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“Our favorite restaurant by far in Punta Cana, El Cortecito Area”

Pastrata Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 114 Restaurants in Bavaro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Perfect to enjoy with family and friend at any time of the day! with a nice location close to the beach.and easy access from any place in Bavaro .You have a lot of options to choose of international food in a new ,clean and modern restaurant concept unique in Bavaro Punta Cana!!!
florida
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant by far in Punta Cana, El Cortecito Area”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Pastrata is amazing! The food is impeccable and the presentation of each course, whether it is appetizer or a FRESHLY prepared to order entrée, by the chef and proprietor , Ernan. Ernan's staff is very attentive and can't do enough to please the guests. Our usual waiter, Toapuin, goes above and beyond any expectation.
The 2lb Lobster is amazing and freshly caught for less than $30 US! The Bolonese Pasta is the best we've tried anywhere. The Ceviche is so fresh and perfect in every way!
We could eat there every night and have been several times for a fabulous experience!!

Please do yourself a favor during your vacation and visit Pastrata!!! We are Americans, who just moved to Punta Cana for the Island Life and Pastrata is better upscale, fine dining type food than you will find in the 5 star restaurants in the states, but in a beautiful relaxing atmosphere where Ernan, the chef, and proprietor will make you feel like a queen and king and come out to meet each patron personally!

  • Visited June 2014
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Pastrata, Owner at Pastrata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you very much for the review and thank you to be part of this dream called Pastrata Punta Cana!
We're so happy to hear from costumers who know the different of Flavors and Styles of the different cuisine
We are so glad to serve you and we hope to serve you again very Soon
Thanks
Che Pastrata
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Homestead, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best food”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We have been coming to this area for four years and this is the best restaurant we have found, gracious owner. We had Mexican food, authentic Mayan food, and Italian, it was all excellent.

  • Visited May 2014
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Pastrata, Owner at Pastrata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for the review and thank to be part of this dream called Pastrata Punta Cana !!!
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Phoenix, AZ
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“Food you want to eat, not forced to!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

You'd think five-star hotels would have five-star food. Not in this country. Get the heck off your resort, and get the heck into Pastrata!

We had the Mariscos para 2, or seafood for two. Three fresh lobsters (we were lucky, as he only had six from the morning's catch), two of the most flavorful fillets of grouper (typically a pretty boring fish) I've ever experienced, a pile of tasty coconut and butterfly fried shrimp/prawns, and a nice little salad. Prior to that, we enjoyed a bowl of guacamole and chips that were just the right level of spice, yet still overflowing with flavor.

Excellent service and food packed into a tiny location. But don't let that fool you. This is the best food we've had in the DR, and we can't wait to get back! Get the hell off of the resorts. Seriously. There are gems to be had if you know where to look. Start here!

  • Visited May 2014
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Pastrata, Owner at Pastrata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you very much for the such a lovely review , We are so glad Everything was as your expectation.
hoping to see you down here soon
Chef Pastrata
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Such a great experience!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Amazing food!!! The owner was so charismatic and made sure our visit was outstanding. We will be back!

  • Visited May 2014
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Pastrata, Owner at Pastrata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thank you very much for the review and thank you to take the time to let us serve you >we are so glad to hear everything was good at your last visit .
Hoping to see you soon
Chef Pastrata
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Duncan, Canada
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“Best place to eat in El Cortecito Punta Cana”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We just moved into the neighbourhood and for the two weeks we were there , we eat here everyday. We only missed one day and that was because they were closed (boy I was hunger the next day). Everyone there is so friendly and helpful, and the food is fantastic. My wife and I tried almost everything on the menu and enjoyed every bite. I would recommend Pastrata's to anyone coming to the area, these people make you feel like family from the moment you sit down. We will be back in October and look forward to eating there again (heck I am going to place an order the moment we get off the plane). Thank you to Chef Pastrata and all his staff.

Rob & Shelly

  • Visited April 2014
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Pastrata, Owner at Pastrata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thank you very much for the review and we are so glad to hear from you , we hope to see you soon down here very soon
Thanks
Chef Pastrata
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