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Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic


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I will be heading to Puerta Plata, DR for several days very soon, and I was wondering if there are any opportunites for great food/drink nearby that I should know about. Kind of a shot in the dark, but I figured if anyone would have a clue, it would be my fellow eGullet-ers! Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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I will be heading to Puerta Plata, DR for several days very soon, and I was wondering if there are any opportunites for great food/drink nearby that I should know about.  Kind of a shot in the dark, but I figured if anyone would have a clue, it would be my fellow eGullet-ers!  Thanks in advance for any and all help.

I was just there about three weeks ago. Polanco (right in town) is pretty decent (and has free internet access). The chivo (goat) was quite good. Ponderosa del Mar (also right in town) has good lobster and other seafood dishes and is a little bit fancier. Out in Cofresi (right next to the rather bizarre Ocean World theme park), the Cofresi Bar & Grill, which just opened about 4 months go, has by far the best food I had in the area. I wouldn't say it's worth a drive just to eat, but if you find yourself nearby, have a look.

As for bars, you really should go witness the merengue spectacle at La Canita -- very beautiful people who can really dance. It was borderline crowded at 3 p.m. on a Wednesday. A classic "Rancho Tipico" right in town.

Hope that helps. Have fun.

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I will be heading to Puerta Plata, DR for several days very soon, and I was wondering if there are any opportunites for great food/drink nearby that I should know about.  Kind of a shot in the dark, but I figured if anyone would have a clue, it would be my fellow eGullet-ers!  Thanks in advance for any and all help.

I was just there about three weeks ago. Polanco (right in town) is pretty decent (and has free internet access). The chivo (goat) was quite good. Ponderosa del Mar (also right in town) has good lobster and other seafood dishes and is a little bit fancier. Out in Cofresi (right next to the rather bizarre Ocean World theme park), the Cofresi Bar & Grill, which just opened about 4 months go, has by far the best food I had in the area. I wouldn't say it's worth a drive just to eat, but if you find yourself nearby, have a look.

As for bars, you really should go witness the merengue spectacle at La Canita -- very beautiful people who can really dance. It was borderline crowded at 3 p.m. on a Wednesday. A classic "Rancho Tipico" right in town.

Hope that helps. Have fun.

definitely helps! gracias!

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