Where To Eat in Punta Cana

Where To Eat (A-Z)

BLUE MARLIN is a palapa shaded table on a pier that sits over the Caribbean’s gentle waters. The view is truly a paradisical island experience.The restaurant’s own small fleet of fishing boats harvests the waters daily for fresh catch, which are among the most popular menu items, though other specialties come from around the world. The menu offers everything from ceviche to Asian calamari rolls with sweet and spicy chili sauce and cilantro to Caribbean lobster cakes. Healthful, vegetarian, or vegan offerings are flagged. Lunch offerings have such innovations as wasabi or spicy chipotle mayonnaise. Some may think the portions are small but on the all inclusive plan you can order as much as you like. Service is caring and attentive. The blue Euro tiles around the fireplace at the bar add an unexpected, decorative element. Non hotel guests must have a reservation to pass through security. Lobster and other high ticket seafood items do come with a supplement if you have the Sanctuary Cap Cana AI plan. Reservations are essential.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Sanctuary Cap Cana, Cap Cana, Playa Juanillo
Phone: 809-562-9191
Website: www.sanctuarycapcana.com
Location: Punta Cana

CAPITÁN COOK’S lobster, king crab legs and lots of fish are what’s cooking at this seafood house on the sand. The scene is always the show with boisterous fun as mariachis play, vendors hawk souvenirs and waiters sprint to the beach tables delivering sizzling cauldrons of food. The bazaar like atmosphere on the waterfront lasts daily from noon to midnight. The prix fixe special includes drinks and the signature dish parrillada mixta (mixed grilled seafood) with fries and salad followed by shots of fiery mamajuana (cheaper if you don’t want alcohol.) Reservations are essential.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Playa del Cortecito, Bávaro
Phone: 809-552-0645
Location: Punta Cana

Los Corales-cafeHURACÁN CAFÉ is a thatched roof palapa with chandeliers over a wooden deck in the sand shelters diners. This tiny outdoor eatery is a few paces from the ocean is on a prime stretch of beach. This Euro hip hangout with beach beds and blender drinks is the place to be. Artisanal pastas with vodka sauce is a favorite and other traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist dominate the menu. The fullmoon parties with a DJ are serious fun.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Playa El Cortecito, El Cortecito, Bávaro
Phone: 809/221–6643
Location: Punta Cana

JELLYFISH is a double-deck, open air restaurant on the sand puts the accent on maritime. When weather demands it, sheer white linens offer protection against sun, wind or rain without obstructing the exquisite beachfront views. Families are welcome as it is like a beach club and kids have a safe haven and a special menu. At night, soft lighting creates a romantic effect. Fresh seafood caught by local fishermen is the focus of the menu. Try the creamy Jellyfish soup and the warm arugla salad with langoustines tempura. Some resorts, like Paradisus Palma Real and the Barceló Bávaro complex, are within walking distance. Reservations are essential because space is often booked for private parties and have the attention of the staff.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Playa Bávaro, between Meliá Caribe Tropical and IFA Villas, Bávaro, 23000
Phone: 809-840-7684 or 809-868-3040
Location: Punta Cana

Juanillo Beach Food & DrinksJUANILLO BEACH FOOD & DRINK is the quintessential, hip, Caribbean treasure complete with a spectacular ocean view, creative international cuisine, great service and an ambiance of casualness.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 809-469-7727
www.juanillo.com.do
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LA PALAPA BY EDEN ROC is waterfront dining. You will be dinning close to the blue green on the new deck with its sushi menu. The main restaurant with its palapa (thatched) roof exudes Caribbean charisma yet has an Italian accent. The aromas promise exceptional seafood specialties and guests are rarely disappointed. The fresh seafood, even hard finds like baby octopus, is enhanced by the deft preparations of the Italian executive chef. The quality of product is immediately apparent from the Parmigiano Reggiano to selections from the international wine list and wines by the glass. Details such as the contemporary Campari cocktails bespeak the high style of Eden Roc, the boutique hotel that has proud ownership. The manager and waiters are professionals yet the atmosphere is casual.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Caleton Beach Club, Cap Cana, Juanillo, 23000
Phone: 809-469-7593 or 809-695-5555
Website: www.edenroccapcana.com
Location: Punta Cana

LA YOLA is located over the Puntacana Marina. You will enjoy your dinning out on the deck and you will feel like you are aboard a yola (a small local fishing boat). The cuisine has Mediterranean and Caribbean influences and service is attentive. Seafood dominates the menu but you will also find beef and chicken selections. Main plates, including red snapper, grouper or dorado (mahi mahi), are artfully prepared and presented. Baked Chilean sea bass topped with caponata flanked by Lyonaisse potatoes is a savory specialty, but costs as much as lobster. Most sides are extra. Through a glass floor portal you can sometimes see what you ordered swim by!
Reservation are essential.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana
Phone: 809-959-2262
Website: www.puntacana.com
Location: Punta Cana

marina caribeMARINA CARIBE BEACH CLUB & RESTAURANT, with over 60 selections on the menu to choose from, there is something delicious to please all. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Playa Bibijagua – Bávaro

tel: 829-559-4751/ 849-260-1615

reservations@marinacaribe.com

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PLAYA BLANCA is located on a white sand beach shaded by coco palms. This understatedly cool seafood restaurant is efficient, friendly and fun. The food is savvy and simple. Fresh fish is still a staple, fried or grilled with a sauce on the side. Each winter season the offerings have become more creative. The prices are an excellent value for the amount of creativity and skill involved in dish creations and there are paellas, pasta, risotto, and ravioli dishes to fill out the rest of the menu. The best dessert is the chocolate fondant filled with molten dulce de leche with vanilla ice cream. There is live beafront entertainment weekly.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Puntacana Resort & Club, Playa Blanca, Punta Cana
Phone: 809-959-2262
Website: www.puntacana.com
Location: Punta Cana

RESTAURANTE AQUAMARE is right on the marina with views of the moored yachts. Seafood is the obvious choice and you may never find a better lobster bisque with chunks of lobster meat and whipped cream and couple it with a salad or another appetizer such as Thai tuna ceviche and you will be double happy. Wraps and burgers are also good options. The DJ goes mellow with the music during dinner service and the waiters are professionals. Another bonus of this upscale dining venue is it has affordable pricing and a shiny white van that will transfer you to and from your accommodations within Cap Cana complimentary.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Marina Cap Cana, Cap Cana, Playa Juanillo, 23000
Phone: 809-350-6498 or 829-762-9988
Location: Punta Cana

SIMON MANSION & SUPPER CLUB is found within the Hard Rock Hotel and adjacent to its casino. It is the only full service restaurant that is open to outside guests. Celebrity Chef Simon Kerry has contracted with Hard Rock to design the menu and train the chefs at this signature restaurant featuring his brand of contemporary American cuisine. The setting is cleverly designed as a mythical rock star’s mansion and the various dining rooms are decadent; lavishly furnished like a living room, a library, even a bedroom and a patio. Your dining experience will be a sensory rush from an innovative rum cocktail to a Pacific Rim appetizer, followed by a rack of lamb that is perfection. All meats are natural, the produce organic, so feel no guilt when you order a luscious dessert. Follow the wine and other suggestions of the savvy German manager and prepare to be pampered.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Blvd. Turistico del Este 74, Km. 28, Playa Macao
Phone: 809-731-0094 or 809-687-0000
Hours: 6 pm–midnight
Location: Punta Cana