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“Great food, unbeatable price”
Review of Le Tainos - CLOSED

Le Tainos
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Northern Ontario, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great food, unbeatable price”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I stopped off here during our recent trip to Las Galeras, as suggested by a guide book (Lonely Planet) we picked up to make our trip a little easier.

We were very happy that we did.

The restaurant was very clean and well kept and the food was outstanding.

Once again we deferred to the guidebook and ordered the Honey Oregano Pork Mignon and it was outstanding. It was served with a beautifully presented array of fresh fruits and vegetables and without having an appetizer our dessert our hunger was satisfied.

Including our beverages the total came in at just over 900 pesos (less than $25), which, to be honest, is probably what it would cost to eat at McDonald's.

Service wise it's true that the staff could have visited us at the table to see how things were (other than to take our order and ask if we wanted dessert) but there was nothing glaring enough to deduct from the rating. It was also very helpful that, despite English being the fourth or fifth most-common language spoken in Las Galeras, that we were presented with a menu that had both French and English descriptions (despite the fact that we had both decided in advance to follow our guide book's recommendations)

The one downside is they open relatively late for people who would prefer to head back to their hotel before dark (6 p.m.) but otherwise a spectacular break from the tedium of buffet living at the all-inclusive resort.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Josh J
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Had the pleasure of eating there several times during my recent two week stay in Las Galeras. Wandered in there on Christmas Eve and decided to go for a hamburger--I know, I know--but it turned out to be an incredibly tasty dish. Chef and Owner Audrey really goes out of her way to make each meal exceptional. Nearly every seat has a view into the kitchen so you can watch her work her magic. Make a reservation beforehand, they do get booked.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Mike A
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Campbell, California
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very friendly host and excellent food and presetnation”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We truly enjoyed the meals and the presentation of the food. Great bar and wide variety of drinks. Highly recommended!

Visited January 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Recommended”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Good food, clean, cosy and acceptable price level of about 18-20 USD per person included beverages. Good service from the staff and It is probably one of the best choices in Las Galeras.

  • Visited December 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“well served and nice atmosphere”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

very nice french dishes. very beautiful searving. good music sf the restaurant. the roe wine was good. it felt like going to france.

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