Middle Eastern Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

If you're a big fan of Middle Eastern food, don't miss an opportunity to treat yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, there are a few locations in the Dominican Republic where you can sample some.

From the pleasant, informal locale of The Beach Club to the simple cafes where drinks are every bit as important as the grub, there is a choice for every traveler and all types of budgets.

Below, preview the small set of popular Middle Eastern eateries you could be curious about during your vacation. Click each option to learn more about its hours, location, and other offerings.

The Beach Club

Cabarete | (809) 571-4995

The Beach Club, which is part of Sea Horse Ranch, is located near the heart of Cabarete, a town in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; to the east of Puerto Plata. Fresh fish and Middle Eastern cuisine get along famously at this well-liked dining option.

Although there are many popular items on the menu, their crispy coconut shrimp served with a sweet chili and tamarind sauce probably takes the prize for best seller. Their crispy thin crust pizza and large variety of pastas (with gluten free options available) are also well-liked, not to mention their vast assortment of internationally inspired dishes such as hummus, taboul salad, faladel, kebabs, and baklava. They also have Ethiopian inspired items such as zillzil. Their spicy Dominican goat stew is one of the best of its king in the country.

If you're looking for a lighter meal, they have a llarge variety of salads, ceviches, carpaccios, and fresh grilled seafood and meat. If you are a burger lover, their TBC imported Angus burger will definitely hit the spot. There is something for everyone.

Shish Kebab

La Romana | (809) 556-2737

Situated in the eastern outskirts of La Romana, Shish Kebab is at 32 Calle Castillo Marquez. For a great way to wind down while enjoying a helping of Middle Eastern fare, don't hesitate to try this local option where the setting is casual.

Similar Food

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If you're willing to step just outside the box, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Passion by Martin Berasategui (809) 687-9923 Spanish 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola
Salitre Restaurante (809) 526-1969 Spanish Guayacanes, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Pizza De Klidad (809) 574-4064 Italian Jarabacoa, Northwestern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Casa Avila -- Spanish Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Pizza & Pepperoni (809) 574-4348 Italian 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic
El Con Con -- Italian Juan Dolio, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Casa Azul (829) 707-0404 Italian Las Terrenas, Northeastern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Pizzeraa Restaurant El Yarey (809) 522-3717 Italian Bani, Southern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Aromas (809) 621-0000 Mediterranean Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Remo Restaurante -- Italian San Pedro De Macoris, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to grab a bite in the Dominican Republic are those you run into naturally while walking around during the day. However, jotting down the names of a couple of tasty-sounding cafes and bars in your travel plans, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To read more regarding the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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