La Yola

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
LA YOLA RESTAURANT
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.
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4.6
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

M
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and good food, we had a nice dinner.

K
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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......

MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service..Great ambiance!!! Fresh tasty seafood!!

e
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo, I Wish I could take La Yola home

TS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

SK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing,good food ans good service. I 'm goind 2 Time

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tiempos correctos, presentación correctisima, temperaturas correctas. Servicio extraordinario. Ambiente muy agradable.
Una experiencia muy satisfactoria. Muy recomendable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MB
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

j
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was amazing, very romantic. Service and food were excellent. Definitely would like to return.

SK
London
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in Punta Cana. Delightful staff and lovely view of the marina area.

Z
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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.

R
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

CP
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, wonderful service, excellent excellent live music with a trio wandering the tables, and playing requests. The food was amazing!

MG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service, great atmosphere will definitely return 100% recommended

L
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service lovely. View lovely. Food delicious.

MS
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The centollo (crab) pasta was delicious! Beautiful atmosphere and great food.

JR
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MJ
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

N
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

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.

OT
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location!

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SF
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Beautiful setting and service. Loved our meal. Service was outstanding. Tricky to get to.

LA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful venue with attentive staff and great food!

s
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

s
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Ambiance is amazing. Food was excellent. Service was impeccable. We’re going back!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesomeness!!

MZ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Comida, servicio y ambiente muy bueno
Quede encantada con el lugar
Es muy especial

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very slow service. Sometimes not on point. Also, food is good but very expensive.