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“Good food for the price!”

Playa Blanca Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 311 Restaurants in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $39
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located directly on the Caribbean Sea, this tropical setting serves fresh local seafood, grilled meats, and cocktails for lunch and dinner daily. Playa Blanca is also a unique venue for a private event or wedding to remember.
Frankfort, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good food for the price!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were staying at the Westin and quickly grew tired of the food there, so ventured over to the Playa Blanca and ended up having dinner there 3 times. Kids loved the pasta, my wife enjoyed the steak and the chicken, and I had the spicy goat twice, as well as the fried grouper the other night. Much better prices than the Westin, with better food. Agree with earlier comments about the relative lack of decent wines, but that was across the entire resort.

Great service by Martina and Olived.

Would highly recommend!

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank bkp21
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Puntacana123, Manager at Playa Blanca Restaurant, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to talk about your experience in Playa Blanca. It was a pleasure having you more than twice with us.

We will take notes about your comments on the wine list.

Hope to se you and your family soon.

Warm regards,
Carla Valbuena Matheus
Services Manager
Playa Blanca Restaurant
Puntacana Resort & Club
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“not as good as advertised”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

First nite in Punta Cana staying at the Westin and decided to visit this nearby recommended restaurant. Atmosphere is great (on the beach) and the wait stuff is very friendly. Problem was the food.

2 in our party had the catch of the day - mahi mahi - and both dishes didn't taste very fresh at all and the grilled preparation was dry and tough. Another in our party had grouper and again was underwhelmed.

I must admit, I got the spicy goat and it was Dee-licoous.

But disappointing fish at a seaside restaurant means a disappointed review

Visited April 2014
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Thank Mike M
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Puntacana123, Manager at Playa Blanca Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Good afternoon Mike M,

Thanks for your message, we appreciate the time you took doing it.

I will share the comment about seafood with Chef and his staff.

Let us know when you will be back at Playa Blanca Restaurant to provide our services and signature dishes like the Spicy Goat you liked with an outstanding view.

Regards,
Carla Valbuena Matheus
Playa Blanca Services Manager
Puntacana Resort & Club
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Just average”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Family and I are staying at the Westin close by. Read the reviews and thought it would be worth the stroll along the beach.

It's a nice location for sure, but none of the food or drinks were stuff to write home about. Tried to order mid price wine from the list and none of them were available. The food is very average.

We stuck with beer and had constant attention from stray cats during the meet. I would not go back, there are better places. The highlight was the waiter but even the best service doesn't cover up for average food and half of the wine list out of stock.

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Thank GRDorkings
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Puntacana123, Manager at Playa Blanca Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Mr. / Mrs. GRDorkings,

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your thoughts. We am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow us to express our sincerest apologies.

At Playa Blanca, we continuously strive to meet your needs and expectations; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent any future occurrences.

We appreciate the time you took to share your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Sincerely,

Karen Gómez
Internal Sales Manager
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Dartmouth, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Westin and had eaten at a variety of dining establishments throughout the Puntacana Resort & Club as well as the Village. After reading so many great reviews, we decided to try out Playa Blanca. It is in a great location on the beach. The appearance was a little more casual than we expected when we first walked it, but it was charming for a beach front restaurant. The food is very reasonably priced and good selection. We each had an appetizer, each an entree and each 2 glasses of wine and the total was $100 including the mandatory 10% gratuity and 18% tax. We then also provided an additional tip to our server as he provided excellent service. We were very pleased with our overall experience.Had it not been our last night in Punta Cana, we would have returned.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank mlrandpkm
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Puntacana123, Manager at Playa Blanca Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
The Playa Blanca Restaurant staff is very pleased to hear about you dining experience with us.

We hope to see you again soon in Puntacana Resort & Club.

Regards,

Carla Valbuena Matheus
Playa Blanca Services Manager
Puntacana Resort & Club
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St. Paul
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great Place”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed at the Westin Punta Cana and walked over here almost every day as the food at our hotel lacked. The service was a bit slow- but the food and drinks were very good. Great view of the water. One of the only places we enjoyed eating in Punta Cana for the week we were there. Definitely check it out.!

(We walked over on a weekday night and the resturant/dining area was not full and they told us it would be an hour wait to sit there or we could just sit at a high top in the bar- really weird since there was mulitple open tables. so if you want a 'nicer' dining experience make reservations- the bar was fine for us)

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank mcki3
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Puntacana123, Manager at Playa Blanca Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Mr. / Mrs. Mcki3,

On behalf of our team members, thank you for taking the time to write and comment on your recent visit to Playa Blanca. We appreciate the time you took to share your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Sincerely,

Karen Gómez
Internal Sales Manager
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