Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Santiago

Il Pasticcio

Paolo, the Italian owner here, is full of character and style, and he's been welcoming Santiago’s powerful and bohemians since 1995. Curiously decorated with a range of objets d’art, the restaurant is a reflection o…
Top Choice Dominican in Santiago

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 to wher…
Taiwanese in Santiago

Naturalis Té

This adorable Taiwanese cafe offers tasty, nutritious vegetarian food, along with natural juices and cold flavored teas. The plato del día is a steal, and includes soup, salad, tortillas and a selection of cooked ve…
Seafood in Santiago

Marisco Caribeño

This long-running restaurant serves grilled fish and seafood in an elegant indoor dining room, a breezy outdoor garden or a more ordinary, brightly lit back room. There are sushi specials on Wednesday night, live mu…
Sandwiches in Santiago

La Campagna

This charming cafe features a patio beneath a thatched roof and an extensive, healthy menu including smoothies, salads, burgers and soups. Sunflowers on every table, decorative lights and quaint latticework give the…
Dominican in Santiago

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.
Dominican in Santiago

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$125), burritos (RD$275) and mofong…
Italian in Santiago

La Picola 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. A surprising bonus if you want to mix things up is that you can also order …
South American in Santiago

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 …
Cafe in Santiago

Francepan

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