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Mares Restaurant & Lounge

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6 Francisco j. Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-261-3330
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casual & elegant. Creative cuisine with local fusion of products, one of...
Casual & elegant. Creative cuisine with local fusion of products, one of the best chefs of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Vasquez. Situated in a private tropical garden, pool side bar and terrace, air condictioned indoor dining area, wine cellar, a local favorite spot, and a place you will remember.
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  • 82
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
fine dining

the restaurant is a little bit hidden, however it is woth looking for it. very good fish tartar, meat also top after talking to the chef for the perfect smooth cut.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
kraal_11
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

the restaurant is a little bit hidden, however it is woth looking for it. very good fish tartar, meat also top after talking to the chef for the perfect smooth cut.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had a taste testing of a little bit of everything including creamy pumpkin soup, goat, cooked ceviche, etc. it was just a taste of heaven one after the other.

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warwickshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant on 4th June, at first we were really worried about the area as the taxi pulled up it looked really scary! Then as we turned the corner into the restaurant we were amazed, it was beautiful! The piña colada cocktails were lovely, we had crispy salmon sushi with honey and eel sauce for... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well... What can I say apart from bravo!! This place is fantastic and so glad that we ate here (I wish we came back during our trip but had a busy schedule). As soon as you walk in it gives you the wow factor, the waiters/ waitresses were warm, welcoming and friendly. The chef/ owner kindly greeted us as well.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Consistently rated highly among Fodor's, Travel & Liesure & other credible travel sites for good reason. This intimate restaurant is part of the owner's home and tucked away in the central residential area of the Village. The juxtaposition of the neighborhood children playing street games with the elegant garden & tastefully decorated indoor/outdoor dining area of Mares adds to its... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

very much a Caribbean feel and romantic, a little too stiff but very good service. food is good but not the best in north coast, and too expensive for that area.

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Baltimore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Once again a magical evening...with our taste buds on overload. If you like sushi the platano roll is unique, a true winner. The rack of lamb, as good as you would find in any Greek restaurant in the U.S., if not better!! Truly a place for anyone who considers themselves a foodie. A must try while visiting the north coast...they... More 

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant, unlike most of this city for its warm decor, patio with pool and a limited number of people who can create an intimate atmosphere, is posble find great dishes using local produce and international. It is highly recommended, but it would be very good to do not only meat baked or grilled but also fathoms.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Sweet, intimate space with beautiful gardens. The chef comes to each table to describe the specials in great details, stops by during dinner to make sure your happy. I love the attention :) food was very good! Would totally go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The best meal i have had in a long time.Great atmosphere and fine white table cloth dinning at its best.My criticism is to only help the establishment to be the best it can be.Only one toilet for a place of this size was just wrong.We went with a large group with several couples and we wanted separate checks, this request... More 

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Additional Information about Mares Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 6 Francisco j. Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-261-3330
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 35

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Francisco j. Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 809-261-3330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 35

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Casual & elegant. Creative cuisine with local fusion of products, one of the best chefs of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Vasquez. Situated in a private tropical garden, pool side bar and terrace, air condictioned indoor dining area, wine cellar, a local favorite spot, and a place you will remember.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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