Cuban Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

During your travels through the Dominican Republic, you'll come upon a plentiful supply of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. If you have a taste for Cuban food in particular, then you will definitely want to check out the restaurants specializing in this cuisine. Prepare your taste buds for the Cuban favorites offered with this group of popular restaurants.

With options including everything from the very casual favorite named El Cafecito de la Cubana to the tempting dinner service at La Cantina, there's a menu for every visitor and all types of budgets.

The list below allows you to get a taste for the handful of Dominican Republic restaurants that offer Cuban fare. Click each option to view more information about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

La Cantina

Casa de Campo

La Cantina, which is part of Casa de Campo, is located in Casa de Campo, a neighborhood in the vicinity of La Romana; four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the east-southeast of La Romana. Hoping to have a satisfying meal in an informal, unpretentious setting? Give some thought to the naturally relaxing backdrop over at La Cantina.

El Cafecito de la Cubana

Bayahibe | (849) 816-1124

El Cafecito de la Cubana is on Playa de Bayahibe. From the restaurant, La Romana is 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the west-northwest. Although some delight in the general selection of Cuban-inspired cuisine, this possible dining pick serves up an awful lot of coffee and seafood.

Caribbean dishes are on the menu here, including fresh fried fish, lobster, shrimp, ropa vieja, and

curry chicken. Wash it down with a flavorful smoothie or a mojito.

Don Pio Restaurante Cubano


Don Pio Restaurante Cubano is located near the heart of Bavaro, in the vicinity of Punta Cana; two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the east of Friusa. When all you need is comfortable clothes and to be having a good plate of Cuban cuisine, come to this restaurant where the service and style is very relaxed.

Baco Restaurant

San Jose De Ocoa | (809) 558-2368

Baco Restaurant is on the same premises as Hotel Baco, and is a good option worth considering if you're thinking about going to this town and areas nearby. It is 21.9 miles northwest of Bani. People that are in the mood for sandwiches will particularly like stopping here during a visit to San Jose De Ocoa.

Cafe Cubano

Sosua | (809) 571-3493

Cafe Cubano is located just outside the heart of Sosua, a town in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; 11.2 miles to the east of Puerto Plata. Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just Cuban delights and particularly coffee, but wouldn't you know they're also quite the favorite for sandwiches.

Similar Food

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If you seek even more options in this same genre, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Brisas del Caribe (809) 524-2794 Caribbean Barahona, Western part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Tres Lunas (829) 401-0935 Creole 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola
Voyvoy Grill (809) 571-0805 Caribbean 0.3 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic
La Cafeteria -- Creole Zona Colonial, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Le Papillon (809) 970-7640 Caribbean 3.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
Restaurante Choripan (809) 589-7144 Creole Cabrera, Northern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Martini's Beach Bar & Grill (809) 915-8815 Creole 0.6 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic
Restaurant Coco Mar (809) 579-3354 Spanish 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Monte Cristi the Dominican Republic
Cafe del Mar (809) 503-6363 Spanish 1.5 mi. South West of Central Samana Hispaniola
Bistro Tipico Alberto (809) 885-9720 Creole 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best culinary offerings in the Dominican Republic are the ones you casually come across while walking the streets near your hotel. But of course, it's still a good idea to know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To read much more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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