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Mares Restaurant & Lounge

6 Francisco J Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-261-3330
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
6 Francisco J Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stop was included in our tour. It is on the second floor of the Mares Restaurant and they call it The Garden Restaurant. We had chicken with rice and fruit salad for dessert. You could go back as much as you wanted. I wish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank southguy
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The food is excellent and the setting is beautiful and very romantic but be prepared to spend 200Us or more for a couple with no wine.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank ibenkk
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere and ambience sets the perfect mood for a moonlit dinner. The food is phenomenal and the chef made it a point to come out and talk to patrons. I will definitely come back!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dreamer643631
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious!!! Service was outstanding!! 5 stars! Restaurant is in a secluded residential area. I went to 5 different restaurants in Puerto Planta on vacation and Mares was the best!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FrequentFlier711690
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place its a really cozy atmosphere very welcoming. boli made us feel like at home very attentive and not intrusive . if you are in puerto plata this is a definite place to visit for fine dinner.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 702wanderm
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Rafael is a great chef. Food was amazing and the restaurant itself is very beautiful. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank santanaripoll
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant and family compound during an excursion from a cruise ship. We ate lunch outside on a covered deck which was very good. The staff was all very pleasant and seemed to be from the family mostly. After eating lunch we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank travelinm2014
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner last night at Mares. By far the best meal of our vacation. The owner and his wife met us and talked us through the menu. Even gave us a sample of his pumpkin soup (which was remarkable). We had two...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cdt2118
Reviewed June 24, 2018

in the same complex you find a place called tacos maria f. a fine place for good tex mex and sushis and gorgeous fresh fruit juices (all natural) open after 16.00

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cigar-discount
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, and even better food & service! This place is a hidden gem! I went with my boyfriend who is a local and didn’t even know this existed. Gotta love TripAdvisor for the great reviews and advice. Super professional service and courteous hosts. The...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cherrisprite
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June 9, 2015|
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Response from C_Kucukdevlet | Reviewed this property |
We were a group of 4 and decided to drink at some of the local bars before we ate at this restaurant. The taxi driver stayed with us all night and took us to different locations. This cost $50 but was well worth the money... More
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March 10, 2015|
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Response from Jerseygirlat109 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar area outside, if I'm not mistaking. It's a small counter bar and most of guests have drinks at their table before the dinner but I saw some couples stopped by when I had dinner outside. But it is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Francisco J Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 809-261-3330
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Casual & elegant. Creative cuisine with local fusion of products, one of the best chefs of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Vasquez. Situated in a private tropical garden, pool side bar and terrace, air condictioned indoor dining area, wine cellar, a local favorite spot, and a place you will remember.
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