Enjoy AAA Three Diamond Award-winning La Yola Restaurant, serving the freshest Mediterranean cuisine and seafood in an elegant setting. Modeled on a fishing boat, La Yola restaurant perches on the sea at the Puntacana Resort & Club Marina, with magnificent views of the sparkling turquoise waters.
Vacation dining with family. The site is beautiful although very hard to find. We are not from the Dominican Republic, but it took us stopping four times to find someone who could give us directions. (Google maps and other GPS does not work in DR)
The presentation of the meal was beautiful and the staff was very attentive. Our waiter was excellent. The food, as beautiful as it was, lacked flavor almost uniformly. That was a bit of a let down.
Amazing atmosphere and good food, we had a nice dinner.
Location, location, location.......this is an excellent place for a night out with a date however, the food was just OK and was expensive for what it is, this is not NYC. Party of (2) with (4) drinks, entree each, and (1) dessert = $160 USD
I will return again to give it another try......
Fabulous food and service..Great ambiance!!! Fresh tasty seafood!!
Always wonderful service and amazing food. Willing to always adjust to your dietary needs. Jorge the bartender and sometimes waiter is efficient and friendly. Cheers to the entire staff for always making us feel welcome no matter how long between visits. The mariachi band is a bonus and as well always remembers us with warm smiles and a great song.
Bravo, I Wish I could take La Yola home
The view and ambience was amazing! The staff were attentive and friendly! The food was stunning! The experience was superb and I highly recommend the restaurant! King Crab stunning as was the Mushroom Cream Soup! Thank you
Food was very good but pricey for the region. The service was very very friendly but lacked a bit. It was quiet there as we were there off season so I think they were missing a bit of their mojo.
Amazing,good food ans good service. I 'm goind 2 Time
Tiempos correctos, presentación correctisima, temperaturas correctas. Servicio extraordinario. Ambiente muy agradable.
Una experiencia muy satisfactoria. Muy recomendable.
If you're traveling to Punta Cana, you MUST go to La Yola. It was exceptional. I was so happy that I chose this restaurant for my fiance's birthday dinner. The food, the view and the staff were all magnificent! Please please go. You will not be disappointed.
Superb service! Thank you Giovanni and Yeison (did I get the spelling right?) They checked on us making sure everything was great and accommodate my dietary restrictions being a vegetarian and all, they suggested things of the menu which i absolutely loved!
Let me add something else just so you guys can understand how good food was...me and my friend we are die hard fans of desserts and we always have dessert wherever we go, this is a must! and sometimes quite frankly we just go out to grab something sweet (oopsies)...so here we are in La Yola having our delicious dinner and we couldn't make it to the last course! We were so incredibly full that, it broke our heart to leave without trying that 3 chocolate cake thing...but we are coming back, even if is just for dessert! Or for the happy hour that they mention on our way out :) you guys earned our hearts forever, thank you for such a great care!
Ambience was amazing, very romantic. Service and food were excellent. Definitely would like to return.
Charming staff - unworldly atmosphere, food was delicious - the pineapple and coconut risotto with the curry prawn skewer was a hit ! Ideal place to celebrate a special occasion.
Best meal we had in Punta Cana. Delightful staff and lovely view of the marina area.
We were excited to celebrate our anniversary at La Yola as we heard many great things from reviews, but left a bit disappointed. I ordered the special for the day, whole grouper, and had it deep fried at the server's recommendation. It came out dry as did the sides of rice and plaintains. She ordered the coconut shrimp, which was good, but nothing to get excited about. The service was pretty slow. It took 30 minutes after sitting down to put in our drink orders - we had water at the table so not the end of the world. The one bright spot was the location and the view. It was a beautiful restaurant and the view did was great. They also sat us at a special table for our anniversary which was a nice touch.
Fantastic view, service and ambience. Ceviche and shrimp with coconut sauce were outstanding. The shrimp with pumpkin risotto was lacking shrimp and spices. A regular bottle of natural still water for $8 was very pricey.
Beautiful place, wonderful service, excellent excellent live music with a trio wandering the tables, and playing requests. The food was amazing!
The food was amazing! The ambiance was nice, the service - great. I am so happy I was able to find this gem. I like that the menu has interesting twists on dishes like eggplant and plantain (appetizer) and Tres leche and avocado, as well as some staple Dominican plates like black bean soup (appetizer - delish!), Freud yuca, and shrimp stew. The portions are pretty large so come hungry!
Amazing food, excellent service, great atmosphere will definitely return 100% recommended
Service lovely. View lovely. Food delicious.
The centollo (crab) pasta was delicious! Beautiful atmosphere and great food.
Fantastic in every way. Service was perfect, atmosphere very nice, food great. Crispy octopus and shrimp stew were outstanding. We ate there 3 nights on our vacation
The best. Location is right on the marina and food melts in your mouth. Tartare is freshhhhh. Also plays live music. Go during the day!
We had high expectations and while the restaurant was in a gorgeous setting, the rest of the experience was not at the standard we expected. $300 bottle of wine but served in thick, inexpensive wine glasses. While the Dominican manu offered some tasty options, other fare was not prepared properly.
We may have just hit it on an off night (Sunday dinner), as friends said they had a nice lunch experience.
Great location. Beautiful setting and service. Loved our meal. Service was outstanding. Tricky to get to.
Beautiful venue with attentive staff and great food!
Loved everything about this place. Ambiance is amazing. Food was excellent. Service was impeccable. We’re going back!
I've been here many times, it always delights.
However, I booked my reservation through Open Table and they were having a corporate function that night. They ended up having us on the dock which was beautiful, and it was gracious of them to accommodate us. They said they could not access your reservation/my contact info to inform us of the conflict. I'm not sure if this is something open table should address internally, but La Yola staff was superb in how they made it all work.
Comida, servicio y ambiente muy bueno
Quede encantada con el lugar
Es muy especial
Very slow service. Sometimes not on point. Also, food is good but very expensive.