Restaurants

Top Choice Dominican in Puerto Plata

Mares Restaurant & Pool Lounge

Distinguished chef Rafael Vasquez-Heinsen has converted his elegant home into a candlelit destination for foodies. Top Chef and food channel fans won’t be disappointed. The kitchen turns out what elsewhere might be …
Cafe in Puerto Plata

Kaffe

This homey, adorable cafe in downtown Puerto Plata is an ideal spot to chat with a friend over any number of elaborate coffee and chocolate drinks, including nutella frapuccinos, Bailey's iced coffees, and even hot …
Caribbean in Puerto Plata

El Bergantin

Housed in a revamped Victorian-era building on Puerto Plata's central square, this new, nautical-themed Caribbean grill and pizzeria makes you feel fancy just walking in. From the gingerbread trim to the Victorian f…
Mexican in Puerto Plata

Tostacos & Sushito

Offering tacos, burritos, sushi, sashimi and a few Dominican (tasty mofongo) and American options in between, this casual, outdoor eatery will appeal to a variety of tastes. And everything is above average, as you'd…
Pizza in Puerto Plata

Jamvi’s

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 …
Dominican in Puerto Plata

Kilometro Zero

A friendly open-air place where you can pull up a seat up 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 flatscreen TVs are usually…
Dominican in Puerto Plata

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 …
Dominican in Puerto Plata

Casa Mia

At the northern end of the Malecón and under new ownership, Casa Mia is primarily an expat hangout. The menu includes standard Dominican fare such as grilled fish, with Italian dishes such as pasta and pizza. The me…
Market in Puerto Plata

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.
Dominican in Puerto Plata

Tam Tam Café

Lots of expats eat here, particularly on weekends for live music and karaoke. The food is a combination of international and Dominican.