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Francisco J. Peinado # 6A | Corner of Presidente Vasquez, Next to Tostacos & Sushito Restaurant, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-261-3330
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6:00 pm - 12:00 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a good restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
GILBERT588
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As expected, Mares was full on Valentine’s Day but it was not too crowded – the atmosphere was wonderful. Chef Rafael himself greeted us at the front door and showed us to our table. The servers were well dressed, polite and efficient. There was a fixed menu for this special day, offering three meals. I had the Angus Prime steak,... More 

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Amazing once again the food and the place, since the last time that my wife and me was in Puerto Plata this place its the best of the best, the Menu was complete different now, but to be honest now its much better. the Chef Rafael change the menu and now the experience was a blast……. many thanks to all... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

First I have to mention the bad review on this restaurant by the family who wished to bring 7 young children I have seldom seen a restaurant that is so unsuitable for large party of childrenVery small maybe 9/10 tables lovely decor and romantic atmosphere I can understand why the owner cancelled the reservation On the restaurant itself the staff... More 

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Princeton
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had an outstanding dinner at this wonderful restaurant. The Chef, the service, the garden, and of course the food were wonderful.. One of the best meals I have had in the past year.

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boltonfannumber1
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great atmosphere, lovely location and fabulous food. Pricey but worth the extra money. Staff bwere very attentive and the music complemented the atmosphere wonderfully. Worth a night out for that special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Francisco J. Peinado # 6A | Corner of Presidente Vasquez, Next to Tostacos & Sushito Restaurant, Puerto Plata 57000, 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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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