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“A STOP YOU MUST MAKE WHEN YOU GO TO BAYAHIBE” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saona Cafe

Saona Cafe
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Bayahibe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Romana, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A STOP YOU MUST MAKE WHEN YOU GO TO BAYAHIBE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's the best "informal" restaurant in town with great employees and the owners are the perfect hosts. They make you feel your are friends not only a client. You can feel the warmth in their approach to the client and this is priceless...

Food is great - innovative and not expensive and with a lot of taste. Try the Lion Fish specialty -really good

One thing I liked is the diversity of wine - they let you taste before you buy if you are not sure but there is no way you will refuse the offer and continue.

Cheers!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CWS2008
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SaonaCafe, Owner at Saona Cafe, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Informal we are and that's the way we like it to be! Come as you are and as you like... T-shirt and shorts for a nice cold one or all dressed up for a wine & dine seaside lionfish experience! Thank you for your great review, makes us enjoy our continuous ways of serving clients!! Till next time!!
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Dominican Republic
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Had dinner here on a recommendation from one of the local tour guides and it was spectacular. I had a burger which I am always concerned about ordering here in the DR, but this was excellent. My wife had the chicken skewer and it was tasty as well. Both of my kids liked it as well. The service was good. The selection of food was good as well. The view of the bay is very nice to see while you are enjoying some great food. I would go back here to chow on some more delicious food!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dabyoung
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SaonaCafe, Owner at Saona Cafe, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Puts a smile on our faces everytime we receive great comments like these!! Thank you very much to have taken the time to do so! We are very glad you enjoyed your family meal with us. We do hope that you can come again and visit us! Regards to everyone!
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great place to hang out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Thanks to Sharkey's Dive shop, we found this great little café right across the street. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner there over the course of a few days and felt like family when we left. The owners, the Kuehne's are a lovely couple from Canada and they not only offered some awesome food with a personal touch but a make you feel welcome and relaxed. Hat's off to them both for following there hearts and dreams to live in such an amazing place and offer such wonderful food to both locals and visitors from afar! I wish them much success and highly recommend this little spot to everyone.

Visited August 2013
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Thank David S
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SaonaCafe, Owner at Saona Cafe, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thank you David for your comment! Yes, we do breakfast, lunch and dinner... we even cater for excursions!! We aim to please!!! Wehope that you come and visit us again on your next scuba diving trip!! Cheers!
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Really good freshly cooked food. Well worthy a visit. Free WiFi too. Situated in Bayhibe bay which is stunning.

Visited July 2013
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SaonaCafe, Owner at Saona Cafe, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Yesss... FREE Wifi for all of Saona Café's clients! Be sure to ask for the password cuz it changes often!!
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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1 review
“Great restaurant saona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great food and lovely people in the Saona bar /restaurant. we had a fantastic lobster meal twice. It made a nice change from the hotel food at La Romana Dreams which is just a short walk along the beach. The owner usually arranges and pays for your transport home and Sebastian dropped us back to our hotel the second time we had a meal there. Thanks to sebastian and his wife and staff for adding that extra nice touch to our holiday.The banana flambé is best pudding out of this world.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Mayumi_Paul
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SaonaCafe, Owner at Saona Cafe, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
From breakfast to 3 course lobster & lionfish meals we try to do it all!! Thank you Paul for your great review and we hope we can serve you another time very soon!! A seaside table is already waiting for your return! Bon appetit!!!
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