Best restaurants in Santiago

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    La Campagna

    This charming cafe features a patio beneath a thatched roof and an extensive, healthy menu including sandwiches, salads, pasta and soups. Flowers on every table, decorative lights and quaint latticework give the place a very homey vibe.

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    Naturalis Té

    This adorable Taiwanese cafe offers tasty, nutritious vegetarian food, along with natural juices and cold flavored teas with boba and chia seeds. The plato del día (dish of the day) is a steal, and includes soup, salad, tortillas and a selection of cooked vegetables. There's nothing else like this in all of western DR. Find it on Facebook.

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    Camp David

    Sit outside on the restaurant's balcony, with piano music on the stereo and the city spread out at your feet… This is easily the most romantic spot around, though you’ll need a car to make it up the mountain outside town, where it’s perched. Beef is the specialty here – go for the filete de res (225g of Angus beef).

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    Marisco Caribeño

    This popular, long-running restaurant serves grilled fish and seafood in an indoor dining room with white tablecloths, a breezy outdoor garden and a more ordinary, brightly lit back room. There are sushi specials on Wednesday night, live music on Friday and a Sunday buffet brunch (adult/child RD$695/395).

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    Noah Restaurant & Lounge

    Possibly downtown's and the Monument's most upscale restaurant, stylish Noah does pasta, fish and meat dishes, plus more than a dozen varieties of pizza and sushi rolls. A classy crowd of tourists and locals assembles here every night.

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    Il Pasticcio

    Paolo, the Italian owner here, is full of character, and he's been welcoming Santiago’s powerful and bohemian alike since 1995. Curiously decorated with a range of objets, and playing a soundtrack of '80s metal, the restaurant is a reflection of his personality. The menu of fresh pasta, meat and seafood is good, if a little out of context.

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    El Carrito de Marchena

    This open-air pavilion is where groups of friends roll up after a night of dancing and boozing. A few large-screen TVs are tuned to sports and the extensive menu includes tacos (RD$145), burritos (RD$300) and mofongo (fried plantains mashed together and mixed with a variety of meats or other fillings; RD$275).

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    La Piccola Amaia

    More than a dozen varieties of pizza and pasta are on the menu at this modern, postage-stamp-sized restaurant in the Jardines neighborhood with flowers hanging from the brick patio.

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    El Tablon Latino

    The casually cool ultra-contemporary design here echoes the menu of inventive pan-Latino fare – or you can go with more simple but above-average burgers and meat dishes. It's located on a lively stretch of pavement on the south side of the Monument.

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    A good bakery in the Jardines neighborhood east of downtown. Also serves hot breakfast and fresh fruit juices.

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    La Brasa

    An open-air downtown barbecue place, on the western side of the Monument.