Punta Cana Restaurants

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Dining at the all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana can be somewhat predictable. Most have two or more on-site eateries, usually at least one of which is a buffet, while the other is a la carte. At the larger resorts you may also be privy to a cafe and a spot serving lite eats. While there is no doubt you'll enjoy the food at these establishments, if you want a true taste of Punta Cana, you'll have to venture off property. Along the coast, you'll find most restaurants are similar to those at resorts with international menus which may focus slightly more on seafood. As you move towards the more residential areas of town, that is where you'll find smaller, cozier, locally owned spots that serve up comida criolla.

Caribbean and Local

Jellyfish Restaurant

For those guests who like trying out unusual new foods that are characteristic of the destinations they visit, Punta Cana has an exceptional variety of local choices to pick from. Mexican and Caribbean dishes are a couple of the popular selections you'll find in the area. Remember to click on the links to read additional information.

Jellyfish Restaurant is a local dining establishment situated in the heart of Punta Cana. As you might expect from the name, Jellyfish is best liked for its seafood, but the menu also features pasta and other international delights.

Poseidón Restaurant & Beach Club is a nice place you might enjoy. On a beach at a flea market is Poseidón Restaurant & Pub. Once known as Acqua Beach Club, this spot specializes in local, fresh sea food but also keeps a nice variety of international offerings on the menu. They are situated on Barcelo Avenue.

Little John Beach: Little John opened its doors in 2010 on the beautiful Juanillo Beach with the goal of filling every customer's stomach with delicious Caribbean and International cuisine. This restaurant is remarkable in many aspects; attentive and active service, unique ambiance and creative meals, such as the fried chillo fish. Call them at (809) 469-7727.

You can use the chart below to find more detailed information on related possibilities in the region.

Caribbean and Local Restaurants in Punta Cana
Name Location Type Phone Number
Bohio Dominicano 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Creole (809) 476-7777
Casa Bella 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana American, Caribbean (809) 562-9191
Citrus Restaurant 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Creole (809) 455-2026
Fuego 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Latin American (809) 687-9923
Isla 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Caribbean (809) 731-0000
Jellyfish Restaurant Central Punta Cana Caribbean (809) 840-7684
La Parrillita Mexico Central Punta Cana Mexican (809) 552-0130
Langosta Roja Central Punta Cana Creole (809) 444-1498
Little John Beach 4.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana Caribbean, International (809) 469-7727
Los Gallos 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Mexican (809) 731-0000
Memories Mexican Restaurant 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Fusion, Mexican (888) 751-4937
Mexicana Cantina Restaurant 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Mexican (888) 751-4937
Mexico Lindo 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Mexican (809) 476-7777
Mole 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Mexican (809) 687-9923
Palma's Sand 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Caribbean (809) 910-7621
Pastrata Punta Cana Restaurant Business 11.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian, Mexican (829) 645-6767
Playa Blanca 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana Caribbean (809) 959-2262
Poseidón Restaurant & Beach Club 13.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Caribbean (809) 552-6002
Taqueria El Burrito 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Mexican (809) 959-2015
Umi Lounge Central Punta Cana Creole, Japanese (809) 467-3337
Under the Sea 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Caribbean (888) 751-4937
Xoxolati 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana Mexican --

European and Asian

If you and your party are looking to find some European fare, you'll have plenty of different restaurants to choose from nearby. In addition to Italian food, you'll also be able to choose from Spanish and French options.

Balicana is a local carry out restaurant located in Punta Cana. While a variety of Asian cuisine is what this spot is known for, the menu also features a significant amount of Mediterranean cuisine.

Saborea is a nice eating establishment you might want to try. A rustic, laid back spot to grab a filling meal, this restaurant welcomes every guest in like a member of the family. Call them at (829) 943-8118.

Mediterraneo Restaurant is situated at Eden Roc Cap Cana and offers a couple of cuisines to choose from, including Continental and Mediterranean. The main restaurant at Eden Rock, this spot specializes in fine Mediterranean cuisine and creating the ideal fine dining experience for each guest. Local flavors combine with dishes and ingredients from different cultures throughout the Mediterranean. Special items are even flown in from artisanal suppliers in Europe to ensure authenticity.

