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Gastronomy: Where to lunch when visiting Santiago de los Caballeros

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

Restaurant picture of Acasa in Santiago de Los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic
Picture Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

Santiago de los Caballeros is not only known for its rich history and vibrant culture but also for its diverse and exciting culinary scene. If you're looking for a satisfying lunch experience in this charming city, you're in luck! We've curated a list of three exceptional restaurants that are sure to delight your taste buds. From healthy and organic options to fusion cuisine and upscale dining, Santiago has something for everyone. Let's dive in!

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food!

NutKitchen: Nourishing delights

If you're searching for a wholesome and nutritious lunch in Santiago, NutKitchen is the place to be. This popular restaurant is dedicated to providing delicious meals that prioritize your well-being. NutKitchen's menu boasts an array of mouthwatering options, ranging from vibrant salads to hearty wraps and sandwiches.

What sets NutKitchen apart is its focus on fresh, organic ingredients sourced locally. Whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or have specific dietary preferences, NutKitchen has something to satisfy your cravings. Step into this cozy eatery and embark on a culinary journey that nourishes both your body and soul.

And last but not least: they also offer delicious cakes from Yulie's Oven as dessert. Yulie's Oven is nationally known for her KETO cakes and also at Keloke we are huge fans! Choose between Carrot, Coco or Chocolate cake or tiramisu. Or just go for all of them. As they're sugar free, you will not feel that guilty :)

Address: Plaza la Trinidad módulo 103, right across the Metro Bus.

Restaurant pictures of NutKitchen in Santiago de Los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

ACASA: A fusion of flavors

Prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary fusion experience at ACASA. Located in the heart of Santiago, ACASA offers a sophisticated and contemporary dining atmosphere.

The restaurant's menu combines international flavors with creative twists on traditional Dominican dishes. With locally sourced ingredients and a commitment to culinary excellence, ACASA delivers a remarkable dining experience.

From fresh seafood and succulent steaks to tantalizing pasta and sushi, every dish is crafted with precision and artistry. Indulge in a lunch at ACASA, where culinary boundaries are pushed, and flavors collide in harmony.

Address: Plaza Vera, Av. 27 de Febrero 5.

Restaurant pictures of Acasa in Santiago de Los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

Square One: A blend of cuisines

For those seeking an upscale lunch affair in Santiago, look no further than Square One Café. This trendy restaurant invites you to a world of refined elegance and gastronomic delights.

Situated in a stylish setting, it offers a menu that showcases a blend of international and Dominican cuisine. With meticulous attention to detail, the dishes are created using high-quality ingredients that will leave a lasting impression.

From five different types of avocado toast to waffles, pancakes, burgers, pita and even Sushi, the food is reflecting the restaurant's commitment to both flavor and aesthetics. Elevate your lunch experience and savor the exquisite food of Square One!

Address: Av. Salvador Estrella Sadhalá, next to the gas station.

Restaurant pictures of Square One Café in Santiago de Los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic
Pictures Credits: Cindy Van Dyck


Embark on a gastronomic adventure and explore the vibrant culinary scene of Santiago. Indulge in the flavors, savor the ambiance, and create lasting memories as you sample the culinary delights this charming city has to offer. Your lunchtime experience in Santiago de los Caballeros is bound to be unforgettable. Bon appétit!

Disclaimer: Due to the ever-changing nature of the restaurant industry, it is advisable to check the operating hours and availability of each restaurant before visiting.

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