Tropical paradise Punta Cana is a true highlight of the Caribbean region. A holiday in the Dominican Republic would not be complete without a tour of its fantastic restaurants. From high-class venues run by famous chefs to establishments that focus on Asian, French or Mexican cuisine, the resort’s diverse restaurants are not to be missed. Find out where to eat out in Punta Cana with a guide to the ten best restaurants.
La Palapa by Eden Roc
Sushi, seafood or Italian? La Palapa by Eden Roc offers them all while delighting guests with the captivating sight of the Caribbean Sea. La Palapa by Eden Roc has a reputation for being one of the best restaurants in Punta Cana and the whole of the Dominican Republic. Its eclectic menu includes mouth-watering dishes such as grilled octopus with boiled parsley potatoes, homemade pasta with tomato sauce, eggplant, dry ricotta and mint, grilled baby lobster; and new-style red tuna sashimi with hot sesame oil.
La Cava is the perfect place for those in search of a more exclusive and private experience. La Cava is the right spot for wine connoisseurs, offering its guests the rare opportunity to enjoy a dinner accompanied by one of the best wine collections in the Caribbean region. Thousands of bottles from all over the world – French, Spanish, South American and Italian, among others – create a memorable atmosphere and provide an opulent evening of fine food and beautiful wines. Only six people at a time can dine in La Cava, making this a unique and romantic spot.
La Cava, Cap Cana, Juanillo, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, +1 809 469 7469
La Yola recreates the magic of Caribbean stories with its boat-style design offering panoramic views of the marina and the surrounding sea. Built on a shipping boat, the restaurant is the place to go for those looking for less conventional decor and original experiences. Winner of Trip Advisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence and the AAA Three Diamond Award, La Yola specializes in Mediterranean cuisine with a solid focus on seafood. Its menu is diverse and inviting, with dishes ranging from Galician-style octopus, crab cake, pasta, sea conch quesadilla, baked tropical lobster or beef fajitas with mango.
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