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Gran Bahia Principe Coba, question re a la carte restaurants

igs
Vancouver, BC
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Gran Bahia Principe Coba, question re a la carte restaurants

We just booked a week in March at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba. The resort is a good deal larger than we usually visit and there appears to be a large variety of ala carte restaurants. Can anyone help out with some recommendations?

Also, what's the process for booking? Can we book all three restaurant visits when we arrive? And where to we book them?

Thanks.

Alberta
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1. Re: Gran Bahia Principe Coba, question re a la carte restaurants

"Can anyone help out with some recommendations? Also, what's the process for booking? Can we book all three restaurant visits when we arrive? And where to we book them?"

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The system is computerized, and requires that you are entered in the computer before you can book. We were in a golden section and were able to book about an hour after we were checked in. We booked at the desk where we checked in. Ask for a book of menus if you are not sure which ones you want. Yes, you can do all three at the same time, and that is recommended. You are not restricted to a la carte's in Coba and can pick from all the resorts.

If you like fine food, then you could book all three gourmet restaurants; Le Gourmet (Coba), Arlequin (Akumal), and Don Pablo (Tulum). We've eaten at the first two and can recommend them. The Mikado is also nice if you like the Japanese teppan cooking show. The meals are scheduled for 1.5 hours and they start to hustle you out to maintain it. I believe in the past they would let you sit in other tables if you wanted a long meal and extra drinks. They now appear to not be staffed to do that. If you are a big meat eater, then you will probably like La Gran Tortuga (Brazilian). They BBQ spits of meat and bring them to the table until you say stop (red card). Based on my experience, pass on the chorzio, and ask for tastes of the rest before you take a significant portion. Some are quite highly spiced with sage (I think), and a bit strong. All the beef is not the same, so taste them all.

But, you really cannot go too far wrong with any one, depending on your tastes. Strongly suspect they have one master chef, and share many dishes between the restaurants.

Here is a link to a list of their restaurants. You can click on each to see the menus. Most are different now, but you get a flavour.

www.bahia-gourmet.com/en/losrestaurantes.htm

Edited: 20 December 2009, 23:14
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3. Re: Gran Bahia Principe Coba, question re a la carte restaurants

yes, there is an office next to the check in, and I think they do open late, and yes, you can make reservations all at once!

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