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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 - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: Casual & elegant. Creative cuisine with local fusion of products, one...
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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  • 2
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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
Friendly, quiet and terrific gem of a restaurant in Puerto Plata.

My wife and I just returned from our first visit to Puerto Plata, and our dinners at Mares were definitely our dining highlights. It offers a unique combination of classy, quiet and cool combined with friendly attentive service and, most importantly, terrific food. On our first visit we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I just returned from our first visit to Puerto Plata, and our dinners at Mares were definitely our dining highlights. It offers a unique combination of classy, quiet and cool combined with friendly attentive service and, most importantly, terrific food. On our first visit we were greeted by our host Mary, and were seated near the pool... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very happy we chose this restaurant: the environment is nice and quiet, staff is very friendly, the menu has something for everyone and above all: the food is great!

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Thank Lucie253
Miami, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If a picture is worth a thousand words, here's 8 thousand revealing the beauty of this restaurant, the lush gardens and the exquisite food. The property of a family house located in a corner lot, it has inside formal sitting with an elegant and contemporary decor as well as multiple outdoors options such as the bar, poolside, patio or a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Escaping dreary London for a week my partner and I are staying at an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata. The resort has many good things about it but the food, while edible when sitting by the beach, is rather mediocre. We decided for at least night to find something special and we were not disappointed with Mares Restaurant. It is... More 

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Thank Mark C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I always make a stop in my favorite resturant in puerto plata. The new renovations have expanded the great ambience. We started with grilled octupus seasoned with a kick of spice roasted potatoes and feta salad with watermelon very fresh with great homemade dressing. Then my table had el chivo guisado a must try very traditional in the DR but... More 

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Bokeelia, Florida, USA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The new dining areas are lovely and the food is as great as I remembered. I always look forward to this spot for an Excellent Experience. Looking forward to the next time as I never get tired of dining here. Wish I could make it for New Year's Eve. WOW!

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Thank crabbydgaf
Baltimore
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

It's that time of year again that my husband and I visit the island...and it wouldn't be complete without a few nites of dining here....they have remodeled the place and it is amazing!! The gardens spectacular and the food, well out of this world! It's a must visit place!!

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Thank tikigirl73
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

It is a nice restaurant, the terrace where you can seat by the pool, in the inside theres ac but I always preferred the outside, food is great, specially the shrimps.

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Thank FabrizziaB
Quincy, IL
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We visited Mares at the end of a cruise excursion. This is a wonderful place. The owner spent time with our group and gave us a personal tour of the grounds. Beautiful orchids and landscape. There are three studios on the grounds: textile, art and dance. We had a light lunch as part of the tour. It was tasty. The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We ended up at Mares at the end of a tour excursion. This was way unlike any tour excursion stop that I've been on recently. This is an oasis in the middle of an urban environment that could scare some folks away. I'm glad we went in. We toured the garden, museum, and ballet studio. We had a simple, but... More 

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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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