Spanish Cuisine in Santo Domingo

During your visit to the Dominican Republic, expect to happen upon a wide range of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. Can't resist Spanish food during your holiday here? Guests will want to visit the places that always feature it on the menu. Lucky for hungry guests, there's several places that feature it on their menus.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the informal setting of La Taperia to the lingering deliciousness of dinner and lunch at Friends Restaurant and Lounge, you are sure to find something that suits your taste - and budget.

Take time to scan and read details about the many places where Spanish food is dished out. For each option that interests you, click the name to get further details about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Friends Restaurant and Lounge

Santo Domingo | (809) 567-0144

Located toward the center of Santo Domingo, Friends Restaurant and Lounge is located at Aladino Apart-hotel. When the boisterous crew is banking on finding a tasty selection of Spanish eats without all the fuss, this mellow, informal restaurant is a great fit. Bamboo sprouts in one corner of the Aladino Restaurant while a leopard print bar is situated in the other. Wooden tables with glass tops are flanked with bright orange chairs. The walls are white, but feature an accent wall of text. All together, the design of the Aladino Restaurant is definitely funky and contemporary.

Sol y Luna

Santo Domingo | (809) 483-3313

Sol y Luna, which is on the premises of Aurora Del Sol, is located in the heart of Santo Domingo. Considered by most to be an informal type of restaurant, it's easy to see why people love popping in for their food. The colorfully patterned carpet and floral prints give the dining room an island feel.

La Taperia

Santo Domingo | (809) 908-2486

Located near the middle of Santo Domingo, La Taperia is on the same premises as Ágora Mall, and is a logical choice worth considering if you're visiting this part of the city and the surrounding area. Hoping to indulge a bit on tapas during your stay? If you say yes, there's no shame in it being the one stop that you'll each love for a different reason.

Don Pepe

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 563-4440

Don Pepe can be found in downtown Santo Domingo, near the middle of Santo Domingo. Happily identified by tourists as an informal style of restaurant, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up. Dishes at Don Pepe's include favorites like paella, zarzuela de mariscos, and their salsa verde is made with fresh herbs.

Restaurant Vizcaya

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 686-2466

Restaurant Vizcaya can be found in downtown Santo Domingo, in the heart of Santo Domingo. For those visitors banking on finding great Spanish cooking in a relaxed atmosphere, this simple restaurant stands out.

Spanish Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Casa Avila Central Santo Domingo Spanish --
Don Pepe Downtown Santo Domingo Spanish (809) 563-4440
Friends Restaurant and Lounge Central Santo Domingo International, Spanish (809) 567-0144
La Taperia Central Santo Domingo Spanish (809) 908-2486
Meson De La Cava Central Santo Domingo International, Spanish (809) 533-2818
Restaurant Vizcaya Downtown Santo Domingo Spanish (809) 686-2466
Sol y Luna Central Santo Domingo Caribbean, Spanish (809) 483-3313
Valentino Agora Central Santo Domingo Spanish (809) 378-2304

Similar Food

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, there are similar flavors to be experienced at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
The Pizza House (809) 598-8104 Italian 5.2 mi. East of Central Santo Domingo
La Terraza -- Italian 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica
Pizzeria Anlysis (809) 568-3897 Italian Downtown Santo Domingo
Cafe Bellini (809) 686-3387 Italian Downtown Santo Domingo
Restaurant La Locanda-Naco (809) 227-1197 Italian Downtown Santo Domingo
Nonna Rossa (809) 547-1547 Italian Central Santo Domingo
Double´s -- Irish Zona Colonial, Central Santo Domingo
Chez Marius -- French 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica
Puerco Rosado (809) 523-4307 Italian 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica
Tucantu -- Italian 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica

Or let your appetite persuade you to consider sampling a specialty like the tapas at Cane.

Sometimes, the most satisfying foods in the Dominican Republic are the ones you find unexpectedly while walking the streets near your hotel. However, it's still smart to plan on visiting specific venues. To read more information regarding the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.


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