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“The chef seems to have a “secret” touch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Papillon

Le Papillon
Villas Cofresi, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
+1 809-970-7640
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Ranked #1 of 68 restaurants in Puerto Plata
Price range: $7 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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“The chef seems to have a “secret” touch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Hidden in the middle of nowhere there is an Elvis Presley fan, a place full of ocean treasures, a place to seat and eat well. The chef seems to have a “secret” touch with meat, maybe even a deal with the devil to archive that superb quality consistently.

The chatebriand, pepper filet and the delicious tartar seems to have eternally found the right moment for the meat to be served. Against the local, warm weather, broccoli soup or a goulash will be worth the sweat. My favorite, having finished with some of the previous dishes; chicken filled with prawns baptized with a saffron sauce.

Don’t forget Papillion’s famous dessert “Mousse au Chocolate” Maybe the chef is not the chattiest of all, but that doesn’t matter.

Thanks chef

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Holzminden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Culinarian highlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Two weeks ago our family went to Papillon to have dinner. It was not easy to get there because the deskclerk and later on the taxidriver tried to talk us in to go to some other place . Luckily we did not listen to them and trusted the reviews on Tripadvisor. After being greeted by Thomas we were seated and ordered our drinks, Pina colada and three german beers, whow! The best pina colada out of this world. Not compareable with the ones we got in the hotel.
Now we ordered the food , 2 lobstertails and 2 peppersteak. It took a while for Thomas to cook everything and when it came to the table I didn`t trust my eyes, it was monstersize tails , cooked to perfection and luckily my sons helped me to finish it up even they had trouble to finish their steaks.
After a little while my husband insisted to try the chocolat mousse and after trying it I thought that I am in heaven.

A real culinarian highlight !
Next trip we will be back for more of thomas`cooking and the beautiful ambience of this place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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“Great Dining!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We went a group of friends there, after being there like 10 years ago.
The food continues to be extraordinary! we love every single thing on that dish.

Steak tartare, chatebriand, even the sweet sauce corns on the side dish.. was a great dinning and service by the owner.

A must go while in Puerto Plata!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houlton, Maine
1 review
“Excellent Food & Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We dined at Le Papillon while in the Domincan in April this year. The food was the best meal we had eaten all week. Enjoyed the owner/chef, Thomas and his amazing food. Only wish we had eaten there more than once. Prices were extremely reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aurora, Colorado
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“Outstanding food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This our third time visiting Costambar and we always dine a few times at Le Papillon. Thomas is a delight and the food reflects his care and flair. This is one restaurant that is not to missed when you are in the vicinity. Fresh food and generous portions served with a side of Elvis.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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