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“Breath of fresh air!”

Los Charros y Los Pinches Chaparros
Ranked #9 of 118 Restaurants in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 25
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Breath of fresh air!”
Reviewed 22 March 2012

This was only our 2nd good meal of the week! All 4 of us at lifestyles got sick from ai food. So was so happy to find this place! Wonderful mexician app. platter. Right down the beach from tropicial behind Ahoras.

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South River, New Jersey, United States
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“A definite "must eat here" if you are visiting the Dominican Republic!!”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We were staying at the Lifestyle resort and did not feel like eating at the International Buffet another night. We wandered down toward the beach and came across this restaurant. It is located directly across from the beach and you can sit outside and eat your meal. Great atmosphere!! We started with their signature margarita and it was one of the best I've ever had. All of the seafood was caught fresh and the owner gave us great recommendations for entrees. It was truly a fabulous dining experience. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2012
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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“Absolutely fabulous in every way”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

The food was delicious, we went there for dinner twice during our vacation to sample the different cuisines. The drinks were amazing, I had the best mojito I have every had in my life, made by Brunie the bartender who was super sweet. Finally, the owners and whole staff were incredible. Timo and Juanita were some of the most endearing people I've ever met. They were so friendly and willing to help us with anything. Not only was the service incredible but they made us feel so welcome to the island and recommended other places for us to go. If I ever return to the DR this will be at the top of my list of places to go back and visit. :)

  • Visited February 2012
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“Like visiting long lost family”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

A short walk down the hill from our rented villa, we wandered into Los Charros and were thrilled with our find! The owner Tim came out and greeted us immediately - we were concerned that they didn't take credit cards (most restaurants don't in Playa Cofresi) and he offered to drive us to the atm if necessary.

The food was delicious, drinks were very tasty. We recommend the seven layer dip and the enchiladas - even the cheeseburger was delicious.

As it was our first night of our trip, our little ones were exhausted - Tim drove us all home up the hill, provided his cell number in case we needed anything while traveling.

Great food, great ambiance and we were immediately made to feel at home.

We did go back a second time and were not disappointed. One thing to remember - everything is cooked to order and locals are not as rushed as Americans. Expect to relax and linger over dinner and drinks!

  • Visited February 2012
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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“Nice Mexican Restaurant.”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Great food, lovely service... cold beer! Open air dining available with ocean and beach views.

Visited January 2012
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