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What to Eat in Puerto Plata

Even if you're enjoying a prepaid food plan, you shouldn't pass up the chance to sample some DR cuisine. La bandara – the national dish of red beans, stewed meats, rice and fried green plantains – is a must-try, and samaná's pescado con coco (fish with coconut sauce) will be appreciated by any seafood lover. Caffeine addicts will have no problem finding their fix in this city: The Dominican Republic as a whole is known for its coffee bean production, and you can expect your Puerto Plata cup of joe to taste fresh and flavorful. Delicious tropical fruit juices are plentiful, often made into fruit milkshakes or batidas, and include passion fruit, guava, pineapple, orange, strawberry, mango, mandarin and papaya.

Other popular dishes include chicharrón (pork rinds), locrio de pollo (fried rice with chicken), mofongo (a plantain mound with deep-fried pork or shrimp) and sancocho (a seven-meat stew accompanied by avocado slices) for dinner. You'll also want to indulge in tasty Dominican desserts like grated coconut in cream, milk sweets, papaya and pineapple desserts, and guava and cashew paste soaked in syrup.

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  • #1
    Le Papillon
    #1 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 440 reviewsTripadvisor (440)
    $ - $$ | International, Seafood
    Villas Cofresi, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #2
    Ristorante Passatore
    #2 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripadvisor (127)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European
    Calle Principal Playa Dorada Playa Dorada Mall, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #3
    Los Tres Cocos
    #3 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 275 reviewsTripadvisor (275)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    La Roca Cofresi, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #4
    Big Lee's Beach Bar
    #4 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 760 reviewsTripadvisor (760)
    $ | American, Seafood, Grill, Bar
    Casetta #8 on the Malecon, the road alongside the ocean. The only business on the ocean side with FLAGS, 20 flags., Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #5
    Mares Restaurant & Lounge
    #5 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 228 reviewsTripadvisor (228)
    $$ | Caribbean, Fusion
    6 Francisco J Peynado Street, Puerto Plata 58000 Dominican Republic
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  • #6
    Charros CaribeMex
    #6 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 240 reviewsTripadvisor (240)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Bar
    Cofresi Beach # 5, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #7
    La Tarappa Italian Restaurant Pizzeria
    #7 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 270 reviewsTripadvisor (270)
    $ - $$ | International, Italian
    Calle 2 Esquina Avenida Hermanas Mirabal, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #8
    Kaffe
    #8 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 136 reviewsTripadvisor (136)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Cafe, International
    Calle Prof Juan Bosch no 42, Puerto Plata 57091 Dominican Republic
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  • #9
    Las Palmas Italian Restaurant
    #9 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 192 reviewsTripadvisor (192)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    Calle Avenida Luis Ginebra No. 47, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #10
    Tio Pan Panaderia
    #10 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 121 reviewsTripadvisor (121)
    $ - $$ | Pizza
    Jose a Puig # 28 Torre Alta, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #11
    Table One
    #11 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 45 reviewsTripadvisor (45)
    $ - $$ | International
    Calle Gargoca 6 Costambar, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #12
    Green Jack Restaurant
    #12 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 175 reviewsTripadvisor (175)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    Playa Dorada Complex Blue JackTar, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #13
    El Bergantin
    #13 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 151 reviewsTripadvisor (151)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
    Calle Beller Esq, Separación - Frente al Parque Central, Puerto Plata 57091 Dominican Republic
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  • #14
    Kilometro Zero
    #14 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 106 reviewsTripadvisor (106)
    $ - $$ | Latin, Spanish
    Calle Avenida Luis Ginebra 6, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #15
    El Pilon
    #15 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 201 reviewsTripadvisor (201)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Latin
    Cofresi Palm Resort, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #16
    Senor Rock Bar & Grill
    #16 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 115 reviewsTripadvisor (115)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub
    Calle Principal Playa Dorada Playa Dorada Mall, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #17
    The Anchor Cafe
    #17 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 56 reviewsTripadvisor (56)
    $ | Caribbean, Cafe, International
    Calle Cadiz, Puerto Plata 57131 Dominican Republic
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  • #18
    Lucia
    #18 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 93 reviewsTripadvisor (93)
    $$ | Caribbean
    Casa Colonial Hotel, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #19
    Sole Mio
    #19 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 89 reviewsTripadvisor (89)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    Calle Anacaona 1, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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  • #20
    Tee Off Restaurant and Cigar lounge
    #20 of 131 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 28 reviewsTripadvisor (28)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Fusion
    Playa Dorada Golf Club, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic
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