During your travels through the Dominican Republic, you'll have the privilege of deciding between a variety of restaurants and other dining options. But guests who seek Spanish cuisine in particular should pay attention to those restaurants serving this favorite. There's a surplus of dining options within this cuisine alone.
Your plate will be full of choices, from the informal destination known asto the fantastic dinner and lunch at , there's a menu for every traveler and even for a memorable date night.
The list below allows you to get a taste for the large collection of restaurants serving Spanish cuisine awaiting the Dominican Republic's guests. You can click each restaurant's name to read the full article about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.
Friends Restaurant and Lounge, part of Aladino Apart-hotel, is found in toward the heart of Santo Domingo. For those times when you're in need of an inviting place serving Spanish food that isn't fussy in the slightest, this mellow, informal restaurant is a pretty good choice. 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.
Cafe del Mar, which is part of, is located in the Samana Peninsula, in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the south west of Samana. Not only is this restaurant famed for Spanish cooking and their signature staple of sandwiches, but we shouldn't forget they're also good at tapas. Delicious tapas and sandwiches pair deliciously with their cocktail menu and aid in creating the laid back vibe.
Sol y Luna, a part of Aurora Del Sol, is located near the center of Santo Domingo. When your family is anticipating memorable Spanish cuisine without a big to-do, this mellow, informal restaurant is a pretty good choice. The meals at Sol y Luna are served buffet style, allowing you to get your fill, even if that means it takes several plates to do so.
Saborea, a part of, can be found in the vicinity of Punta Cana, in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic; two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers) to the north of Friusa. Fresh fish from the Dominican Republic's coasts and Spanish flavors share the same plate at this super casual establishment. Seafood is really the main focal point of the menu, and Saborea takes fresh, local ingredients and gets creative with them.
Casa Valeria Restaurant is situated near the heart of Sosua, a town in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; 11.1 miles to the east of Puerto Plata. When you're seeking a memorable Spanish atmosphere in a setting that makes you comfortable, this mellow, informal restaurant is just the thing. Contemporary cuisine enhanced by Dominican flavors, local produce, naturally raised meats, and sustainable seafood is what you'll find on the menu at Casa Valeria.
|Cafe del Mar||1.5 mi. South West of Central Samana||Hispaniola||Spanish||(809) 503-6363|
|Central Dominican Republic||the Dominican Republic||Spanish||--|
|Casa Valeria Restaurant||0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua||the Dominican Republic||Contemporary, Spanish||(809) 571-3565|
|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|
|1.5 mi. North of Central Friusa||Hispaniola||Spanish||(888) 531-8927|
|0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Las Terrenas||Hispaniola||Spanish||(809) 240-6885|
|1.1 mi. North of Central Arroyo Del Cabo||Hispaniola||Creole, Spanish||(809) 523-3333|
|Cabarete, Northern part of Dominican Republic||the Dominican Republic||Spanish||(809) 571-0173|
|Friends Restaurant and Lounge||Central 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|
|3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Friusa||Hispaniola||Spanish||(809) 476-7777|
|La Taperia||Central Dominican Republic||the Dominican Republic||Spanish||(809) 908-2486|
|Central 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||--|
|1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Friusa||Hispaniola||Spanish||(809) 687-9923|
|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|
|Nagua, Northern part of Dominican Republic||Hispaniola||Spanish||(809) 584-7716|
|Saborea||2.7 mi. North of Central Friusa||Hispaniola||Spanish||(829) 943-8118|
|Guayacanes, Central Dominican Republic||Hispaniola||Spanish||(809) 526-1969|
|Sol y Luna||Central 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|
|Central Dominican Republic||the Dominican Republic||Spanish||(809) 378-2304|
|0.8 mi. East of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros||the Dominican Republic||Spanish||(809) 580-1823|
If you seek even more options in this same genre, you will find similarly satisfying flavors at restaurants like the following:
|(829) 994-2951||French||0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Samana||Hispaniola|
|(809) 571-3383||German||0.7 mi. North of Central Sosua||the Dominican Republic|
|Segafredo||(809) 685-4440||Italian||Zona Colonial, Central Dominican Republic||the Dominican Republic|
|(809) 412-7918||French||Downtown Santo Domingo||the Dominican Republic|
|(809) 296-3465||Italian||Bonao, Central Dominican Republic||Hispaniola|
|--||Italian||0.1 mi. South of Central Samana||Hispaniola|
|Rita's Cafe||(809) 688-9400||Italian||Downtown Santo Domingo||the Dominican Republic|
|(809) 971-0138||Italian||Santiago De Los Caballeros||the Dominican Republic|
|(809) 571-0786||Italian||Cabarete, Northern part of Dominican Republic||the Dominican Republic|
|(809) 959-2262||Mediterranean||0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana||Hispaniola|
Or you may also like the specialty items found at restaurants across the region, including these:
|(809) 883-2684||Tapas||0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cabarete|
|Bites||(809) 221-4646||Tapas||3.8 mi. Northwest of Central El Macao|
|Le Tainos||(829) 713-7463||Tapas||1.1 mi. North of Central Arroyo Del Cabo|
|(809) 526-1855||Tapas||Juan Dolio, Central Dominican Republic|
|Cane||(809) 368-2200||Tapas||Central Dominican Republic|
Despite your dining plans, you may find the best dining destinations in the Dominican Republic are the ones you find unexpectedly while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. However, having the names of some different restaurants in your daily itinerary, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To find out even more about the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.
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