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Restaurant La Ponderosa del Mar

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Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
809-586-1597
Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food BEACHSIDE

Dining right on the beach- great food. Priced very affordably. Toes in the sand of the beach as we ate. Very friendly ans accomodating staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Dining right on the beach- great food. Priced very affordably. Toes in the sand of the beach as we ate. Very friendly ans accomodating staff.

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Toronto
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our group of four ordered fish and it smelled odd but being tourists and not familiar with the restaurant we ate the meal. That evening we all were sick vomiting and diarrhea. My wife was sick for 5 days and to get medical attention. Do not eat at this restaurant.

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ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

The food (lobster) was great at a hefty price for dominican. The restaurant has a boring blah blah vibe.

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Yorba Linda, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our taxi guy took us here and the people were excellent, the food was delicious, and the price was good. Our taxi guy is a guy we trusted and he said that this restaurant was one where 'you could trust the chicken and fish'! Well. We want to be able to trust the chicken and fish! haha! We took it!... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stopped here on the recommendation of the Taxi Tour we were on. Seemed to be a friend of the guide (as with all the stops). Food was ok, but prices were americanized (read: expensive). Would avoid for the simple reason that they seemed setup exclusively to gouge tourists.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

They have live lobster so you can pick the one you want. I had mine grilled with butter and garlic, the best lobster I had!!!! Is a little pricey, but is worth it. Staff is great.

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a weird experience we had at this restaurant. We expected a tasty fish restaurant that was “one of the best on the island” and ended up with below average food that was overpriced in an empty lackluster restaurant. First, I have strong feeling (but no proof) that there may be some kickback scheme going on with this restaurant as... More 

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Dickinson Tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Very good food. A littlebit high for pop standards. Place needs upgrading. But the food and service excellent .

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This quasi hole in the wall restaurant is a nice local place to have a quick meal. The place was clean and the food was good.

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lake placid, ny
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: 809-586-1597

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?