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Mares Restaurant & Pool Lounge

  • Francisco J. Peynado 6A Map It
  • Puerto Plata
  • Contemporary
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

Restaurant Information


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

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809-261–3330; 809-224–1998

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No lunch

Published 09/11/2016


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