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Bavaro

Best restaurants in Bavaro

Bavaro has a good selection of restaurants where you can relax and sample a wide range of international cuisine on your Dominican Republic holidays. From Caribbean, Spanish, Japanese and American options you're sure to find something delicious. Have a look below for our top recommendations.

Sushi and egg tricks at Zen

At Zen you'll not only find excellent Chinese and Japanese specialities, you'll also be entertained by the chefs as they cook. Watch as they chop and sizzle with flair at the hibachi cooking tables – and for kids there are some fun egg tricks. The decor is smart and stylish too so all in all it's a great spot for an entertaining family dinner.

Tasty coconut snapper and cocktails at Citrus Restaurant

Citrus Restaurant is a local favourite where food options span Caribbean, Italian and Japanese. There's outdoor seating and the range of dishes is wide enough to suit most preferences. Try the coconut snapper, lobster ravioli, sushi or a steak while sipping a cocktail.

Delicious American burgers at Hard Rock Cafe

The Hard Rock Cafe almost needs no introduction – you'll find tasty American burgers and steaks plus a well stocked bar serving a selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. The outdoor area here features mist-assisted fans so you can keep cool and comfortable while you dine.

Mexican cuisine and Margaritas at Pastrata Punta Cana Restaurant

For a taste of the subtle flavours of Mexican cuisine, this is the place to go. Pastrata makes all its dishes fresh and are happy to accommodate changes, including creating gluten free options. The coconut shrimp and pico de gallo enchiladas are highly recommended. They also do an excellent Margarita.

Homemade crepes and great veggie options at Nam Nam

Located on the beach with superb views, Nam Nam has earned a reputation for tasty homemade food. This little gem does freshly-made filled crepes, delicious grilled sandwiches, treats for kids and has a great veggie menu – try the zucchini and feta patties. It does delicious cocktails too and there's even a frozen wine smoothie with berries, the finishing touch on all the best holidays to the Dominican Republic.

Succulent steaks and cocktails at Outback Steakhouse

If you're in the mood for an excellent rib eye steak head to Outback Steakhouse for some of the best food in the area. As well as favourites such as chicken wings and babyback ribs they do local-style dishes such as shrimp fajitas. Cocktails are also on the menu – including delicious watermelon Margaritas.

Super fresh homemade food and big portions at Kats Corner

For a completely laid-back atmosphere and superb, freshly-made food, Kats Corner hits all the right spots. Go here for tasty breakfast burritos and bagels or have a lazy lunch of chicken super nachos. This outdoor restaurant is popular after a day on the beach as a place to relax and have a few cold beers.

Relaxed dining and a tot of rum at Tronco Beach

Dine under a marquee surrounded by palms at Tronco Beach, where you'll find delicious Spanish-influenced dishes such as seafood paella and grilled red snapper. This is where to go for quiet family meals and romantic dinners where you can relax and stay cool in the sea breeze. You'll also get a free after dinner tot of rum.

Right on the beach with tasty seafood at The Beach Club

At The Beach Club you're right on the shoreline – just a few feet away from the sea. They specialise in Caribbean and seafood, including excellent seabass and crab cakes. There are great cocktails here too, so you can relax with a Pina Colada in your hand while you look out to sea and watch the sun go down.

English tea and cakes at Dalia's Cafe & Bakery

Stop off for tea, have breakfast or a light lunch at Dalia's – a charming space decorated in clean lines with hardwood floors and window curtains. They do excellent breakfasts, have English brand teas, cakes, ice-cream and croissants, and they also do flavoursome pasta dishes.