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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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18:00 - 12:00
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Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 12:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
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Conway, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful local lunch of chicken, rice, fresh fruit and vegetables. Afterward we strolled back in time through the beautiful gardens and art studio of the owner. Although we were there only for lunch our experience would have us go back for dinner if time had allowed.

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Dudley, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this establishment, which is way more than a restaurant, as part of a tour. The restaurant is set among some very nice grounds that boast many different kinds of plants and trees, including fruits, flowers and herbs. As such the grounds are fragrant and colorful. Also, one of the owners is an artist and his studio and... More 

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Thank Mike P
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Recommended to this restaurant by the tour representative in our hotel. When you get dropped off it seems as though you have been abandoned on the street but are soon welcomed by attentive waiting staff and taken to your table. Our party had a large table outside overlooking the pool and water features, beautiful. The food was astonishing, one of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in some fantastic places in my life and this restaurant is up there,the food,the service and the decor all top notch,if you are stupid enough to go to this country,this restaurant is a must

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Thank 1967david
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wow, Wow, Wow !!! This is by far my wife's and my favorite Restaurant. We have had the lucky fortune to have dined here several times. The food is always fresh and exciting. this is a true 5 STAR experience that only the North Coast of the DR can give. This is a restaurant where you take your partner, your... More 

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Thank bigpaulie882016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The ambiance and service at this uniquely romantic and sustainable restaurant only scratches the surface of the experience of fine dining here at Mares. My wife and I ordered from the appetizer menu through to the dessert menu and our tastebuds were awakened to flavorful large portions of rack of lamb and Seared Ahi with all of the fixings. They... More 

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Thank Dennis E
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I booked this dinner totally blind to the experience of dining here at Mares. What a uniquely designed restaurant that serves the best food imaginable. The garden is full of herbs, fruit, and unique plants and trees. The food is simply superb. My wife had grilled Ahi and I had the lamb entree. Exquisite to say the least. We had... More 

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Thank Dennis E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

it's a waouaw! I had the best meal ever! and the restaurant is so beautiful... really a 5 michelin service! Even the chef came to salute. Looking forward to go back and try more dishes from the menu. I suggest the Lamb! delicious...

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

So impressed by the food here. Best lobster I've ever had. Goat was delicious, and steak was perfectly cooked and fois gras was divine...yes I tasted everyone's food! the only issue I had was with the tuna tiraditos that was completely and overly drenched in soy sauce which didn't allow the fresh taste of tuna to come thru...maybe serve the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were on a cruise tour and we stopped here for lunch. The grounds are planted beautifully and is a friendly oasis away from the hustle outside. The food was tasty, hot, and plentiful! It was served in a beautiful setting.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Cuisine
Caribbean, Fusion, European
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 12:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 12:00
Friday
18:00 - 12:00
Saturday
18:00 - 12:00
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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