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“The best meal by far!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Atlantico Bar Restaurant

Atlantico Bar Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 195 Restaurants in Playa Blanca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $43
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best meal by far!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

I visited this restaurant after recommendation from my parents who have eaten here a few times whilst on holiday, I too was at the restaurant the same evening as the last few comments and all I can say is I had the best meal ever! The staff were friendly and chatty, the food was exceptional and the service was supurb! They arent after turning tables for a profit, they want you to enjoy your meal at a pace that suits you.

A friendly, relaxed restaurant which is not to be missed!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Where else would you eat - brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

It would appear that we were also here on the same date as the last two reviews and in fact this was our third visit at the end of our 2 week holiday. We visited on 11th, 14th and 21st August. We love the relaxed ambiance, the food was excellent on each of our 3 visits. The food is not served in a hurry as the owner prefers you to take your time, enjoy the food and eat at your own pace. As with the last review we did not see anyone waiting for food. We arrived at 7.45pm and left at 9.45pm after a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Service throughout our 3 visits was excellent, staff friendly, engaging if you want them to be so and as attentive as you wish. On our last occasions we travelled from Matagorda especially to eat in the Atlantico as we enjoyed our previous two visits.

All I can say is book it and try, expect to be there for about one and a half hours or as long as you wish. In my opinion this restaurant is not too be missed.

I have attached some photos of our food.

I can recommend - Steak on a stone - excellent, as is the mackerel, prawn cocktail, salted mushrooms, steak in mushroom sauce, black pork belly, garlic prawns. We received the usual complimentary after dinner drinks - but slightly upmarket and not watered down. These included Baileys and Port.

Thank you and see you again next August.

Visited August 2013
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5 Thank LyneddyWeymouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Hi we turned up without a booking on the same night as the last review we were maid to feel very welcome ( although we had to wait 5 mins outside as a family that had been seated outside wanted to come inside so they had to re organise the seating which wasn't a problem as we got to look over the menu outside ( worth booking in advance ).
Once at our table the food turned up on time and cooked to our liking even our children that can sometimes be a bit fussy cleared their plates.
We were then served with a un expected chocolate pudding for the children which they informed us was on the house?? Lovely !!
We had a great time the asmosphere was very homely and hospitality was excellent and at the end of the meal the chef came out and was talking to us about the meal.
Very good worth 5/5 and a real small, homely feel to the resturant.
Not sure about the last comment as I did not see anyobe waiting for there dinner ? But to be honest I'm on holiday we have plenty to talk about the day with my wife and kids and my moto regarding food is that I don't mind waiting for good food ( not that I had to on our visit) but the food is by far the best meal so far and were on night 7 of eating out.
We're planning a return visit next week !!
Thanks again for the great food and service !!!
Paul

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the 5 star ratings!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

After reading many reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to visit this restaurant. We were very excited as we have eaten at many places that serve steaks to be cooked on stones. We arrived at the restaurant with high expectations. Upon arrival, the décor was unappealing, blue curtains, blue table cloths in an unsightly part of Playa Blanca. Despite this, we went ahead and took our seat, keeping the several five star reviews in mind. FIFTEEN minutes later, we were handed a menu, and this was left with us for over twenty minutes. In that time, NOT ONE waiter approached us and took our drinks order, never mind our food order, despite attempting to call the one of two waiters on four occasions.

When someone finally came over to us, we ordered our drinks AND food together: 2x steak on stones, 1xflambe prawns in orange sauce, 1x "chicken curry", 1xsea bass. The waitress was knowledgeable about the menu, however did not apologise for the slow service. Approximately 20 minutes after ordering, we received a complimentary bread basket.

It is worth noting, that the restaurant was NOT busy when we were here, a total of 3 tables were occupied including us. Thankfully, it was a family meal so the company helped pass the time. Very aware of the ongoing wait, we watched as others meals went passed, and yet nothing arrived to our table. A table (party of 6) who arrived at the same time as our party of 5, had been served eaten, paid and left and we were still waiting...

A total of 1hr 35 minutes after arriving, we were about to make a complaint, when our food arrived. In any setting, this is a ridiculous amount of time to wait for 5 main courses. When the food arrived, the two fillet steaks had been cheeklily put onto one stone, meaning it was impossible to slice your steak and cook it since there was no room on the stone! We brought this to the waitress attention and she replied curtly saying "I will get you another stone if it makes you happy". Annoyed after having to wait so long, we declined. The sea bass was cooked very well, however the prawns were extremely bland with white plastic rice to garnish. The chicken curry, was in fact a Korma, and the lady in our party could not eat this due to an allergy. The stone was cool to the touch within 5 minutes, meaning our steak was completely undercooked.

Following the appalling service, combined with sub standard food we decided to highlight this to the manager - something which we have NEVER done before in other restaurants. We wished to highlight out experience, but we were confronted with a rude, sweaty "manager" who was so defensive about the situation, it made us all uncomfortable. He claimed the restaurant was "extremely busy" despite three tables being occupied, and then advised what was normal was to order the day before if in large groups (!!!!!!). He also said we were "lucky to be taken in" as the last table at 8.05pm. He said he was for sorryfor the wait, but he explained that there was nothing he could say or do to rectify our meal tonight. However, when we suggested a discount, he then said "Oh here we go now!", implying that all we wanted was a discount. Our party has NEVER asked for a discount, but we were so annoyed at the level of poor service that we felt it necessary to ask for this. He agreed to give us a discount, however, we pointed out that our aim was to highlight our disappointment and for it to be acknowledged by the restaurant. Instead... we got our bill, with NO discount, NO sincere apologies and five very disappointed customers who could not help but notice a second table complaining on our way out!

Our opinion of this restaurant is quite different to previous comments, however, we felt so strongly about this that we left Atlantico restaurant and wrote this review the minute we returned home tonight. We would recommend staying away from this over-priced establishment with some of the worst service we have experienced abroad and at home!

Definitely not worthy of 5/5!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Jennifer B
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“GOOD SERVICE AND GOOD FOOD.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

A lovely nice place for a surperp meal, with excellent service and great value for money. Would definitely come here again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank charmed27
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