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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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miami, fl
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I went to Mares for my Husbands Birthday and our Anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and my friends and I wanted to go back every night we were in the Dominican Republic. The price for water is one of those things us Americans were not accustomed to see on a bill. The waiter never ask you do you want... More

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Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Beautiful place, excellent food, decent prices. We were the only guests, but we did not feel lonely. We had an outside table by the pool, backs against the tv in the bar. It entertained us very sucsessfully with Andrea Bocelli all night. I enjoyed that. We had tuna and pumpkin cream soup for appertizers. Goat and shrimp for main courses.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This food was soo good! The restaurant was very cute and nicely decorated. It is a little hard to find since it is located behind high fences ( we drove our rental car) but once in it was beautiful! The service was on point and they were very helpful. I don't eat seafood but I tried by boyfriend's shrimp linguini... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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