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Gastronomy: These are the top 5 dinner places in Cabarete

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

Atmosphere picture of TUVA restaurant in Cabarete
Picture Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

Today we introduce you to the culinary scene of Cabarete, a small coastal town in the north of the Dominican Republic. In addition to picturesque beaches and exciting water sports, Cabarete is also home to a diverse array of dining options that appeal to both local tastes and international palates. Whether you're looking for an elegant dining experience, a relaxing beachfront ambiance, or a mix of global cuisines, Cabarete has something to offer every foodie. In this blog post, we explore the top 5 restaurants you absolutely must try during your visit to Cabarete.

From Belgian to even Italian or local cuisine, you'll find it all in Cabarete!

#1. Casa21 (Casa Veintiuno):

Nestled within an elegant boutique hotel, this restaurant is a celebration of art, gastronomy, and personalized service. Serving only quality products and fresh ingredients daily, the menu of Casa Veintiuno gives you a mix of European and Belgian dishes. In fact, the owners, Marc and Saskia, are of Belgian origin and found their home in the city of Sosúa. Their love and passion for the culinary world brings unique flavor combinations to the table. So that you live an amazing gastronomic experience when you come for dinner!

Besides the regular menu, then can vary due to the range of fresh ingredients, they also have delicious suggestions. Feel free to ask about them when you visit!

Address: 5 1, Sosúa 57000

Important: Since guests of the hotel also dine at the restaurant, it is recommended to make a reservation in advance to ensure a table. You can contact Casa Veintiuno by phone or WhatsApp at +1 829-342-8089.

Food pictures of Casa Veintiuno, a restaurant in Cabarete Sosúa
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

#2. Drifter

If you're seeking a more laid-back and beachfront vibe, Drifter is the perfect choice. This restaurant captures the essence of Cabarete's relaxed atmosphere while offering a diverse menu that includes fresh seafood, tantalizing grilled dishes, and tropical cocktails. With its casual yet vibrant setting, Drifter is the ideal spot to unwind after a day of adventure, watch the sunset over the horizon, and enjoy flavors that reflect the true spirit of Cabarete.

In search of the perfect pizza, this is your place to be. Chef Hirsto has spent long hours fermenting his dough. Try the Da Vinci, with gorgonzola and figs, or the Drifter Special, with burrata and truffle oil. But also dishes such as Pulled Pork tacos, Ginger Teriyaki Ahi Tuna and Drifter Truffle Fries are worth a try.

Opening hours: Everyday from 10.30AM to 00.30AM

Address: Calle Principal, Cabarete

Food pictures of Drifter restaurant in Cabarete
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

#3. La Casa de Papi

La Casa de Papi is a legendary establishment that has been serving locals and travelers alike for years. It's a must-visit for those looking to savor traditional Dominican cuisine in a welcoming and friendly environment. From mouthwatering seafood platters to hearty Dominican stews, La Casa de Papi brings the flavors of the island to your plate. When visiting, definitely try their Langostinos o Camarones a la Papi. You won't regret it!

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00AM to 11.00PM

Address: Calle Principal, Cabarete

Food pictures of La Casita de Papi restaurant in Cabarete
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

#4. Tuva

Tuva is a delightful fusion restaurant, with a beautiful beach view, that artfully blends international flavors with local ingredients. This culinary treasure offers a menu that showcases the creativity of its chefs, with dishes that combine the best of global gastronomy while paying homage to the Dominican culinary heritage. Tuva's chic and modern ambiance provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience that transcends cultural boundaries.

Opening hours: Every day from 9.00AM to 11.00PM

Address: Calle Principal, Punta Goleta, Cabarete 57000

Food and Atmosphere pictures of TUVA restaurant in Cabarete
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

#5. Serenade at Hotel Taina

For a casual yet romantic evening at the beach, Serenade is the place to be. This restaurant is known for its impeccable service, soothing setting and a menu of dishes prepared with precision. From succulent steaks to expertly prepared seafood, every dish at Serenade is made to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging in an evening of relaxation, Serenade promises an unparalleled dining experience.

Do you love a good grill? Every Wednesday they organize a Mongolian grill and every Friday the all-you-can-eat BBQ, usually with live music at their bar. It's an exceptional gastronomic experience you can't miss!

Opening hours: Every day from 7.30AM to 10.30PM

Address: Calle Principal, Hotel Taina, Cabarete

Atmosphere and food pictures of Serenade restaurant in Cabarete
Picture Credits: Cindy Van Dyck


As you can read, exploring the culinary delights of Cabarete is an essential part of your visit. From the upscale elegance of Casa21 to the beachside charm of Drifter, the traditional warmth of La Casa de Papi and the global fusion at Tuva, Cabarete offers a diverse range of dinner places that cater to every taste and preference. Enjoy!

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