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El Lugar

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Barbecue, European, Grill, Gastropub
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Avenida Juan Pablo Duarte, Las Terrenas 33204, Dominican Republic
+1 849-248-2580
18:30 - 01:00
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Wed - Mon 18:30 - 01:00
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Paris, France
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dinner with friends and were served good meat ( the tomahawk and the churrasco were excellent). Other alternatives (pasta or shrimp) were also quite tasty.

Thank PepitoD
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend told us about El Lugar and I sent a text for a reservation and response was quick and positive. Torrential downpour did not dampen the service and quality of the food. Grilled fish and polo milenesa was delicious. Bruno the owner very attentive and the service was timely and well coordinated. Chocolate cake was awesome! Will be returning... More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Greeted at the door by the owner and seated as well. The service was excellent. Recieved a complimentary appetizer which was good and the bacon cheese burger was not only the best in las terrenas it made my top 5 burgers of all time. The atmosphere has a sexy vibe romantical. Price was worth every peso. One of my fav... More 

Thank RichardCresswell
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A charming Belgian runs this great spot across from the beach in Las Terrenas. Excellent food, wine and atmosphere. Attentive service. Great music too!

Thank Anita W
brookliın maıne
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you have an issue with mosquitoes, stop reading and move on. It should have been a warning sign that a can of spray repellent was very visible on the table when we entered. Within minutes, we were bathing ourselves in spray. As an aside, I recoil when a complete stranger approaches me and wants to shake my hand....this was... More 

Thank nar1
Katonah, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food was excellent. The owner is very attentive. As others have noted, the wait staff is not attentive. My appetizer never came. But the rest of the food was excellent. The location is delightful and the atmosphere is lovely. Be sure to wear bug spray for evening meals. One of us didn't and had badly bitten ankles afterwards. The... More 

Thank errover
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Cannot complain about the food or drink. Service was very inattentive. We were left waiting at the bar for a table for over an hour. Once eventually seated, the waitress barely came over even though she seen that we required attention. The bar men were very hardworking but the waitresses didn't seem to check on customers very often. The owner... More 

Thank Laura F
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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402 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We where 2 couples that went out for dinner at Terrenas and we found El Lugar nothing special at all, none of the plates did give us a good impression.

Thank Licey7
Petaluma, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went here twice we liked it so much. Pros: -They offer free purified water (like most nicer restaurants should do but don't) -The owner is very nice and he checked in on us constantly to see if we were enjoying our food. -I had the dorado fish special and it was excellent. It came with vegetables drizzled in truffle... More 

Thank Elana L
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We decided to have our last diner at El Lugar and we didnt regret it. We both decided to eat a burger. Cheese and Cheese-Beacon. and it was worth it. Really: BEST BURGER EVER. go and try yourself.

Thank Pautraf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Caribbean, Barbecue, European, Grill, Gastropub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Juan Pablo Duarte, Las Terrenas 33204, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Samana Province  >  Las Terrenas
  • Phone Number: +1 849-248-2580

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