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“Added gratuity for a party of 2 without alerting us...”
Review of Cafe Del Mar - CLOSED

Cafe Del Mar
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Beach
Acworth, Georgia
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Added gratuity for a party of 2 without alerting us...”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Took a while to get a server to come to our table. Water glasses went empty. Food was decent, but expensive. There were 2 of us in our party and the server automatically added 20% gratuity and conveniently never mentioned it. The restaurant was very dimly lit and we didn't notice the gratuity and added another 18%. We didn't realize until we were back home. Very shady thing to do to patrons. Music was very, very loud in every part of the dining room.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank AcworthNurse
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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“worst place in Las Olas!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The manager is rude and they run a scheme with the waitresses. They tell you that the drinks are 2 for1, but when you get the bill they have charged you for both drinks. The place is dirty, music too laud, and very un-professional. Do not go to this place.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Zoila S
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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Get a new GM”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

My friend and I ate at Cafe Del Mar Saturday night and compared to the service we had been receiving everywhere else in Fort Lauderdale, it was not terrible- but that's not saying much. The server did spend a lot of time talking to us and answering our questions. We asked him for suggestions but even he did not have many good things to say about the menu. At least he was honest! The worst part about the experience though was when our conversation was interrupted by a deafening whistle that alarmed even people walking by the restaurant. The most shocking and disturbing part was that the whistle came from the general manager... Even now, a day later, all I can say about this is, "Seriously?!" He had whistled so loud that the ENTIRE restaurant had their meals interrupted. And why? To get a servers attention so he could help move some tables around- I know this because the manager very loudly told the server what to do. That man should not be in the service industry; he had no tact or sense of consideration for others, which is a must in this profession. The food was alright and the location was good- I assume that is why they stay in business.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Emily T
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Acceptable breakfast”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

No bargains. A simple breakfast for two $35. Best value was the 5.95 fruit plate. Great view. Just about every place on the beach includes a "gratuity" on the bill.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Joseph G
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Naperville
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“Always the best!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place so much that my husband and I went here twice over our weekend vacation.
The location is unbeatable. Right on the water. If you like to people watch (like I do) this place is perfect! Sit outside and have a giant margarita and watch tons of people walk by.
The food is fantastic! No matter what we ordered it was always great. For dinner the first night we shared this huge seafood platter.They know seafood! A whole lobster, calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels all over pasta with a white wine sauce. It was amazing! Highly recommend.
Don't forget to try the giant margaritas! You just can't beat them!
Our favorite place in fort lauderdale!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jamye B
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