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“The Art of the Meal - Fabuloso” 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
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
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“The Art of the Meal - Fabuloso”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had one of the best meal ever at this restaurant. I was so taken by the combinations of flavors and the professionalism of the chef that I asked him about the preparation. To my amazement, he had marinated the beef for 5 days and slow cooked the meat an additional 2 days. The food was 5 star quality. But on top of that, the five star chef thought nothing of spending 7 days to prepare it. If you are in Puerto Plata, you should make a point to visit this incredible restaurant.

  • Visited October 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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English first
, Ontario, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Papillon is an unknown treasure..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Papillon is a great place to eat.....great food....good atmosphere where you can talk and enjoy listening to nice music and Thomas, the owner comes to greet you and you just know that your wish is his command for an amazing meal....we have been going to Le Papillon for over 20 years and still Thomas never fails to amaze us with the best food...Steak, pork or chicken for us is always prepared to perfection....never disappointed and always no room for his great desserts...hope everyone has a chance to give it a try...
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  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I have eaten here about 15 years ago, and I still remember it well, so it was a great surprise to eat here again 15 years later, and still be blown away at the fantastic food, atmosphere and wonderful service. How Thomas, the owner and our server, manages to do it all is amazing. The steaks are on par with any great stake from any five star restaurant anywhere in the world (debunking any myth about Dominican beef), beer and wine selection is unprecedented in the DR, and everything else was equally spectacular. I brought my kids this time and he made the most wonderful piña coladas (virgin of course) for them and went out of his was to entertain them. Highly, highly recommended, you will have a meal you will remember the rest of your life... Few places can do that!

  • Visited August 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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Ostersund, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfectly prepared, huge meals, wonderful atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Le Papillon. The Chef Thomas is German and speaks perfect english, the meat was fantastic and came in HUGE pieces. Out of the four of us that ate there only one finished all of his food. The after dinner Pina-Coladas were served in an actual carved up pineapple! A must for people visiting Puerto Plata, even if you are in an all inclusive hotel.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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“Le Papillon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

After being highly recommended by friends, Le Papillon sadly turned out to be a let down. The atmosphere is dated and borders on gloomy. The menu, which displays prices only in US dollars, is out of place in the Caribbean where RDs are the national currency. The service was definitely not befitting the menu pricing wherein the chef is the server. Beer coasters in a 5 star establishment - I think not! Having to pour wine yourself, drinks empty for way too long - not a class act! The food, while "good" is not up to par with other Puerto Plata restaurants. El cheapo house wine is not acceptable for high end dining. It seems Le Papillon caters mainly to tourists in the west end of the city who either aren't aware of alternatives or are discouraged from venturing "far from home" to the east side where they would get the experience they deserve and are paying the price for.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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