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All 73 Puerto Plata Restaurants

Restaurant La Ponderosa del Mar

Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
809-586-1597
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Ranked #14 of 73 Restaurants in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations

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lake placid, ny
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

we took an afternoon trip to walk the beach at ocean boulevard and told our guide we wanted to go to a REAL dominican restaurant. meaning where locals eat. with local prices. we were very specific and said we didn't want an expensive restaurant. and THIS is where he took us. one look around as it started to fill in... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This place was very expensive $$$$ and you are better off eating somewhere else. Our cab took us here because it was convenient for him. There is better places to eat at. I got violently sick with food poisoning! The food was nothing to brag about! What a rip off!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food here was absolutely great. We went on a city tour and our tour guide suggested that we eat here while out in the city. The food was so good that we came back a second time prior to leaving the island. The first time we ate at the restaurant I just had the fried chicken because I had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First time I went my experience was satisfactory, although we were the only customers in the restaurant. Second time I went, I was charged 900 pesos (more than 20 dollars) for 3 small Perrier waters. For one ceviche, three fish soups and 1 very small shrimp cocktail, I was charged 85 dollars. Great price for a place like Paris, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

good local food had lobster cook in coconut milk best lobster i ever had will go back the next time i visit the dominican republic. food cook upon order not precook but worth the wait

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I stopped here on the recommendation of a taxi driver while visiting Puerta Plata. Upon arrival I was greeted by the hostess who then was nice enough show me the fresh lobsters they had available. With the friendly staff there I was immediately hooked upon this place. What made it even better was the grilled lobster that was suggested for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Best meal all week during our family vacation! The resort's food was not a good value for the "all inclusive" price. Everyone in our family stated that if possible, they would have chosen to eat more meals there. La Ponderosa's food was flavorful, well presented, and super-sized! The staff was very attentive and accommodating.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were brought to this restaurant by our cab driver/ guide after a day touring Puerto Plata, including the Cable Car and Mount Isabel. It is a quaint place with decor that reminds me a bit of something from Gilligan's Island. They handed us menus with TONS of options. Many of the featured dishes are seafood, and my fiancé and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a recommendation from our hotel an we were not disappointed! The seabass was the best I've ever tasted staff were friendly and the service was great the resturant is quirky and we loved all the little nick nacks they had on the walls it is definately worth a visit

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The cab drivers have a deal with the restaurant and collect a commission. Just ask any of them about the lobster place and they will all be ''happy'' to drive you to one place - La Ponderosa. Honestly,for one small lobster, couple of plantains and a small bowl of rice 43 US is way to high. The food tastes ok,but... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant La Ponderosa del Mar

Address: Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-586-1597
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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