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“Best steak in Puerto Plata” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Parrillada Steak House - CLOSED

La Parrillada Steak House
Av. Manolo Tavares Justo, Puerto Plata None, Dominican Republic
809-586-1401
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Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: When you visit La Parrillada Steak House, you're in for a real treat. Take a seat indoor or outdoor on our beautiful terrace and experience our famous churrasco straight from the charcoal grill. It keeps our customers coming back time and again! Whether you choose one of our sizzling steaks,succulent lobster, shrimp or fish, you'll enjoy a mouthwatering meal every time you visit. Our warm and charming atmosphere will instantly relax you while our attentive staff spoils you. La Parrillada Steak House is the perfect destination for your next night out, whether an intimate dinner for two, a family evening or a large group celebration.
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“Best steak in Puerto Plata”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is my "go to" place when I crave a steak. Always done exactly how I like it. Table place to meet with friends for a great meal, bottle of wine ( or 2) and attentive service. The surf and turf for 2 is amazingly priced for the amount of food.

  • Visited September 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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“A wonderful find - Their langostinos are amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I was in Puerto Plata on vacation this week, having been to the same area last March. In March we came based on the Trip Advisor reviews and we so happy with our steak, lobster and Malbec that we had to make a return visit this time around.

We ended up going two nights this week because their seafood was so delicious, the surroundings so relaxed and the restaurant manager and her team so lovely!! Joanne recommended we try Langostinos with our steak as an alternative to lobster this time round - a juicier, sweeter (and less expensive!) alternative! And they were the absolute best - barbecued deliciousness!

And.. while we were a little overindulgent on the Langostinos on the second night, we couldn't resist their amazing baked cheese cake - so they wrapped it up for us and we had it back at our hotel bar.

There's a great spirit about this restaurant and we've had wonderful nights there. I highly recommend!!

  • Visited September 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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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This place has a really nice ambiance, and for the lack of restaurants in Puerto Plata, is actually a very good find. Me and my friends went there because we read good reviews on tripadvisor.
So we went, the place has an indoor and outdoor seeting option, we want the outdoor air for smokers, and for taking some drinks on a social night. Let me narrate a little more, we work in the hospitality business, and know how this all works.

So we notice how the waiters somehow were too busy to take our orders, we take it easy because we are on vacation. A lady, apparently a manager or owner is passing around asking how everything is keeps us happy, but still no waiter.
Waiter finally arrives, we make our order. Would you believe me if I told you a group of 4 people, with a simple salad and a shared grilled combo took more than 45 minutes to get their meal?
Not only that, but several people had to re ask what our order was like 30 minutes after we ordered and we were a little bit uncomfortable already. If it weren't for the lady circling around, and minding us, our meal would have taken 2 hours to get there.

After an eternity of waiting, we have to say we were very pleased with the food, it was a surf and turf, good quality and quantity. We also got a complimentary mamajuana shot, that soothed us.
We didn't complain because we were on vacation mode really didn't want any uncomfortable moments, but we really have to mention this, and applaud the blonde ladie's diligence with her customers. We noticed she was helping everyone out, and also solved our order mishap, while our waiter didn't.

All in all, yes, come to this restaurant, it's delicious.

Visited August 2013
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joanneroy, Owner at La Parrillada Steak House, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi there,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and providing us with your feedback. We truly appreciate it.

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your meal but disappointed that we did not meet your overall expectations where service was concerned. We certainly do strive to provide an excellent service at all times but I realize that occasionally, we can slip.

We hope this will not keep you from coming back to visit us the next time you are in Puerto Plata and give us a chance to make it up to you.

I also sent you a personal message to offer you a gift certificate for your next visit to make up for the inconvenience you experienced with us. I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks again for your honest feedback and we hope to see you again.

Kindest regards,
Joanne & the team!
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“An Oasis of Good Food in Puerto Plata”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

La Parrillada has been an old standby since I started going to Puerto Plata over 10 years ago. The outdoor grill turns out delicious steaks and ribs. The wine list is superior to most in the area. The service is excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Meh...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The staff at La Parrillada is very friendly; I'll say that much. The food is average at best. We've tried dining there 3 times now. Each time the food was bland. Just very little flavor. Tough steaks. Although advertised as a "steak house," the reality is that it's very difficult to find quality beef in the restaurants of the north coast. A few places have them. Unfortunately, La Parrillada isn't one of them. They are conveniently located just of the roundabout in Puerto Plata. The drinks are fine. The atmosphere is a little loud if you're dining outside, since the venue is on the side of a busy highway. We haven't yet tried the Sosua location. Perhaps it's a little better.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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joanneroy, Owner at La Parrillada Steak House, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi there,

First, thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your feedback. I am happy you experienced excellent service, good wine and generous portions but truly apologize that the quality of our food did not meet your expectations during your recent visits.

We do our very best to provide quality meals for each of our customers but occasionally do not meet certain expectations.

I hope you'll reconsider and give us one more opportunity to provide you with a great dining experience. Please email me at joanne@laparrilladasteakhouse.com to make a reservation should you decide to come back so that I may personally ensure a successful evening for you.

Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

Kindest regards,

Joanne (co-owner) & the team!
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