boy what a loss)! Definitely miss Don Coqui! As soon as we arrive the host informed me that it was only cash payments which is...really weird because during Covid all respectable and distinguishable establishments do quite the opposite with touchless credit card and payment (no cash). The corner bodega even accepts cc! This is a bad sign that either the owner is cheap to pay cc company surcharges, paying staff off the books, and/or getting a kickback from the atm owner in the lobby. In addition there was a long line for the onsite ATM as well! Then the server failed ultimately to inform my boyfriend when he ordered a steak that they only have plastic cutlery! Also, for the upscale or fancy atmosphere they are trying to “sell” they could at least afford to bring out food on regular plates instead of takeout containers! The presentation is cheap and more expensive to keep ordering for restaurant (or maybe trying to save hiring a dishwasher position?). The plastic ban law was definitely in violation at thaf restarauant. To top it off at the end I’m glad my boyfriend caught the slick auto grat included in bill for a two top! That just shows the desperation of servers being screwed by a two top rather than standard of 5+ party and more anywhere else! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY AT THIS JOKE OF A RESTAURANT!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

After visiting City Island's seafood places we decided to try Vistamar. This has a Latin twist. Portions are large and should be shared. My stuffed red snapper with shrimp had a nice presentation. The stewed chicken was also good. We had two apps, two drinks,...two main courses for $124. (we could have ordered one dish to share) One small issue is their mandatory "18%" tip which is really higher because they put the tip on the tax making it a little over 20%. I prefer to put my own tip.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

My sister and I took my parents here to celebrate their anniversary and they couldn’t have been happier. We made a reservation for 715 but got there early and we were seated right away. The hostess confirmed the occasion as I selected we were celebrating...an anniversary when I made the reservation, which surprised me because so many places don’t even recognize that anymore. The service was excellent and food was delicious. Very big portions and strong drinks which is fine with me. On Fridays they have a live band but we didn’t see the band although around 8pm we realized the music was changing but it sounded more like a dj just couldn’t see him from where we were sitting. The manager came over several times to check on us and there was a photographer walking around taking pictures that he can print instantly and place in a frame for $10. Which normally we wouldn’t do but it was their anniversary so why not and the picture came out very nice. We really enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere. We will definitely be back. Especially for brunch on Sunday as we were told they have over 80 items on the buffet.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

Excellent service. This restaurant recently opened on City Island Avenue, and we hope it does well. We stopped in for a quick bite, and we’re not disappointed. We had sandwiches, the Cubano and the Pernil, with sautéed fresh vegetables, and the other with yellow rice...and red beans. The food was amazing and was moderately priced. We arrived for an early dinner, however this place looks like it would probably get a large crowd a little later and definitely on the weekends. We will definitely try this again when were in the neighborhood, which can be often. They do serve Sunday buffet, and a Saturday brunch. Haven’t tried it yet but definitely will do so.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

We celebrated a family event here. There was plenty of food that was very good. The red and white sangria were also very good.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

I would have given the restaurant four stars had it not been for the Hostess who needs some lessons in manners. I asked her if she could sit at a different table and she said “NO in rude manner. Other than the experience with Ms...10 lbs of bolony in a one lb bag the food and the waitress were excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

The management has absolutely no regard for customer service. When I complained about the very poor service for the party of 19 I had there, the manager, who claimed to be one of the owners told me "get out of my face, go sit down...or I will have you escorted out" . STAY AWAY FROM THIS HELL HOLE.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant recently opened on City Island Avenue, and we hope it does well. We stopped in for a quick bite, and we’re not disappointed. We had sandwiches, the Cubano and the Pernil, with sautéed fresh vegetables, and the other with yellow rice and red...beans. The food was amazing and was moderately priced. We arrived for an early dinner, however this place looks like it would probably get a large crowd a little later and definitely on the weekends. We will definitely try this again when were in the neighborhood, which is which can be often. They do serve Sunday buffet, and a Saturday brunch. Haven’t tried it yet but definitely will do so.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The food IS exceptionally delicious. Fried red snapper was a hit. My skirt steak with veggies was outstanding. If you don’t mind a loud crowd, this place may be for you.

Date of visit: June 2018
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