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Plaza el Pueblito Playa Dorada | Plaza El Pueblito Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 809, Dominican Republic
+1 809-320-9612
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Recommended! We went two consecutive Sundays for lunch.

We like that the food is fresh, good quality and reasonably priced. The first Sunday we ordered the Pollo Frito (fried chicken) with tostones and small salad and the Dominican plate of the day (rice, beans, chicken asado and small salad) along with a couple of Presidente beers. Yesterday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
StephanMark
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We like that the food is fresh, good quality and reasonably priced. The first Sunday we ordered the Pollo Frito (fried chicken) with tostones and small salad and the Dominican plate of the day (rice, beans, chicken asado and small salad) along with a couple of Presidente beers. Yesterday, we ordered two Pollo Fritos, (because the it was so good... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great service! Excellent owner! Extremely good food! Location is a gem just waiting to be discovered! We actually met the owner tonight (who is originally from Ottawa Canada) and he was very hospitable to us. They were able to accommodate a pizza so fresh and amazing that our taste buds were ringing with deliciousness. We highly recommend this place for... More 

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Belleville, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Well over priced, for a real enjoyable time leave the resort area and go on the malicon to any of a number of little beach front bars that are very reasonably priced, my suggestion would be Big Lee's or for those who do not wish to be adventurous go to the back of the little community that is beside the... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Le Petit François is geared towards Canadian travelers, and staff speaks French as well as Spanish. There is a decent menu, but it's rather expensive. We had the Croque Monsieur, which was open faced and very good; as well as conch with vinaigrette sauce, which was all right, but not great. Service was friendly but a little careless (empty ketchup... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Its a cool spot being hidden away at El Pueblito. I live in POP part time so I've been here a few times. The drinks are "meh", but the food is decent. I like that they have "skin on" French fries which is different from most (or all) places in Puerto Plata. A bit overpriced, but nice and quiet.

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Three of us went for their langouste, one had the surf and turf. The langoustes were not very tasty and the steak was a disappointment. For USD$40, we expected a lot better. We did not stay for desert. The staff were very nice and the location excellent.

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Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were so pleased to find this wonderful little spot set back on the Public Beach just outside of Puerto Plata. The location is wonderful, it is right on the beach (chairs are set in the sand), it's just perfect! The food is very good (the parrot fish is superb and the empanadas some of the best I've ever had-... More 

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Novi, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This little place is run and frequented by French Canadians. It offers Dominican food thought, and Dominican booze including Presidente. I had a really great mufungo with beer and some great French fries. It is in the sand and on the beach. If you want informal with a great view and good food, you cannot go wrong.

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Westminster, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Hispanola Restaurant, a perfect 'beach shack', is location on Playa Dorada beach. It is run by a Canadian man and his very pleasant Dominican wife. You cannot go wrong with the food choices and pricing.

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a legitimate "on the beach" restaurant/bar with average seating, food and service. having chairs in the sand can be annoying as the legs sink and getting up can be a chore. The ocean view makes it worth it.

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Additional Information about Le Petit Francois

Address: Plaza el Pueblito Playa Dorada | Plaza El Pueblito Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 809, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-320-9612
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Caribbean

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza el Pueblito Playa Dorada | Plaza El Pueblito Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata 809, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 809-320-9612

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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