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“interesting decor”

Rancho El Sobrino Restaurant
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Charlotte NC
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118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“interesting decor”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The place is a nice oasis between beach hopping - close to Playa Forti, Knip, Lagun beaches. There is ample seating accompanied by eclectic decor (like a huge bed hanging from the ceiling) and two floors. The service was excellent. Prompt and accurate. The food was decent. The best choice was the shrimp wrap. The chicken caesar salad was served in tortilla bowl but although tasty and spicy tasted NOTHING like a caesar salad. If you go there, take a quick peek upstairs where there is more western themed decor. Behind the restaurant are lodging rooms.

Visited December 2012
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Henderson, Nevada
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Average place, little local food, better options in town”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We had dinner here. Besides goat stew, there is little local food available on the menu. Most of the fish is flown in (presumably frozen) and the one local fish they didn't do justice by deep frying it.
Prices were average, not particularly low or high.
They have several birds in cages which can be nice for children.
In our opinion there are better options if you're looking for authentic food and experience.

  • Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Epic value, stellar service, fun setting”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We ate here several times during our visit and were repeatedly blown away by the value. We'd order starters, entrees and (lots of) drinks, always had leftovers, and never paid more than $50.

Sandwiches are very basic, but they're like $6, so hard to complain. The goat stew is rich and gamey, and akin to a goat massaman curry (be sure to get rice on the side). Ribs are fork-tender, chicken breast and pork chops are perhaps slightly overcooked but also reasonably flavorful, and while I can't attest to the fried whole red snapper, it looked outstanding. Sides are rock-solid, especially a potato salad that's slightly sweet.

The staff is cheerful, and the setting is the closest thing to a fun bar scene you'll find in the area. It's fairly easy to make new friends on busier nights.

At the same time, probably the biggest shortcoming is the bar, in that it's very poorly stocked, generally lacking anything but plain-label booze and even running out of staples, such as vodka. But they do make a pretty mean rum punch, and will adjust its strength to suit your palate.

  • Visited November 2012
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely meal with our group of 16!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had a delightful meal at a u-shaped configured table on a Saturday night in Westpunt. The owner/manager was so accommodating and brought us a complimentary cocktail made with the local "Blue Curacao!" Fun meal with good non-fancy food and nice wines.

  • Visited October 2012
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Uppsala, Sweden
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Also breakfast”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This place was on 5 min walking distance from West Hill Bungalows where we stayed, and had good food and served also breakfast.

Visited October 2012
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