Punta Cana restaurants are a must to visit especially if you are on vacation at this amazing place. For any vacation to be really successful many elements are needed, and one of them and possibly the most important one is good food. If a place with good meals and a lot fun is what you are looking for, Punta Cana is the perfect place for you. I don't know for other people but for me to feel good in a place it must have tasteful and diverse dishes.
The first thing you must know is that there will be many places to eat in the resort you pick. Which means that you don't have to eat just in one restaurant during your entire vacation, that is unless you decide it.
Buffets and a la carte restaurants
First the resorts will have one or 2 buffet-style Punta Cana restaurants. In this type is where you usually get most of your meals like breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Like in most buffets there will be many areas where you can choose the food you want.
Sometimes there will be a line in certain areas to get the food but since the buffet area is so big, most people will be scattered all over the place, so you won’t wait long for your favorite dishes.
In the breakfast you can expect to see some fresh fruit plates, bacon, toasts, pancakes and all kinds of cereals among many other foods.
For lunch and dinner some of the typical meals may include: burgers, pizza, fries, soups, salads, rice, chicken, beans, steaks, seafood and more. If you are not too much into the typical plates or simply want something more elaborated there are always the a la carte restaurants.
The a la carte Punta Cana restaurants located at the resorts normally focus on specific specialties.
Some of the cuisine types that you can find at these establishments are: Italian, French, Brazilian, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Argentine, seafood, grilled and Mediterranean.
Aside from them is very probable that you will see a restaurant with typical Dominican meals or at least general Caribbean cuisine.
The majority of the resorts have 3, 4, 5 or more a la carte restaurants so the choices will be there. One thing you must remember is that for this type of restaurant you must make a reservation, preferably the first day you arrive at the resort. There is also a dress code that depends on how fancy is the restaurant. Some of them will require a shirt with long pants and closed shoes, while others prefer a more elegant attire.
Punta Cana restaurants in town
Now if you want to eat something different or simply want a change of scenery, there are always some good places in the Punta Cana area outside the resort. The seafood restaurants have become quite popular because of the wide variety and amazing flavor in their dishes. The Jellyfish restaurant and the Captain Cook’s restaurant are among the most delightful ones.
restaurants offer seafood delicacies that are simply a must to taste. A
complete meal in those restaurants may cost around US $20.00 to US
$35.00 dollars but the taste and the atmosphere makes it worth the
price. Try the grilled salmon with salad and you will understand one of
the reasons of why Punta Cana has a special place in the hearts of its
If you are eating outside the resort remember to carry some cash always as some restaurants might not accept credit cards. For the drinks the local favorite is the Presidente beer. There is another beer called Soberana which is not well known as the Presidente but if anyone wants to try it they are more than welcomed. Also is very likely that the Punta Cana restaurants will have available any drink you might like, so feel free to order.
Some of the restaurants located in the area of Punta Cana
Captain Cook (seafood restaurant)
Location: El Cortecito
Hard Rock Cafe (American)
Location: Palma Real Shopping Village
Jalapeño (Mexican food)
Location: Plaza Las Brisas
Jellyfish restaurant (Caribbean, seafood)
Location: Between Melia Caribe
Tropical and IFA Villas Bavaro
La Yola Restaurant (Mediterranean, seafood)
Phone: 1-809-959-2262 Ext. 7222
Location: PuntaCana Resort & Club Complex
Mamma Luisa (Italian)
Location: Plaza Bolera
Rincon de Pepe (Spanish)
Location: Bavaro Shopping Center
Carbon Restaurante (Caribbean)
Location: Galerias de Punta Cana, Local #37
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