Punta Cana Gastronomy
There are two main aspects that need to be considered when speaking about Punta Cana
Gastronomy, what to eat and where to do it.
The Dominican Republic food is characterized by the Caribbean flavour which is a mixture of
influences in the cooking practices that come from the Spanish, the Africans and the native
The first thing you will notice in Punta Cana Gastronomy is that the food is
not heavily spiced. The seasoning of the Caribbean recipes is based on garlic, onions,
coriander, cumin and oregano. Meats are usually grazed on wild oregano which gives the food
an exclusive flavour; another characteristic is that the food is generally very well cooked,
so it is difficult to find anything done rare.
Punta Cana Gastronomy offers a wide variety of dishes
easily found in all inclusive resorts and Punta Cana restaurants. It is a delicacy to taste
the most delicious tropical fruits and natural juices. It is a must to enjoy special recipes
made with fresh seafood and fish, especially shrimp, lobster, marlin, mahi-mahi, dorado and
red snapper. There are also traditional dishes such as "La Bandera", the most
popular national dish, which is a combination of rice, beans, stewed meat, salad and fried
plantains, usually served with some natural juice. “Comida Criolla”, a stewed
chicken dish served with rice and beans is another popular dish. You can also find recipes
inherited from Taino Indians in Punta Cana Gastronomy
like “Cassava”, a flat bread made from the yucca plant,
and “Catibias”, a type of fritter stuffed with meat. From the Spanish cuisine
you can taste “Paella” at the Caribbean style, a rice dish cooked with seafood,
fish and pork meat or chicken, which results in a marvellous combination of flavours.
You will also find delightful desserts made with sugar and condensed milk, such as dulce de
leche, majarete, arroz con leche and flan.
If you feel lucky, Nightlife in Punta Cana
can give you an exciting opportunity in the middle of the multicolored lights and friendly
dealers of the thrilling casinos where you can try your luck. If you need a win, try poker,
baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette or slot machines. Most casinos in Punta Cana are
conveniently located, most of them within the most important all inclusive resorts.
In harmony with nature and with a privileged atmosphere, Punta Cana
Gastronomy offers you a wide choice of food options, from à la carte theme
restaurants with the most varied menus that include from the most exquisite traditional
Dominican dishes to many other tasty international dishes.
Punta Cana All Inclusive Resorts have a wide variety of restaurants at your
disposal. You can try any of the eleven Hard Rock & Casino
Resort’s restaurants that will suit every craving or you can also try
sushi at the Japanese restaurant in Gran Bahía Principe Punta Cana;
if the international buffet is the right place for you, Casablanca, in the Lifestyle
Holidays Vacation Resort, is one of your best options. You can also visit the
elite, gourmet French spot at Barceló Bávaro Palace (not
included with the all-inclusive plan if you are staying there), but you must call in advance
In Punta Cana you will also find great and varied offers in amazing
restaurants such as Akai Lounge & Suchi Bar, where sushi and other
Japanese dishes will impress your senses, or La Yola, in Higüey, a
gorgeous restaurant right on the water at the Punta Cana Marina where you can see the ocean
and fish swimming by your feet through the glass floor. There are also restaurants as
Noir Beach Lounge, Captain Cook or The
Jellyfish with moderate prices and excellent food and service where you will
feel really pleased.
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