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“Great staff and super friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Trattoria Del Mar - CLOSED

Trattoria Del Mar
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great staff and super friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

...my partner and I have been travelling Mexico for the past month, and have many pastas along the way, but this place was by far the best.! Fresh pastas, massive selection, excellent mojitos and the staff were in good spirits. Very chilled out vibe.. Loved it.!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank LaPricklyPear
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Paris, France
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“bad tempered manager, poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

i had a bad experience when me and my friends were looking for a place to have dinner on a quiet sunday evening. we were given a table next to the kitchen and bar, so at least we expected to get some attention from the staff...

there was a band playing percussions and clients seem to have a good time at the trattoria del mar...

we ordered 4 beers and dinner, one lasagne, two fajitas and a ceviche...

the 4 beers arrived after a while... but who cares if there is nice music beeing played in front of you!!!

after 30 minutes one of the waiters came and said "your food will be ready in 5 minutes". then after 10 more minutes i kindly spoke to the (non stop smoking cigarettes) manager and i was told that it was ok to be waiting for 30minutes, then he went (smoking) into the kitchen to "check" if our food was ready.

after we all realized that our food order was not even presented to the kitchen staff we decided to cancell the order... the manager always seemed more interested on selling mojitoes than checking on their clients and food... big disappointed!!!

this is a mojitoe bar, not a restaurant!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank RRR26
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great music, perfect cocktails.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

What a place. Popped in out of curiosity after seeing the vw beetle with the sugarcane press from the other side of the street and was not dissapointed. Amazing cocktails, great service and friendly owners. Oh, and some quality live music thrown in for good measure. They advertise the mojitos, but try the caprinia, a cocktail made from the local sugarcane.Been back 3 times in a week and have yet to be disappointed. Just go, you'll love it.

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Thank Udith
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Nashville
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Heavenly Mojitos and Pasta Too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Mojito chalkboard and VW Beetle lured us like a siren... We so enjoyed our heavenly minty rum mojitos made with fresh-squeezed sugarcane from Chetumal on Maria's VW "Love Beetle". With our drinks we got two small appetizers of our choice and we chose guacamole and salsa. For our meal, we split a Bolognese pasta plate and it was delicious! Our dessert was a bitter orange non-alcoholic drink which was soooo good. Maria and our server were so friendly and spoke great English. Will definitely be going back next time we're in Tulum! I featured them on my travel blog where I went into more detail about our wonderful experience: http://busybeetraveler.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/la-trattoria-del-mar-tulum-mexico/

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Jamied39
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Fairfax, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So much fun....and yummy mojitos!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We happened across this little place as we were walking the streets of Tulum. Almost every seat was full so I knew that it was a good place. They have the cutest little mojito stand right on the sidewalk and right behind it is a converted VW bug that they have attatched a sugar cane
"juicer" to. They chop the sugar can and then manually turn a wheel and the juice flows into a little pitcher and they use this for their mojitos. They make their own pasta and their seafood is very fresh. They had live music and the ambiance is great. We had a great meal there. Very fun place

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank CaliforniaSarah
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