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“Expensive & Bland”
Review of La Tentation Restaurant - CLOSED

La Tentation Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $63
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: La Tentation is a Romantic Fine Dining Restaurant and Cafe located on the Waterfront in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Such a disappointment. Great location (right on the waterfront) and wonderful staff. But the food is really expensive and tasteless. I had vegetarian ravioli that was gelatinous and seemed to be missing its filling - smothered in a chilli sauce that tasted like it came out of a sweet chilli bottle. Cost 26AU. Total bummer.

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1  Thank Sarey86
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Bellamariya, Owner at La Tentation Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thank you for your feedback regarding our Handmade Ravioli. This particular dish is our best selling Vegan meal at La Tentation and we regularly receive fantastic feedback from customers regarding this particular meal.

Are you able to email me further details regarding your meal on this particular occasion (date, time etc)? We would like to address this with our kitchen staff to ensure that we only produce the highest quality food at La Tentation. As such, we need more information from you to appropriately address this with our staff. Our email address is available at the top of our Tripadvisor Page.

We are very proud of our wide ranging Vegan and Vegetarian menu and want to ensure our customers enjoy these particular dishes, as a good vegetarian menu in Vanuatu is a rarity. As such, ensuring that these meals are fantastic is very important to us.

We encourage customers who are unhappy with their experience to bring it to our attention immediately so that we may have the opportunity to resolve any issues at the time.

With regards to the price of our menu, we are very competitively priced with the market in Vanuatu.

Cheers,
Nathan & Mariya
La Tentation Restaurant

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

La Tentation is on the waterfront of Port Vila. The views are great. This is a lovely place to be early in the evening as the light fades on the yachts. The staff here are friendly and efficient, nothing is any trouble. A very generous glass of the house white (French) was a pleasant way to start the evening and watch the sights. At around $7 the wine was good value.
We decided to stay for an early meal. We chose four different entrees followed by a desert. All were interesting, well presented and very tasty. We shared prawns in coconut, seafood chowder, a beautifully presented vegetable stack and cappachio beef. The classic creme brûlée served in a wide shallow dish was a delicious way to end.
We drank wine by the glass. The wine list is not extensive but more than adaqaute, reasonably priced and by the glass, very generous.
Don't miss this place if you are in Port Vila.

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1  Thank pierrekiwi
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

compared to our previous visit this was a vast improvement, but still no where near as good as our first visit, the overall experience was ok, the food was pleasant and the service was ok. Price wise it is expensive as are most of the restaurants in Port Vila.

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1  Thank Amber M
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

I knew the size of the meals was too big for me so I was able to order from the kids menu but also modify it to suit my tastes.Great view also and the staff were very friendly

Thank Sylvia W
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We ate at the restaurant 2 times once with our kids.

We had lobster it was to die for. The view over the water lovely. Frank the waiter friendly.
The kids enjoyed their meals and ate it all.

We went back without kids. Highly recommend it. My husband travels the world and made me go back second tie so that says a lot for the place as he is fussy.

The beef Carioca yummy.

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Thank Amy N
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