Best restaurants in Puerto Plata

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    Kaffe

    This homey, adorable cafe in downtown Puerto Plata is a welcome respite from the hot, bustling city streets. All manner of coffee drinks are on offer, including Bailey's iced coffee and even hot chocolate with marshmallows if the air-conditioning gives you a chill. There's seating on the front and back patios as well as inside, and the menu is dominated by wraps, sandwiches and pastas.

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    Mares Restaurant & Pool Lounge

    Distinguished chef Rafael Vasquez-Heinsen has converted his elegant home into a candlelit destination for foodies. The kitchen turns out what might be defined as haute fusion cuisine – dishes that creatively combine Dominican ingredients with other culinary traditions: try Dominican goat marinated with rum (RD$600). Reservations recommended.

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    El Bergantin

    Housed in a revamped Victorian-era building on Puerto Plata's central square, this Caribbean grill and pizzeria makes you feel fancy just walking in. From the gingerbread trim to the Victorian floor tiles to the saloon doors, the place feels infused with history and style, the wine list is extensive, and the food, though pricey, is up to snuff.

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    Tostacos & Sushito

    Offering tacos, burritos, sushi, sashimi and a few Dominican and American options in between, this casual, outdoor restaurant will appeal to a variety of tastes. And everything is above average, as you'd expect from the famous-for-Puerto Plata restaurateur behind the place, Rafael Vásquez-Heinsen. Opening hours are irregular; call before you go.

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    Jamvís

    This gargantuan open-air pizza joint sits above street level on the Malecón, offering a pleasant sea breeze, great views and an elaborate playground. Good for a pizza and wine fix (there’s a decent wine list); from 10pm onward it pumps merengue and reggaeton till late. Also delivers.

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    Kilometro Zero

    A friendly open-air place where you can pull up a seat at the bar or a picnic table to chow down on pasta (close to 20 varieties), surf and turf (RD$2500) or burgers and crepes. Several flat-screen TVs are usually tuned to sports.

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    Terraza Las Almendras

    With pleasant outdoor seating under bright umbrellas, this sea-facing restaurant is a good place for an inexpensive breakfast or a couple of beers. The food consists almost entirely of pinchos (snacks) – if it once roamed the earth (or sea), you can get it here served on a stick.

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    Casa Mia

    At the northern end of the Malecón and under new ownership, Casa Mia attracts locals and tourists alike. The menu includes standard Dominican fare such as grilled fish, with Italian dishes such as pasta and pizza. The menu is enormous.

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    Mercado Municipal

    You’ll find meat and vegetables, and pushy salesmen selling tourist knickknacks in what looks like an enormous, crown-shaped, reinforced-concrete gas station from the 1960s.

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    Tam Tam Café

    This Puerto Plata old-timer is popular with tourists and locals on weekends for live music and karaoke. The food is a combination of international and Dominican.

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    La Sirena

    A giant grocery store in Puerto Plata that also contains fast-food restaurants, a pharmacy, laundry machines and ATMs.