Spanish Cuisine in Santo Domingo

During your visit to the Dominican Republic, expect to come upon a plentiful supply of places to eat. Can't resist Spanish food during your holiday here? Guests should check out those restaurants known for these fun flavors. Across the Dominican Republic, visitors will find more than enough places where you can order dishes prepped in this style.

From the informal backdrop at Friends Restaurant and Lounge to the scrumptious dinner and lunch at Restaurant Vizcaya, there's a menu for every person in your party and any style of dining desired.

Take a moment to get a taste for the many places at which to sample Spanish eats. On each restaurant's name, click to learn more about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Friends Restaurant and Lounge

Santo Domingo | (809) 567-0144

Situated near the middle of Santo Domingo, Friends Restaurant and Lounge is on the same premises as Aladino Apart-hotel, and is a smart choice worth considering if you're thinking about going to this part of the city and nearby locations. For those visitors thinking about great Spanish cooking in a fairly relaxed and welcoming dining area, this easy going restaurant stands out.

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 part of Aurora Del Sol, is located in the heart of Santo Domingo. Affectionately identified as a casual place to have a meal, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up.

The colorfully patterned carpet and floral prints give the dining room an island feel.

La Taperia

Santo Domingo | (809) 908-2486

La Taperia, part of Ágora Mall, is located outside the center of Santo Domingo. Do you just have to have tapas during your visit to the Dominican Republic? Then you might discover that dining here is a permanent plan in your vacation agenda.

Restaurant Vizcaya

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 686-2466

Located in the heart of Santo Domingo, Restaurant Vizcaya is a logical selection worth considering if you're going to be visiting this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Gladly termed an informal type of restaurant, it's perfect for lazy days on the town.

Don Pepe

Downtown Santo Domingo | (809) 563-4440

Located near the middle of Santo Domingo, Don Pepe is on Calle Porfirio Herrera 3. Craving quality Spanish cooking in a friendly, informal setting? Then definitely don't miss the low-key set-up and menu at Don Pepe.

Dishes at Don Pepe's include favorites like paella, zarzuela de mariscos, and their salsa verde is made with fresh herbs.

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

Similar Food

When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you might like distinctly different, but still related establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Nonna Rossa (809) 547-1547 Italian Central Santo Domingo
Puerco Rosado (809) 523-4307 Italian 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica
Aromas (809) 621-0000 Mediterranean Central Santo Domingo
Pala Pizza Malecon (809) 566-0500 Italian Central Santo Domingo
Tucantu -- Italian 0.6 mi. South of Central Boca Chica
Michael's Pizza (809) 227-2302 Italian Downtown Santo Domingo
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
Angelo (809) 686-3586 Italian Downtown Santo Domingo
Pizzarelli Downtown -- Italian Downtown Santo Domingo

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best cuisines in the Dominican Republic are the ones you stumble upon while walking the streets near your hotel. However, having a couple of different restaurants in your daily itinerary, will prevent a desperate search for food. To find out even more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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