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“Great food and beautiful setting”

Chez Batista Villas Rustic Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Takamaka
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food was excellent, spicing was done very well. The restaurant is located right on the beach and you just can't beat the setting.

This place, like so many others that we dined at, really needs ceiling fans. If you don't pick the right table, expect to be very hot.

Thank ChrisAtech
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have been coming to Chez Batista for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. I just love the setting of the restaurant on the beach of the magical Takamaka bay. The enclosure nearby the restaurant with several giant tortoises over 200 years old is quite fascinating. I so enjoy the relaxed ambience of this gem of restaurant so while quite pricey I would recommend this restaurant for the experience as well as the food.

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Thank Ruth R
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

My family and close friends had the buffet lunch (on sunday) at the restaurant. The food is in abundance, and dishes cooked to perfection. Great place to try a variety of local dishes. The place is totally casual, with sand on the floor. Drink services were slow as it seemed they had few waitresses working on that day, and yet the place was packed full with locals and foreigners.
They also have locally prepared juice.
The place is right next to the beach. The view is exceptional.
The restaurant is also a great place for families with small children.

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Thank Deevahn
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

I've been here a number of times since 2006 and even got married here in 2008.

Going back for the famous "Sunday Buffet" after a few years away, it's notable that the food quality and variety seems to have slipped, the prices rocketed and the dining area has sprawled into the car park.

It feels wrong to queue 20mins for food that you serve yourself buffet style style and end up with a bill of 2500 rupees (£125) for lunch for 4 and a couple of beers!

Even the coffee came from the kind of flagon you'd expect in cheap motel.

However, the location on Takamaka beach is to die for. And there was plenty of food. Maybe I'd try again, just not on a Sunday

1  Thank MartinDower
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Beautiful setting on the beach. It is not much more than a glorified shack. The floor is sand so barefoot is encouraged. Fish is grilled in front of you. Nice fish too! Now for the bad bit - They load the menu price with 15% VAT and 5% surcharge. My kids had the prawns that came out at £40 a plate and that is £10 a prawn! Now that I call a rip off!

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4  Thank Russell21
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