Restaurants & Bars Latin America & Caribbean


Pappy | | Nov 30, 2005 08:31 AM

Not as sophisticated as many of the destinations that populate this board, but for those of you heading to the islands this winter:

Tuscany (Marriott Hotel) - Very good. Especially gnocchi. Good service. Nice setting. $$$$

Sunset Grill (Radisson Hotel) - Sparse setting. Overbearing service. Mediocre starters. Good scallops, okay beef. Not worth the dough. $$$$

El Gaucho (Downtown) - Be prepared, this is a dining factory, with many different rooms, upstairs and down, all decently decorated, but loud-loud-loud. Go after 8:30PM if possible when the families depart. It is a good steak. The service is fine. The So American wine is cheap. The condiments (marinated onions and chimichiri sauce) are great. $$$

Agua Grill (Hotel Area) - Good bet. Three dining rooms, request the back room, the other two are too busy and too open. Seafood is fresh and cooked perfectly. Avoid the wane Aruban Soup. $$$

Chez Mathilde (Downtown) - Avoid at all costs. This place is a joke, having long out-lived its reputation. Literally had to walk up to the host stand to ask for a waiter. Two entrees were completely unedible. This is the first restaurant I have ever had to walk out on, leaving 100% of my food (and 1/2 bottle of Pommard) untouched. Btw, they couldn't have cared a less. Never even asked if there was a problem. $$$$

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