Well, I'm back from our site visit. While we were there, we met with karla at the Del Mar and Lily at the Lindo/Maya.
We were considering switching to the Del/Mar because we LOVED the Tropical/Italian as a venue for our reception.
Unfortunately though we were not happy with the menu choices we were given at the Del Mar
The veal & lamb chops were not an option, so Karla said we could have the "Tenderloin" with corn on the cob and baked potato and "Salmon on the Grill" with the same sides (both from El Puerto steakhouse).
While the Tenderloin was good, the corn on the cob was rather soggy, and the baked potato was small and hard. THe grilled salmon lacked flavor and was a bit fishy. (and I love salmon)
Now, I am no food critic or anything, but it just was not very impressive. I really wanted to have it there too!
I must say I am a little dissapointed with the food at the resorts in general. I know it's all-inclusive so it's not going to be the best food you ever ate, but it was below my expectations personally.
This was the only meal we had at the Del Mar/Beach so I can't comment on any of the other rest's there.
At the lindo, my mom and I ate at the Cajun the first night. Both entrees were served with "dirty rice" which was bad. My mom's flank steak was kind of gristly and not too good. But hey New Orleans style food in Mexico, maybe not such a good idea. We stayed optimistic
Next, we ate at the steakhouse at the Maya. I had the flank steak, She got the top sirloin. Mine was decent. The top sirloin was like a cheap breakfast steak you get with steak and eggs. Very, very had to cut. The staff takes such pride in their restaurants so you really want to like it, but we could tell that the guests seated around us were not too pleased either. We will def stick with the Del Mar's steakhouse and not go back to the Maya's in Jan.
The Italian at the Lindo was good. The filet mignon was good and came with some yummy basil pesto-y potatoes. The lobster medallions were also very good and beautifully presented in like a pastry cup. The vegetable with that was zucchini and tomato with parmesan. Very good.
Lastly was the La Marina seafood rest at Maya, which was also very good. We enjoyed the surf and turf, which I ultimately chose for our wedding dinner. The salmon was better than the previous rest, but not outstanding.
The breakfast'lunch buffets we thought were pretty good. The rolls and butter were bad and the orange juice was not good, but overall I was pleased with them.
I did not try the mexican or gourmet restaurants at the lindo, or the japanese at the del mar. I am hoping they are good and maybe we just had bad luck. I've had family members griping about the price of the resort already and I'd hate for them to think the food is bad. Anyone else have any negative experience with the food?