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Mares Restaurant & Lounge

6 Francisco J Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-261-3330
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (10 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (3 reviews)
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Caribbean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6 Francisco J Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Rafael Vasquez to me is one of the best chefs In the DR. Everything he makes is just wonderful and unforgettable. We were in his hands right from the moment we arrived! We started with a amuse-bouche of chicken sushi, very smooth and perfect taste,...More

Thank Raquelquesada
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I booked a table at Mares months before we were due to visit Puerto Plata for my girlfriends 21st birthday meal and they somehow remembered that it was for her birthday and surprised her with a little cake with a sparkler which we thought was...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Had dinner with a party of 15 pax, great service, food was good.... dont miss it when in Puerto Plata.

Thank Nb2146
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the food. We had the opportunity to meet Rafael, the owner, and he showed us all around the property. It was his family home growing up and now houses a number of restaurants. We met his...More

Thank reneeyrva
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Visited for lunch and was very pleased with the fresh flavors. The lunch portion of the chicken and rice was just right, and the richness of the fruit of watermelon and pineapple was better and sweeter that served in the states. The wait staff was...More

Thank Pettite
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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.

Thank DominicanBillyBob
Reviewed 4 May 2017 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...More

Thank Lina T
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Raquelquesada
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Thomas_H181
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank arthurbyrd
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Isaac C
9 June 2015|
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Response from C_Kucukdevlet | Reviewed this property |
We were a group of 4 and decided to drink at some of the local bars before we ate at this restaurant. The taxi driver stayed with us all night and took us to different locations. This cost $50 but was well worth the money... More
Kate Q
10 March 2015|
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Response from Jerseygirlat109 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar area outside, if I'm not mistaking. It's a small counter bar and most of guests have drinks at their table before the dinner but I saw some couples stopped by when I had dinner outside. But it is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$36
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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