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“Better than expected”
Review of La Cava

La Cava
Ranked #12 of 138 Restaurants in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The finest dining venue in the Ponce area, located at the Ponce Hilton Golf & Casino Resort. Parking is complimentary when dining. Cozy atmosphere, attentive service, quality ingredients and professional cuisine. Amazing desserts too!
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We arrived in the early evening at our hotel. We were too tired to go out for dinner and opted to try the hotel restaurant. La Cava was a pleasant surprise. The place is intimate and has a very pleasnt atmosphere. There was a lone guitarist that played soft latin music. He was excellent. The waiter could not have been nicer. He immediately brought over some warm crispy bread and olive oil. It was most welcome as we were ravenous after our flight. The food was also are nice surprise. We had some of the best fried calamari we have had in a long time. Also had a neat mesclun salad with grilled peaches and a savory goat cheese cake. A perfect combination of flavors. Slightly sweet peaches with a light char and smooth , creamy ,warm pyramid shaped cheesecake. Delicious. We both had salmon. One was encrusted in potatoes and the other was with an orange beurre blanc. Both were very good. We had a creme brulee with canepa which is a locally grown fruit. Also very good. We ended with cappuccino made with good Puerto Rican coffee. This was a first rate meal. We never expected to find such a meal in a hotel restaurant. We were delighted. It started over vacation on a very good note. I think the prices were what you would expect for a good meal. I wouldn't do it every night but it's nice to do at least once.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The food was extremely good. Ithis could be a nice business diner meeting or a date night. Either way the staff was very polite and is a higher scale restaurant than the res to the Hotels dining areas.

Thank NinBusiness
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Exellent Service out standing food! it was by far the best restaurant that I visit in our vacation to Ponce. I just love everything
a bout this restaurant.

Thank TrotamundoIsabela
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

While visiting Ponce, we stayed at the Ponce Hilton and a few people suggested La Cava. Our meal there was delightful and we would easily recommend this as an option while you were in town.

We had a later reservation while there, and happened to be the only diners in the place. Service was good and not overbearing seeing as we were the only ones there. The food was well prepared, but follows the creamy/sweet Carribean formula you usually see. Not bad, just expect cream sauces.

Wine list was great. Sadly they didn't have the wine we chose, but our waiter made a good suggestion and gave us that bottle at the price of the bottle we wanted (different was only $5, but a very nice touch)

Only complaint was that the A/C was turned up so high we were both VERY cold!

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Thank ohthatlaura
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Romantic, elegant, very tasty and great service. Our waiter John made sure our experience was a memorable one.

Thank Pajarito1234
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