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Currently at Lagunamar

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by byeloe, Dec 31, 2018.

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    The box is now gone
     
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    Lagunamar keeps on impressing me. According to the receptionist, the resort is at full capacity, yet it does not feel crowded. No fighting for pool chairs (though those around the main infinity pool are in the highest demand) It is so well laid out.
     
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    Curious: when people stay here, do you typically cook a lot of your meals in the villa, or do you venture out to local restaurants? I wasn't sure how common it is to go out to eat here, since so many resorts are all-inclusive.
     
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    We eat out for dinner every night. There are a lot of great restaurants.
    Breakfast foods and snacks we get at the local grocery store. We usually do lunch at the resort or across the street. Occasionally we will prepare something in our room.


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    Same. Dinner out every night. Breakfast in the room. Lunch is either made in the room, at the pool bar or on the occasional excursion.
     
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    We prefer to eat in for many of our meals. We take advantage of the barbecues and purchase at the two grocery stores on the hotel strip as well as one trip to Costco.
     
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    most breakfasts in the room, occasionally at the Oceano restaurant. Most lunches by the pool, the food is decent, sometimes very good plus it is super-convenient. For dinner, most of the time we go to the restaurants across the street, in the La isla mall. Sometimes if the kids are tired, we prepare something simple in the room for an early night.

    By the way, the last couple of nights we tried Fantino at the Ritz and Rosa Negra. The service was outstanding at Fantino, the food was very good but it failed to impress me. Rosa Negra was a disappointment, several dishes were good others not so much. The service was also so so. Not worth the price in my opinion, it is one of the more expensive in the area.
     
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    We were very disappointed with Rosa Negra. The service was so slow that we never even ordered entrees. We were there for 2 hours too and served one cocktail. It was ridiculous. I’ll never give it a second try. Our preference for a nice meal out is Harry’s or Puerto Madero. Your kids would like Harry’s, they serve cotton candy for dessert, have you been?



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    We have a reservation for Puerto Madero tomorrow night. We will post our impressions. We will probably go to Harry's next time we come to Cancun
     
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    Don’t forget to show your room key to get 10% off at Puerto Madero. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere!
     
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    Is there anything in particular on the manu we should not miss?
     
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    There are two places where we went multiple times. El Fish Fritanga is excellent and not expensive. Also Tacun is an easy walk and has excellent street tacos.
     
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    We like the special events at the resort, especially the Mexican Fiesta with the mariachi band. Also, steak night, Mayan night, Fire Up the Fun, and the pizzas by the pool are excellent. We eat in maybe 2 nights a week, and the other nights go to the restaurants along the strip and in the mall. So many good places to pick from. I used to like the little grass huts over the water at Elephant, but my wife got tires of it and wanted to do others.
     
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    Just don’t go to La Madonna in the mall! Quite possibly the worst prison gruel Italian food I’ve ever had. Stouffers lasagna would have been better. I’ve never done a Yelp review but I’m tempted because this place was awful.
     
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    Lagunamar sounds very nice. I look forward to visiting.

    Can you drink the water or have ice in drinks at resort or local restaurants?
     
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    I cant remember the name of the Argentinean restaurant across the street but it is wonderful. We go usually twice a visit.
     
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    We used the ice in our freezer with no issues. I would drink bottled water out on the street or beer which is better than water.
     
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    Steak. Malbec.

    We have had three or four excellent meals there.

    Prices are about 40% of the price of a comparable meal on Maui or at a good steakhouse.
     
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    The resort uses an inverse osmosis filtering process and the water is safe for drinking. We have never had any problems. Most of the water we drink is bottled though, just the water for ice, brushing teeth etc comes from the tap.
     
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    Gambalashe. It is indeed very good.
     
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    It is actually Cambalache. Our experience there in January was not very good. We had to send our steaks back twice to get them cooked to medium rare temperature. They also lacked any seasoning (salt) whatsoever.
     
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    Love their seafood and different types of ceviche. One thing that stood out was ordering an Irish coffee as a desert drink and they made it tableside with some showmanship. The waiter lit some of the liquor on fire to caramelize a sugar rim and did a little fire show making our drink. Pretty entertaining and unexpected. They sold a few of those to other tables surrounding us after seeing that show. Haha
     
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    Bovino's is a Brazilian Churrascaria steak restaurant. http://www.bovinoschurrascaria.com/

    Across from Costco

    Our go to place. Great meats and huge salad bar. All you care to eat. Good service.
     
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    It is very noisy - trying to to give impression of disco? We had them turn music down.
     

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