If, on your travels, you know you're going to want some Middle Eastern cuisine, don't miss a chance to indulge yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a few locations in the Dominican Republic serving this style of food.
With plenty of variety, from the very casual destination known asto the dives whose decades-old preparations will have you craving more, there's a menu suited for each type of traveler and style of vacation.
Take a moment to browse the limited selection of Middle Eastern places that you'll have the chance to visit during your vacation. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to read the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.
The Beach Club is on the premises of Sea Horse Ranch. It's east of Puerto Plata. Fresh seafood and Middle Eastern food are an outstanding combo at this unique restaurant. 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.
El Rey de Falafel is found toward the southwestern outskirts of Zona Colonial. Considering this is a casual style of restaurant, it's sometimes a respite for hungry visitors on lazy outings. Vegan travelers will be excited to find Falafel, which features a number of Vegan friendly dishes. The menu consists mostly of Greek offerings, though selections from throughout the Mediterranean are available.
Positioned toward the eastern outskirts of La Romana, Shish Kebab is a smart choice for travelers who are going to check out this part of the city and its environs. If all you need is good company, a nice setting, and to be digging into flavorful Middle Eastern cuisine, come to this local option which is a very casual establishment.
If you seek even more options in this same genre, there are more options from this same flavor palette at establishments like the following:
|--||Italian||Boca Chica, Central Dominican Republic||the Dominican Republic|
|--||Spanish||Central Dominican Republic||the Dominican Republic|
|(809) 557-1616||Italian||0.4 mi. East of Central San Juan de la Maguana||the Dominican Republic|
|(809) 221-2121||Italian||2.7 mi. Northwest of Central El Macao||Hispaniola|
|(809) 948-4848||Italian||San Pedro De Macoris, Central Dominican Republic||Hispaniola|
|Pizza Playa||(809) 240-6399||Italian||0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas||Hispaniola|
|--||Italian||Juan Dolio, Central Dominican Republic||Hispaniola|
|(809) 522-3717||Italian||Bani, Southern part of Dominican Republic||Hispaniola|
|(809) 227-2302||Italian||Downtown Santo Domingo||the Dominican Republic|
|(809) 959-0161||Mediterranean||Punta Cana, Eastern part of Dominican Republic||Hispaniola|
Sometimes, the most satisfying foods in the Dominican Republic are the ones you run into while walking the streets near your hotel. Although, it's still a good idea to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To read more regarding the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.
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