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“nice restaurant - basic room”
Review of Areca restobar

Areca restobar
Ranked #41 of 247 Restaurants in Phu Quoc Island
Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: Seafood, Vietnamese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Vietnamese typical cuisine
Reviewed February 18, 2013

They have rooms for rent and that was how we ended up there. We booked a superior bungalow which was neither superior nor a bungalow. The rooms (ours was 104) were more like one room town houses with little patios.
The room was very basic (AC, TV, fridge) with window. But the windows doesn't have any glass and as soon as you open the shutters you will have moskitos.
Hotel is located off the main road next to La Veranda Hotel. 5 minutes walk to the beach, if you need shade you may spend your time at Rory's bar. Almost no nightlife in that region you may walk or get a taxi towards Duong Dong. We walked once and later got a taxi which cost almost nothing.

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Thank Swiss1981
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We have been coming to The Palm Tree for three years and are just as pleased as the first time. Now on our last visit to the island we have been going there at least three times a week and will definitely be back on our next visit to Vietnam.

This is a family run restaurant (now with rooms for rent as well) with friendly service and good inexpensive food. The sea food is excellent .Do try the fish with Phu Quoc pepper sauce. It is something to come back for.

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Thank Philippa2010
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Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant and kitchen are very clean. The food is tasty and inexpensive. A nice alternative to the beach front restaurants. We ate twice down at the beach in two different restaurants and had stomach problems afterwards. I went to palm tree restaurant for breakfast twice and for dinner three times and liked the food and service there. Ok, the light setting is not that romantic but it is still ok and agreeable.

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Thank Chris1304_de
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Fresh seafood and in particular squid on the BBQ was excellent and extremely reasonable price wise. On a couple of days we asked them to buy giant (non-farmed) prawns from the market and cook to our liking and it was superb. Basic surroundings but clean and fresh food. Wine a bit lacking (understandably) but the Vietnam red wine in an ice bucket is palatable. Staff so friendly and could not do enough for us. It is run by two sisters (one is the Chef) and a brother.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is run by a family.
The surroundings are not much, no sea view, and the place, decor is simple.
However, the young wife speaks English (!), and the food was excellent!!!
We had crab soup, pumpkin soup, BBQ squid, BBQ fish with lemon, crab rice and they were all delicious. But what was more than delicious, and words are not enough, was steamed crab with coconut milk! A must!
The restaurant has a small variety of wines but considering where you are, it is vast.
The service was very good, quick, and they were all smiling all the time. Many tourists go there.
We will go again for sure before we leave, to try more dishes!
Furthermore it is close to Rory's bar, so you go for a drink after dinner.

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Thank dimitrav
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