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“Nice ambience, but expen$ive, especially beverages!”
Review of La Yola Restaurant

La Yola Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 301 Restaurants in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A Mediterranean and seafood restaurant awarded with the AAA Three Diamond Award, is modeled after a fisherman’s boat and perched right on the sea with magnificent views of the sparkling turquoise waters.
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice ambience, but expen$ive, especially beverages!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We ate at La Yola Restaurant during our first night at the PUNTACANA Hotel. It was a long walk from the main hotel area, but very pleasant. Even though reservations were required, the restaurant was virtually empty when we arrived. The ambience was lovely.. you could easily hear and see the ocean! Our only fault with the restaurant was how expensive a bottle of water and a lemonade were. Those two drinks nearly cost the same as an entree! Other than that, it was fine.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank KathyPW11
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vcalcerano, General Manager at La Yola Restaurant, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Dear Mrs Kathy,

On behalf of La Yola team members & myself. I appreciate you taking the time to write to Trip advisor and I assure you that your comments are very important to us as they help us improve our services.

Once more, thank you for your comments. We hope to be able to welcome you again to our La Yola restaurant, and give you a “Leading” Experience.

I remain with kindest regards,

Vincenzo Calcerano
General Manager Hotel TORTUGA BAY & La Yola Puntacana Resort & Club
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Montreux, Switzerland
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Beautifull restaurant, nice view, nice people, nice staff.”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is a very good restaurant, the setting is gorgeous, the staff very nice and professional, as other reviewers said. the food is not incredible, is just ok, but I dont go to this places to eat something allready seen in all the menus of beach clubs in the USA, so I ask the parmiggiana of melanzane with plantains, to die for, the Burrata,? is made in the Dominican Republicn and is excellent, you do not find a Burrata like this in the States. Fish is very good, do not order the tipical american or fusion food, go dominican.
List of wine very small, wine glasses where very, very cheap, you must improuve that.
The list of desserts is more than good, and they where not bad.
In any case I personally bealive they have the best service in Punta Cana, very professional.
We will come back to see if they improuve.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Carron2
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vcalcerano, General Manager at La Yola Restaurant, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Mr. / Mrs. Carron,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know your comments from your dinner experience at La Yola. As we are deeply committed to achieving our guest’s total satisfaction, your opinion is very important to us.

Once more, thank you for your comments. We hope to be able to welcome you again at La Yola Restaurant , and give you a “for one- of a- kind’’. Experience


Yours sincerely,

Vincenzo Calcerano
General Manager Hotel TORTUGA BAY & La YOLA
Tortuga Bay, Puntacana Resort & Club
vcalcerano@puntacana.com
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and ambience”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Beautiful open air restaurant out over the water. Open sections in the deck to look down at the fish in the lit water below. Great food. Overall, made for a wonderful night out!

Visited March 2012
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Thank Bacchus_RI
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vcalcerano, General Manager at La Yola Restaurant, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Mr. / Mrs. Bacchus,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know your comments from your dinner experience at La Yola. As we are deeply committed to achieving our guest’s total satisfaction, your opinion is very important to us.

Once more, thank you for your comments. We hope to be able to welcome you again at La Yola Restaurant , and give you a “for one- of a- kind’’. Experience


Yours sincerely,

Vincenzo Calcerano
General Manager Hotel TORTUGA BAY & La YOLA
Tortuga Bay, Puntacana Resort & Club
vcalcerano@puntacana.com
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Miramar, Florida
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful Restaurant”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Beautiful restaurant to visit! Food is little over-price for what they offer on the menu. But excellent views!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Jose C
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vcalcerano, General Manager at La Yola Restaurant, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear Mr. / Mrs. J. Castillo,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know your comments from your dinner experience at La Yola. As we are deeply committed to achieving our guest’s total satisfaction, your opinion is very important to us.

Once more, thank you for your comments. We hope to be able to welcome you again at La Yola Restaurant , and give you a “for one- of a- kind’’. Experience


Yours sincerely,

Vincenzo Calcerano
General Manager Hotel TORTUGA BAY & La YOLA
Tortuga Bay, Puntacana Resort & Club
vcalcerano@puntacana.com
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DF
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great service and delicious food”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had a great time and while we enjoy dinner a trio played great music.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Turista2000
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, General Manager at La Yola Restaurant, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Dear Sir,


First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know your comments from your dinner experience at La Yola. As we are deeply committed to achieving our guest’s total satisfaction, your opinion is very important to us.

Once more, thank you for your comments. We hope to be able to welcome you again at Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club , and give you a “for one- of a- kind’’. Experience


Yours sincerely,

Vincenzo Calcerano
General Manager Hotel TORTUGA BAY & La YOLA
Tortuga Bay, Puntacana Resort & Club
vcalcerano@puntacana.com
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