Continental Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

If you're a big fan of Continental cuisine, don't miss out on a chance to satisfy your hunger. Though not terribly plentiful, you can still find a few restaurants in the Dominican Republic offering meals in this style.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the very casual atmosphere at Le Papillon to the neighborhood eateries whose signature menu items are worth daydreaming about, you're bound to find something with all the right flavors.

The following list allows you to scan and read details about the small handful of Continental restaurants that you'll have the chance to visit during your vacation. Click on one of the options to see more important info about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Le Papillon

The vicinity of Puerto Plata | (809) 970-7640

Le Papillon is located in the vicinity of Puerto Plata, in the Western side of the Dominican Republic; three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest of Puerto Plata. Seafood (of course) and Continental fare are an outstanding combo at this super casual restaurant atmosphere.

Owner and chef Thomas offers freshly prepared dishes that cater to all taste with a varied menu. Fresh seafood is available daily, caught by local fishermen.

Mediterraneo Restaurant

The vicinity of Punta Cana | (809) 695-5555

Mediterraneo Restaurant, a part of Eden Roc Cap Cana, is located west of Juanillo, a village in the vicinity of Punta Cana; it's 4.6 miles to the south west of Punta Cana. Perhaps you could guess that this place is best known for Continental food and of course appetizers, but they're also dubbed a hotspot for seafood.

Breakfast includes fresh pastries and breads, cured meats, assorted cheeses, eggs, potatoes with herbs, fresh juices, and a buffet of traditional fare as well as local dishes. Dinner options include a three course meal consisting of a hot or cold appetizer; the choice between soup, pasta, or a main course; and dessert. A four course meal is also available, and includes a soup or pasta as well as a main course.

Morua Mai

Sosua | (809) 571-3682

Morua Mai

Morua Mai is a logical selection for people exploring this town and adjacent areas. In case you're wondering, Puerto Plata is 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the west. As part of their panel of Continental-inspired cuisine, this possible dining pick will recommend their best: pizza and seafood.

Morua Mai, recognized by the publication "Best Hotels & Restaurants in the Caribbean" as a four-star restaurant, offers visitors a wide selection of fresh fish and seafood, pastas, and New York Style pizzas to meet all appetites.

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best restaurants in the Dominican Republic are those that you didn't expect to find yourself craving while journeying to and from your hotel. However, including the important details of a few tasty-sounding cafes and bars in your daily itinerary, will make life easier when no one can decide. To learn much more about the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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