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Top Choice Italian in Juan Dolio

Ristorante El Sueño

Italian owners and their Azurri cohorts sit around this casual open-air eatery Godfather-style, giving it a nod of authenticity it doesn’t need – the real-deal pizzas do the job on their own. The lobster fettuccine …
Steak in Juan Dolio

Paladart

This Argentine-Spanish grill kills your carnivorous cravings with juicy steaks (sirloin, tenderloin, rib eye), surf and turf, and chicken and jalapeño burgers. Otherwise, it can take you on a trip to Europe with aut…
International in Juan Dolio

Guilia’s Café

Juan Dolio’s interpretation of a sports bar, the Welsh-Israeli Guilia's has 22 years under its apron. It's popular for English, American and Dominican all-day breakfasts, homemade burgers and fresh, English-cut frie…
Spanish in Juan Dolio

El Mesón

If the waft of fresh-off-the-grill whole lobster doesn’t suck you in, go for the spot-on paella (for two from RD$770) at this perennially popular Spanish restaurant across from Club Hemingway. You’ll also find smoke…
Cocktail Bar in Juan Dolio

Aguamarina Lounge

This small, outdoor bar, part of a hair salon, sits on a lively corner near Banco Popular and is a fine spot to knock back a couple of rounds of the classic rum cocktail of your choice (mojitos, piña coladas, mai ta…
Amusement Park in Juan Dolio

Los Delfines Water & Entertainment Park

This new water park between Juan Dolio and Boca Chica claims to be the Caribbean's biggest. With its 17 water slides and nine pools, it's indeed easy to get lost in here. If you're traveling with kiddos, this might …
Bar in Juan Dolio

Chocolate Bar

Divey outdoor bar catering to all-inclusive escapists near Coral Costa Caribe Resort. There's DJs spinning house through the weekend. It almost never closes.
Supermarket in Juan Dolio

El Playero Supermercado

Juan Dolio's best supermarket, with a deli counter, an extensive wine and beer section as well as sundries, souvenirs and electronic gadgets.
Bar in Juan Dolio

Bar Cacique

A quintessential dive popular with expats and Dominicans alike. Solo men may get more attention than they bargained for, however; respond to unwanted attention with a polite 'no, gracias.'