La Ponderosa is located off the main restaurant strips like the Ocean Boulevard or luis Ginebra. It looks weird from the outside wiith its windows masked by wooden louvers, like it's impossible to see the inside when standing outdoors.
Telltale sign of a tourist trap: taxis parked and drivers waiting as they will collect their 30% commission upon the patrons leaving. Other telltale sign: the only patrons in sight are the ones brought by the cabs, and no Dominican clients at all.
I particularly disliked the "choose a lobster fresh from the tank, get another deep frozen from the freezer" and return the live one to the tank...
Anyway, I won't be back and would certainly not recommend that establishment.