Really cool little restaurant. Loved the food AND all of the artwork on the walls. This place had a feeling that it would be a spot where writers and artists would hang out. My favorite artwork was a little caricature -- I kept wondering who the subject was but forgot to look at it closer on the way out.
Favorite Dish: This menu was in 3 languages! Since creole food is common, we decided to get the creole shrimp and also (since I seem to be in love with goat) we got the stewed goat in creole sauce. Rice and beans on the side. All were wonderful. I ended up stirring some of the rice into the beans and adding some of the table hot sauce to the mixture. Toward the end of the meal, I also threw in some of the left-over sauce from the meal. All we needed was some crusty bread to mop up the remainder of the sauce. Delicious!
A cafeteria style type restaurant serving chicken and some fish. The sides are different types of rice, some pastas, and salad.
Favorite Dish: I only got there once, so I didn't find a favorite, but there was a good baked chicken with a brown sauce and I liked the fried rice.
Nice small restaurant with an attentive staff. The crowd seems to be early 20's to 30's, but I don't know if that's due to the area demographics or what. The area in which the restaurant is situated seems to be a middle-class area.
Favorite Dish: They had a dish called Nau-Nau made of sliced white chicken meat and rice. I don't know what type of sauce covered it, but it was damn good. I could eat this with a sushi roll every night.
Best described as a brasserie, heavy on the meats and salads, but also some seafoods and pastas. Everyone should easily find something they can enjoy. The food is good, though not outstanding. But why I recommend it is its location: On the edge of the Plaza Colón, with atmospheric views of the Alcazar de Colón. You will feel well immersed in vibe of the Old Town.
Michelangelo Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, Authentic Italian food as prepared by genuine chefs can be enjoyed at Piantini's Plaza Las Americas, with specialties such as Pasta and Jumbo Shrimp in your favorite sauce, Exotic stew of leg of Goat Meat in a red wine sauce, chicken served on the skilet, grilled, sauted with peppers and onions, Filet of salmon in a lemon sauce, seafood, exellent entries, Imported Angus Steaks as well as some vegetarian dishes and homemade desserts.
Michelangelo Restaurant is located in the Heart of Santo Domingo in the exclusive sector of Piantini, on the corner of Roberto Pastoriza and Winston Churchill, in a Mall called Plaza Las Americas.
The restaurant is favoured with a Terrace, has an attractive Modern decor all in white and is intimately lit at night, seating 24 people inside, with 20 extra seats outside in the Terraze, ideal for eating al fresco.
Michelangelo Restaurant a homely, relaxed, truly Italian atmosphere can be enjoyed, combined with an efficient and friendly service. As well as a mouth-watering International menu, the restaurant has a wine list featuring the most popular wines. In addition, there's a Bar and Michelangelo is available for celebration or that special occasion.
Monday to Saturday 12pm to 12pm
Delivery Tel: 809-566-3863 and 829-343-7187
Free wi-fi for their clients
Favorite Dish: The Lasagna home made taste, you can taste the fresh ingridients and the price is just right.
Before going to the aquarium, my friends had a CRAVING for fried fish so we ended up here while looking for the other place they've been at. This cafeteria is, in my opinion, how local eateries look like and here you'll definitely find locals eating and enjoying themselves, while having great sea views.
They have the dish of the day which then was moro de guandules (rice with pigeon peas) and beef stewed, with salad. They also have pork meat with seasonings hanging out, fresh fish directly from the Caribbean Sea (catch of the day) and longaniza (a kind of sausage) that they can fry to you on order. To accompany the meal, there's a fine selection of drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, national and foreign.
The catch of the day for that day was: dorado fish, argentino fish or filled sea bass.
Danny and my friends picked one whole dorado fish each, 2 of them with fried plantains and Danny with moro. and I picked longaniza with fried plantains. All of us got a little salad and drank 2 big bottles of Brahma beer. The total bill for 4 people? 870 pesos (about 25 US).
Just as a precaution and not because the place isn't hygienic, have with you some sparkling salts and Pepto Bismol in case you fall victim to Caonabo's revenge.
Favorite Dish: The longaniza was good, same with the fish and the beer.
If there's one place that every single Dominican go out to eat at (or take away) regardless of their social status, skin color, beliefs (political, religious and baseball) and where they live, it has got to be the chimi stand.
Chimi is short for chimichurri (not to be confused with the Argentinian sauce). A chimichurri is simply a hamburger "the Dominican way": beef patty, boiled cabbage, onions, tomato, ketchup (called cachú here), mayo, mustard and tabasco sauce, but you can choose which ingredients you want out (I don't eat it with mustard, tabasco or onions). The vendors make the hamburger in front of your eyes, and to me what the experience is all about is to sit down at the stand and eat the burger there, as chimis will always have plastic chairs and sometimes tables available.
They also offer hot dogs: sausage, boiled cabbage, mustard, mayo, ketchup, pork meat or ground beef and corn; and pork leg meat sandwich: they buy a pork leg and fry the meat in front of you, then they have the same "accessories" as the chimi.
