Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Las Galeras

El Monte Azul

Clinging spectacularly to the edge of the DR, this rustic, postcard-perfect restaurant with amazing views offers some of the island's most dramatic dining. Go at sunset, when a kaleidoscopic flurry of hues melts int…
Top Choice Seafood in Alligator Pond

Little Ochie

Little Ochie is a culinary phenomenon that, despite a cult following, refuses to sell out. Set on a slice of black-sand beach, it uses the same charcoal-blackened kitchen and scribbled chalkboard menu it has for eon…
Top Choice Spanish in Santo Domingo

Pat’e Palo

The most happening and deservedly longest surviving of Plaza España’s restaurant row, Pat’e Palo is for anyone tired of the same old bland pasta and chicken. Large, both physically and in terms of its selection, the…
Top Choice International in Cabarete

Castle Club

Set in the mountains a half-hour drive (a taxi is US$50 round-trip) from Cabarete is this rambling, eccentric home – a castle of sorts, under continuous construction (and unlikely ever to be fully finished). The own…
Top Choice Barbecue in Playa & Marianao

La Fontana

La Fontana, encased in a hard-to-find but beautiful house in Playa, is one of the best restaurants in Havana, a position it has enjoyed pretty much since its inception in 1995 (back in Cuba's culinary Stone Age). Th…
Top Choice Italian in Cabarete

Eze Bar & Restaurant

Eze Bar is not visible from the main drag, and unless you approach it from the beach, to get there you must walk through a windsurfing shop. The place is small but chic, with a fairly unoriginal Miami Beach vibe, so…
Top Choice Bistro in San Juan & Around

José Enrique

Though hidden in a pink house without a sign, you'll have no problems finding one of the western hemisphere's best restaurants – just follow the excited hordes in the know. Reservations aren't possible, so be prepar…
Top Choice Seafood in Habana Vieja

El Rum Rum de la Habana

In Cuba, eating establishments are full of rum (the vital ingredient for mojitos) and rum rum (local term for gossip). And gossip we must, because El Rum Rum is the talk of Habana Vieja – an ambitious new restaurant…
Top Choice Vegetarian in San Juan & Around

Cocobana

A mural of a cow with a toothy smile and a flower behind its ear will be the first sign that you've arrived at one of the best vegetarian restaurants in town. Cocobana has an extensive menu of innovative sandwiches,…
Top Choice Vegetarian in West Bay

Vivo

At the forefront of Cayman's farm-to-table movement, Vivo is all about sustainability. Sit on the breezy porch and sample sandwiches, salads and other delectable innovations made with locally grown produce, farm-fre…