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La Casita de Don Alfredo, Cabarete

Cabarete Beach
Dominican Republic
Tel: 809 986 3750's insider take:

Don't be fooled by its lobster shack pose—La Casita's seafood is the best catch on the Cabarete strip. Accolades in the French press (Michelin, Petit Futé) hint at the ambition and bent of the kitchen: Choice starters include crêpes (try the jambon et fromage) and super-fresh fish carpaccio seasoned with citrus and capers. Be sure to save room for the signature Gambas à la Papy entrée, a skillet of head-on tiger shrimp doused with garlic, curry, and heavy cream and garnished with tomato, parsley, and lime. If you're lucky, you can snag a table on the second floor, where you'll view kiteboarders catching air in a swirl of sorbet-colored ribbons. Prices aren't shacklike, either—expect to spend around $35 per person.—Aaron Barker

Open Mondays through Saturdays 11 am to 11 pm.

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