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Need help/advice for Cancun hotel Zone rehearsal dinner venue

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#1 TheMeBride2010

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    Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:10 AM

    Hi guys.
    So my fiance and I are struggeling with finding a good restraunt to host our rehearsal dinner at in Cancun. We want something close ( in the hotel zone area) as we are urging all of our guests to stay at the ME Resort in Cancun. We are in MAJOR need of places that are good AND affordable. We keep finding either or.... Right now all our recs seem amazing but after contacting them they want to charge anywhere btwn 80-100$ a person which is way out of our budget for our rehearsal dinner. I know I have seem some other posts but am just having no luck getting set menus arranged and or prices negotiated. Any tips, advice, etc? We are very open. We would like a set menu, seated dinner with drink option (or atleast wine).

    #2 KelZavs20

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      Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:04 AM

      hmmm...well, i cant help you in terms of knowing who will do a set menu (which is probably why you are getting such high prices) but there are some great restaruants in the hotel zone.....if you havent already contacted these places, id recommend: la distileria (mexican food), lorenzillo's (lobster / sea food on the lagoon) and also puerto madero which is a steak house. Check out Hotels and Vacation Reviews - TripAdvisor for some reviews, there is alot there. Also, there is a fantastic restaurant called Perrico's that is not in the hotel zone - but totally worth the cab ride to get there!!!

      #3 lalanyc

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        Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:46 PM

        I went to Captain's Cove for lunch during a site visit and thought it'd be a nice spot for a rehearsal (granted, the name is a bit cheesy but service and food were good): Captain's Cove Cancun Restaurant: Steak and Seafood Grill - Cancun Restaurant. It has a nice view of the lagoon and it's on the water.

        W/ regard to pricing, I think you should be very honest w/ the restaurants re: what you can afford and see if they can prepare a special menu for you. Do the quoted prices include open bar?? If so, that's likely why your quotes are so high. Perhaps you may want to restrict drinks to beer and wine for 1-2 hrs or see if they can charge per drink which could be much cheaper if your group isnt full of lushes (like mine!! haha).

        #4 rosieposie

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          Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:47 AM

          My coworker had her's at Lagoona Grill, Cancun Restaurant Laguna Grill
          I haven't tried food myself but she said it was fantastic and what saw in photos, the place has a really nice view. But I believe it it located a little ways away from ME Cancun.

          I'm not sure what type of food you're looking to have but here are my faves eats from a year or two ago (not sure if they're still there or changed hands....). mix of steak, seafood, itallian and mexican. Run their names through a search engine to find more details.

          La Madonna and Lorenzillos are near your hotel. La Capilla Argentina, Labn¡, La Dolce Vita, Ruths Chris and Lorito Joe's are a cab ride away.

          Planet Hollywood, Pat O'Brien's, Bubba Gump and Outback Steakhouse are also near your hotel if you're looking for other eats during the week.

          happy eating!

          #5 TheMeBride2010

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            Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:06 PM

            Thanks guys! It is still a work in progress with pricing and services....

            #6 Micas de Miralls

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              Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:46 PM

              Hello , we are experienced wedding planner in the RM, how many people you will be , how much it will be your budget maximum? HAve you any preference about food style etc... do you want drinks included in the price? Which is the date?? PLease let me know all those informations at: micasdemiralls@gmail.com , so I can be back to you with the possible options.
              Looking forward to hear from you
              Federica & Arianna

              #7 ccarmany23

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                Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:56 PM

                Hi there! I actually have a GREAT rehearsal dinner recommendation! The restaurant is Limoncello Ristorante and is in the hotel zone (and I think not that far from the ME). The setting is GORGEOUS.. pictures don't even do it justice. When we went down to do our site visit, we went there for drinks and knew that we wanted to do our rehearsal dinner there. The staff worked with my husband ahead of time based on our budget to do a set menu (which honestly I can't remember what it was but I believe it was around 30 pp) and included app, full meal and dessert. They were organized, treated us amazing, and I can't say enough good things about them. Their website has a place I think to do an email request if you want to get ahold of them. Good luck! Here is my review that I originally posted...

                rehearsal dinner: A Limoncello Ristorante- organized and great! willing to do a set menu for our group and set a price so that we could budget accordingly. the only snafu was that although we made our reservations on line and confirmed by phone, when my husband went there in person they had no record of reservation..so I would doublecheck when you are down there. The ambience is GREAT, food is amazing, and the restaurant overlooks the water and I knew when I ate there during our site visit we had to a rehearsal dinner there. They were very organized and had great customer service!

                #8 ccarmany23

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                  Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:57 PM

                  also- I believe that Limoncello (ours which is Italian) is adjacent to Lorenzillo's (seafood)

                  #9 ccarmany23

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                    Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:59 PM

                    Here is the website... Limoncello Ristorante - Cancun. Just trying to help out.. I know it's hard sometimes to find a set menu place:).

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