Specializing in Caribbean cuisine. Dine with beautiful panoramic views of the San Francisco Ruins and the sunsets over the colonial city.
Location: Calle Arzobispo Meriño and Emiliano Tejera (Antigua Hotel Europa), Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo
A Santo Domingo classic, in business since 1949, where you can buy roasted pork by the pound or by the plate. Once only open for take-out they now serve hot meals for dining in or taking-out. The pork is fresh, seasoned to perfection and oh so mouth watering scrumptious. Their Locrio mixed with Chicharrón de Cerdo is spectacular. Give it a try for lunch or dinner. They must have 25 ovens, called Fogóns, cooking roast pork 20 hours a day the old fashioned way. The side where they cook is black with smoke and roast pork residue from years of roasting over coal and wood fires making the aroma inside oh so fantastic.
Prices: Very reasonable
Hours: Daily 8AM to 8PM
Location: Pina and Canela #252, a few blocks form Parque Independencia, Ciudad Nueva (a few blocks form the Colonial Zone line), Santo Domingo.
Lucia 203 Bar
Lucía is a place to hold your event be it a party, business conference, wedding or a concert. They have lots of space, a beautiful patio and the ambiance is wonderful, elegant yet relaxed. They describe themselves as "a spot where they beauty and harmony live together, and yesterday and today met, an oasis inside the metropolis" The place is an offspring of Meson de Bari located a little ways up the street serving the same menu. They have some really great concerts with some well-known artists of all types of music. There is lots of space to dance the night away under the stars. .
Hours: Opening at 8PM. Thursday closing at 1AM and Friday and Saturday closing at 2AM Open other evenings depending on their schedule.
Serving Italian and Spanish food. This is the place to go for fine, elegant, white tablecloth dining. Homemade pasta and an Italian wine list make this an exceptional Italian dining experience (try their Squid with Black Rice). The restaurant is in a renovated 16th century colonial building with the dining room located in a candlelit courtyard with a fountain. Specializing in Milanese Pastas and Risottos, carrying imported meats and fresh seafood. They have piano music playing and sometimes there is live entertainment.
Price: Expensive - Credit Cards accepted
Located: Calle Arzobispo Meriño #152-A, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
La Cantina By Nopal CLOSED
Location: Arzbispo Meriño #115 and Padre Billini, Colonial Zone, Dominican Republic
La Enoteca - Tiendas de Bebidas de Vinos, S.A. / Wine Beverage Stores, Inc. Their knowledgeable consultants will help you with your wine purchases according to your needs and personal tastes offering various selections from all over the world. This unique "Wine Boutique" has a Wine Club offering different events and tasting.
Hours: Daily 12noon until 2AM
Contact: 809-227-VINO (8466) and 809-532-1566 ext. 2401
Location: Calle Arzobispo Meriño and Calle Padre Billini, Zona Colonial, D.N. (They have 5 locations throughout Dominican Republic)
La Espiral (formerly Ocho Puertas/ 8 Doors)
Located in a beautiful restored colonial warehouse with some interesting local artist works on display. It is popular with locals and tourists, young and old. They have a nice menu with Sushi, Vegetarian dishes and more. There is usually always something happening at night with live concerts, DJ's, Movies and many different activities. It is a Bohemian Refuge.
Price: Medium and Reasonable
Hours: Open for lunch at 12noon until closing except on Mondays.
Location: Jose Reyes #107, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo
Have a cocktail or bottle of wine (from La Enoteca) while enjoying a variety of tapas and appetizers from different cultures of the world. It is an elegant atmosphere yet relaxed. There is a DJ late night and also they have some pleasant jazz music playing. Fridays is Oyster night.
Price: Expensive. Credit Cards accepted
Hours - Open daily at 6PM. Closes Sunday through Thursday at 1AM, Friday and Saturday at 2AM
Location: Calle Arzobispo Meriño and Calle Padre Billini, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
Machu Picchu Zona Colonial
A authentic Peruvian Restaurant serving typical cuisine with a Peruvian flair. Some of the dishes include lomo saltado, ceviche, seafood rice, kebabs, goat and much more. The decor of the restaurant will give you the feeling that you really are in Peru including the music and the Peruvian TV stations. Serving lunch and dinner.
Hours: 11AM to 11PM
Location: Arzobispo Nouel #5 on the corner of Nouel, Colonial Zone (their first location is Caonabo #41, Mirador Norte, Santo Domingo)