The dining options in Dominican Republic are really impressive. The food is cheap and delicious. You will have tropical fruit juices and the best flavor of stews in the Caribbean.

You can find a great variety of dishes in the gastronomy of the Dominican Republic. It is a reflection of the Spanish, Tainan and African influences which has helped in the social and cultural formation of the country.

The culinary specialties of the country vary according to the regions, but they share an exquisite taste that satisfies the ambitions of the most demanding guests. It may not be the most dietetic, but it is definitely very tasty and nutritious.

Typical dish in one Restaurant of the Dominican Republic

Cafes and restaurants in Dominican Republic


  • Bayrischer Hof
  • Belgium Bakery
  • Bliss Restaurant Lounge Bar Pool
  • Cabarete Coffee Company
  • Call a Pizza – Sosúa
  • Casita de Papi
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Flip Flop Falafel
  • Fresh Fresh Café
  • Friend’s
  • Front Loop Café and Grill
  • Gordito’s Fresh Mex
  • Helados Bon
  • Kahuna Restaurant and Bar
  • La Boca
  • La Mesa Taina
  • Lazy Dog Bar and Grill
  • Los Gringos
  • Mojito Bar
  • Pizza & Spaghetti House
  • Pomodoro Pizza
  • Regina Margherita Pizzeria
  • Restaurant Casa Veintiuno – Sosúa
  • Restaurant Le Bistro
  • Vagamundo
  • Wilson’s bar and restaurant La Boca
  • Yalla
  • Yamazato

Santo Domingo

  • Barra Payan
  • El Conuco
  • El Mesón de la Cava
  • Hermanos Villar
  • Laurel Food and Wine
  • Meson de Bari

Punta Cana

  • Balicana
  • Hard Rock Cafe – Punta Cana
  • Kyoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  • Passion By Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Punta Cana
  • Pranama Restaurante
  • Wacamole
  • Zen

Las Terrenas

  • Casa Azul
  • El Lugar
  • Le Thalassa
  • Le Tre Caravelle
  • Mi Corazón

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Some of the typical dishes of the Dominican

In any restaurant you can taste these delicious dishes.

  • Sancocho: It is the most popular and representative dish of Dominican cuisine. It is a soup prepared normally with beef mixed with rice, cassava, potato, yucca, yautia, banana, coriander, avocado, etc.
  • Bandera: This dish is in every Dominican table. It consists of white rice, beans and meat, accompanied with salad or fried banana
  • Moro con Coco: It is a mixture of beans, rice and stewed meat with coconut milk and guandules (beans). Also the moro can be made with codfish
  • Locrio: A classic plate and is similar to the Spanish paella. This delicious rice can be combined with shrimp, prawns, sardines, cod, chicken, pork, chops, ham and anything you want
  • Asopao: It is an exquisite soup of rice, chicken, tomato, avocado and coriander
  • Pica Pollo: These are fried chicken pieces. Do not forget to try the Pica Pollo with a good beer and accompanied by tostones!
  • Tostones: Fried slices of green banana. They are a fundamental complement in Dominican cuisine
  • Yaniqueques: It is another typical appetizer of the country. It’s like a wheat flour cake, cooked with baking soda, water and salt
  • Bollitos de Yuca: They are balls made of striped yucca, seasoned with salt, butter and anise, stuffed with cheese, chicken, vegetables or seafood and fried in the pan
  • Empanadas: It is a fried flour stuffed with cheese and ham, a mixture of vegetables, egg or minced meat. It is taken as a small snack in the afternoon, although you can also take it for breakfast
  • Desserts: Dulce de Leche, Dulce de Coco, Majarete, Dominican cake, Golfio and many more that are delicious

Majarete, typical Dominican dessert

More information about Dominican Republic

In this post about Dominican Republic, you will discover some information about how to get to the country, all the spots for kitesurfing, you will find alternative activities, shops and a lot more.