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mares restaurant & lounge

francisco j. peynado # 6, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
809-261-3330
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Ranked #2 of 68 restaurants in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Casual elegan, creative cuisine with fusion local products, one of the best chef of the dominican republic Rafael vasquez, tropical garden pool side bar and terrace, a/c area, wine cellar, local favorite spot, a place you will remember
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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were recommended to try this restaurant by the rep at our hotel Vicki who was happy to book a table for us We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding. We were looking for somewhere special to go to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and the hotel had no where special to do that we had a table for... More

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Puerto plata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Amazing service. Amazing atmosphere. Amazing food. A total gem in the area. A truly unforgettable dining experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was lucky enough to have selected my favorite restaurants for my wedding venues. This was no exception Mares hosted my intimate rehearsal dinner. The set up was great with help from my coordinator the band helped us make sure the ambience was perfect. Apart from the the most important part is the food. The Chef was able to bring... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We expected much more from Mares based on the reviews but when the photo of the chef on the website is of him in his chef's coat submerged in water up to his chest in the pool, I guess we should have known better. There was a server and a bartender working the night that we went and even though... More

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RRVH, Owner at mares restaurant & lounge, responded to this review

You must have a on and off day, since you arrive to our restaurant, fitting with you husband, we are very sorry that you have that expirient we us, I will recomend if you have a day like that don't go out is better to stay home or in you room in the hotel, Question what a picture have to... More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews after our first choice was booked that evening. What a great find! The restaurant was not crowded and we were the only table to sit outside overlooking the pool and it was like having our own private dinner. The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Food was great and we... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were recommended to try this restaurant by the rep at our hotel Vicki. We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding. We were looking for somewhere special to go to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were delighted from start to finish. The quality of food served here is 5*. The menu offers seafood, lamb, goat and beef. The... More

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vancouver
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We have dined here several times and we have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. The waiters are always sweet and very attentive. The restaurant ambiance is very nice it feels very romantic and classy. Food recommendations are the Tempura Shrimp Appetizer is out of this world good as is the Scallop Risotto in a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This restaurant is probably on of the best restaurants in puerto plata. The ambience is very relaxing and romantic. There is outdoor seating with a nice bar and poolside views. Inside you have a very welcoming space with impressive art work. The service was excellent after every dish the chef would come and interact with us asking how was our... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great menu and service. I'm not even a fan of pumpkins and found their pumpkin cream soup to be delicious.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

After finding this tricky little hideaway, we entered the most beautiful setting for a restaurant - it reminded me of a resort pool setting. The food was unbelievably good, the service was excellent and our total experience was 5+ stars. This is a DO NOT miss restaurant while in the DR. We tried going back a couple more times, but,... More

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