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Mares Restaurant & Lounge

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6 Francisco J Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-261-3330
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been twice to Mares the second time I asked the Cheif to cook my scallops differently which he did to perfection. I would not ask most local cooks to deviate but they know how to cook hear.

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Thank DominicanBillyBob
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Mares Restaurant with my mother in law and my family and we have a wonderful culinary experience. I can say everything was more than perfect, we started with entrees that were exquisite,then main plate could not be better and when dessert arrived that was incredible. Price is more than fare for the quality you receive. One of... More 

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Thank Lina T
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The most romantic scenery with an exquisite food experience. We were a table of 6 and we had a tasting menu that chef Rafael Vásquez chose for us! Every plate from start to finish was simply fascinating, the different tastes and different aromas had us all amazed! We had 6 different plates that started with a calamari salad with avocado,... More 

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Thank Raquelquesada
Lombard, Illinois
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Absolutely wonderful place to eat and relax while surrounded by a beautiful garden in the heart of the city. An artist school and restaurant in one of the few natural spaces left near the downtown area. We were on a Carnival shore excursion and were served a wonderful buffet lunch at this gem. We both agreed that if we were... More 

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Puerto Plata has a few good restaurants but this is one of the best. In an old home, it has charm and traditional feel and the food is excellent. I had duck when I went and they didn't have to wash the plate when I was done.

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Thank arthurbyrd
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Really excellent service and food. Had tuna, lobster and creme brulee. Everything was cooked to perfection!

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Thank simoa530
Hewitt, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful selection of meals and they are all delicious! The octopus appetizer is cooked perfectly and to die for! We also had varying meals from a chimmichuri ribeye, to goat, to seafood specials and all were fantastic and generously portioned. The restaurant is pricey, but totally worth it!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The trip advisor system is broken. I keep trying to enter 10 stars for Mares in Puerto Plata and it keeps defaulting to only 5. We went for Valentine Dinner with another couple. Between the four of us, we have dined in an amazing list of countries and each had "the best one ever'. We now have the same restaurant... More 

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Rafael V, Owner at Mares Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

it was a pleasure to have you dine with us and we look forward to seeing you again. for your next visit, we will have amazing new specials, like: 3 layer tuna tartar with avocado and stuffed shrimp tempura, wrapped in vermicelli ricen noodles served with plantain chips. More 

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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One of the finest, unique meals in years. Mary was a great server and added joy to a fine culinary experience. The Chef just kept sending dishes of his choice and they were fabulous. The grilled octopus was so good, I asked for seconds. The atmosphere (we sat outside) made even this business dinner amazing. Rent a cab and spend... More 

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Thank Peter T
Rafael V, Manager at Mares Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review.... we are glad mary gave you great service! it was great that you picked the tasting menú, it offer the diner a chance to try many of our fusión flavors. More 

Orleans, Ontario
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were a group of 9 people and all of us had a great meal.....goat, lamb, chicken...every dish was very good. The garden was an exceptional way to relax and enjoy the grounds before sitting down by the pool for a memorable meal. Thank you.

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Rafael V, Owner at Mares Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

thanks...glad to hear your group enjoyed the evening here! Hope to see you again in the near future More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 36
Cuisine
Caribbean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts American Express
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Francisco J Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 809-261-3330
Description
Casual & elegant. Creative cuisine with local fusion of products, one of the best chefs of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Vasquez. Situated in a private tropical garden, pool side bar and terrace, air condictioned indoor dining area, wine cellar, a local favorite spot, and a place you will remember.

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