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“A sunday at the beach”
Review of Zest Mediterranean

Zest Mediterranean
Ranked #3 of 10 Dessert in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In February 2011 Zest Mediterranean opened its doors. Nowadays Zest can look back at a successful period and a promising future, together with the new Zest Beach Cafe !Zest Mediterranean serves all the good of the Mediterranean, like fresh pasta's, pure fish and meat and delicious desserts. Zest Mediterranean is opened daily from 09.00h till 24:00h
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A sunday at the beach”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Today we visited Zest for a relaxing sunday at the beach. When we arrived at Zest the towels were not available anymore. That was not a good start. We did not bring our towels, because we know that Zest has them for there visitors. But then the service machine started working! They offered us to put some towels in the washingmachine and then in the dryer. 30 minutes later, we got our towels. Great! After that the service on the beach was very good. A lot of attention from the staff. Especially Kim was very helpfull. Thanks for this nice day on the beach and next week we will come for dinner in the restaurant.
Dennis

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Dennis C C
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Charlotte D, Manager at Zest Mediterranean, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you very much for your response about our beach and service! we are very happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay at our full service beach beds and that you especially pointed out our service as very good. We would very much like to invite you to experience the other aspects of our restaurants as well!
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Orlando
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location, bad service”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Nice location, appetizers were better than the main course. Very nice chocolate soufle. However, service was horrible and the resaurant is overpiced. The quality of food is definitely not worth the price you are paying.

Visited November 2012
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Thank AllArndTheWorld
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Charlotte D, Manager at Zest Mediterranean, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for your response on Zest Mediterranean. We are sorry to hear the service was not to your liking and are very curious to hear what specifically occured to make you come to that conclusion, in order to be able to also act on your response. It delights us though that you have enjoyed our food and we would like to hear from you letting us know your amendments.
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Willemstad, Curacao
2 reviews
“Good overall experience”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Zest has to be one of my favorite places for beach-side dining. The location is wonderful, with the Caribbean just a few yards away, lots of activity around, attentive staff, good food and an excellent selection of wines. Service is not fast, but who needs to be in a hurry when eating on the beach? When we arrived we found the music volume too much, and our waiter immediately lowered the volume to an acceptable level. Staff were generally attentive but some staff need more experience before they can deliver a polished service to international standards. However, if you take Zest in a relaxed and casual way, you will vow to come back often, as we have, such is the positive experience.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Willem W
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Charlotte D, Manager at Zest Mediterranean, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you very much you have shared your positive experience of Zest Mediterranean with us. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed our food and our wide selection of wines and would like to inform you we are always continuing upscaling the quality of our service and the knowledge of our staff, enabling us to let you take Zest in an even more relaxed and casual way!
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The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food, below standard waitress”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

The food is excellent and reasonable priced. The waitress who served us should be sent back to school. She didn't know the menu, the wine suggestion offers also half a glass while she said this is not possible. Main course was served however we had no fork and knife, no wine during the main course although I had asked twice. It can't be because it was busy. The food is really excellent, sorry for the kitchen brigade they earn at least 4 stars. The wine waiter suggested me a second wine which appeared to me she could empty a bottle instead of a real suggestion. Overall....there is lot of improvement possible in the people who serve their guests, again there is no complain about the cooks.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank EricVanMunster
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Charlotte D, Manager at Zest Mediterranean, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor about Zest Mediterranean. We appreciate the time and effort you took to share your experience with us. I am sorry to hear the service was not up to our standard letting you enjoy a perfect evening. We train our own staff which also means not all our staff members have a degree in hospitality, though we strive to do this in such a way our guests do not experience less service quality at their table during the training period of new staff members. I am very sorry to hear we did not suceed at this at your table. I am very happy to hear though you enjoyed the food at our restaurant and would love to invite you once more in our restaurant to experience not only our great dishes but as well the correct service and experience of our staff.
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Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
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“Need to train up on the pina coladas”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Had a pina colada test at Zest while the kids were swimming. Ordred 3 and all of them had a different consistency and taste. If the cocktails were "hand made" I would expect some variation, however nowadays everyhting is more or less pre mixed... how hard can it be.

Prices were resonable and you have a very nice view of carribean sea sitting on the restaurant terrace. The place lacked some atmossphere like found at Mambo beach or Wet and Wild at Seaaquarium.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Kurswa
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Charlotte D, Manager at Zest Mediterranean, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on our cocktails in our Restaurant. I am disappointed to hear the cocktails were not to your liking, and would like to apologize for the variation in taste and consistency of our pina coladas. I am pleased to read that you have enjoyed the view from our open terrace.

I would like to inform you that we take your feedback seriously and have upgraded our standards for our bartending team, thus minimizing the variation in the same cocktails served. I would take pleasure in welcoming you again and evaluating our changes concerning the pina colada and hope that the rest of your stay on Curacao was most enjoyable.
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