Creole Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

Throughout the Dominican Republic, expect to happen upon a wide selection of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. If you're admittedly obsessed with Creole food, you won't want to miss the restaurants that do it best. Thankfully there's dozens of restaurants just for this type of food.

With options including everything from the informal attitude at Mares Restaurant to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Restaraunte Las Galeras, there's something for every person in your party and every style of vacation.

Take a moment to preview the wide selection of Creole establishments available in the Dominican Republic. Click on one of the options to read the full article about its location, ambiance, and more.

Mares Restaurant

Puerto Plata | (809) 261-3330

Set a quarter mile southeast of downtown Puerto Plata, Mares Restaurant is a smart choice for you to consider if you're going to be spending time seeing this section of the city and adjacent areas. Beautiful seafood and Creole fare both describe the best dishes at this favorite dining option.

Mares calls their style "Dominican Global," where fresh seafood and local spices provide the base, but they don't limit themselves to serving only local dishes. Steamed Langoustines is their top selling item, and they try to keep thins fresh with daily specials.

El Cabito Restaurant

The Samana Peninsula | (829) 697-9506

El Cabito Restaurant

El Cabito Restaurant is located northeast of Arroyo Del Cabo, a village in the Samana Peninsula; it is 2.0 miles to the east-northeast of Las Galeras. Beautiful seafood and Creole flavors make for an exciting meal at this informal restaurant.

The menu features Mediterranean-style seafood and local cuisine at a level you wouldn't expect so far off the grid. Paella de Marisco and Caldereta de Marisco are the house specialties. If you have a large group traveling with you, call ahead and they will arrange a buffet for your party.

Marisco Centro

Santiago De Los Caballeros | (809) 971-9710

Located northeast of Downtown Santiago de los Caballeros, Marisco Centro is on Av del Sol 3. Fresh catches from and Creole flair go well together at this dining option.

Marisco Centro serves up on the finest and freshest seafood offerings.

Piedras del Rio

Jarabacoa | (809) 574-6304

Piedras del Rio, which is on the premises of Hotel Gran Jimenoa, is located in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, in the Dominican Republic; a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the north-northeast of Jarabacoa. Seafood (of course) and Creole flavors come together for some great dishes at this noteworthy dining option.

Dining is done out on an open-air deck by the Jimenoa River.

Gusto Tropical

Boca Chica | (809) 523-9381

Gusto Tropical is located in the southern outskirts of Boca Chica. Patrons who are compelled to eat pasta will fully love eating here during a visit to Boca Chica.

Creole Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Ahi Cafe & Grill 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic Creole, International, Tex-Mex (809) 581-6779
Barra Payan Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic Creole, Latin American (809) 689-6654
Benjamin Fresh Seafood Sosua, Northern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole --
Bistro Tipico Alberto 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 885-9720
Bohio Dominicano 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Friusa Hispaniola Creole (809) 476-7777
Cafeteria Las 3 Hermanas Boca Chica, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole --
Caliche Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic American, Creole (809) 970-2084
Casa Mami 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 618-6987
Casablanca Restaurant 5.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Barahona the Dominican Republic Creole (82) 740-1230
Citrus Restaurant Punta Cana, Eastern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Creole (809) 455-2026
De Parrillada Jarabacoa, Northwestern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 574-7656
El Cabito Restaurant 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola Creole, Mediterranean (829) 697-9506
El Cafecito de la Cubana 0.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola Creole, Cuban (849) 816-1124
El Gran Taino 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central El Seibo Hispaniola Creole, Latin American --
El Pescador 1.1 mi. North of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola Creole, Spanish (809) 523-3333
El Suave 1.7 mi. West of Central Punta Gorda Hispaniola Creole, Latin American --
El Zaguan 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central La Vega the Dominican Republic Creole, Danish --
Escape al Mar Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 627-6056
Francepan 1.5 mi. East of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 971-0022
Gri-Gri 1.4 mi. North of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola Creole (829) 705-2894
Gusto Restaurant & Bar 0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic Creole, Italian (809) 571-1604
Gusto Tropical Boca Chica, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole, Italian (809) 523-9381
Jungle 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola Creole (809) 221-8880
La Cafeteria Zona Colonial, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole --
La Cocina de Gladys Downtown Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic Creole (829) 434-9537
La Finca Sosua, Northern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 571-3925
La Fonda Criolla Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole --
La Rancheta 1.5 mi. East of Central Las Galeras Hispaniola Belgian, Creole (829) 939-8285
Langosta Roja 3.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola Creole (809) 444-1498
Los Tres Cocos Luperon, Northern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Contemporary, Creole (809) 970-7627
Mares Restaurant 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 261-3330
Marisco Centro Santiago De Los Caballeros, Northwestern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 971-9710
Martini's Beach Bar & Grill 0.6 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 915-8815
Meson De Bari Zona Colonial, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole, Latin American (809) 687-4091
Miel y Canela Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 682-1204
Mira Mar Restaurant Cabrera, Northern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Creole --
Pacomer Las Terrenas, Northeastern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Creole --
Pequena Suiza Boca Chica, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole, Swiss (809) 523-4619
Piedras del Rio 1.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 574-6304
Placita Criolla Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 261-5456
Polanco Restaurant Downtown Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 586-9174
Poseidon Restaurante Typico 1.1 mi. North of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola Creole (849) 258-6749
Puchos Food Mofongo Mocano 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 574-6599
Puerco Rosado Boca Chica, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Creole, Italian (809) 523-4307
Putula's Bar & BBQ 0.5 mi. South West of Central Luperon the Dominican Republic Creole (829) 219-2830
Quemaito Restaurant 6.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Barahona the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 649-7631
Rancho El Mocanito 0.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 261-7458
Rarus Bar and Grill La Vega the Dominican Republic Creole --
Restaraunte Las Galeras 1.1 mi. North of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola Creole --
Restaurant La Ponderosa del Mar Downtown Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 586-1597
Restaurant Luis 4.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola Creole --
Restaurant Rubi 3.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola Creole --
Restaurante Choripan Cabrera, Northern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Creole (809) 589-7144
Restuarant El Puerto 2.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana Hispaniola Creole, International, Thai (809) 847-8853
Robby Mar San Pedro De Macoris, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Creole (809) 529-4926
Thesaurus Café 1.5 mi. East of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic Creole (809) 581-1818
Tierra y Mar Samana, Northeastern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Creole, Italian (809) 538-2436
Tres Lunas 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola Creole (829) 401-0935
Umi Lounge 2.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola Creole, Japanese (809) 467-3337

Similar Food

Hard Rock Cafe Zona Colonial

Also worth considering if you really love Creole food, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Carl's Jr. Agora -- American Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Pollo Rey Plaza Sambil (809) 910-6500 American Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Burger King Calle 12 de Julio -- American Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Sunset Garden Cafe (829) 285-0227 American 0.1 mi. South of Central Samana Hispaniola
Roxy Bar Piscina (829) 352-8721 American Juan Dolio, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
The Hurricane Hole (809) 315-1940 Caribbean 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Luperon the Dominican Republic
La Salsa (829) 719-8060 Caribbean 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola
Red Square (809) 571-1221 American 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic
Voyvoy Grill (809) 571-0805 Caribbean 0.3 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic
Kite Club Cafe (829) 644-8404 Caribbean 1.4 mi. Northwest of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic

Oftentimes, the best food and drink options in the Dominican Republic are the ones that you catch sight of - or scent of - during your exploration of different cities. But, having a handful of different restaurants in your daily itinerary, means you won't have to settle for something less. To discover even more about the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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