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Dominican Republic restaurants

Restaurants in the Dominican Republic, or at least those that cater exclusively to tourists, are often accused of being bland. But don't be afraid to venture beyond the confines of your resort. Dominican cuisine has yet to make inroads with serious foodies in the States, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth exploring. Beyond national specialties like mofongo (a mash of green plantains and pork cracklings), locally caught seafood is top-notch (shrimp, mahi mahi, sea bass, and dorade are common), simply prepared, and served right on the beach. Don't miss fresh fruits juiced roadside and locally grown coffee for breakfast. At cocktail hour, the Mama Juana—a blend of rum, wine, honey, tree bark and other herbs—is a staple. Prime dinner hours are between 7 and 10 pm, and we'd advise having your hotel reserve you a table at the nicer places (less potential for language snafus as well).

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Adrian Tropical, Santo Domingo

A restaurant cooking up slightly more elegant versions of typical Dominican fare? A dining room composed of multi-level decks overlooking the ocean on Santo...more

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Atlantis Restaurant, Las Terrenas

What is François Mitterrand's former chef doing at a restaurant attached to a relative bargain of a hotel on Playa Bonita? It may be an unlikely spot,...more

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Blue Moon Retreat, Los Brazos

The car ride to Blue Moon Retreat is worth a trip in itself for a rare glimpse into a lush Dominican interior overlooked by the tourism boom. The hilltop farm's...more

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Captain Cook's, Punta Cana

A series of smoldering outdoor planchas (grills) serves as the kitchen at this casual, thatch-roofed beach restaurant. Staffers cook up simple, inexpensive, and...more

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El Conuco, Santo Domingo

With its costumed waitstaff, adjoining souvenir shop, and live musicians and dancers performing bachata and merengue, this place seems like a shameless tourist...more

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El Museo de Jamón, Santo Domingo

Yes, the name really does mean "Museum of Ham," and those are real cured Serrano hams hanging from the ceiling. In fact, this tapas restaurant is so...more

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La Casita de Don Alfredo, Cabarete

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...more

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La Piazzetta, La Romana

High-end traditional Italian fare—made-from-scratch pastas, fresh cheeses, exceptional risottos—are served up here by chef Massimo Caretta, who cut...more

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La Ponderosa del Mar, Puerto Plata

In the heart of Puerto Plata town, this low-key eatery serves up traditional Dominican dishes to a crowd of locals and tourists. The menu focuses on different...more

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La Yola Restaurant, Punta Cana

Perched above the water, with a palm-thatched roof and open-air views of the sunset, this restaurant's casual, beachy atmosphere contrasts with its...more

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