May 21, 2006
At Iberostar Bavaro, the food is all included, so you can get whatever you want whenever you want it (24-hours room service, too). Breakfast:
We ate at the main buffet everyday for breakfast. There was everything from fresh fruit to bacon, from eggs to doughnuts. My personal favorites were the scrambled eggs, funnel cakes, sausage, and fresh fruit. The coffee was also extremely good! They serve continental breakfast from 5:30 to 7am, and full breakfast until 10. My friend went to play tennis early and missed breakfast. The got breakfast at the pool bar, where I usually ate...Lunch:
If you want to eat lunch at the main buffet, you can not wear shorts or a swimsuit, which didn't really work for us since we spent most of the day at the pool or the beach. So, we ate at the pool bar. They served burgers, spaghetti, chicken, French fries, and other lunch foods. Everything was pretty good, except that the burgers didn't really taste like beef and the pasta sauce wasn't very good. There were also 3 places to get ice cream around the area.Dinner:
When it comes to dinner you have some options. For a one week stay you get three guarantied reservations at specialty restaurants. During our stay we went to the sushi, cajin, and French gourmet. At the cajin restaurant. I had scallops with a cajin spicy sauce, which I didn't really like (the sauce that is). I had Japanese style steak and shrimp with stir fried veggies and rice. The steak was very good, but the shrimp lacked some flavor and the vegetables were little mushy. Our favorite was the French gourmet restaurant, everything was good. For an appetizer I got the lobster salad, which had a LOT of lobster. And for the main course, I had the shrimp with risotto. It was very flavorful and tasty. When we didn't eat at a specialty restaurant we usually ate at the main buffet. There was a very wide variety of foods to choose from. One night, my friends went to the Star Rock Cafe. They said the service was terrible and the food wasn't very good either.
From journal Week of Pleasure in the Dominican Republic