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Le Papillon

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Villas Cofresi, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-970-7640
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Surf and Turf are to die for! The best service and meal in Puerto Plata. The setting is very cozy and the owner/chef is awesome! If you are visiting Puerto Plata, please call or email ahead of time and get a reservation. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Stuart H
Sarnia, ON
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon entry, we were greeted by the owner/chef/waiter Thomas.... after ordering our drinks, we studied the menu - good variety to suit any taste! Thomas delivered 2 bread baskets with fresh garlic slices with pesto while we were deciding on our main courses. There were 3 couples - all the ladies had piña coladas which were made fresh in the... More 

Thank dot_49
Fredericton, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

While we were at our resort we heard couples talking about a restaurant on the other side of the city and how it was a Must to go to. So we did. You have to make reservations ahead as the place has only 8 or nine tables. The owner is German and his name is Thomas. Here's the kicker.....The owner... More 

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pembroke pines
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Island atmosphere,interesting service. Great attention to every detailing Thomas is always in attendance

Thank malaha39
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I almost don't want to write a review for Papillon because I want to keep it all to my self. If you love food do yourself a favour and book a meal here! Amazing Surf and Turf and great vegetarian (not vegan) options. The portions are massive and the quality is out of this world. Thomas, the chef/owner, is so... More 

Thank ikozen
Houston, Texas
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153 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

After a week long whale trip adventure our group had dinner at Le Papillon. The owner of the whale tour company made arrangements with Thomas, the owner of the Restaurant, to close his establishment just for our group of 15. The name is of course French for Butterfly but the cuisine encompasses EVERYTHING! Our group was AMAZED at how only... More 

Thank Alicia T
Oakland, California
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Thomas Ackermann, the owner and wonderful chef, cheerfully greeted us as we walked up to the dining terrace. His warm welcome set the atmosphere, which was easy going, relaxing, with wonderful food. The Pina Coladas were great and served in fresh pineapples! I totally recommend eating here.

Thank Rashi
Dominican Republic
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

In the past 6 weeks I have been here 4 times. The food is simply amazing. I have been coming to this restaurant for 25+ years. First time I have tried the Chateaubriand and will not be my last! The best meal I have had in my life! Thomas is an excellent host and chef. A fine gentleman who has... More 

Thank noreendmc
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Amazing place to eat off the resort..food is amazing ...and lots of it... Cooking and serving is done by the owner himself ..

Thank Sandy P
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Thomas is a most gracious host and outstanding chief. The dining area and surroundings inside and out would do justic to any visual avenue . Uniquely decorated with so many interesting items I found so fascinating .Thomas has an excellent selection of offerings, and is absolutely wiling to " tweak" menue items for your dining delight. I give Le Papillon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$50
International, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villas Cofresi, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 809-970-7640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?