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All 75 Puerto Plata Restaurants

Los Charros y Los Pinches Chaparros

#5 Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
+1 809-970-3332
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Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Specializing in fresh homemade, Mexican cuisine, Los Charros’ kitchen is overseen by Juanita Vazquez. Juanita grew up in Acapulco and lived in Mexico City and Cancun. A consummate student of the Mexican tradition, Juanita toured Mexico for 16 years and developed exceptional proficiency with the culture, folklore dances and cooking styles from the Aztec west coast to Mayan east coast of Mexico. She prides herself on the fresh preparation of pre-Columbian and classic Mexican dishes that native Mexicans enjoy; neither too heavy nor over-spiced. For “Americanized” fare, Juanita collaborates with her "Gringo", Timo, a restaurateur with experience at trendy restaurants in Florida, Tennessee and Texas. Together with our island cooks, the Los Charros team guarantees the finest in authentic Mexican cuisine, popular Tex-Mex specialties and local island fare.
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Granite Bay, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on this place will walking the beach! It was a refreshing change from the all inclusive food at the Lifestyles Resort. We ordered the tacos and the appetizer platter. The food was awesome and the service was outstanding. We would recommend this gem to anyone visiting DR!

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Baltimore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

worst Mexican food ever....if that's what u want to call it!! And customers service, doesn't even exist. I know in the U.S. It is getting bad, but this takes it to another level!!

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you are in Puerto Plata at an all inclusive resort and looking for a change it is worth the drive to Los Charros. This is a great little Mexican restaruant. We ordered an appetizer plater that included a mix of tacos and other mexican dishes. It was reasonably priced and very tastey. We then ordered the grilled langostina and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was staying in the villas near the restaurant and happened to see the sign that stated that they catered to a more of a Mexican flair. Being from Arizona, I wanted to see the difference in the taste of the food. I loved the drinks and the appetizer platter. The portions were enough for at least two people to... More 

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The ambience, service, and food are outstanding! This has got to be one of the most amazing food experiences we have had; and we get around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was visiting Puerto Plata for the weekend and stopped in for lunch. The food was excellent and the view/atmosphere was even better! I highly recommend stopping in because I know I'll be back again. - Matthew

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

When we want good Mexican food we go to Los Charros. Although we live on the other side of Puerto Plata, we don't mind the drive through the city to enjoy the great food at this restaurant.

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Richmond Hill, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed at Cofresi Palm Resort which has awful/inedible food. A group that had stayed at the resort before clued us into this gem which saved our trip (we ate there 5 out of 6 nights). The restaurant is right outside the resort within (safe) walking distance. The staff was amazing and attentive. The owner was friendly and personable. He... More 

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Edison, New Jersey, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Love this place. Each time we come visit the DR we eat here for most our meals. Since we stay at the Cofresi Resort it is a 2 minute walk and it's such a treat to get away from the buffet garbage they serve there. We have had a very good portion of the entire meal and everything is quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were staying at Lifestyles Holiday Resort for our honeymoon. We were unable to stomach the food at the resort and went in search of something we could eat. We found this wonderful mexican place in waking distance from the resort and continued to eat there the every meal for the rest our trip due to the... More 

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Additional Information about Los Charros y Los Pinches Chaparros

Address: #5 Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-970-3332
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: Barbecue, Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse

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