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“Great friendly staff and amazing food”

Hippocampus Bar and Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $8
Description: Beachfront bar and restaurant with romantic candle-lit tables directly on the beach, or relax and take it easy in our comfy bean bags in the sand! Our menu is small with a focus on quality of ingredients and cooking methods. We pride ourselves on our quality control and our taste! The bar features music on Saturdays, and has a special happy hour with buy 1 get 1 free cocktails ranging from Mojito to Whiskey Sour.
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Description: Beachfront bar and restaurant with romantic candle-lit tables directly on the beach, or relax and take it easy in our comfy bean bags in the sand! Our menu is small with a focus on quality of ingredients and cooking methods. We pride ourselves on our quality control and our taste! The bar features music on Saturdays, and has a special happy hour with buy 1 get 1 free cocktails ranging from Mojito to Whiskey Sour.
Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

We stayed on Malaspascua for a week and came here most nights. Chef Glen and Jason the manager are very friendly and entertaining. The food is great at a good price and it's in a great location on the beach. I would highly recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Tec_Steve
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hipporesort, Owner at Hippocampus Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi,
Thank you so much for your awesome comments! We're glad you enjoyed our yummy food and conversing with our friendly staff.

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Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

First time I stopped her was because of the “fresh brewed coffee” sign. It was string just how I like it. We came back to eat and ordered the B.E.L.T, hippo hamburger with bacon, curry cutter chicken, & green curry. It was all delicious but be warned the curry is supper spicy. I love spicy food but this was actually too spicy.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank MichelleM10756
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Hi there,
Thank you so much for joining us for dinner! We glad you enjoyed the food here, our apologies for the super spicy curry, I've spoken to the chef about it and we both agreed the heat could be reduced. This change has already been implemented and thank you for mentioning it in your nice comments. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed November 27, 2019

Excellent value for money. Great food! Best place on the island for Live Music on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank musetted2019
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2019

Hi!!
We hope all is well with you and it was really great having you here! Thank you for your nice comments, come back and see us soon.

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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Ate here last night. Great location on the beach & nice lighting. Food was plentiful & tasty. Service quick from very friendly staff. Live band added to the lovely atmosphere. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 884russb
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Hi there,
We're happy you enjoyed your time here and thank you for you comments! Come back and join us again for more good times.

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Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

This place has a great menu, plenty of local and international dishes. Prices are on the high end, but similar to close restaurants. The only downside is they try to scam you at the happy hour, advertising a 2x1 deal and rising the prices from standard hours.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank CUMBIA29
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2019

Hi there, thanks for the review about our yummy foods.

I would just like to be clear that we are not trying to scam anyone during happy hour - the happy hour menu lists happy hour prices, which you can choose to accept or not. It's your decision as a consumer if you want to order or not. Our standard prices of cocktails throughout the day are lower so that we can offer a fair price all day and not jack it up all day just so that we can keep that same price during happy hour.

Our happy hour prices are still ALOT cheaper than the standard prices of our cocktails - this is why we printed a separate menu only for happy hour. So that you can differentiate the prices. It's not a scam, we have just priced the cocktails accordingly. Most places overprice their cocktails so that they can sell 2 for 1 during happy hour, but then they end up being overpriced the rest of the day. Ours are fairly priced on the standard menu during the entire day and the price is adjusted for the happy hour menu to offer the 2 for 1.

Sorry if it is confusing, but we are not trying to scam anyone. We apologize for the confusion. Please come back and ask for a free cocktail of your choosing on us.

Thanks and see you next time,
Lee

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