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Local cuisine, Caribbean, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE RANGE
C$14 - C$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Beach
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Reviewed 3 days ago

great fish and pina colada in a pineapple fast service and owner speaks french also. It is open very late and they take care of patrons

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 1, 2024

Great fish and chip! I really appreciated the food and the long island ice tea was perfect. I will definately go back on my next trip to playa dorada.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 19, 2024

This is our 11th visit to Puerto Plata since 2018 and we always make it a point to have some meals here, despite staying at an all inclusive resort. Well worth paying for the food, prices are reasonable, portions are good, the food is excellent,...and the beer always very cold. Nice atmosphere sitting outside and eating, but also a great place to eat inside upstairs in the evening and have a more upscale meal. Several days ago we referred another couple we had met at our resort to this restaurant, and the next day they went and when they came back they could not thank us enough for recommending this restaurant, they loved it and were planning a return visit. I had the smoked bacon poutine for the first time, lots of bacon and cheese, it was excellent, as was my wife’s smoke meat sandwich. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and the owner, Paul, stopped by to say hello, and to make sure everything was okay with our food and drink. I recommend you consider a meal here if in the Puerto Plata area and it is a nice beach walk from any of the resorts/condos in the Playa Dorado area.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 21, 2024 via mobile

I totally recommend this restaurant! Everything from it appetizers to main course to dessert was exceptional. The service was prompt and courteous. We had they lobster and the white fried fish . Love love love!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 10, 2023

We just had a great dinner tonight. My husband had the lobster and I had the pasta with chicken and cream sauce. It was amazing! Thank you to the great staff.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed April 28, 2023

This place was delicious! Service was great. Servers knew little English but they had a translator there to help with it. Mojitos are YUM! Was recommended by a local when we were at the Orange Market. Happy we went! Great little shaded area to enjoy...meals, or they have tables in the sun. Calamari, Shrimp Quesadillas and Garlic Shrimp were all fabulous!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed January 15, 2023

Good food, local atmosphere, give it a try ! I ate a shrimp poutine and that was perfect. My son ate Smoked Meat and a club sandwich. He was really satisfied.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 1, 2022

Given how good this restaurant is, and how busy it is every time that we have been here, I was surprised to see that my previous review from Feb. 2022 was the last one on Tripadvisor. We have had great meals here previously, both as...a lunch outdoors out front, and a fairly formal evening meal inside and upstairs in the restaurant. Since discovering this restaurant, we come here at least once every time we vacation in Puerto Plata. The food is very good, the portions ample, and the prices are very reasonable. We walked down the beach from our resort to have lunch with a guy we had previously met working at a resort where we were staying. We all had different poutines (I had smoked meat poutine) and some ice cold Presidente beer. The food was delicious and the beer bottles are served in a tall bamboo container that keeps them chilled until they are consumed, which did not take long. As with previous visits, Paul, the owner, was on-site and spoke to us and ensured that everything was good - which it was. While the food in our resort is good, it is nice to be able to go to a great restaurant a short walk from the resort to have something different. Being Canadian, we really appreciate a good poutine. The Orange Market is just a short distance away. A great place to go to pick up some souvenirs if you are into some aggressive haggling, which we are. As after previous visits, I recommend dining at this restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

Don’t recommend going on a Friday! Music was so loud the waiter couldn’t hear our order, and you couldn’t hear yourself think. Lots of local kids vaping and smoking. Food was alright, stay away from the tacos. Tacos were cold, flavorless, and drenched in a...sweet sauce that soaked the tortilla . 0/10More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022

We had lunch on the patio here in November 2021 (poutine and beer) and really enjoyed it - poutine was great, beer was cold, service was good, and price very reasonable. While with a group in Feb 2022, we made arrangements with the owner (Paul,...great guy) to have supper indoors on the second level. While some of the group had lobster, and really enjoyed it, I had the Italian Poutine which was very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal, service was good, and prices very reasonable. This restaurant is a short walk down the beach from any of the resorts in or around the Playa Dorado complex. During the evening visit, we were a little better dressed, so took the short taxi ride from the resort to the restaurant. A great spot to eat, either a walk down the beach for lunch on the patio, or a more "formal" evening meal indoors. I highly recommend this restaurant, and we will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022 via mobile

Discovered this little jewel, great vibe, extraordinary staff! Asked un what language to be served. Felt like being in a familiar place Food was sooo delicious!!!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 23, 2022

Stopped in for lunch today and loved it! The location can't be beat, toes in the sand! We both had the fried chicken, poutine and a couple of cold beer. It was so good and we can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

Wao! I'm so happy to find this Bar/Restaurant in el Pueblito near Puerto Plata. It's located directly on the beach. The food was excellent, the drinks were cold and the service was fast. From waitress to the boss, all have been very friendly and helpful....Some are multilingual. You can talk German, English, French, Spanish... They made delivery directly to my beach chair! I'm gonna miss their smile when im home again. I really recommend this place.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed January 28, 2021

Fantastic restaurant the food looks great and taste great i also have celiacS and thay understood and took great care in making my meal all the staff was friendly and helpful

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

We went twice for lunch. First we both had a québécoise poutine. Very good. Their gravy is kind of sweet and their fries are very fresh with of course a large présidente. Second time we had nachos with chicken and cheese. Lots of cheese. Very...good also. Lots of French people go there. It's always full. Also met Jean-François himself, very nice guy and down to earth. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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lepetitfrancois, Owner at Le Petit Francois, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Tank You do much

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You can pay american pesos or canadien dollars also credit card is accepted
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any hotel of playa dorada are close to are restaurent
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Le Petit Francois is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5