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Los Charros y Los Pinches Chaparros

#5 Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
+1 809-970-3332
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Ranked #4 of 68 Restaurants in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
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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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stumbling into the Ministry of Tourism office, we asked (among many many questions) if there was a good Mexican restaurant nearby... The kind ladies quickly phoned a Mexican friend and hence came the recommendation for Los Charros y Los Pinchos Chaparros - this is a good start indeed. Needing a respite from the heat, the "tour guides" and the "all... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ate here twice in one week- wonderful presentation and delicious food both times! You can tell that special thought went into the creation of each meal. The Mole sauce was incredible. Atmosphere was great; music was not intrusive which allowed for easy conversation and owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have come to Puerto Plata in The D.R many times and a lot of the times I stay at The Tropics Lifestyle resort which is an all inclusive restaurant on the water. I love this hotel because it is very affordable ($12 a night all inclusive deal they throw up once a year) and the service at the hotel... More

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manchester
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My fiance and i went here for a meal last night and the food is amazing. The mexican platter for starters was gorgeous. We had tenderloin steak with pepper sauce and the fillet steak was the best steak i ever had, so tasty. Definately going back here before we go home. Oh and the cocktails are huge and cheap prices.... More

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We just went to try this restaurant cause some friends recommended it. We didn't like the taste of the food, it was really poor, a lame excuse of Mexican food and it was pricey. We ordered Enchiladas which came with box rice and black beans as side and A variety of tacos. They don't take credit cards either.

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Utila
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times!!!! Love the food!!!! Lots of vegetarian options :) and a fantastic atmosphere!!!! We have had nothing but incredible experiences here!!! And the owners are very nice, accommodating and friendly!! Will definitely return and recommend to others!!!

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Hermiston, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We ate there numerous times during our two week stay in Puerta Plata. The food was wonderful! My husband and I always tried different dishes and they all were delicious! The chefs do a fantastic job of making your meal look just as good as it tastes. Bruni our server was very sweet and fun to talk with. The whole... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Great place to go! We were in Dominican for a week and wanted something outside of resort food so took a walk down the road and found this amazing place. We ended up going twice we loved it so much. The food is good portions and very fresh and also inexpensive for what you get. The staff was very friendly... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Loved the food, atmosphere is quite and cozy. The service was great, and the food ...was just amazing, and not expensive!! Highly recommend it, you do get sick of resort food after awhile!

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Sherburne, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I could not decide what I wanted from the great menu - it all sounded so good. WELL, lucky for me, they have a sampler platter ($195RD per person) where you get 1 appetizer size serving of about 8 different dishes!! OMG, SO GOOD!! And this app (maybe with some of their delicious rice and beans) is plenty for a... More

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