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All 73 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 #3 of 73 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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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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Costambar, Dominican Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Nice place for a nice Mexican meal, the owner Tim will explain you in detail were that particular meat comes from. Hell He even knowsthe cows by name!! LoLJust kidding, But not kidding about the great place it is!! Oh and the Margarita's??? To die for!! ;-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful place we stayed at the rui merengue and took the short journey by cab to this wonderful restaurant on arrival we was welcomed onto a table all decorated with balloons a massive cake and decorations for my partners daughters birthday. Food was amazing from starters which was a platter which was enough on its own then to... More 

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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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
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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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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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