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“Great Restaurant for Atmosphere and Food”

Los Charros y Los Pinches Chaparros
Ranked #7 of 118 Restaurants in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Specializing in fresh homemade, Mexican cuisine, Los Charros’ kitchen is overseen by Juanita Vazquez. Juanita grew up in Acapulco and lived in Mexico City and Cancun. A consummate student of the Mexican tradition, Juanita toured Mexico for 16 years and developed exceptional proficiency with the culture, folklore dances and cooking styles from the Aztec west coast to Mayan east coast of Mexico. She prides herself on the fresh preparation of pre-Columbian and classic Mexican dishes that native Mexicans enjoy; neither too heavy nor over-spiced. For “Americanized” fare, Juanita collaborates with her "Gringo", Timo, a restaurateur with experience at trendy restaurants in Florida, Tennessee and Texas. Together with our island cooks, the Los Charros team guarantees the finest in authentic Mexican cuisine, popular Tex-Mex specialties and local island fare.
Brandon, Canada
2 reviews
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“Great Restaurant for Atmosphere and Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The food and the staff are fantastic at Los Charros. They have authentic Mexican food and foods that North Americans recognize as well. It is a must to eat here if you are in the Puerta Plata area or is you are staying in the Cofresi area. The meals you get are very reasonably priced and the portions are a very good size. The drinks are very good I would recommend the rum punch to anyone. The fajitas are spectacular with everything seemingly made from scratch in regards to the sauces and wraps.
The atmosphere is very comforting with low lighting and a great view of the ocean and Cofresi bay.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat in the cofressi area. The food is hearty and authentic and the service is alway friendly. Favorites include the fajitas served with freshly made tortillas, sizzling meats and vegetables and delicious toppings like tangy queso fresco and home made salsa. The burgers are massive and have any topping you could ever ask for. The drinks are also some of the best in the area.

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Thank Danielle S
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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“Best Real Mexican Food I've tasted in DR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The food was amazing! We couldn't tell which one was better than the other. It really was the best mexican food I've tasted in DR, compared to "La Vecindad", "El Agave", "Lupe", etc...Everything was delicious.
We ordered a Mixed Platter which sampled 5 or 6 different things, and a great Mole.
The owners are very friendly and a very comfortable and warm atmosphere.
We went with our kids, and they were kind enough to lend them toys to play with in the ample terrace they had outside.
We all had a great time and relax time, and the clean plates proved the food was amazing!
We'll definitely will come again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Nowhere, MB
1 review
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“Great drinks, food, service, and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Our absolute favorite restaurant to come to in Puerto Plata. The menu is very impressive, and tastes even better! The service is excellent, and no problems for us gringos with very little Spanish. They were eager to please and very accommodating to gluten and dairy allergies - very hard to find a place like that here! Prices are very reasonable, and our kids also found things they liked every time (our youngest replied to the owner that he "kinda loved it" when asked!). Can't wait to come back and try the fajitas and the appetizer platter again!

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank canadian_carmelito
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Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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“Delicious food & excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

I have been coming to this restaurant for more then two years and I can say that there food is truly Mexican food with a delightful mixture of ingredients that will blow your mind.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Jorge B
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