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 who enjoy seeking out interesting new recipes that are characteristic of the areas they visit, Punta Cana offers a wide range of genuinely local choices to pick from. Mexican and Caribbean dishes are among the more popular choices found in the area. Be sure to remember that you can read additional info about each of the options on the page by clicking the names.

Jellyfish Restaurant is a bar and grill located in the heart of Punta Cana. A hidden gem which is known for hosting destination weddings, they also have a great menu that is favored among tourists. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (809) 840-7684.

Hungry guests might want to consider trying Under the Sea. Dine among vibrant and active marine life at this family oriented restaurant where the ambiance is classy but casual. If you are looking to call before booking a room, you can do so at (888) 751-4937.

Mexicana Cantina Restaurant: Dining in a cantina-style restaurant is always a fun experience, with the vibrant colors and friendly atmosphere. This locale is no different, so tuck into Mexican fusion that brings Mesoamerican cuisine together with Spanish and European influences. If you are looking to call before you go, you can do so at (888) 751-4937.

You can use the table down below to find specifics about these kinds of possibilities within the area.

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
Citrus Restaurant 0 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Creole (809) 455-2026
Don Pio Restaurante Cubano 10.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Cuban --
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
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
Under the Sea 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Caribbean (888) 751-4937

European and Asian

Diners wanting to find some European food have lots of options to choose from. Alongside Italian food, you will be able to choose from French and Spanish options as well.

Mediterraneo Restaurant can be found at Eden Roc Cap Cana and is a fine dining facility located in southwestern Punta Cana. 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. If you want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (809) 695-5555.

Chez Mon Ami is a good restaurant in the vicinity that's worth considering. The restaurant is open from noon to 2:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, with lunch being served from oon to 3:00 p.m., dinner from 6:00 p.m., and the snack bar open from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. If you'd like to call in advance, do so at (829) 741-2300.

La Palapa by Eden Rock is situated at Eden Roc Cap Cana and has a couple of cuisine options to try, including Fusion and Italian. 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. If you want to call in advance, do so at (809) 469-7593.

Balicana is a notable place that's worthy of consideration. A "go to" restaurant for many return tourists, this eatery is set amid flourishing gardens and serves some of the best Asian fare around. To talk to them, call (829) 898-4479.

Take some time to go through the collection below if you want to learn of the relevant restaurants that you will be able to find within 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 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
Capriccio 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 562-9191
Chez Mon Ami 11.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana French (829) 741-2300
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 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
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
Pizzeria Pizzarelli La Altagracia, 1.6 mi. North of Central Punta Cana Italian (809) 552-1039
Royalton Italian Trattoria 15.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana Italian (888) 751-4937
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 fare is especially popular in Punta Cana. For less adventuresome guests, there are 18 spots where you can find characteristic American food.

Blue Lagoon Pool-Bar Restaurant is situated at Eden Roc Cap Cana and is a local lunch spot situated in southwestern Punta Cana. Light afternoon snacks, lunch items, and signature cocktails are available to order poolside. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (809) 695-5555.

Outback Steakhouse Bavaro is a nice restaurant you might enjoy. Head to the Australian Outback, mate, to dine in one of the most popular chains in the world. Known for their Bloomin' Onion and juicy steaks, the menu remains varied enough that everyone can find something they'll enjoy. If you're looking to call before making reservations, do so at (809) 552-8878.

Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana: Rock on at this Hard Rock Cafe location, which was the seventh of its kind to open in the Caribbean. The atmosphere is loud and lively, the service is great, and the brand is world-famous. Find them at 57 Barcelo Avenue.

La Esquina de Yeya is a pleasant restaurant in the area you might visit. 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. The property can be found on Avenue Veron-Barcelo.

Blue Marlin is located at Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa and is a seafood option situated in southern Punta Cana. This casual restaurant often surprises guests with its high quality of service, and even though non-resort guests have to jump through hooks to get a reservation, many do so. To reach them, call (809) 562-9191.

View the table below to find details on related possibilities in the region.

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
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 Steakhouse 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Punta Cana (809) 562-9191

Other Restaurants

Little John Beach

There are plenty of locations offering other types of food in Punta Cana.

La Cava is located at Eden Roc Cap Cana and is a local dinner place located in southwestern Punta Cana. La Cava is a charming romantic place known for their for private and intimate dinners and wine tastings.

A notable restaurant in the area to think about is Nam Nam. 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.

Noah Restaurant And Lounge is a lunch and dinner spot situated in the heart of Punta Cana. Although they specialize in Latin Fusion cuisine, his popular restaurant has a little bit of everything on their menu. Seafood, steaks, flatbread pizzas, pastas -- they have it all here. If you'd like to call ahead, do so at (809) 455-1060.

Be sure to view the table just below to find details on these types of choices within the area.

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
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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