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Mares Restaurant & Lounge

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6 Francisco j. Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-261-3330
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it's a waouaw! I had the best meal ever! and the restaurant is so beautiful... really a 5 michelin service! Even the chef came to salute. Looking forward to go back and try more dishes from the menu. I suggest the Lamb! delicious...

Thank MissDior20
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So impressed by the food here. Best lobster I've ever had. Goat was delicious, and steak was perfectly cooked and fois gras was divine...yes I tasted everyone's food! the only issue I had was with the tuna tiraditos that was completely and overly drenched in soy sauce which didn't allow the fresh taste of tuna to come thru...maybe serve the... More 

Thank Mepatel
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We were on a cruise tour and we stopped here for lunch. The grounds are planted beautifully and is a friendly oasis away from the hustle outside. The food was tasty, hot, and plentiful! It was served in a beautiful setting.

Thank Traveler10531558
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This place is one of the best place to eat in General very tasty food thet the Chef himself doing there ,the food was so good that we want to eat more and more , the place was very beautiful and cleaned and you need to reserve before.

RRVH, Owner at Mares Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Mr. Emanuel, thank you very much for your coments hope to see you soon More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I am an American that lives in Puerto Plata. I am constantly on the look for a good restaurant because there are so few around here. I grew up in a professional kitchen. This restaurant knows how to prepare and serve a meal with multiple flavors. This place is the real deal. Everything was perfect. The house wine was well... More 

Thank LP148
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This beautiful colonial home has been in the same family for over 100 years. Today, the owner and chef of Mares has turned it into a boutique restaurant with 10 exclusive tables right in the heart of Puerto Plata. Their fusion mix of Dominican food with contemporary dishes will leave you completely satisfied. You definitely need to try the Plantain... More 

Thank InformalTravels
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely house/gardens/shop. We were brought here as a lunch stop of a tour we were doing all over Puerto Plata. The gardens are gorgeous, and the overall facility is so relaxing. Our lunch was simple, fresh and something for everyone. Chicken, beans and rice, salsa, salad and fresh fruit. The kids had the option for hamburger and... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and made reservations for my wife and I along with the other couple with us. We asked around the resort if anyone heard of this place and constantly heard "no" and then suggested another. I made the reservations online which were very easy and received a confirmation email right after. On the way to... More 

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RRVH, Owner at Mares Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

we are very please with your coments, thank you very much, i will past the message in your review to every one that Works here see you son. Yes be a ware of the TAXI DRIVERS, they will tried to take you where they given comisión, (kit back) by over pricing the menú they have for tourist, the mane of... More 

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

This is a wonderful place and the setting is perfect. We choose to have dinner outside by the pool, very romantic and personal service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Exquisite food, charming setting, faultless service! Dining here was a perfect end to my time in the Dominican Republic! Especially recommend the steaks - melt in your mouth!, and the creme brulee was to die for. Don't miss this delightful restaurant.

Thank Olivia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $35
Caribbean, European
Dinner, Late Night
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?