Middle Eastern Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

If you can't get enough Middle Eastern food, don't miss out on an opportunity to treat yourself. You may be a bit limited in your options, but you can still find a couple of restaurants in the Dominican Republic serving this type of food.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the very casual setting of Shish Kebab to the restaurants where cocktails are every bit as important as the food itself, you could encounter a dish with just the right elements.

Use the list below to peek at the limited, though enticing, options for Middle Eastern restaurants you'll have the chance to check out as you're out on the town. For each of the options, click to view more information about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

El Rey de Falafel

Zona Colonial | (809) 688-9714

Located in Zona Colonial, El Rey de Falafel is on Sanchez Street. Affectionately identified as a casual place to have a meal, it's not hard to see why people come here to "put their feet up".

Falafel is located in a renovated building in Santo Domingo with three floors, and concurrently, three levels of dining.

The Beach Club

Cabarete | (809) 571-4995

The Beach Club is on the premises of Sea Horse Ranch, and is a viable choice worth considering if you're thinking about visiting this town and its environs. It's east of Puerto Plata. Seafood and Middle Eastern food go well together at this enjoyable place.

Although it could have easily been your typical run down, open air bar and grill in the sand, the Beach Club obtains an elegant setting with white linen table cloths and dinner by candlelight. This is a great place to hold a wedding reception or party. Located in a private community, the Beach Club is accessible after a pleasant drive through winding path with an incredible view of the ocean. Once inside the restaurant you have no choice but to unwind and relax. The feeling is cozy but chic. With it's high thatched roof, and comfortable seating (including couches for lounging or putting your child to sleep) you feel welcomed. The restaurant is perched on top of the sea and has glass walls which offer spectacular views and the feel of the rolling waves. You may choose to sit indoors or outside on the terrace, where you can have a romantic dinner under the stars.

Shish Kebab

La Romana | (809) 556-2737

Positioned in the eastern outskirts of La Romana, Shish Kebab is at 32 Calle Castillo Marquez. The overall atmosphere of this awesome grill is not formal in the least, which means your whole group can take a time out and just have mouthfuls of Middle Eastern food.

Similar Food

El Cabito Restaurant

For something different in the same ballpark, you will find similarly satisfying flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Rica Pizza (809) 247-1919 Italian The Eastern side of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
La Trattoria de Claudio (809) 581-1602 Italian Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Cafe del Mar (809) 503-6363 Spanish 1.5 mi. South West of Central Samana Hispaniola
Pizza Suany (809) 557-2704 Italian 0.1 mi. West of Central San Juan de la Maguana the Dominican Republic
Taberna Mediterranean (809) 994-3634 Mediterranean 0.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Samana Hispaniola
Gino in Trastevere -- Italian 4.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana Hispaniola
El Sueno (809) 526-3903 Italian Juan Dolio, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Eze Beach Bar Restaurant (809) 571-0586 Mediterranean 0.3 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic
Caffé Cosón (809) 853-8470 Italian 6.8 mi. West of Central Abra Grande Hispaniola
Gusto Restaurant & Bar (809) 571-1604 Italian 0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic

Some of the best places to dine in the Dominican Republic are the ones that you find suddenly while walking around during the day. But of course, it's still smart to have a concrete plan for some meals. To find out even more regarding the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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