Restaurant Options in Punta Cana

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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 finding new and interesting flavors that are unique to the place they're visiting, Punta Cana offers a terrific range of local choices to choose from. Mexican and Caribbean dishes are a couple of the popular dining options found in the area. Remember to click on the restaurant names to read additional info.

Jellyfish Restaurant is a local eatery located within 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 have questions, try calling them at (809) 840-7684.

You should think about dining at Poseidón Restaurant & Beach Club. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu include grilled seafood and lobster, but you'll also find fried fish, steak, pasta, chicken, burgers, and buffalo wings. The wine list brings it all together with bottles from around the world. They are situated on Barcelo Avenue.

Little John Beach is located at Juanillo Beach Bar and offers a couple of cuisine options to choose from, including Caribbean and International. 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.

The table down below shows the 22 different options that are able to be seen in Punta Cana.

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 find yourself wanting to enjoy some European cuisine, you will find tons of different restaurants to choose from in the area. Alongside Italian food, you can find Spanish and French options.

Balicana is a restaurant found within 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 great dining establishment you might want to try. Seafood is really the main focal point of the menu, and Saborea takes fresh, local ingredients and gets creative with them. If you want to know more, call them at (829) 943-8118.

Mediterraneo Restaurant: Breakfast includes fresh pastries and breads, cured meats, assorted cheeses, eggs, potatoes with herbs, fresh juices, and a buffet of traditional fare as well as local dishes. Dinner options include a three course meal consisting of a hot or cold appetizer; the choice between soup, pasta, or a main course; and dessert. If you'd like to call ahead, do so at (809) 695-5555.

Chez Mon Ami is a nice nearby option to consider. 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 have questions and want to call ahead, you can do so at (829) 741-2300.

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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
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 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 especially popular in Punta Cana. For the less adventuresome, there are 22 eateries where you can find standard American fare.

Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana is a local burger *specialty spot located in the heart of 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. They're located at 57 Barcelo Avenue.

La Esquina de Yeya offers a couple of different specialties 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. You'll find them on Avenue Veron-Barcelo.

Blue Lagoon Pool-Bar Restaurant: USAToday Travel calls Blue Lagoon one of the "sexiest swim up bars in the Caribbean." This adults only swim up bar is the perfect place to get an afternoon cocktail, without ever having to leave the cool, relaxing pool waters. Customers can contact them at (809) 695-5555.

Hungry travelers might want to consider visiting Blue Marlin. 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. To contact them, call (809) 562-9191.

Outback Steakhouse Bavaro is located at Palma Real Shopping Village and is a local eatery serving steak found in the heart of Punta Cana. 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. Call them at (809) 552-8878.

Below you can find the 22 eateries cooking this type of flavor.

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 find many establishments that offer other types of cuisine in Punta Cana.

Nam Nam is a local café found in Punta Cana. Everything here is homemade from scratch, and the focus is on organic ingredients and homey flavor. If you're looking to call before booking a room, do so at (809) 988-3176.

Noah Restaurant And Lounge is a nice restaurant in the area you might visit. Some people like their food fast and flavorful. Others are willing to wait for a work of art to arrive at their table. To reach them, call (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. You'll be able to find them at 74 Turístico del Este Boulevard.

La Cava can be found at Eden Roc Cap Cana and is a local dinner option found in 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 would like to call ahead of time, you can do so at (809) 695-5555.

You can use the collection down below to get more detailed information on related possibilities in the region.

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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