Top ChoiceDominican in Puerto Plata

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...

Top ChoiceCaribbean in Puerto Plata

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...

Cafe in Puerto Plata


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...

Fusion in Puerto Plata

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...

Pizza in Puerto Plata


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);...

Italian in Puerto Plata

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...

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...

Dominican in Puerto Plata

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...

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

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.

Supermarket in Puerto Plata

La Sirena

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