BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
BELGIAN BAKERY has good coffee, pasties and croissant. It also serves pretty good Dominican and American style breakfast.
THE HONEY COMPANY
(coffee, breakfast and lunch)
Best espresso and late’s in town!
Their breakfast menu mainly features smoothies and breakfast bowls of home made greek style yogurt swirled with the honey they produce themselves and different topping.
Carolina, a delightful Colombian woman, and her wry witted partner Spencer run this artisanal apiary. They produce all kinds of eco products from bees wax. You’ll also want to taste their home made greek style yogurt, coconut milk, arepas, kombucha, Dominican liquors like mamajuana… They are happy busy bees themselves!
Sometimes they host poetry slams here in the evening that attract a big crowd!
(Breakfast, lunch and Sunday Brunch)
On Kitebeach, one of my favorite place to hang out and watch the kiters in the afternoon. Tiki hut style bar and restaurant on top of a knoll, with big nice deck overlooking the ocean. The menu has enough variety to make burger lovers and health seekers equally happy. American and tai fusion dishes, excellent fish, and big salads.
(Breakfast lunch and dinner)
The health hub and smoothie bar of Cabarete. There is a really nice deck in the back. Large menu and many options for breakfast and dinner. Extensive smoothie menu and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. (Approx 400 pesos)
A gem in the heart of Callejon de La Loma! There is no menu here, instead Maria prepares a new culinary feast each day: vegan, fresh, vibrant and flavored with the herbs and flowers from her garden. The plates are always full of goodness. You don’t have to be a vegan to love the food here. Try the purple lemonade… I won’t tell you why it’s purple, it’s a surprise!
(approx. 300 pesos per meal)
*Please refer to the map for location information
CHEAP AND FAST
GORDITO’S FRESH MEX
(Lunch, dinner and take away)
A very popular joint, a favorite amongst tourists and locals cause it’s fresh, tasty, filling, fast and affordable. Great Tex-Mex food, burritos, tacos and salads. My personal favorite is the fish taco.
Vegetarian friendly too.
(Approx 300 pesos)
Tiny nook in the wall, next to La Rosa Supermarket. Ricky stands behind his bar, serves super fresh and tasty ceviche with corn chips and big bottles of Presidente beer, that’s it. It’s a tiny place and it’s usually very animated place.
Eat for cheap at the Dominican street food stands: fried chicken, abichuela’s (beans), yuka, plantain…. There is one in Callejon de La Loma, one at the far East of Cabarete and one between Kitebeach and Cabarete. (approx 150 pesos per meal)
Drink coconut water at the fruit vendors. Ounce you’ve drank the water, ask then to machete-open the coconut and eat the meat.
(dinner only and take away)
Dominican Grill when you enter of Callejon de La Loma, on your right hand side. Barbecued pollo, ribs with a choice of rice, veggies or yuka. This place is very affordable (approx 200 per meal)
ALI’S SURF CAMP(dinner only)
The very first place I went to when I stepped off the plane and set foot in Cabarete for the first time.I felt like I was dinning in the jungle, I was charmed. It’s famous for it’s churrasco and other grilled meats and fish. Unfortunately not vegetarian friendly.
The sweetest spot to sit is on the deck of the lagoon.
(Approx 500 per pers.)
(called Cabarete Surf Camp on the map… But everyone refers to it as Ali’s)
THE HOTSPOT COMPANY
(lunch and dinner)
New spot on the beach that just opened in December. They serve Ceviche, burgers, tapas, chili con carne… Craft beer, cocktails and energy smoothies. They also host live music acts and events such as live radio broadcasting and media productions. They have happy hour from 3-4pm and 6-8pm with 2 for 1 on selected drink. They also have non-alcoolic detox drinks for the health nuts amongst us.
(lunch and dinner)
Popular place the lounge on the beach, watch the sunset, have drinks during happy hour from 4 to 6pm when the pizza is half price. The food is decent and they have a very varied menu. I usually have the bandera, the dominican meal of rice, beans and chicken. (approx.500 per meal)
PIZZA AND SPAGHETTI HOUSE(dinner only)
Excellent italian food and best pizza in town. Charming indoor garden and quiet ambiance. I especially love their burrata. Oh and try the gigantic swing at the entrance!
(approx 500 per person)
YALLA (dinner only)
Really nice tapas bar, modern and trendy, yet small with a friendly vibe and good service.Tasty Mediterranean fusion food and the best Sangria in town. (approx 700 per meal)
LE BISTRO (dinner only)
Small and quaint spot with a few tables on a narrow and quiet pedestrian alley. They have typical french menu, great wine selection and excellent service. (approx. 700 per meal)
BAYERISCHER HOF -GERMAN RESTAURANT
Loved by German themselves! They have a typical German menu, goulash, schnitzel, steak, fish…
This is just about the most romantic setting for a dinner, tucked away in a hidden spot directly on the water. Nice french and fusion menu, lantern and candle lighting, polite and welcoming waiters. The duck with apple sauce is exquisite. I would recommend to steer away from the tai inspired dishes with coconut milk, they don’t quite succeed at their attempt.
Otherwise a memorable experience.
(1500 pesos per person)
Remote tiki hut Spa resort in Perla Marina (a neighborhood 7 km Ouest of Cabarete). Boho-elegant setting next to the beach. Elaborate dishes, fresh and organic food. Vegetarian and meat lover friendly. Pssst! This is where the famous philosopher of our digital age Jason Silva vacates when he comes to Cabarete!
(1500 pesos per person)