Latin American Cuisine in Santo Domingo

During your visit to the Dominican Republic, expect to be overwhelmed by the variety of places to eat. Fans of Latin American cuisine won't want to miss those restaurants where this style of cooking is king. Expect to encounter quite a broad selection of places that feature it on their menus.

From the very casual attitude at Barra Payan to the tempting dinner service at Cane, there's something special waiting for each type of traveler and any style of vacation desired.

Take a moment to preview the moderate selection of places that quench cravings for Latin American food. Click each option to learn more about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.


Santo Domingo | (809) 368-2200

Located just outside the heart of Santo Domingo, Cane is a smart choice for travelers thinking about visiting this part of the city and nearby areas. Don't overlook Santo Domingo if you love Latin American food, but especially crave tapas. <p>Gourmet fusion fare is all the rage here, with Latin and Caribbean spices working together to create a menu of flavorful dishes.</p>

Barra Payan

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 689-6654

Located near the middle of Santo Domingo, Barra Payan is at 140 Trienta de Marzo. Make the trip here to downtown Santo Domingo if you love Creole food, but especially crave sandwiches. <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>

Gallo Pinto Restaurant

Santo Domingo | (809) 567-4345

Located toward the center of Santo Domingo, Gallo Pinto Restaurant is a viable choice that's worth considering if you're going to spend some time exploring this part of the city and nearby locations. As part of a menu decked with Latin American-inspired cuisine, this local spot boasts about their chicken and coffee.

Meson De Bari

Zona Colonial | (809) 687-4091

Meson De Bari is located in the heart of Zona Colonial. If the idea of Creole food paired with Latin American sounds like perfection, consider this restaurant on your the Dominican Republic vacation. <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>

Rita's Cafe

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 688-9400

Rita's Cafe is located in downtown Santo Domingo, in the heart of Santo Domingo. When it comes to specialty Latin American cuisine, this potential favorite serves up an awful lot of seafood and steak.

Latin American Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Barra Payan Downtown Santo Domingo Creole, Latin American (809) 689-6654
Bocana Beach Casa Club 0.7 mi. South of Central Boca Chica Latin American --
Cane Central Santo Domingo Latin American (809) 368-2200
Delicias Integrales Downtown Santo Domingo Latin American, Vegetarian (809) 947-8312
Exquisiteces Virginia Downtown Santo Domingo Latin American (809) 333-9001
Fela's Place 0.4 mi. East of Central San Cristobal Latin American (809) 288-2124
Gallo Pinto Restaurant Central Santo Domingo Latin American (809) 567-4345
Meson De Bari Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo Creole, Latin American (809) 687-4091
Rita's Cafe Downtown Santo Domingo Italian, Latin American, Mexican (809) 688-9400

Similar Food

For something different in the same ballpark, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Taco Bell Agora -- Mexican Central Santo Domingo
Don Nacho Taquería (809) 549-5804 Mexican Central Santo Domingo
Pollo Provocon Santo Domingo (809) 238-1204 South American Downtown Santo Domingo
Nexus Bar -- Mexican Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo
La Vecindad (809) 633-2121 Mexican Central Santo Domingo
Mimosa (809) 866-0911 South American Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo
Taco Bell Camino Chiquito (312) 454-9066 Mexican Central Santo Domingo
Los Huaraches (809) 566-4023 Mexican Central Santo Domingo
Chili's Santo Domingo (809) 955-3273 Tex-Mex Downtown Santo Domingo
Restaurante La Quinta (809) 255-0606 Mexican Central Santo Domingo

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best restaurants in the Dominican Republic are those you casually come across while walking around during the day. At the same time, it doesn't hurt to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To find out more details about the culinary options available to you, check out this page.


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