A guide to the best restaurants in La Romana

A wonderful variety of seafood and many other tasty delights are to be found when enjoying a meal in La Romana. From fantastic seafront restaurants, to those a few metres inland, you can expect to savour a wide range of cuisines from all corners of the world when eating here. You can enjoy spectacular grilled burgers, extraordinary kebabs, and a fantastic array of fruit and vegetables. Holidays to the Dominican Republic are well-known for their food, and after you’ve enjoyed a meal here, you’ll soon see why.

Great prices and food at Omno's, Altos De Chavon

For value for money combined with a wide menu, look no further than Omno’s in the 16th century part of La Romana – Altos de Chavon. Close to La Romana’s amphitheatre, the restaurant serves homemade tortilla chips with a fantastic selection of dishes. Chicken quesadillas, and sweet plantain shrimp all feature on the menu as well as a wide range of international dishes, plus great cocktails too.

Family favourites at Restaurant Lucas

Lovers of Italian food will find pasta bolognese, calamari and many other favourites on the menu at Restaurant Lucas. Lobster and grilled shrimp are also recommended. Set in a sunken terrace, this restaurant is very popular with locals. With its family-friendly vibe, affordable prices, stunning location and fantastic menu, this is a gem of a restaurant.

Sophisticated elegance at SBG restaurant

Based in the Casa de Campo marina, SBG has a flair for sophistication and excellent food. Look out to sea as you enjoy a seabass fillet or duck maigret skewers served with asparagus. You can also sample the pizza delights of the wood oven. This restaurant is an amazing venue for celebrations, or simply just sitting down, taking in the ambience and enjoying a sensational meal.

Middle eastern twist at Shish Kebab

From kebabs to stunning salads, a meal at Shish kebab is always a treat and encompasses lots of Dominican Republic’s many food influences. The vibe is predominantly middle eastern, with Lebanese and Palestinian delights featuring on the menu. Specialities are Kipes – Middle Eastern deep fried bulgar roll – and Empanadas – Latin American stuffed and fried pastry.

Burgers and grills at Dom Ham

Steaks and burgers are a house speciality at Dom Ham. With generous portions, chilled beers and live music, it’s no wonder this restaurant is often packed. It’s a great venue for chilling out after a hard day on the beach during Dominican Republic holidays and is ideal for enjoying a meal with the whole family.

Chinese and Japanese specialities at Chinois

If you’re yearning for some first class oriental food, then Chinois is the place for you. With Japanese sushi on the menu, as well as crispy roast duck, dim sum and egg rolls, the range of dishes is wide. This is fusion food cooked to the highest standard.

Old school elegance at El Castillo

Turrets adorn the exterior of the restaurant giving this venue its name, and the interior of El Castillo certainly provides a great setting for any special occasion. They serve fantastic Italian food, including pizzas.

Seafood wonders at El Marinero

Close to the beach and serving delicious fresh seafood, El Marinero is a constant favourite with locals and visitors alike. Dominican food is a speciality, and lobsters as well as many other types of fish, feature on the menu of this small, unpretentious eatery.

Contemporary decor at la Casita

This bayside restaurant presents a fantastic array of dishes. From red snapper, to chicken primavera and passion fruit pork, this restaurant really excels at presentation and delicious tasting, unusual food combinations. You can also enjoy a classic seafood paella while admiring views right over the bay. With its freshly decorated interiors and moderate prices this restaurant is definitely worth trying.

Lunchtime snacks at Triga de Oro

As much a bakery as a cafe, the bread served here, is of course freshly prepared every day. Whether you like a generous serving of tiramisu, bacon and eggs or some delicious fresh pancakes, this delightful venue has them all. They also offer hamburgers, omelettes and a huge choice of sandwiches. If you’re looking for a light meal, this is the place to visit.