La Palapa by Eden Rock is located at Eden Roc Cap Cana and has several different dishes to choose from, including pasta and seafood. At La Palapa you can enjoy exquisite, tropical seafood dishes while taking in the gorgeous view of the Caribbean sea while dining on their outdoor terrace. Guests can reach them at (809) 469-7593.

The table below collects the 28 relevant choices you will be able to see while in Punta Cana.

European and Asian Restaurants in Punta Cana
Name Location Type Phone Number
Aqua 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 687-9923
Balicana 10.5 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Asian Fusion (829) 898-4479
Bana 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Asian Fusion (809) 687-9923
Bella Cucina 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (888) 751-4937
Blue Lotus Bar and Restaurant 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana Pan Asian / Pacific Rim --
Capriccio 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 562-9191
Ciao 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 731-0000
El Bodegon Steak House 13.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Spanish (888) 531-8927
Kyoto 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Japanese (809) 476-7777
La Comedie 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana French (809) 476-7777
La Dolce Vita 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 476-7777
La Fuente 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Spanish (809) 476-7777
La Palapa by Eden Rock 4.6 mi. South West of Central Punta Cana Fusion, Italian (809) 469-7593
Le Petit Jardin 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 552-1581
Manino's 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 959-4444
Mediterraneo Restaurant 4.6 mi. South West of Central Punta Cana Continental, Mediterranean (809) 695-5555
Memories Italian Ristorante 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian, Mediterranean (888) 751-4937
Non Solo Pizza Friusa, 11.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 552-1547
Oesterreicherhaus 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana German (809) 951-0001
Passion by Martin Berasategui 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Spanish (809) 687-9923
Pastrata Punta Cana Restaurant Business 11.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian, Mexican (829) 645-6767
Pizza Hut Plaza San Juan Central Punta Cana Italian (021) 570-5939
Royalton Italian Trattoria 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (888) 751-4937
Saborea 14.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Spanish (829) 943-8118
Surf and Crepes Central Punta Cana French (809) 466-1726
Umi Lounge Central Punta Cana Creole, Japanese (809) 467-3337
Wok 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana Pan Asian / Pacific Rim (809) 562-9191
Zen 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Chinese, Japanese (809) 731-0000

American

American food is never very difficult to find in Punta Cana. For less adventurous guests, there are 22 eateries where you can enjoy familiar American dishes.

Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana is a restaurant with a casual theme situated in the heart of Punta Cana. The menu at Hard Rock is distinctly American with indulgent appetizers, great burgers, steak, and chicken dishes, and a full bar available as well. The property is located at 57 Barcelo Avenue.

La Esquina de Yeya has a couple of dishes to enjoy, including hamburgers and hot dogs. A quick service restaurant, where you order at the counter then take your food and dine under a brightly colored umbrella, you won't find a more laid back place to eat than this. Guests will find them on Avenue Veron-Barcelo.

Blue Lagoon Pool-Bar Restaurant: Light afternoon snacks, lunch items, and signature cocktails are available to order poolside. If you are looking to call before making reservations, do so at (809) 695-5555.

Blue Marlin is a nearby venue you might enjoy. This restaurant stands apart because it has its very own fleet of fishing boats to ensure the freshest catch is on their menu daily. If you're not up for seafood, the menu is an international array of offerings that even include vegetarian and vegan meals. For customers who want to call ahead, do so at (809) 562-9191.

Outback Steakhouse Bavaro is located at Palma Real Shopping Village and is a lunch and dinner spot located in the heart of Punta Cana. Outback favorites include ribs and chicken on the barbie, steaks, and firecracker salmon. Their menu is filled with delicious appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts as well.

View the chart just below to find more information on these types of possibilities in the area.

