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El Meson De La Cava

Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
+1 809-533-2818
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (15 reviews)
“paella” (6 reviews)
“goat” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:45All hours
Caribbean, Latin, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely incredible. One of a kind in the area. The attention to detail from the staff is incredible. The food was exquisite and the atmosphere was amazing. This restaurant has two dining areas. One is in the cave and the other is...More

Thank Cesarina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, whether during lunch or nigh time. Well preserved cave, staff and meals excellent.

Thank Josefinagarcia99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were mixed reviews online. But I've been here twice, most recently about three months ago, more lately about 18 months ago, both times food was better than expected per online reviews. Most recently went with the filet, very tender, portions not huge but I...More

Thank JohnNanceGardner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner The staff is multilingual and also prepare especial meal for our vegetarian fiend I loved the salpicón Of course the place And better elevator at the time to finish

Thank emilianarey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was great! After finishing off a lovely week in Las Terrenas, we didn't think our experience could be beat-we were very nicely surprised! We had a wonderful dinner finishing off our time in DR-firstly, service was excellent. I believe our server's name was...More

Thank abaigeal33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool and unique atmosphere for a restaurant. Great service. Excellent food. This was part of an excursion on our honeymoon. If you get the chance check it out!

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant about 4 times in my life. Its a very classical theme with the twist that its inside a cave. while the food here is not amazing or out of this world, it gets the job done. I was impressed...More

Thank nicolelg07
Reviewed 13 June 2017

El Meson De La Cava seemed like a fun and quirky place to dine. However, the entire night was ruined by waiters standing next to our table and waiting for us to finish a drink only to immediately take it away. It was a rushed...More

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Short version: Dirty plates, dirty chair cusions, broken decoration, bats flying around, not good service from some of the staff. Dirty plates, chairs, bats flying on top of the food, and not so good service. Short version: Dirty plates, dirty chair cusions, broken decoration, bats...More

Thank AlexBoanerges
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

You kill 2 birds with 1 stone dining at this restaurant. Nature captivating (tree, cave), the food is delicious and well satisfying! Service is superb 😘. I'm glad our uber driver brought us here.

Thank Rebecca E
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Ksenia C
31 March 2017|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Yes, we do receive American Express
Carole O
4 March 2017|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Through our web page or phone
Laurie N
11 October 2016|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Yes, we have a bar and a few stools, the bar is very seldon use, you can have cocktails in the terrace where there is a happy hour everyday from 5 t 8 p.m. , prices are more moderate at the terrace.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo
  • Phone Number: +1 809-533-2818
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Open since 1967, built inside a quaint natural cave, acclaimed by the New York Times as a landmark of the city of Santo Domingo. An eclectic cuisines characterize by fusions of local and Spanish dishes. Recently opened and outdoor terrace with a unique wood fire exterior kitchen, from where chefs interact with clients. The terrace has its own menu with a very excellent relation of value/quality. A recently installed elevator connects the lobby to some forty feet down to both the restaurant and the outside terrace. The terrace temperature is kept comfortable through the means of a misting system which adapts perfectly to the lush tropical garden. Live music is played every night from tuesday to friday. No cover charge.
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