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“Hilarious staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Pilon

El Pilon
Ranked #10 of 118 Restaurants in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Authentic Dominican Cuisine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hilarious staff!”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

When walking into this restaurant the first thing you notice is the hats. All of them are walking around with hilarious straw hats (if you ask them, they all think they look silly) which they do, but they laugh it off and stay smiling. I strongly recommend the fried fish here, just like the fried fish you can get anywhere along the highway or in the city/towns surrounding the area!

Visited February 2013
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Dominican food.”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Part of Confresi Palm Beach resort, located on the beach by the pool area. Reservations required, only open on select evening, seating 6:30 and 8:30pm.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Basil G
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Lakewood, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dominican Fare”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This restaurant offers some takes on authentic Dominican meals. I recommend the conch fritters to start. The rice pudding was amazing.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Claude C
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Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Authentic Dominican Cuisine”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This was the best restaurant style setting in all of Lifestyles, when I went to the DR, it was for the local cuisine and not all of the American cuisine I could get at home. The American cuisine was mediocre to poor, it makes no sense not to serve your country's food. This restaurant should be opened every day of the week and not just on Fridays, really ridiculous!

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Lashaun H
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