American Restaurants in Punta Cana
Name Location Phone Number
Antonio Steak House 11.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 543-0606
Blue Lagoon Pool-Bar Restaurant 4.6 mi. South West of Central Punta Cana (809) 695-5555
Blue Marlin 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 562-9191
Brassa Grill & Bar 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana (809) 959-2262
Burger King Punta Cana Central Punta Cana --
Cafetto 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 731-0000
Caribya Beach Grill 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana --
Casa Bella 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 562-9191
Chiquita Bonita 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana --
El Coral 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 476-7777
Gabi Beach 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 687-9923
Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana Central Punta Cana (809) 52-0594
La Esquina de Yeya 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana (809) 399-1979
Memories Sports Bar 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (888) 751-4937
Miramar Buffet 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 476-7777
Outback Steakhouse Bavaro Central Punta Cana (809) 552-8878
Santa Fe Steak House 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 476-7777
Strikers Sport Bar 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 476-7777
The Grill 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana (809) 959-2262
The Market 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 731-0000
The Steakhouse 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 562-9191
Toro 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 731-0000

Other Restaurants

Little John Beach

You'll be able to choose from plenty of locations offering other types of food in Punta Cana.

Nam Nam is a café located in Punta Cana. A cute and cozy little bistro, this restaurant only has a few table and chairs, but their food is so good you're wiling to wait for it. If you want to call ahead of time, do so at (809) 988-3176.

Noah Restaurant And Lounge offers a couple of different specialties to enjoy, including seafood and steak. Some people like their food fast and flavorful. Others are willing to wait for a work of art to arrive at their table. If you're looking to call ahead of time, you can do so at (809) 455-1060.

Simon Mansion: It is only fitting that the "Rock n' Roll Chef," so named by Rolling Stone Magazine, has opened a restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel. Known for its modern American fare with a Caribbean flair, the menu is so varied and delightful that it caters to every type of eater. The property can be found at 74 Turístico del Este Boulevard.

La Cava is situated at Eden Roc Cap Cana and is a dinner possibility located within southwestern Punta Cana. La Cava has one of the top wine collections in the Dominican Republic. It has hundreds of the finest vintage French, Italian, Spanish, and American wines for their private wine tastings. If you want to call before booking a room, do so at (809) 695-5555.

The table just below shows the 25 different options that are able to be seen within Punta Cana.

Other Restaurants in Punta Cana
Name Location Type Phone Number
ARA Lounge 0.6 mi. South of Central Punta Cana International (809) 959-4444
Acentos Bistro 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Mediterranean (809) 959-0161
Anani 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana Contemporary (809) 959-2262
Bamboo 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana Fusion, Mediterranean (809) 959-2262
Cafeteria Las Lenas II Friusa, 11.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana International (809) 552-6776
Hoyo 19 Golf Bar 15.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana International (809) 476-7777
Ipanema 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Brazilian (809) 731-0000
Karibo's Garden Friusa, 12.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Mediterranean (809) 552-1546
La Cava 4.6 mi. South West of Central Punta Cana International (809) 695-5555
La Palapa 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Contemporary (809) 687-9923
La Palapa by Eden Rock 4.6 mi. South West of Central Punta Cana Fusion, Italian (809) 469-7593
La Yola 0.7 mi. South of Central Punta Cana Mediterranean (809) 959-2262
Little John Beach 4.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana Caribbean, International (809) 469-7727
Mediterraneo Restaurant 4.6 mi. South West of Central Punta Cana Continental, Mediterranean (809) 695-5555
Memories Buffet 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana International (888) 751-4937
Memories Cafe 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana International (888) 751-4937
Memories Italian Ristorante 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian, Mediterranean (888) 751-4937
Memories Mexican Restaurant 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Fusion, Mexican (888) 751-4937
Nam Nam 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Eclectic (809) 988-3176
Naos 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana International (809) 687-9923
Noah Restaurant And Lounge Central Punta Cana Fusion (809) 455-1060
Pizzeto 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Mediterranean (809) 731-0000
Selectons Buffet 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana International (888) 751-4937
Simon Mansion 15.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana International (809) 754-0094
The Grill Paradisus 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Argentenian (809) 687-9923
 

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