Dining in Cabarete is one of the treasures of our our town. The diverse background of the foreigners that live in Cabarete combined with the availability of fresh ingredients make for multiple restaurant options. We’ve listed a few of our favourite restaurants in Cabarete with a focus on healthy and fresh.
Our organic farm provides a lot of fresh produce for Cabarete, and many of the best restaurants are our customers, affording us good insight.
Healthy eating options in Cabarete – Restaurants In Cabarete
La Mesa Taina – It’s hard to find a Japanese trained sushi chef anywhere in the world, and we are fortunate to have one of the few Dominicans trained in Japan. Chef Raul is a treasure, and his various sushi options, made with fresh fish caught fresh by the fishermen of Rio San Juan is tough to beat anywhere, not just in Cabarete. The menu is a mix of sushi, comfort food and organic healthy meals as they are the only true farm to table restaurant. Often the produce and fish is picked or caught
that morning and prepared for you that day. When not in a healhty mood, the restaurant offers a Taino Mojito – with the option of Miracle berries instead of sugar (if you’ve never tried a Miracle fruit, then you MUST come try this amazing fruit). A trip to Cabarete is not complete without a visit to this fantastic farm to table restaurant.
Vagamundoo – this is a coffee bar that offers a varitey of Italian coffees at Italian prices. They also have a limited food menu, mostly consisted of waffels. It’s the IT place and a place to see and be seen. Trendy and cool, you’ll see many of the expat locals who live in Cabarete here using the wifi or catch up on the latest goings on.
D’Hot- Vegetarian Indian. Owned by a vegetarian from India who was fustrated with the lack of vegetarian restaurant options in Cabarete, this is the proverbial hole in the wall – a term for a great food in an unlikley places. It’s only open for lunch, and the portions are on the smaller side but very affordable so you can order two mains. They also have great samosas and traditional Indian desserts, a rare find in the Dominican Republic
Yalla – a fusion of various tapas in a a modern well designed location right in town. A great place for a group dinner as you can samplee the numerous creations and they have a good
Bayrischer Hof – A german restaurant with authentic Schnitzel, steak options and German beer!
Ali’s surf camp – A bbq restaurant that is right on the lagoon. There are a few tables right on the lagoon
LAX – the meals are not necessarily healthy – laregely bar food – but the location is the best in Cabarete to see and be seen. They also offer live music and have an extensive drink menu as this place turns into the nightclub destination of choise. Right on the main beach nested under coconut trees overlooking the ocean, this is the place to go for a good night on the town. A big supporter of Taino Farm, they order all the mint and they make more mojitos than anywhere else in Cabarete.
La Cevicheria – this is another hole in the wall with very limited menu – Ceviche and beer – but it is hands down the best ceviche on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Irregular hours – open when Ricky, the infamous owner – feels like it. Don’t bother ordering a Presidente Light as it’s not available. Two things on the menu – ceviche and grandes.
Pomodoro – This is an Italian restaurant that focuses on pizza but also has some other options
La Pailla Luis – Also known as the chicken shack, this place offers bbq chicken on a budget. Sometimes they offer a few other options like ribs and pork chops, mixed in with vegetables.