Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Las Palmas

This made-to-order fresh-lobster madhouse offers a meal to remember for crustacean lovers. Call ahead and make a reservation so they know to send a fisherman out to catch the right amount of lobsters, which will the…
Top Choice Basque in Bávaro & Punta Cana

Passion by Martín Berasategui

Chef Martín Berasategui hails from San Sebastián in Spanish Basque country – not a bad place to eat for those who might not know – and he packed a few recipes in his gastro-luggage on his way to overseeing what is c…
Top Choice Cafe in Bávaro & Punta Cana

Ñam Ñam

Ñam Ñam means 'yummy' in Serbian: that ain't no lie. The friendly Belgradian couple behind this tiny Los Corales kitchen – they do it all themselves – know a thing or two about making your belly happy. The now-famou…
Top Choice Italian in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Da Elio

Crowds are coming in droves since a new Lombardian family took over this cozy Italian staple at Cabaña Elke. From the food (excellent Sicilian caponata, perfect grilled fish – the pizza looks great, too!) to the ser…
Top Choice Italian in La Romana

Restaurant Lucas

This local's secret is buried inside a residential complex less than 2km from centro. Delectable fresh pastas (inhouse-made ravioli, tagliatelle and gnocchi) are served on an atmospheric patio under a giant fig tree…
Top Choice Seafood in Boca Chica

Neptuno’s

This wind-shaken restaurant-club across the street from Neptuno’s Refugio is tops for style and food. The expansive over-water deck gleams with illuminated-shell lighting over lounge-style beds and all-white mini-ca…
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 …
Top Choice Cafe in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Saona Cafe

The French-Canadian owners of this excellent Bayahibe focal point surely scoured the coast to see what everyone else wasn't serving, then put it on their menu – bagels, French toast, excellent fries, fried chicken b…
Italian in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Mama Mia

It’s very hard to eat this well for these prices in the DR, but this spaghetteria specializes in classic pasta recipes such as all’amatriciana (tomato sauce, bacon and chili – our fave), carbonara, all’arrabiata and…
Mexican in Bávaro & Punta Cana

Wacamole

Straight outta Cancún – Mexican hipsters lugged a tortilla machine from home and regularly smuggle in habanero peppers, all of which adds authenticity to this good-time, open-air taqueria. Fiery salsas are sure to m…