Latin American Cuisine in Santo Domingo

Throughout the Dominican Republic, expect to be impressed by the great number of places to have a hot meal. When your preference is Latin American food, you will want to visit those restaurants where this style of cooking is king. Expect to see plenty of restaurants within this culinary category.

With many options, from the very casual attitude at Delicias Integrales to the beautiful smells of dinner and lunch at Cane, you're bound to find something with just the right elements.

The following list allows you to browse the restaurants throughout the Dominican Republic where Latin American food is dished out. For each restaurant, you can click its name to read the full article about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Barra Payan

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 689-6654

Barra Payan is located in downtown Santo Domingo, in the heart of Santo Domingo. Looking for Creole food, but sandwiches in particular? Even if it's outside your norm, make this restaurant a done-deal, as far as your itinerary goes. 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.


Santo Domingo | (809) 368-2200

Located near the heart of Santo Domingo, Cane is a good option worth considering if you are thinking about spending some time visiting this part of the city and its environs. Consider stopping by Santo Domingo if you're a fan of Latin American cuisine, but particularly tapas. Gourmet fusion fare is all the rage here, with Latin and Caribbean spices working together to create a menu of flavorful dishes.

Gallo Pinto Restaurant

Santo Domingo | (809) 567-4345

Set near the middle of Santo Domingo, Gallo Pinto Restaurant is a good option that's worth considering if you're visiting this part of the city and other nearby areas. It's worth noting that within the genre of food with Latin American flair, this visitor favorite will recommend their best: chicken and coffee.

Rita's Cafe

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 688-9400

Rita's Cafe is located in downtown Santo Domingo, near the middle of Santo Domingo. Not only is this restaurant famed for Latin American creations and one favorite, seafood, but here they're also masters of steak.

Meson De Bari

Zona Colonial | (809) 687-4091

Meson De Bari can be found toward the center of Zona Colonial. As an added bonus to Latin American fare, this restaurant cooks up Creole preparations, so it's a excellent option for those who have a whole crown to feed. 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.

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

If seeking variety within the same genre, maybe you should explore related flavor profiles at establishments like the following:

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

Some of the most memorable dining destinations in the Dominican Republic are the ones that you catch sight of - or scent of - while walking around during the day. However, writing down the contact info for at least two different restaurants in your agenda, may put everyone's minds at ease. To learn more regarding the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.


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