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“Great Location, Good Atmosphere, Poor Food”
Review of Trader Vic's

Trader Vic's
Ranked #592 of 10,111 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Native American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Trader Vic Madinat, winner of "Best Bar Food" by Time Out Dubai in 2010, offers a true escape with its Cuban band, beautiful decor and waterfront location at the Madinat Jumeirah, featuring Mai Tai terrace for outdoor lounging. Trader Vic"s offers an exotic ambiance with international specialities and world famous tropical cocktails from noon to late evening. The home of the original Mai Tai and pioneer of Fusion cooking and Wood fired Chinese oven specialities promises a treat for all tastes and occasions.
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Dubai. The location is fantastic and normally at weekends it has a great Atmosphere. I was obviouly rather dissapointed when we eate their a few nights back and had to send our meals back as they where so greasy and over-cooked. Out of three main meals, no one really enjoyed either, and one of our friends was that put off by the taste, he refused to re-order. When you are charging nearly USD50.00 a person for just a main course, you would expect a lot better. Needs to get back to the high standards it once was.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is a great place if you enjoy Salsa, it has a live band on Thursdays and it gets very busy! You can have dinner or drinks and seat outside as well, very nice.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

One of the many food establishments located at the Madinat. It's location is great, on the ground floor beside the lagoon. I like the bar although it get's far to busy and it's difficult to order a drink and the waitresses are good but overworked.
Recently we went for a friends birthday and there was about a dozen guests, service was good, the cocktails were outstanding but the food was bland.
Go for the cocktails, however if you want to eat, there are far better restaurants close by.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I have eaten here twice, once as a couple and once as a group. The experience was the same both times. We got a table outside and had good service from the happy chatty staff. The ladies appear to be enjoying their work which is always nice. The menu is large and has enough variety to keep me happy for many more return visits. The cocktail menu is eye bulging and make sure you are there for the happy hour when selected drinks are half price. The cost all up is very reasonable considering the lovely setting beside the canal.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

lovely location, great food, amazing cocktails!
enjoyed our evening sitting outside next to the water

Thank Rsars
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