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“What a place, a Must when you visit the Dominican Republic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Papillon

Le Papillon
Ranked #1 of 117 Restaurants in Puerto Plata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a place, a Must when you visit the Dominican Republic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

What can I say about this place, Every time we go on holiday to The Dominican Republic we go to see Thomas at his restaurant " Le Papillon", Firstly exquisite food, the Prawns are to die for, can't wait to try the Surf and Turf ( lobster included) on our return holiday, the curry in a pineapple is mouthwatering. The service is provided by Thomas himself from meeting, greeting, cooking, pour you a glass of a rather good white wine or a nice German beer, What else can you ask for .. For us it is perfection

  • Visited March 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“My warmest and happiest dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We celebrated my birthday at Le Papillon 3 29 2014. Having heard a rave review from a local we had high expectations, which were wonderfully borne out. Tomas Ackermann, the jovial owner, chef, server, and business manager greeted us to the dream he built in Puerto Plata. Tomas' signature beverage is a Pina Colada to die for, a treat we all enjoyed. The Chef salad was a wondrous blend of various lettuces, beets, saucer kraut, fresh kernels of corn, egg and other ingredients resulting in a remarkable blend of flavors and textures. Three in our party of four had the surf and turf, all creatively and exquisitely prepared by Tomas with perfect attention to our preparation requests.
The creation and operation of this restaurant is Tomas' labor of love for great food exquisitely prepared and served in a friendly, unpretentious ambience. A very special place!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Reed462
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Ellensburg, Washington
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217 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance, excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Our group of travelers was returning from the Silver Bank where we swam with the humpback whales on a trip organized by ROW Adventures. The farewell dinner was held at Le Papillon. I had the lobster fettucine and it was delicious. Others had the yellowfin tuna and it was highly rated by them. Those who had steak were also happy. The owner is very pleasant and poured a generous rum and ice. He closed the restaurant to the public for our group of 16 and that was a bonus for us. Dessert was also very good. Chocolate mousse and a lemon cheesecake were the most popular and got good reviews from everyone.

I'd highly recommend this place for an excellent meal. It's not inexpensive. We averaged about $35-$40 US per person, but the value is there.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PierreTraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Steak I have ever eaten!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This place is unbelievable!! It started with a great greeting from the Owner/Waiter/Cook, Thomas!! Yes, all the same person. My family and I went there on March 24th, 2014 and it was amazing. My husband and I had a filet mignon with a mushroom sauce and it was truly the best!! My 7 year old son had a ceasar salad and garlic bread. My mother-in-law had shrimps and looks soooo good! The service, the food, the atmosphere was superb!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Julie S
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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“small but awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

i went there on 3/16/14 with a friend for a nice steak dinner and was not disapointed the food, service, and atmosphere were incredible the owner was so friendly greeting you and the service was so quick had the filet mignon melt in your mouth if i had a few more days i would have been back, but definetly will be back next year

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VINSWIZZLE
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