Mediterranean Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

Almost everywhere in the Dominican Republic, you'll be overwhelmed by the wide range of restaurants and other dining options. Mediterranean food lovers will want to visit those restaurants that do it best. Across the Dominican Republic, visitors will find quite a broad selection of restaurants of this theme.

With options including everything from the fine dining favorite named Orquídea Mediterranean Restaurant to the intoxicating brunch, dinner and lunch at Taberna Mediterranean, you might come across a dish that tempts your taste buds.

The following list allows you to read up on the large collection of Mediterranean establishments available. For each restaurant, you can click its name to see more important info about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Baraonda Restaurant

The Samana Peninsula | (809) 240-5555

Baraonda Restaurant, a part of Hotel Alisei, can be found northwest of Las Terrenas, a village in the Samana Peninsula; it is 16 miles (26 kilometers) to the northwest of Samana. Vacationers who are in the mood for pasta will wholly like stopping here during a trip to the Samana Peninsula.

Guests have the option of dining either on the beach or in the garden by the pool.

Orquídea Mediterranean Restaurant

Rio San Juan | (809) 226-1590

Positioned 4.4 miles west of Rio San Juan, Orquídea Mediterranean Restaurant is located at Bahía Príncipe San Juan. From the restaurant, San Francisco de Macoris is 24 miles (38 and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest. When you walk in, expect a beautiful, formal menu that offers a refreshing change from pub grub and beachy eats.

Modeling what is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world, Orquídea Mediterranean Restaurant serves a variety of chicken, fish, and vegetable dishes.


Santo Domingo | (809) 621-0000

Aromas, part of Holiday Inn Santo Domingo, is located toward the center of Santo Domingo. Considered an informal place to eat, it's like a mecca for hungry, intrigued travelers touring the town.

Aromas pairs Mediterranean classics with other International favorites to create a menu where everyone will find something they enjoy, whether they choose to eat off the breakfast and lunch buffet, or the a la carte dinner menu.

El Cabito Restaurant

The Samana Peninsula | (829) 697-9506

El Cabito Restaurant

El Cabito Restaurant is situated northeast of Arroyo Del Cabo, a village in the Samana Peninsula; it's a short distance away to the east-northeast of Las Galeras. Fresh catches from and Mediterranean food are made for each other at this enjoyable place.

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.

Mediterraneo Restaurant

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

Situated west of Juanillo, Mediterraneo Restaurant is on the premises of Eden Roc Cap Cana. It's 4.6 miles south west of Punta Cana. This local establishment isn't merely Mediterranean goodies, which yes, includes appetizers, but they're also known for putting out great 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.

Mediterranean Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Acentos Bistro Punta Cana, Eastern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 959-0161
Aromas Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Contemporary, Mediterranean (809) 621-0000
Baraonda Restaurant 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola Fusion, Mediterranean (809) 240-5555
Beach Club by Le Cirque 4.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana Hispaniola Mediterranean (855) 877-3643
Bliss 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic Mediterranean (829) 865-6444
Cotubanama 0.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Higuey Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 554-3506
El Cabito Restaurant 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola Creole, Mediterranean (829) 697-9506
El Meson Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 526-2666
Karibo's Garden 0.7 mi. North of Central Friusa Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 552-1546
La Casita De Don Alfredo Papi 0.2 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic Caribbean, Mediterranean (809) 986-3750
La Terrasse 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola French, Mediterranean (809) 240-6730
La Yola 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 959-2262
Mediterraneo Restaurant 1.4 mi. West of Central Juanillo Hispaniola Continental, Mediterranean (809) 695-5555
Memories Italian Ristorante 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Friusa Hispaniola Italian, Mediterranean (888) 751-4937
Orquídea Mediterranean Restaurant 4.4 mi. West of Central Rio San Juan Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 226-1590
Pizzeto 3.9 mi. Northwest of Central Friusa Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 731-0000
Taberna Mediterranean 0.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Samana Hispaniola Mediterranean, Spanish (809) 994-3634

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When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, there are other categories to tackle, including restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Colinas Del Rey (809) 553-1039 Italian 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Hato Mayor Hispaniola
Pizza Hut Agora (809) 620-2020 Italian Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Jose O'Shay's (809) 571-0775 Irish 0.1 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic
El Chiringuito Italian Restaurant (809) 226-1590 Italian 4.4 mi. West of Central Rio San Juan Hispaniola
Merengue Pizzeria (809) 525-8990 Italian Bonao, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
La Tarappa (809) 261-2423 Italian 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
Morua Mai (809) 571-3682 French 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic
Pizza Mia Expresso (809) 556-6200 Italian La Romana Hispaniola
Hexenkessel (809) 571-0493 German Cabarete, Northern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Kibbeh (809) 221-4646 Lebanese 3.8 mi. Northwest of Central El Macao Hispaniola

Visitors often find that the best cuisines in the Dominican Republic are those that you didn't think you'd ever wander into during your exploration of different cities. However, writing down the names of a few tasty-sounding cafes and bars on the list, will make life easier when no one can decide. To find out even more about the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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