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Restaurant La Ponderosa del Mar

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Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-586-1597
11:30 - 23:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 ajillo and white rice...They start your meal off with garlic bread that is lightly toasted... More 

Thank iamjennavecia
Hewitt, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 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. The lobster bisque tasted like dirt and the chicken in the arroz con pollo was... More 

Thank mburghs
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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1,022 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
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 that the taxi drivers get paid for bringing people there. As I said before, the... More 

Thank RiceWP
ithaca, ny
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Bronx, New York
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 a lunch for 4 (2 adults, 2 young kids) is not ok. Then it should... More 

Thank Kaugan1971
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 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
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The service and food at this small restaurant in the town of Puerto Plata itself were great! I had the grilled sea bass with rice and beans. Which I enjoyed and washed down with a nice cold Presidente!

Thank MDouglas700

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?