Creole Cuisine in Santo Domingo

During your visit to the Dominican Republic, you'll be able to sample a delicious array of restaurants, cafes, and places with delicious cocktails. Fans of Creole cuisine won't want to miss the restaurants that dub it their specialty. Expect to see a pretty good variety of restaurants that offer this favorite.

With lots to try, from the very casual attitude at Barra Payan to the beautiful smells of dinner and lunch at La Cafeteria, it really is possible to find the dish worth fighting over.

Take a moment to read up on the handful of Dominican Republic restaurants that specialize in food of the Creole variety. See one that catches your eye? Click its name to view the full article about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Gusto Tropical

Boca Chica | (809) 523-9381

Positioned toward the southern outskirts of Boca Chica, Gusto Tropical is a good choice worth considering if you are thinking about spending some time seeing this part of the city and adjacent neighborhoods. Don't overlook Boca Chica when you have a strong hankering for pasta.

Barra Payan

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 689-6654

Barra Payan can be found in downtown Santo Domingo, near the center of Santo Domingo. Looking for sandwiches within the Creole food genre? No matter your expectations for dining, consider making this fun restaurant a priority on your agenda. <p>Deli sandwiches served on your choice of white or whole wheat bread is what you'll find at this popular establishment, in addition to hamburgers.</p>

Puerco Rosado

Boca Chica | (809) 523-4307

Puerco Rosado can be found in the southern outskirts of Boca Chica. Although some delight in the general selection of Creole-inspired cuisine, the kitchen at Puerco Rosado will recommend their best: pasta and seafood. <p>With an open kitchen and a view of the beach, this restaurant has a friendly, casual atmosphere about it.</p>

Pequena Suiza

Boca Chica | (809) 523-4619

Pequena Suiza is located along the southern outskirts of Boca Chica. Salty, fresh seafood and Creole fare go well together at this well-liked restaurant. <p>The menu here is filled with offerings that are not so common in the Dominican Republic, including Swiss favorites like fondue. The seafood fondue combines fresh local ingredients with this unique item, but there is also antipastis, pastas, and fresh fish prepared to order.</p>

Meson De Bari

Zona Colonial | (809) 687-4091

Located in the heart of Zona Colonial, Meson De Bari is at 302 Hostos Street. If the thought of Latin American food paired with Creole makes your mouth water, plan a meal at this restaurant at some point during your trip to the Dominican Republic. <p>Meson de Bari offers a variety of local food including rice and fired plantains, as well as steaks that can be paired with delicious wines.</p>

Creole Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Barra Payan Downtown Santo Domingo Creole, Latin American (809) 689-6654
Cafeteria Las 3 Hermanas Boca Chica Creole --
Gusto Tropical 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica Creole, Italian (809) 523-9381
La Cafeteria Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo Creole --
La Fonda Criolla Central Santo Domingo Creole --
Meson De Bari Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo Creole, Latin American (809) 687-4091
Miel y Canela Downtown Santo Domingo Creole (809) 682-1204
Pequena Suiza 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica Creole, Swiss (809) 523-4619
Puerco Rosado 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica Creole, Italian (809) 523-4307

Similar Food

Hard Rock Cafe Zona Colonial

You may crave something slightly different, in which case there are more options from this same flavor palette at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Hard Rock Cafe Zona Colonial -- American Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo
McDonald's Agora -- American Central Santo Domingo
KFC Independencia (809) 508-0000 American 5.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Santo Domingo
Charley's Agora -- American Central Santo Domingo
Pollo Rey Estadio Quisqueya -- American Central Santo Domingo
La Dolcerie Restaurant (809) 338-0814 American Central Santo Domingo
Buxeda -- Caribbean 0.7 mi. South West of Central Boca Chica
Burger King Calle 12 de Julio -- American Central Santo Domingo
Carl's Jr. Agora -- American Central Santo Domingo
Pollo Rey Bella Vista (809) 535-1000 Cajun Central Santo Domingo

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best food and drink options in the Dominican Republic are those you run into while journeying to and from your hotel. That being said, you'll save yourself some stress if you plan on visiting specific venues. To learn more details about the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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