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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 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 Salads in Cabarete

Mojito Bar

One of the few reasonably priced beachfront places, Mojitos has an excellent selection of natural juices, healthy salads, Dominican food and sandwiches (some vegan and vegetarian). It's a sliver of a space near the …
Dominican in Cabarete

Restaurante Chez Arsenio

Occupying a spectacular stretch of the western end of Playa Encuentro, the restaurant at Hideaway Beach Resort (primarily condo rentals) serves up a wide variety of Dominican, Italian and especially recommended seaf…
Cafe in Cabarete

Vagamundo Coffee & Waffles

Just outside of town, this new third-wave coffee shop offers all the latest in coffee technology, including cold brew and Chemex coffeemakers. It's a super relaxing place to work or hang out with a friend, and the B…
Barbecue in Cabarete

Wilson's at La Boca

This is a little BBQ shack on the Yasica River in Islabon, around 8km southeast of town on the way to Sabaneta de Yasica. The eponymous Wilson, who speaks perfect English, serves up wood-fired fish, chicken and lobs…
National Park in Cabarete

Parque Nacional El Choco

The famous caves of Parque Nacional El Choco are ensconced in the foothills of the Cordillera Septentrional, among 77 sq km of pastureland, lagoon, jungle, freshwater springs and rolling hills. The stunning, private…
French in Cabarete

Otra Cosa

Located at a secluded spot with marvelous sea breezes at dusk, this French-Caribbean restaurant guarantees a pleasant dining experience. You can listen to the surf and watch the moon rise over the water while sippin…
Beach in Cabarete

Playa Encuentro

Four kilometers west of town. The place to go for surfing, though top windsurfers and kitesurfers sometimes come to take advantage of the larger waves. The beach itself is a long, narrow stretch of sand backed by lu…
Cafe in Cabarete

Cabarete Coffee Company

A tiny spot with all-day breakfast menu (waffles, omelets and even bagels), healthy paninis, fresh smoothies, organic and locally sourced ingredients and, as you'd expect, excellent coffee. Owned and operated by Pat…