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Restaurant La Ponderosa del Mar

Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-586-1597
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (36 reviews)
“plantains” (5 reviews)
“goat” (4 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
££ - £££
Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended by our driver from the hotel to try this out as my husband wanted actual Dominican food. Dominican food as it turns out isn't really my thing. He tried some goat and shrimp mofongo. I had grilled chicken and white rice. It...More

Thank Nikzillla
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Food was good prices are a little high to be a local restaurant. Our fish was delicious but cooked in old grease so the color was too dark. Overall ivwould return

Thank kisstheskye
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

It's a tourist trap. Plain and simple. Supposedly it's a local restaurant, but because of the prices it's clearly not. They wouldn't have any customers if it wasn't for their deal with the taxi drivers. Say what you will, but it's very suspicious that every...More

Thank RaidersRoy69
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Our taxi driver, Raphael, suggested we try Ponderosa Del Mar for dinner. We took him up on his recommendation, and I'm so glad we did! The place was clean and quaint, the people were friendly and attentive, and the food was incredible!! I had the...More

Thank Rose G
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I went here on a whim one night during our stay in puerto plata. It was amazing to say the least. Our taxi driver recommended it and said it was the best restaurant and he was not wrong. I had the garlic...More

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We were ready for a good meal and this place didn't disappoint. Clubsandwiches. The rum punch was the best we had in Puerto Plata

Thank sewazdesigns
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We missed our seating at the resort so asked the concierge to recommend a good restaurant. We were not disappointed, the food was very flavourful, and the servers were friendly and attentive. It was decently priced and the lobster was delicious. I would go back.

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 10 March 2017

La Ponderosa del Mar was absolutely delicious. After asking our taxi driver what his favorite restaurant was he took us here. La Ponderosa is located right near La Sirena (a dominican style walmart). It is in walking distance of La Boulevard. I ordered pollo al...More

Thank iamjennavecia
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go to Big Lee's Beach Bar after seeing great reviews on Trip Advisor, but our cab driver insisted on taking us "somewhere better and local". We fell for it hook line and sinker. It is way over priced and mediocre at best....More

Thank mburghs
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We had a taxi driver take us from Amber Cove into town and this was place he recommended for dinner. The food was good but the only other people there were also on a taxi tour from Amber Cove so it leads me to beleive...More

Thank RiceWP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puerto Plata | Calle 12 de Julio No. 156, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 809-586-1597
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