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Gastronomy: Where to go for dinner in Las Terrenas

Picture of the Etno Club in Las Terrenas, the Dominican Republic
Picture Credit: Cindy Van Dyck

Las Terrenas, a picturesque coastal town in the Dominican Republic, is known for its breathtaking beaches and relaxed atmosphere. But did you know that this paradise haven is also home to a culinary treasure? Whether you love exotic local dishes, fresh seafood or international flavors, Las Terrenas has something for everyone. In this article, we will take you on a tasty journey through the city of Las Terrenas and share some of the best restaurants you should not miss if you want to enjoy an excellent dinner night.

A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.

1. El Lugar: The Mediterranean Cuisine

El Lugar is a must-visit for lovers of Mediterranean cuisine. Here you can enjoy delicious tapas, grilled fish and artisan pizzas, all inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean. While you savor your meal, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean views. Don't forget to order a refreshing cocktail to complete your culinary journey.

Fun fact: the owner of El Lugar is also a Belgian entrepreneur!

Atmosphere pictures of the El Luger Restaurant in Las Terrenas
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

2. Porto by Mosquito: Seafood heaven

For seafood lovers, Porto by Mosquito is a place not to be missed. This restaurant is known for its delicious seafood dishes and fresh seafood that will delight your taste buds. From grilled shrimp to fried lobster, every bite is a true taste sensation.

The restaurant offers a beautiful sea view, allowing you to enjoy a delicious meal with the soothing sounds of the waves in the background. Don't forget to order a refreshing cocktail to complete your culinary experience and immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere of this maritime oasis.

Atmosphere pictures Porto by Mosquito Restaurant in Las Terrenas
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

3. La Yuca Caliente: The local cuisine

To experience the true flavors of the Dominican Republic, be sure to visit La Yuca Caliente. This popular restaurant serves delicious local dishes such as mofongo (crushed plantains), sancocho (stew) and stuffed empanadas. But if you love a delicious oven baked pizza, you will find the most delicious pizza's from Las Terrenas!

Atmosphere pictures of the restaurant La Yuca Caliente in Las Terrenas
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

Dance away with a delicious cocktails

After a day of culinary discoveries in Las Terrenas, it's time to end your evening with a refreshing drink in a cozy bar. There are two great options not to be missed: Mosquito Bar and Ethno Club.

At Mosquito Bar, located on the beach, you can enjoy the lively atmosphere, vibrant music and a wide selection of drinks, from exotic cocktails to craft beers. This popular meeting place is the perfect place to relax, dance and meet new people.

If you are looking for a more intimate setting, Ethno Club is an excellent choice. Here you can enjoy exotic drinks, tropical mixed drinks and regular live music performances. Whether you're hitting the dance floor or just relaxing with a delicious drink, both Mosquito Bar and Ethno Club will ensure an unforgettable night of fun and fellowship.

Atmosphere pictures of Etno Club and Mosquito  Beach Bar in Las Terrenas
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck


It's without a doubt clear that Las Terrenas offers a culinary experience for each visitor. From local specialties to international cuisine, the restaurants here surprise with delicious dishes and hospitality. Indulge your taste buds and enjoy an unforgettable culinary journey in this enchanting coastal town!

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