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El Lugar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Barbecue, European, Grill, Gastropub
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Avenida Juan Pablo Duarte, Las Terrenas 33204, Dominican Republic
+1-849-248-2580
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18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted at the door by the owner and seated as well. The service was excellent. Recieved a complimentary appetizer which was good and the bacon cheese burger was not only the best in las terrenas it made my top 5 burgers of all time. The atmosphere has a sexy vibe romantical. Price was worth every peso. One of my fav... More 

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Thank RichardCresswell
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming Belgian runs this great spot across from the beach in Las Terrenas. Excellent food, wine and atmosphere. Attentive service. Great music too!

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Thank Anita W
brookliın maıne
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you have an issue with mosquitoes, stop reading and move on. It should have been a warning sign that a can of spray repellent was very visible on the table when we entered. Within minutes, we were bathing ourselves in spray. As an aside, I recoil when a complete stranger approaches me and wants to shake my hand....this was... More 

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Katonah, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food was excellent. The owner is very attentive. As others have noted, the wait staff is not attentive. My appetizer never came. But the rest of the food was excellent. The location is delightful and the atmosphere is lovely. Be sure to wear bug spray for evening meals. One of us didn't and had badly bitten ankles afterwards. The... More 

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Thank errover
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Cannot complain about the food or drink. Service was very inattentive. We were left waiting at the bar for a table for over an hour. Once eventually seated, the waitress barely came over even though she seen that we required attention. The bar men were very hardworking but the waitresses didn't seem to check on customers very often. The owner... More 

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Thank Laura F
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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398 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We where 2 couples that went out for dinner at Terrenas and we found El Lugar nothing special at all, none of the plates did give us a good impression.

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Thank Licey7
Petaluma, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went here twice we liked it so much. Pros: -They offer free purified water (like most nicer restaurants should do but don't) -The owner is very nice and he checked in on us constantly to see if we were enjoying our food. -I had the dorado fish special and it was excellent. It came with vegetables drizzled in truffle... More 

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Thank Elana L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We decided to have our last diner at El Lugar and we didnt regret it. We both decided to eat a burger. Cheese and Cheese-Beacon. and it was worth it. Really: BEST BURGER EVER. go and try yourself.

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Thank Pautraf
West Hartford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went to El Lugar with a family of 24. No problem. Bruno, the owner set up three tables for our group. Welcomed like he knew us forever. A number of the group had the local filet with different sauces, excellent and done to perfection. We had a 3 and 4 year old and they took very good care of... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This lovely restaurant is absolutely recommendable for having a nice evening. The french owner is incredibly friendly and the steak was so tender it melted in my mouth! Yummy...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Cuisine
Caribbean, Barbecue, European, Grill, Gastropub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
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: Avenida Juan Pablo Duarte, Las Terrenas 33204, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Samana Province  >  Las Terrenas
  • Phone Number: +1-849-248-2580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?