Quality Hotel Real Aeropuerto Santo Domingo
KM 22 Autopista Las Americas
Phone: (809) 549-2525
Fax: (809) 549-2727
Located at the Coral Hamaca Beach Hotel & Casino, this restaurant overlooking the San Andres Bay in Boca Chica offers prime international cuisine. Although famous for its seafood selections such as Lobster, Paella Marinera, Fried Squids and Shrimp/Lobster Mofongo, tasty and varied poultry and pasta dishes are also available on the menu. Visitors are welcome to bring their swimsuits and enjoy the warm waters of the adjacent Boca Chica Beach or the location's private Jacuzzi. There is also a small pool for children. Reservations are recommended during the weekends and holidays. -Rualina Manzano
If you are eager to taste of the best and guaranteed fresh seafood in the Dominican Republic, then you should not miss Neptuno's. Breathtaking views of Boca Chica and the Caribbean Sea will complement your culinary experience in a unique natural ambiance. Here you can decide to splash your feet in the crystal-clear beach while you drink a Pina Colada or choose it as a romantic setting while you decide to sit in the above-the-water deck. You can also opt to watch the tank with rays, baby sharks and other interesting marine creatures. -Rualina Manzano
What started out as the high school dream of a boy named John Schnatter has now turned into a chain of pizza places with more than 3500 franchises in 29 countries. Papa John's Pizza follows the motto that using fresh dough as well as top quality fresh toppings is the best way to ensure the quality of pizza. As such, the pizzas at Papa John's are cheesy, soft and delicious. Apart from the pizzas, the menu also consists of several pasta options as well as a number of scrumptious sides such as barbecue chicken, cheese sticks, salads and so on. You can also book the space to host birthday parties for kids as well as other events.
Your dining experience can only be made even better when you are able to choose exactly which cut you want, and at Che Bandoneon you are able to do just that. The house specialty is the ‘Ranch Style Beef Filet' and the ‘Ranch Style Steak'. Both are tender and juicy and prepared to your exact specifications. Diners can choose to enjoy their meal indoors or outside on the terrace. As you are enjoying your meal an Argentinean accordion player will soothe you with sounds form his homeland. Exquisite and unparalleled French pastries, worth trying, are served for dessert.
Looking for a bit of England in Santo Domingo? A visit to this delightful restaurant, furnished with wooden furniture, will satisfy your cravings. The eatery retains the look of a colonial house, which is only emphasized by its setting in the Colonial Zone. Even the bar is reminiscent of a traditional English pub. Customers have the choice between an air-conditioned dining room, which is also a nonsmoking area, and the patio. Menu items include Homemade Chicken Liver & Bacon pate, Veal and Mushroom, as well as Curried Lamb with Rice.
Ristorante La Briciola specializes in authentic Italian cuisine. Since the time it opened it has been visited by distinguished personalities, celebrities, and art veterans. Its magnificent architectural style is reminiscent of the 16th Century. It has six different levels: the Spanish Patio, the Terraces, the Piano Bar, the Bar, the Salon and the Plazoleta. Buffet services are offered for special events and occasions.
Located in the colonial zone, Hard Rock Cafe faces the famous Catedral Primada de América. Another landmark to find it is the Columbus' statue that is located right across from the cafe. Boasting of one of the best locales and stylish interiors, the cafe lives up to its international fame. A spacious place with plush interiors, it also serves some really delectable American varieties and beverages. A shop where Rock Memorabilia can be bought is also open throughout the cafe hours. All in all, it's a true experience of 'rocking senses' as the cafe promises.
A slice of Barcelona in Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo, Pura Tasca occupies a charming spot on Calle Emiliano Tejera. Just a few steps away from Alcázar de Colón and Plaza de España o de la Hispanidad, this restaurant enjoys and enviable location. The menu here runs long with tapas that have distinct Spanish and Basque flavors. The place is always full with a good mix of locals and tourists, sometimes street musicians come and play a tune or two - but that only adds to its boho appeal. Enjoy dishes such as chorizito Español, camaroncito crujiente, Ceviche Pura Tasca, huevos a la llamenca and tosta de cerdo Ibérico a la plancha are truly delicious along with a range of South America vinos at Pura Tasca, as such this place seldom disappoints.
This cozy restaurant in the Colonial Zone specializing in European food is located where the first tavern in the Americas once existed. The environment is casual and includes three distinct spaces: the main room, the bar/brasserie and the patio, from where various of the most impressive colonial monuments are visible. The decoration of this restaurant-Café is allegoric to the life of the famous pirate Pat´e Palo.
With a range of bar snacks and tapas to munch along with your drinks, Santo Libre is a bar in Santo Domingo which is a hub of good music, zippy cocktails ad intellectual conversations. Intriguing art decorates the walls of the trendy, up-beat restaurant. Munch on delicious nachos, burgers and brownies while you sip on zippy cocktails. Check their Facebook page for information on happy hours and other details.
Onno's Bar hosts some of the hippest parties in Colonial Zone. The place has three other outlets in Altos de Chavón, Cabarete and Bávaro. A great place to kick off the weekend, Onno's has no cover charges, and more importantly, a great music line up. As such, Onno's welcomes a wide demographic od patrons - there are locals, tourists, young, old, gay, straight - it has something for everyone. The bar program is quite impressive, while the food menu includes noshes that are perfect when coupled with potent libations. They also have sections of private parities, check the website for more information.
Lucia 203 is a friendly restaurant and bar that offers a variety of dishes, but the restaurant's main attraction is jazz. The restaurant hosts events, including concerts. So order a drink, relax and enjoy the jazz.