The chimi stands are usually in front or next to a colmado, to provide with the material that runs out or to buy beers or drinks, and always on the street. They're usually very clean and everything is boiled or fried, so they're usually very safe to eat, but the fact that they're cooking in an open grill and the food gets an "exhaust gas dressing" might put some people out. Because it is street food I suggest you take the necessary precautions to avoid diarrhea or something worse.
Green Light Cuisine sells light and fresh food "to make you feel good". We did feel good indeed! The restaurant itself has very little decorations, instead they go for space and they let their food speak for them.
In the same premises as Green, there's 2 other restaurants. Instead of having walls, they all share the same space, the same waiters and the same kitchen, and the guest can choose from 3 menus: Green's, Sake's for sushi and another place that serves meat and burgers.
We went there to meet some ex coworkers for dinner. We were a large group and ordered from all 3 places. Green offers salads, cremas (thick soups) and sandwiches, but the salad portions are extremely big, as if designed for sharing and they have excellent choices for those of you who are vegetarian.
Favorite Dish: Danny and I ordered from the meat menu: pepper steak with fries, a beef burrito and a beer to share. Total bill = 1000 pesos (about 28.50 US).
You are going to love DOminican night life and restaurant selection. Of course, wherever you go it will depend on what you want to eat.
There are always new restaurants opening here and there in the city. So, if you want to explore go to Abraham Lincoln Avenue and WInston Churchill Ave. There is a few places to go including Porter House which is very good.
There is the same avenue a new restaurant with Dominican food Bistro style called ''CANE". It is excellent! If you want to enjoy a great dinner with sea view and romantic place go to "Boca Marina''near the airport on the way to Juan Dolio.
Other places to consider are: Boga Boga Restaurant ( is Spaniard food located in 'Bolivar Avenue". If you feel like dominican food dont miss ''Adrian Tropical'' with several locations around the city. Try to hit the one in the Malecon during the day. The Caribbean sea view will be lovely.
As I said, there are plenty of choices to choose from. You are going to love all of them. Just explore what you have and voila!
Tacos del sol (tacos of the sun) is an unpretentious place that lets their food speak for them. A great place to eat good Mexican food, with tables in the open air and soft rock music to a volume level that allows you to talk without screaming. The location combined with their inexpensive prices, the food presentation and the ambiance makes it a popular place to eat among the young.
Open from 6pm every day. Come as you are, no need to book a table.
Favorite Dish: Ground beef burrito. They used to have a fries dish that was to die for (don't know if they still have it).
I make a tip of HRC because it was brought to my attention that ours is the second biggest HRC in Latin America, only surpassed by the one in Buenos Aires. The restaurant has 2 floors and some tables outside and a lot of cool memorabilia from Madonna, Nikki Sixx, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, etc. and some Latin and Spanish artists like our very own Juan Luis Guerra. I didn't eat or drink there but I went to the Rock Shop because I collect their t-shirts.
This is a steak house by the Caribbean sea that combines selling typical Dominican dishes with yummy grilled meat or fish. On arrival they give you free sancocho (Dominican style stew) served in a little wooden cup. Using the sancocho as a starter I asked for pork ribs and Mr. Sweden for beef tenderloin (10oz) with fries, but you can have boiled yucca with onions, rice or tostones (fried green plantain) as side dish. My ribs were big and well seasoned but they had way too much fat and too little bones (as opposed to what I'm used to, but I'm not complaining hehe). Mr. Sweden found his meat somewhat boring but that's because there wasn't any sauce available. We shared a big Presidente and a flan.
Even though the restaurant is by the sea, you won't have any great views at night but you'll be blessed with the breeze coming from it as a reliever for the warm weather.
We were 6 people eating various dishes and our total bill was 116US, which was very good.
There's a cute cat at this place who seems to be their mascot. If you see her/him, pet and/or feed her/him if you feel like it.
No reservation needed with the exception of red days and Christmas/New Year's.
Helados Bon is a Dominican ice cream company with a lot of shops around the country. They have their regular ice cream and their Etiqueta Negra (Black Label) which is their luxury ice cream line. We had a small cup with 2 flavors: rum raisin and coconut.
La Cafetera is a place that opened by the time of the dictator Trujillo, and it's still open and doing good. Grab a cup of coffee or a cold drink if you need or want to take a break from walking. I don't drink coffee so my tip is based on word of mouth from no less than my mom (among other people) :)
Do you want to eat ice cream but you're afraid of putting on some pounds? The light alternatives don't taste as good as the real thing? Then Yogen Früz is the place to visit. They sell frozen yogurt ice cream that they prepare right in front of you. Choose the flavor you want from their berry/fruit selection and get ready to enjoy. I can give testimony that their ice creams don't taste like yogurt, and I'm very picky when it comes to flavor because I didn't use to like yogurt.
NB: my comparative price is based on prices between all ice cream shops I've visited.
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