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“Great little place”
Review of Bistro Marina

Bistro Marina
Ranked #41 of 209 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 16
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant used to be called L'Recif and has now moved locations and changed names....very good food.
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We absolutely love walking down to this place to enjoy a beverage and something to eat by the ocean. Unfortunately, the new management really restricts you from walking in and doing, this unless you are a guest at the hotel. Not for sure why they would turn money away, but if you can get past the guards, this is a great little find.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant about 10 times in the past 2 years. We have always enjoyed it and recommended it to others. This week was nothing short of terrible. The waiter who was by himself, tried his best and was very professional given the circumstances. They were full to capacity and needed more staff. After about an hour and a half of waiting we received our meal which was cold and looked like they had put old vegetables from someone else's plate on ours. I honestly think they ran out of food. We got up and left as others were doing. It is a shame because it is a beautiful location and we had previously had good meals. We have friends coming from Canada next week that we recommended this restaurant to. We will tell them to go somewhere else.

1  Thank dvvviking31
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Michelle O, Gerente at Bistro Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We so sorry about that, thank you for your comments we are commited to be better every day.
We hope you come again and enjoy our food and the place.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The location is great, the service is very slow.
It seems there is only one person that acts as waiter, bar tender and cook.

Even though the food was not bad.

Thank LuisMoragrega
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were staying at the all inclusive Tesoro Manzanillo and decided to have one meal out at this nearby location. The setting next to Las Hadas resort is wonderful. We stepped out of the cab and around a corner to see a bustling exciting restaurant. Unfortunately that was the Italian, apparently very popular. We were pointed further along to the Bistro Marina. A few tables had people at them, there were more it appeared in a rooftop section. Fair enough. We were seated and waited and waited for the lone waiter, who was running up and downstairs with drinks and meals. At last he took drink orders, which took a long tme to come. When the haggard waiter finally brought the drinks, I asked if it would be better if we came back another night since he was so busy and alone. We were assured all would be fine. It wasn't. It was a very long time from our dinner orders going in to actually seeing the food. We actually wondered if the waiter might also be the cook. The meals finally arrived and were okay, one of our party had a meal that was pretty well inedible. They did take that meal off the bill. So, very poor service, caused not by the waiter but by a complete lack of proper staffing; and three of four meals okay, one bad. Doesn't sound like a recommendation, does it?
Oh, did I mention the other couple with us had their credit card compromised. They know it was there because that specific card had not been used anywhere on this trip or for some weeks before.
Avoid this place - try the Italian instead!

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We may have chosen the wrong evening when there was a staffing problem but there was only one waiter who was performing every task, therefore, through no fault of his he was run off his feet, one could only feel sorry for him. It took three hours for two courses.

Out of four meals only one was unsuitable, raviloi, and we were not charged. The only time we saw a second member of staff was when we paid.

Thank Millie208
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