Spanish Cuisine in the Dominican Republic

Throughout the Dominican Republic, expect to come upon a great number of restaurants and other dining options. Fans of Spanish cuisine should check out the various establishments where this style of cooking is king. When hunger strikes, you'll find there's an incredible amount of choices for this style of food alone.

With so much to try, from the informal setting of Don Pepe to the inviting dinner and lunch at La Casita, you could encounter a dish worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

Below, scan and read details about the large collection of Spanish establishments in the Dominican Republic. For each option that interests you, click the name to get further details about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Cafe del Mar

The Samana Peninsula | (809) 503-6363

Cafe del Mar is on the premises of Puerto Bahia. It is 1.5 miles south west of Samana. Though they're broadly known for Spanish cuisine, this place likes to suggest its sandwiches and tapas.

Delicious tapas and sandwiches pair deliciously with their cocktail menu and aid in creating the laid back vibe.

Onno's Bar

Casa de Campo

Onno's Bar, a part of Casa de Campo, is located in Casa de Campo, a neighborhood in the vicinity of La Romana; four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the east-southeast of La Romana. People who want tapas will particularly enjoy dining here during a trip to Casa de Campo.

Onno's Bar becomes more lively as the day wears on, with the music getting louder the lower in the sky the sun progresses, eventually enticing guests to head out to the patio for dancing.

Sol y Luna

Santo Domingo | (809) 483-3313

Positioned in the heart of Santo Domingo, Sol y Luna is a part of Aurora Del Sol. Ready for tempting Spanish eats in a friendly, informal environment? Give some thought to the free-and-easy bites and backdrop at this buffet.

The colorfully patterned carpet and floral prints give the dining room an island feel.

Friends Restaurant and Lounge

Santo Domingo | (809) 567-0144

Situated just outside the heart of Santo Domingo, Friends Restaurant and Lounge is located at Aladino Apart-hotel, and is a good option for vacationers visiting this part of the city. Considering this is an informal place to eat, it's often reserved for lazy days outdoors.

Bamboo sprouts in one corner of the Aladino Restaurant while a leopard print bar is situated in the other. Wooden tables with glass tops are flanked with bright orange chairs. The walls are white, but feature an accent wall of text. All together, the design of the Aladino Restaurant is definitely funky and contemporary.

Casa Valeria Restaurant

Sosua | (809) 571-3565

Casa Valeria Restaurant is located in Sosua, a town in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; 11.1 miles to the east of Puerto Plata. Ready for tempting Spanish eats in a breezy, no-fuss environment? Then definitely don't miss the informal backdrop at this restaurant.

Though stylish, with yellow paint and maple furniture and finishes along with original framed paintings on the wall, Casa Valeria still gives off a relaxed feel.

Spanish Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Cafe del Mar 1.5 mi. South West of Central Samana Hispaniola Spanish (809) 503-6363
Casa Avila Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Spanish --
Casa Valeria Restaurant 0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic Contemporary, Spanish (809) 571-3565
Casa del Pescador 0.6 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic Spanish (809) 571-0760
Don Pepe Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic Spanish (809) 563-4440
El Bodegon Steak House 1.5 mi. North of Central Friusa Hispaniola Spanish (888) 531-8927
El Cayuco 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas Hispaniola Spanish (809) 240-6885
El Pescador 1.1 mi. North of Central Arroyo Del Cabo Hispaniola Creole, Spanish (809) 523-3333
Embocca Cabarete, Northern part of the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Spanish (809) 571-0173
Friends Restaurant and Lounge Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic International, Spanish (809) 567-0144
La Casita 1.6 mi. East of Central La Romana Hispaniola Spanish (809) 556-5932
La Fuente 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Friusa Hispaniola Spanish (809) 476-7777
La Taperia Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Spanish (809) 908-2486
Meson De La Cava Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic International, Spanish (809) 533-2818
Meson Iberia The Eastern side of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Spanish (809) 530-7200
Onno's Bar 4.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana Hispaniola Caribbean, Spanish --
Passion by Martin Berasategui 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola Spanish (809) 687-9923
Restaurant Coco Mar 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Monte Cristi the Dominican Republic Spanish (809) 579-3354
Restaurant Vizcaya Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic Spanish (809) 686-2466
Rincón Español Nagua, Northern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Spanish (809) 584-7716
Saborea 2.7 mi. North of Central Friusa Hispaniola Spanish (829) 943-8118
Salitre Restaurante Guayacanes, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola Spanish (809) 526-1969
Sol y Luna Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Caribbean, Spanish (809) 483-3313
Taberna Mediterranean 0.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Samana Hispaniola Mediterranean, Spanish (809) 994-3634
Valentino Agora Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Spanish (809) 378-2304
Vivres 0.8 mi. East of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic Spanish (809) 580-1823

Similar Food

Friends

Also worth considering if you really love Spanish food, there are similar flavors to be experienced at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Manino's (809) 959-4444 Italian Punta Cana, Eastern part of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Restaurante Pizzeria Stefy E Natale (809) 970-7630 Italian 3.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
D' Pizza Mota (809) 288-5729 Italian San Cristobal the Dominican Republic
Bella Venezia (809) 526-1214 Italian Juan Dolio, Central the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Rica Pizza (809) 247-1919 Italian The Eastern side of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Royalton Italian Trattoria (888) 751-4937 Italian 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Friusa Hispaniola
Amici Ristorante Italiano (809) 753-0572 Italian 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
La Terraza -- Italian Boca Chica, Central the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Restaurante Viejo Pirata (809) 780-3236 Italian 0.4 mi. South West of Central Boca De Yuma Hispaniola
Jamvis (809) 320-7265 Italian Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic

Or don't forget to check out the popular specials served at these well-liked establishments:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location Island
Cane (809) 368-2200 Tapas Central the Dominican Republic
Lax (809) 883-2684 Tapas 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cabarete
Paladart Bar de Tapas (809) 526-1855 Tapas Juan Dolio, Central the Dominican Republic
Bites (809) 221-4646 Tapas 3.8 mi. Northwest of Central El Macao

Some of the most memorable foods in the Dominican Republic are those you run into as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. However, noting the contact info for at least two different restaurants on your schedule, will keep this aspect of your trip worry free. To learn even more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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