North Coast restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Sosúa

Restaurant Casa Veintiuno

A bit out of town and tucked into an eponymous guesthouse up a hill, this poolside Italian restaurant serves the finest meals in all of Sosúa. The menu changes daily depending on what's available, but you can count …
Top Choice Dominican in Puerto Plata

Mares Restaurant & Pool Lounge

Distinguished chef Rafael Vasquez-Heinsen has converted his elegant home into a candlelit destination for foodies. The kitchen turns out what might be defined as haute fusion cuisine – dishes that creatively combine…
Top Choice Mexican in Cabarete

Gordito's Fresh Mex

A California transplant opened this immediately popular Dominican version of Chipotle, and they're now discussing plans to expand to new locations in the DR. Gordito's goes beyond burritos, though, offering things l…
Top Choice Caribbean in Puerto Plata

El Bergantin

Housed in a revamped Victorian-era building on Puerto Plata's central square, this Caribbean grill and pizzeria makes you feel fancy just walking in. From the gingerbread trim to the Victorian floor tiles to the sal…
Top Choice Mexican in Playa Cofresí

Los Charros

This warm, breezy restaurant is right on the beach and features a menu full of succulent, authentic Mexican fare like quesadillas and tacos. Try the house taco, a spicy pork number. On the road to Ocean World.
Seafood in Sosúa

Michael's Stone Bar

Perched on a cliff at the very southern end of Playa Sosúa, this simple, traditional beach shack combines million-dollar views with freshly prepared crab, fish and lobster. Diners are mostly locals, but it's welcomi…
Cafe in Puerto Plata


This homey, adorable cafe in downtown Puerto Plata is a welcome respite from the hot, bustling city streets. All manner of coffee drinks are on offer, including Bailey's iced coffee and even hot chocolate with marsh…
Seafood in Sosúa

Tony's Bar

The best bar on Playa Sosúa is Tony's, for its seafood but also for the incredible coco locos (coconut cocktails). Tony, who is Dominican but speaks German, English, French and Spanish, also offers wi-fi and a free …
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…
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…