We had our dinner at El Caribeno. It was for 18. Normally, they don't allow reception dinners at El Caribeno (glad you got it too, Shane!!). There's a list of restaurants that you can use for your reception dinner, and this restaurant is not on it. What my coordinator had me do was to email her ahead of time what each guest wanted to eat. (I put together a set menu that my guests chose from, and then I got what they wanted for an appetizer, entree, and dessert, and sent that list to her.) IT WAS GREAT! I highly recommend it. It's not outdoors but indoors.
You also mentioned you didn't qualify for free events. We didn't either. For our welcome dinner, we just had everyone meet at the restaurant without a reservation. (I got there about an hour early with my bridesmaids to start getting tables for us.) We did ours at Los Caporales - right next to Arrecifes. Maybe if you can't decide between these two restaurants, one of them can be for the welcome dinner, and the other for the reception dinner?
Hope this helps!
Originally Posted by mrsbruff2b
Hey ladies!! After reading all threads and reviews, I still can't decide between reception dinner at El Caribeno or Arrecifes.
It would be around 7:30pm.
I thought it was only dinner. I wasn't expecting anything more? Are these both outdoors?
May I ask how many people you booked for? (Or if you know the max capacity?)