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“In the Royal Sands Convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Veranda

La Veranda
Ranked #231 of 946 Restaurants in Cancun
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maineville, Ohio
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“In the Royal Sands Convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This has inside and outside dining available.Some buffets and specialty days.Good breakfast buffet.We have come here often.Good service but I think not as good a value as it used to before the resort went all inclusive.It was a bit on the noisy side at lunchtime.Good place to go when you want to get back to the pool and beach activities.

  • Visited October 2013
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Mastic, New York
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41 reviews
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“Another Awesome week of dining.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

As usual, we enjoyed our stay at the Royal Sands even more because of the great food and service at La Veranda restaurant. Always a pleasure to sit and enjoy the unparalled service and the tasty food from out personal restaurant at our home away from home. From the "Seafood and Pasta Buffet" to the "Breakfast Buffet" it was a pleasure as usual. The wait staf are so attentive and even will take your plate and bring it to your table while you go get a bowl of soup, side salad or a glass of juice with breakfast. Their attention to detail and the effort given to make you comfortable and feel pampered is just an awesome experience that you never get tired of. True, it is a Royal Resorts tradition at all of their restaurants but we enjoy La Veranda the most.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Orlando J
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Stony Brook, New York
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Surprisingly the Worst Meal in Cancun”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We have vacationed in Cancun for over 30 years, always at the Royal Resorts and have eaten at every restaurant at every site. La Veranda has traditionally been a favorite with our group but this time it was a unanimous bust. I believe the introduction of All- Inclusive at this resort and the Haciendas is mainly to blame.
First, the restaurant was packed which was very unusual for this venue in the past (good revenue news I guess) and features a nightly buffet. The night we went it was Italian and, my wife's family being Italian, the bar may be a little high...but no matter, the food on the buffet was awful. Given that, we ordered a la carte (you have to ask for the menu for that, it does not automatically come). Of the eight of us we had two ceviches (okay), one Shrimp Scampi (which we thereafter referred to as "Shrimp Skimpy") that was not so good, one Mahi-Mahi rated as awful, a Seafood Ravioli which was more glop than anything else, a Sirloin Steak which came out gray with no grill marks (even though the kitchen has flames shooting up constantly) and was about a quarter of an inch thick (it was tender, to be fair), one Salmon with White Wine sauce (a tiny, obviously very frozen fish with a dot of sauce on top) and an acceptable Cuban Sandwich. We didn't have the opportunity (or the desire) to send it all back as we had a handicapped person in our party who experienced some difficulties that consumed much of our dinner time. (Note: the rest rooms have absolutely no accommodations for the disabled)

I guess the cocktails were okay. Service was very attentive but couldn't overcome the bad food. The restaurant was very noisy and the piano player, while good, was especially loud.

Everyone in our party was really looking forward to a great meal and left feeling cheated. I doubt we will return on future visits to Cancun. Too bad....

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank suesguy
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Great Staff and Plenty of Variety”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

We really enjoyed the week on site at the Royal Sands. The La Veranda served very good international food, both buffet or chef prepared. Each night was a different event, Chinese, Poolside, and other special dinners. Two nights of the week had music (piano, sacks, and a mexican special music dinner.

The Chefs were outstanding. The staff just could not do enough for you!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank D Z
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Sharon, Connecticut
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147 reviews
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“We loved the location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We wanted a place to sit outside and enjoy the warm Carribean breeze while having dinner. La Veranda has great outside dining. Being non-smokers we requested a table away from smokers. The staff tried to accommodate us, but unfortunately we were seated next to a table of four smokers. We did move as soon as another table opened up and the dinner was pleasant enough. Unfortunately we didn't return during our 2 week vacation because of the smoking situation.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank happytravelertoday48
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