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“Exquisite”

Tempo by Martin Berasategui
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Ranked #4 of 946 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $90 - $140
Cuisines: European, Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: ATMOSPHERE: Fine dining. Adults Only DRESS CODE: Elegant Long trousers required for men, shirts, jackets and closed shoes. Ties are not a requirement- But customers must not wear shorts, jeans, T-shirts, trainers or any kind of sportswear or tennis shoes. The majority women wear a dress and heeled shoes. Extraordinary cuisine, the best combination of exquisite Basque concentrated flavors in perfect portions dedicated to delight the most demanding palates. For those looking for a dining experience, memorable, the charm of "tempo" is the most appropriate decision. Let your attentive and excellent, waiters, guide you through an elegant and perfect way to enjoy incomparable flavors. Tempo is a magical place, dedicated to satisfying gastronomic tastes providing authentic experiences for all those who decide to take their place in consenting tables. No limits and perfection, is the philosophy of the day to day of the majestic restaurant undoubtedly receive with open arms to all its customers. Come and live TEMPO.
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“Exquisite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Wow, an incredible seven course tasting menu with wine pairings. Every bite was delectable. Tiny portions, but by the end we were quite stuffed. The small portions allowed you to really focus on the intensity of flavor combinations the chef orchestrated. They change their menu every six months, and we were fortunate to come only a week after a new menu was introduced, and it seems to have already been perfected. Service was incredible, led by the delightful Webster (yes his real name, mother loved the show), and several other attendants that were very well coordinated in their synchronized deliveries.

Some areas for improvement: Very brightly lit, which is unusual for a high-end / romantic restaurant. Could benefit from some mood lighting, candles, or even darkened overall with LEDs focused on plates if they wanted to light up their creations. Also orchids were dead on table, kind of a downer 'feng shui'. This is a LONG meal - took us 3 hours start to finish, though it didn't seem that long and there never seemed to be much of a lag between dishes. Also they try to sell you on severely overpriced wines before the meal - stick with the wine pairing. For example - a 2009 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cab was $2500 pesos, over $200, and just bought a case at home for $58 USD/ per bottle, and it's more like $100 at US restaurants.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Greg N
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PDCR, Restaurant Manager. at Tempo by Martin Berasategui, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Dear Mr. Greg N,

It has been our pleasure to have served you and we appreciate the time than you took to share your experience with us.

We really appreciate the suggestions you have provided. Please be assured that we do take all feedbacks and suggestions seriously. We will look into them accordingly and we will continue making improvements.

It is a fact that some wines can be more expensive in Mexico than in the U.S., but it's normal when you travel to other country and has a gastronomic experience in a high class restaurant.

All of us here at Tempo by Martin Berasategui look forward to serve you again in the near future.

Best regards
Fares Bouneb
Restaurant Manager.
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“Most amazing dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food was fabulous! the ambiance was magical, the team makes you feel like a king and a queen. The whole experience was the best we ever had in a restaurant. Muchas gracias to our waiter Samel, the manager with great passion Fares, the outstanding creative dishes from the chefs Felipe, Isamel and the sommelier who has great talent great teaching Cailos Ouarte. merci beaucoup!!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank WandaGabriel
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PDCR, Restaurant Manager at Tempo by Martin Berasategui, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Mrs. Wanda Gabriel ,

Thanks a lot for your review. We all are delighted to know that you had such a great experience at Tempo By Martin Berasategui Restaurant

Our team is committed to extend the world class service and wonderful meal experience to all customers. Your recognition of our efforts motivates us.

Our team will look forward to welcome you again

With Kind Regards

Fares Bouneb
Restaurant Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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“Outstanding in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

One of the Top 10 meals we have ever had. We opted for the tasting menu (but not with wine pairing). Each dish was perfectly prepared and exquisitely presented. The sommelier, Carlos Duarte, was both helpful & friendly - he even kept us apprised of the score for the Dallas Cowboys football game throughout the meal! Service of each course was perfectly timed and well described by our waiter, Webster, and his associates. When I mentioned that I did not care for a dessert as it was flan-based, I was provided with another dessert with goat cheese ice cream with a wonderful raspberry sauce. Our table gave us great people watching, too. The restaurant, located in the Hotel Paradisus Cancun in the Zona Hotelera, was a short taxi ride from our hotel. Tempo will be a definite stop for us anytime we are in Cancun!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank we3ricks
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PDCR, Restaurant Manager at Tempo by Martin Berasategui, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to update your experience on Trip Advisor and also for your kind words of praise for our food and service.

I have shared your positive comments with our team and they truly appreciate hearing from satisfied guests like you.

We all look forward to your return.

Kind Regards

Fares Bouneb
Restaurant manager
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Fantastic Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants we have had, even accommodating a full 9 courses gluten free meal on the spot!!! If you like a gastronomic experience don't let this one pass!

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PDCR, Restaurant Manager at Tempo by Martin Berasategui, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Mr. Munir A ,

Thank you very much for taking time to post a review about your dining experience on Trip Advisor, we are pleased to note that we have exceeded your expectations.

We thank you for your support and for recommending us.

We look forward to having more opportunities to be of service to you

Thank you,

Fares Bouneb
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New York City, New York
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“You will regret if you haven't been this restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

I have traveled to lots of countries all over the world and this is the best until now. I have ordered the wine pairing menu, including tips is about 100 USD per person but it definitely worth it. The menu includes 8 dishes and 5 glasses of wine, the wine are not just for a dip but it is real portion like you order in any restaurant for a glass. The appetizers are good but not that incredible. But have to mentioned that the Italian white wine can refresh the taste of the salad and it is sweet and a little bit light body, that's a great selection of wine pairing for the salad. The spotlight of whole meal is the dishes start from the sea bass. The sea bass is perfectly cooked and it is probably the best sea bass I have ever tried. Texture is perfect, juicy and the skin is a little crispy. The tenderloin with black truffle sauce is much more better than the "famous" steak house all over the States. It keeps the juice inside and real medium rare. Also, a little sea salt on top of it can let me taste the real taste of it. The refresher of dessert is cranberry juice with goat cheese gelato, that's just like the one I have tried in Italy, milky, light, but with rich favor. The "main" dessert is chocolate brownie with passionfruit sobert. The brownie is a little bitter chocolate taste, perfect for me as most of the brownie in the States are too sweet and the texture sucks. The sobert and the little mandarin pieces around it can balance the rich taste of brownie. The meal end with a weird taste chocolate which makes me quite disappointed and the last wine was ice wine, which is the one I hate most because it is way too sweet for me. But overall the service, the food and the atmosphere is perfect. Our waiter is called Raul and his intro of every dishes with wine pairing is detailed. The chef came out and I asked him the tips about the tenderloin he answered me friendly with details. I must visit it again as long as I travel to Cancun and the restaurant has changed their menu. Last but not least, Raul gave me a rose for my girlfriend as a surprise, that's so sweet and it became a perfect start for the trip as we just arrived that afternoon.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank adventurerrr
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PDCR, Restaurant Manager at Tempo by Martin Berasategui, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest;

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to be of service to you and also for taking time to share such a wonderful and detailed feedback of your dining experience.

I have conveyed your compliments to our team , for whom it has been a tremendous source of inspiration. Our Chef was also pleased to note that his efforts were so well appreciated.

We thank you once again for your compliments on Trip Advisor and do look forward to having more opportunities to be of service to you.

Thank you and Regards

Fares Bouneb
Restaurant Manager
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