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Restaurant La Ponderosa del Mar

Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-586-1597
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (35 reviews)
“plantains” (5 reviews)
“goat” (3 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were ready for a good meal and this place didn't disappoint. Clubsandwiches. The rum punch was the best we had in Puerto Plata

Thank sewazdesigns
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We missed our seating at the resort so asked the concierge to recommend a good restaurant. We were not disappointed, the food was very flavourful, and the servers were friendly and attentive. It was decently priced and the lobster was delicious. I would go back.

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 11 March 2017

La Ponderosa del Mar was absolutely delicious. After asking our taxi driver what his favorite restaurant was he took us here. La Ponderosa is located right near La Sirena (a dominican style walmart). It is in walking distance of La Boulevard. I ordered pollo al...More

Thank iamjennavecia
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go to Big Lee's Beach Bar after seeing great reviews on Trip Advisor, but our cab driver insisted on taking us "somewhere better and local". We fell for it hook line and sinker. It is way over priced and mediocre at best....More

Thank mburghs
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We had a taxi driver take us from Amber Cove into town and this was place he recommended for dinner. The food was good but the only other people there were also on a taxi tour from Amber Cove so it leads me to beleive...More

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Casual little place with fresh tasty food and good service. Reasonable prices. My friends had chicken and fish and liked them. I had rice, beans, plantains which was simple and delicious

Thank realdruck
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is a cute and simple restaurant with good traditional food. The seafood Paella is delicious and generous portion.

Thank PatriciaBX
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing we went back. Try the garlic chicken! When we return it will definitely be on our list to go.

Thank Shawna P
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Recommended by the hotel portier and the taxi driver took us here as well, this feels like a tourist rip-off. Food took long time before it was served, pasta was more than over-cooked, Scampi not so tasty and overall a disappointment. Way over-priced, $90 for...More

Thank Kaugan1971
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice seafood. Bathrooms are no1, super clean! Staff is sympathetic. But was pretty expensive for a dinner with a couple of beers.

Thank Joelle O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 809-586-1597
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