When booking a tourist ticket to the Dominican Republic, many opt for an all-inclusive system. This is a good choice for those who prefer a hotel holiday, as the variety of the buffet presents us with all kinds of European cuisine. If you like Italian cuisine, hotels will offer you pasta or pizza, if you like fast food, then for your convenience there are special dining areas where you can easily assemble your hamburger or sandwich.

A huge amount of meat is always presented in hotels: pork, rabbit, chicken, beef, turkey, duck. Also a wide variety of fish: salmon, tuna, all kinds of seafood. The side dish is presented from stewed vegetables to the popular, in the Dominican Republic, rice, which is added to almost all dishes. A large number of desserts, bakery products and just a sea of ​​fruits from the simplest – apples, pears to exotic mangoes, papaya, passion fruit.

Freshes and milkshakes are very popular, they are often called Batidas. In any season, to refresh yourself or try one of the milkshakes, you will be happy to prepare them from any fruit of your choice.

As with any Mediterranean hotel, the Dominican Republic has an A la carte restaurant system. The restaurant system includes a selection of dishes from the chef on a specific menu.

Restaurants are presented for every taste and color – these are Mexican, Italian, Greek, Chinese, French. Many tourists are already familiar with this system, since it is presented practically in all hotels in Turkey, Greece, Tunisia, and they know that recording in such restaurants is done in one day and the clothes in the restaurant should be appropriate.

Being at the hotel, we can eat different food and drink all kinds of drinks around the clock, however, remember that many of us, coming from such resorts, bring extra pounds. Sometimes it’s better to go outside the hotel and enjoy the local flavor of the national food.

Our task is to tell you delicious cafes or taverns where you can enjoy local cuisine and help organize excursions where you will spend a pleasant time getting to know the country.

If you decide to have dinner at a local cafe, then let’s deal with the whole variety of local dishes, which are presented in almost every small restaurant.

To begin, consider the usual meal with an ordinary Dominican:


Mangu – a vegetable banana porridge garnished with fried vegetables. Manga is made from green bananas, mashed from them and fried bacon and rice are added to such porridge.

A variety of vegetable bananas is called a plane tree. They are used both ripe and green in almost all dishes.

Fried eggs, with the addition of both meat and vegetables.

Strong coffee with sugar and milk.

Orange juice

Locals also prefer fried cheese for breakfast.

As you might guess, the locals eat a lot and all the food is almost high-calorie, as they leave for work all day and spend a lot of physical strength.


Soup of your choice: chicken, meat, fish or sancho.

Sancocho (sancho) – mashed soup from sweet potatoes, corn, pumpkin and plane tree. The broth is cooked from 5 types of meat. It is very expensive to cook such a soup; usually it is cooked on holidays.

Any side dish with meat, usually prefer to eat rice with chicken in asopao sauce.

Fried plane tree is an addition to the main course. Favorite local fruit plane tree is fried and served with ketchup.

Vegetable salad of cabbage, carrots and onions with mayonnaise is a favorite dish in front of the main one.

Lunch of a local resident is unremarkable, everything is also present in dishes rice and plane tree. When choosing meat, locals will always opt for chicken, as it is cheaper than other types of meat. Fish, despite the fact that the Dominican Republic is an island nation, is very expensive; it does not often appear on plates of local residents. Only on holidays, deep-fried or grilled.


For a local resident, dinner is a family event, which is why they prepare such a dinner for a large number of people and in large quantities. Among the most common dishes are present:

Mondongo is a local type of soup. Prepared from the insides of a cow or pig, add vegetables and local seasonings. Such a soup turns out to be very rich and satisfying.

Pastelon de Platanos is a funky pie that is laid out in layers of banana puree (plane tree), minced meat, bacon, cheese and raisins. This combination of products will not leave anyone indifferent, since the taste of this dish is so unique that you want to eat and eat it. Dominicans even came up with the saying: “There is never much pastelon!”

Bandera – this dish is often called the “Dominican flag” from the “la bandera dominicana” team. The simplest rice, bean and chicken dish. First, the chicken is well fried, and then they are all stewed in the same pan with unripe banana, corn, beans and rice.

This local meal is repeated day after day. No one ever has that food fed up or I want something new. A huge number of holidays allows you to change your usual diet and eat holiday food. For tourists, dishes from the daily routine of local residents or holiday dishes are always presented in local cafes or restaurants.

Holiday Treats:

Seafood in tomato sauce – criolla, in garlic sauce – alajillo, in coconut milk sauce with tomato, garlic and spices – concoco, in a creamy sauce with oregano and spices – al.

Mofongo – vegetable banana, pork and vegetables with a variety of spices.

Carcass of pork, fry it on the street as a whole, using a skewer.

Chiva a la Diabla – Braised goat meat in wine, where garlic and rice are also present.

Abichuelas con dulce is one of the locals’ favorite desserts. Beans are cooked to a creamy state, sugar, sweet potato, coconut milk are added, sometimes cinnamon, dried fruits and nuts are added.

As we have already said all the dishes are presented in restaurants and cafes, tourists do not need to wait for the holidays to try delicious Dominican treats.

Finally, we dwell on the abundance of local drinks. Everyone knows that the Dominican Republic produces about 15 varieties of rum and each is unique in its own way. Locals prefer rum brands: Brugal, Barcelo, Bermudes. Traditionally, rum is drunk pure with plenty of ice. Tourists especially prefer the Cuba Libre (rum with cola) or Santo Libre (rum with sprite) cocktails. Cocktails are also popular – Pina Colada and Coco Loko (when rum and a little grenadine are added to fresh coconut). These cocktails should be drunk with great care, as they are incredibly easy to drink and you can drink a lot of them.

The local beer brand is also represented in the Dominican Republic – these are Bohemia and Presidente.

Among simple drinks, Dominican coffee is famous. Local drink only with sugar. Also, many prefer freshly squeezed orange juice or fresh – batidas. Coconut milk is especially popular among locals.

A huge amount of local delights already now calls us to go to this unforgettable country. Do not put off your choice for later, plan your vacation now, and we will help you with this.

I would like to hear from you the same phrase that Christopher Columbus uttered: “This is the most beautiful land that human eyes have seen!”

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