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Kukara Makara

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Avenida Francia 7, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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Description: I found it in the Moon Travel Guide. Phone number is 809-241-3143. It is...
I found it in the Moon Travel Guide. Phone number is 809-241-3143. It is located across from the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration of the Republic.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique restaurant

Stop for lunch while touring Santiago service was good, drinks very strong wide variety of food from steak to seafood and sushi. We stuck to Mexican with beef fajitas and stuffed chicken breast. Food was good but not exceptional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
Tony S
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Oriental, North Carolina
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The food was just ok and the service while friendly wasn't very attentive. Considering the price, there are several other restaurants in the area I would put ahead of this one.

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Oriental, North Carolina
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170 reviews 170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Stop for lunch while touring Santiago service was good, drinks very strong wide variety of food from steak to seafood and sushi. We stuck to Mexican with beef fajitas and stuffed chicken breast. Food was good but not exceptional.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ambiance: Kukaramacara Country Bar and Restaurant (the official name) is a two-story, quasi-open-air restaurant, as it has one side with open windows, which gives you a spectacular view into the heart of Santiago nightlife, and the beautiful Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración. The restaurant was very clean, and the bathrooms were immaculate, in part thanks to a very... More 

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Was just okay,the food quality is not that great. I had a great time with family and nice view to the Monumento a Los Heroes.

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Richmond Hill, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went with my husband to have lunch, and our server (Manuel) was very helpful. we had a great time, and enjoined the ambient. The food was DELICIOUS!!!!! and the restaurant director visited our table and asked how was everything. We had a few beers with some friends and a great time overall. Looking forward to go back.

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maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a tourist trap and for those who want to throw away money. The food was bad and the service wasn't much better. There are to many people trying to sell you something.....

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Travelers will enjoy this place. Food is good and view of the monument is very good. A place for relaxing and taking some pictures. Service is average not the best.

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Atlanta, GA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I agree with the other reviewers -it is a great location just across from the monument. The prices are also high by local standards. I was disappointed with the grilled seafood platter. The white fish, shrimp and lobster tail were very good. The rest of the seafood on the platter was terrible.it was way overcooked and rubbery. It was difficult... More 

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The place is quite nice, the food is OK but overprized. A few years ago, the servings were generous but they reduced them, while raising the prices. Beware, if you want wine, the glasses of wine are round 200 Pesos (US$ 4.50) with taxes.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I stopped in and had breakfast here. There is no actual menu for breakfast but they cooked up some very nice vegetarian omelettes for us with slices of garlic baguette on the side. They were happy to create what we wanted!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Francia 7, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santiago Province  >  Santiago de los Caballeros

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Description

I found it in the Moon Travel Guide. Phone number is 809-241-3143. It is located across from the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration of the Republic.

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