Fodor's Expert Review Mares Restaurant & Pool Lounge

$$$ Puerto Plata Contemporary Fodor's Choice

This residence-cum-restaurant is the home of the D.R.’s most acclaimed chef, Rafael Vasquez. The indoor dining room is a sophisticated white-on-white room, accented with contemporary paintings by Rafael’s father (you'll also find an art gallery and museum in the garden). The outdoor seating is arranged between the bar and the swimming pool; the twinkle lights of the former play on the latter, and at night candles make a romantic setting. The chef's Dominican heritage always is represented in his global repertoire. His island version of sushi, for example, is a sweet plantain roll with tempura shrimp. The main courses are more international, including everything from baby lobsters to braised goat. The staff is mature, discreet, and professional. At the end of your meal, simply get a dessert sampler.

Contemporary Romantic Service Trendy Sophisticated Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Francisco J. Peynado 6A
Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata  58000, Dominican Republic

809-261–3330

www.maresrestaurant.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch

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