Mediterranean Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

While exploring the Dominican Republic, expect to happen upon a plentiful supply of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. Can't resist Mediterranean food during your holiday here? Guests can't afford to miss the restaurants serving this favorite. If you're wondering how common it is, there's dozens of restaurants just for this type of food.

With lots to try, from the informal setting of El Cabito Restaurant to the inviting dinner and lunch at Pizzeto, you're bound to find something worth sending a postcard about.

Take a moment to peek at the large collection of Mediterranean eateries to be found. For each restaurant, you can click its name to get further details about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Baraonda Restaurant

The Samana Peninsula | (809) 240-5555

Baraonda Restaurant, which is part of Hotel Alisei, is situated northwest of Las Terrenas, a village in the Samana Peninsula; it's 16.2 miles to the northwest of Samana. Vacationers who are compelled to eat pasta will especially like eating 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.

El Cabito Restaurant

The Samana Peninsula | (829) 697-9506

El Cabito Restaurant

Located northeast of Arroyo Del Cabo, El Cabito Restaurant is on La Caleta. It is 2.0 miles east-northeast of Las Galeras. Fresh fish and Mediterranean panache are an outstanding combo at this unique dining option.

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.


The vicinity of La Romana | (809) 221-8880

Located 0.7 miles northwest of Bayahibe, Olio is located at Dreams La Romana, and is a good option for you to consider if you're going to spend some time exploring this part of the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic. It is 10.7 miles east-southeast of La Romana. Happily identified by tourists as a casual style of restaurant, it's often reserved for lazy days outdoors.

Eze Beach Bar Restaurant

Cabarete | (809) 571-0586

Eze Beach Bar Restaurant is located in Cabarete, a town in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; 18 and a half miles (29 and a half kilometers) to the east of Puerto Plata. Not only is this restaurant famed for Mediterranean themed dishes and of course coffee, but here they're also quite the favorite for pasta.

Freshness and quality are the two key ingredients to every dish on the menu at this beach bar. Most dishes appear simple, like burgers, salads, sandwiches, and pastas, but the flavors always pop. For a fun twist, the menu items are named using local surfer slang. They are popular for their variety of carpaccio, drinks, and pasta dishes with fresh ingredients, but you'll also want to make sure to stop by for breakfast and get a nutrient-packed smoothie.


Santo Domingo | (809) 621-0000

Set near the heart of Santo Domingo, Aromas is a part of Holiday Inn Santo Domingo, and is a popular choice for people exploring this part of the city and adjacent neighborhoods. Because this is a casual restaurant, it's perfect for a delicious, but not elaborate, meal.

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.

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
Bamboo 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana Hispaniola Fusion, Mediterranean (809) 959-2262
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
El Rey de Falafel Zona Colonial, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Mediterranean, Middle Eastern (809) 688-9714
Eze Beach Bar Restaurant 0.3 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic Mediterranean (809) 571-0586
Gaudi Tapas Bar Sosua, Northern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Mediterranean (809) 467-1582
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
Olio 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 221-8880
Orquídea Mediterranean Restaurant 4.4 mi. West of Central Rio San Juan Hispaniola Mediterranean (809) 226-1590
Panaderia la Fleca 0.4 mi. North of Central Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic Mediterranean (809) 574-4811
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

Similar Food


If your preferences are flexible, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Pizza Italiana (809) 572-1566 Italian Mao, Northwestern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Lorenzo's (809) 539-2008 Italian 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Constanza the Dominican Republic
Chori-Pan (809) 589-7444 Italian Cabrera, Northern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
La Campagna (809) 734-1000 Italian Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Il Bocconcino (809) 557-1616 Italian 0.4 mi. East of Central San Juan de la Maguana the Dominican Republic
Deli Swiss -- European San Pedro De Macoris, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Romanoff Restaurant (829) 804-6866 German 0.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic
La Vita e Bella (829) 686-6318 Italian 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola
I Gemelli -- Italian Juan Dolio, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Heladeraa Italiana (809) 922-3698 Italian Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic

Some of the most memorable kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in the Dominican Republic are those you didn't expect to find yourself craving during your exploration of different cities. However, writing down at least a few reliable-looking restaurants on a checklist, means you won't have to settle for something less. To find out more information about the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.


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