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$9 - $45
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Caribbean, Barbecue, European, Grill, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Lugar is one of our favorite restaurants in Las Terrenas. We had lunch and dinner here several times during our weeklong stay in March 2022. The owner, Bruno, and his staff always greeted us with a warm welcome. It's as if they have known...us for a long time. The service was always excellent. As for the food, everything we had was excellent! We ordered a lot from the seafood menu. We enjoyed everything from the grilled seafood menu. For dessert, the Chocolate Fondant is a standout. My wife really enjoyed the Mojito and Caipirinha. My favorite cocktail was their Jamaican mule. We will definitely return to El Lugar when we vacation again in Las Terrenas next month.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great evening we had at El Lugar. Professional service, very welcoming and always smiling. The food was simply amazing, from the appetizers to the dessert. Everything we had was excellent. The owner was also very friendly and made us feel at home. Their...cocktails are quite something and I highly recommend you end the night with their espresso martini. 👌More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

Honestly, we didn’t expect anything from the dominican restaurant, but it was just amazing! Excellent service, delicious meals and friendly owner. From the first step you receive an attention, provided with a table and be advised good food. Our choice were Lion fish and Mahi-Mahi...with shrimps - yummmyyy🤤 also we had croquets complimentary. The best place to eat for me now! Recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

I live in the Dominican Republic for 11 years and first time visited El Lugar yesterday - July 9th 2022, to celebrate my wife’s Birthday. This is a terrific place. The cousin is amazing. In DR there are a very few restaurants with such amazing,...unique and delicious cousin. Interior is perfectly match to the location and Dominican spirit. Staff is over friendly and attentive. They do everything in order every single client feel himself special, even if restaurant is 100% full is at was yesterday when we visited there. Must visited place for sure!! Highly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

Perfect place to have dinner. The owner (or manager?) was super friendly, he really took care of his guests. The restaurant provided us an apetizer and a shot at the end. The food was delicious and very good portions. Not cheap, but highly recommended as...you receive value from your money.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

We loved the appetizers, ambiance, and exceptional service! The chupito (shot) at the end was great! We went as a family, ages 11-67 and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2021 via mobile

Good is really good, the owners are welcome and nice, service is good. The athmosphere is nice and the restauarant is pretty!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Mediocre food and service. Waitress got our order wrong. The menu is very un-creative, but the croquetas we’re a nice surprise for a welcome on the house

Date of visit: August 2021
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Bruno L, Propriétaire at El Lugar, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2021

So, the only good thing it’s, we’re sure never see you again ….

Reviewed August 11, 2021

We have always enjoyed el lugar both in house and from Komida order in. Tonight I tried the vegetarian burger and it was delicious and very guilt free! My husband had the chicken burger and it was fabulous as well. Fries were delicious. Always recommended....Great place and Bruno is very welcoming always!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021

terrific variety of options. Food is presented beautifully and tasted delicious. Drinks were wonderful. Had a great time at this place.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 4, 2021 via mobile

The service is fast and efficient. The staff is friendly and professional. The food is very delicious and at fair prices. Nothing more to ask for. I highly recommend the place and will definitely go again next time I am around.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 28, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner after seeing good reviews and it exceeded my expectations. The appetizer of chicken coquettes was tasty and presented well. The service was attentive and friednly. I ordered the pork rib chops which were cooked to perfection. The...portions are quite large and it was a great value. We also hada special shot du jour which had a touch of oramge blossom making it a perfect appertif to ourfabulous meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 24, 2021 via mobile

Came here just after arriving in Las Terrenas. We ordered fried Calamari and it was amazing! We recommend :)

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

I went there with my bf for dinner this weekend. Everything was perfect. We ordered a mojito and a gin cucumber martini. Both were very tasty and not too sweet. The kitchen gave us an amuse bouche of croquettes which was a pleasant surprise and...then followed with fresh bread. We ordered calamari, ceviche, and mahi mahi with vegetables and potato wedges. It was all delicious and flavorful. The service and food was great and we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2021 via mobile

Very tasty meals and delicious drinks. The owner took an extra mile so that we feel welcome. Surprisingly short waiting time. Highly recommended for dinners and late night drinks.

Date of visit: February 2021
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El Lugar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5