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“he White Box at Grand Oasis Viva - Excellent - 5 stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The White Box

The White Box
Ranked #5 of 946 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Eagan, Minnesota
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“he White Box at Grand Oasis Viva - Excellent - 5 stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

First, I need to mention the following waiters who provided exceptional service and were very personable. Ricardo, Jose and especially Pablo were superb ! We ate there two nights and had a lunch. It was well worth the 30 minute wait to make reservations in the VIP lounge at the hotel. One day I showed up 15 minutes early, was second in line. The next time I was 20 minutes early and was 15th in line, so plan accordingly. This is a very romantic and the atmosphere is great, you can look out at the ocean during dinner. If you do not like the rowdy pool crowd, certainly eat inside versus the outside tables. The Avocado surprise was my favorite, along with the veal cheeks. The house wine was not too shabby either!

  • Visited March 2014
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Guelph, Canada
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“Great food, good service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food very fine with a combination of flavour ! The staff were amazing , they treat you like kings and queens ! Highly recommended ! And you will also make new friends like we did, cheer my friend Ricardo!!!

Visited February 2014
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Sherbrooke
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52 reviews
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“Refined Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Very great culinary experience. Not for those who are the Mcdonalds, and KFC's of this world. Exquisite food for a kinda refined palet but a great experience for those who want to try someting new in food. minimum 7 services but if you hook up with RICARDO you can get some extra services, Service with Ricardo, (whom we had both times) was EXCELLENT, even speaks french and english. Only down side is that you have to wait in line 1 hour to reserve a place but is a party of four you can each wait like 15 minutes so doesn't seem as long.

  • Visited February 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
“The White Box at Grand Oasis Viva - Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

The White Box is the one restaurant at Grand Oasis Viva resort which requires a reservation. The process is that you go to the lobby about 8:30 AM and request a reservation for that evening. The wait in line early in the AM is definitely worth it!! We had an amazing dining experience. The chef is innovative and excellent!! The menu is full of small plates for two and you choose quite a few. They come out one at a time and it's a wonderful way to linger and have a relaxing meal. This restaurant is a must if staying at the Grand Oasis Viva.

  • Visited January 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Classy, yummy, great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was an interesting and nice experience while we stayed in Cancun. One of the best restaurants I have been at. The decor is simple but yet very attractive to the costumer sand classy. The idea of the shareable plates was great and one would think that it wouldn't be enough but the plates were full and the multiple courses were more than enough. The food is so delicious and the staff is amazing. We got Ricardo Ensaldo every night we got to go and he is an educated sweet, kind, and great waiter. It was a pleasure being served by him. He is one of the best waiters I have ever met in a restaurant experience. I recommend this place to everyone who gets a chance to go there and to ask for Ricardo. Every person of the staff is great as well. You will not regret it. Every single thing about The White box is amazing.

  • Visited January 2014
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