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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 71 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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Only open on the weekends, we made sure to set aside time for dinner here while visiting Puerto Plata. The menu has a nice selection, which we opted for the plantain wrapped sushi as an appetizer, and it was amazing. For dinner, my husband had a goat dish and I had the scallops with pumpkin risotto. Both were delicious as... More

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The best ambient, great music, and the best Chef I have ever known. The most exquisite and finest plates are offered here. Mares Restaurant is inspiring, is peaceful, is romantic. It is the right place to go alone or with a friend or with the one you are in love. About Rafael, is the most talented Chef I have ever... More

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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had the restaurant to ourselves. Expensive by Puerto Plata standards but well worth it. $80 dollars for two, would have been $200 plus in the States. Great staff, great food! Great evening get away from the resorts.

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Suffolk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by our holiday rep Vicki, as we wanted to go somewhere special for our Wedding Anniversary. We were not disappointed, it was amazing! We sat in the garden which was all lit up by candles, next to the swimming pool. There was music playing in the background, the only drawback was the rather loud... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The location was a bit difficult to find but well worth the search. Starting with the atmosphere it is spectacular. The service was top notch. Now the best part the food is hands down the best I have tasted in the entire country and believe me, my wife and I live in Santiago but travel to all parts of this... More

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miami, fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Address: francisco j. peynado # 6, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-261-3330
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24

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