The city of La Romana was originally founded as an oil town in 1897, then eventually switching over to the production of sugar. The city grew in prosperity inviting poorer Dominicans over to that area to work in the sugar industry. Nowadays, the city of La Romana is known for its massive tourist industry. With large luxury hotels and golf courses dotting the landscape and oceanfront. The city caters to tourists with most of the population working in the tourist industry. Because of the large influx of tourists there’s plenty of great food options available. Here’s some of the best!
1. Shish Kabab
Shish Kabab is a delicious restaurant in La Romana that serves some Mediterranean delicacies in the heart of the city. Just because you’re in the Caribbean doesn’t mean you only have to eat Caribbean! The great thing about La Romana is that there are tons of options available to world travelers. Seating available is both indoors and outdoors. Make sure to try their version of Catibia!
Address: Calle Castillo Marquez # 32, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
Operating Hours: 9:30am to 11pm
2. Onno's Alto de Chavon
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Onno’s Alto de Chavon is actually a chain operating in several spots throughout the Dominican Republic. And it certainly has a reputation for being a great spot to grab a drink (or two) and enjoy some great food while you’re at it. Drink some world famous mojitos and have some affordable dishes on the side. Think upscale pub food. It’s good for a dinner night out or even just a side plate to absorb some of that alcohol after a few rum inspired cocktails.
Onno's Alto de Chavon
Address: Carretera A Chavon | In Front of the Amphitheatre, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
Website: Onno’s Alto de Chavon (in Spanish)
3. Crema Pastelaria
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This one’s for everyone out there with a sweet tooth! Crema Pastelaria is the place to go to for a delicious homemade cake. The restaurant specializes in cake and pastries but they do also serve other food as well. Their breakfast is delicious, in fact it’s so good you might want to pick up a slice of their notorious cake for lunch, why not - you’re on vacation! They also do things like burgers which is great if not you’re looking to eat cake for lunch.
Address: Calle Francisco Richiez # 61, La Romana 22006, Dominican Republic
Operating Hours: 8am to 11:30pm
Facebook: Crema Pastelaria
4. La Casita
La Casita is an upscale restaurant serving up some amazing Mediterranean style food as well as some delicious and freshly caught seafood. Its location allows guests to look out onto the marina while they eat, perfect for a romantic evening. Many Spanish style fish dishes are the center of attention on the menu, so make sure to try their paella.
Address: Calle Francisco Richiez 57, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
Website: La Casita
5. Cinco Gelato
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They probably named this place after how much gelato you’re going to end up having once your there. Cinco Gelato is the go to place to get your gelato fix. And let’s be real here, the Dominican Republic is hot, so a cool treat like gelato is probably going to sound very appealing. Of course they have a ton of flavors and options for toppings available as well. Make sure to hit up Cinco Gelato if you’re in town and looking for a delicious way to cool down after a hot afternoon.
Address: Edific. Don Jorge Calle Restauracion 15 | Local 2, La Romana 22006, Dominican Republic
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm
Facebook: Cinco Gelato
6. Punto Italia
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Looking for some tasty Italian food? Look no further because Punto Italia is a great spot to satisfy that pasta craving. Located in the Casa de Campo compounds, this Italian food restaurant is also open to anyone who wishes to grab a bite. Not only does it serve classic Italian staples like pasta or pizza, but there’s also some great seafood on the menu as well.
Address: Avenida Libertad # 1, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
Facebook: Punto Italia
Limoncello is quaint little spot that serves some great pizza. Seriously, try their pizza, handmade and cooked in a wood fired oven for that rustic firewood taste. The owner himself is Italian and allegedly had the oven parts shipped over from Italy. It’s in the heart of the marina so you can grab a fresh cold beer, a pizza and watch the boats go by for a pleasant afternoon.
Address: Casa de Campo | Marina, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
8. Fresh Fresh Cafe
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Looking for something a little more low key and carb friendly? Stop by Fresh Fresh Cafe! The owners try to promote a healthy eating lifestyle which is certainly reflected in the food options - things like healthy and vegetarian friendly snacks as well as freshly squeezed juices and smoothies. This is definitely a great affordable choice for people who don’t want to break the bank looking for a quick bite!
Fresh Fresh Cafe
Address: Local 1, Altos de Chavon La Romana, Dominican Republic 21000
Facebook: Fresh Fresh Cafe
9. Rodeo Steak House
If you ask me there’s nothing quite like a delicious, perfectly cooked steak. Rodeo Steakhouse has the back of all the meat lovers out there with their juicy steaks and assorted grill options. Pair some wine or have an ice cold beer with that tender steak.
Rodeo Steak House
Address: Catalonia Gran Dominicus, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
10. Casa De Campo
Have some high-end dinning - Mediterranean inspired dishes and the freshest of seafood at the newly renovated Casa de Campo. Overlook the marina as you eat some of the best cooked fish you’ll probably ever have. The space is small and intimate so you’ll feel very privileged in your little private corner of the dining room. If you want to visit make sure to reserve ahead of time because it will likely not have any spots for people just dropping in. It is the hip and trendiest spot in La Romana, you might even spot a celebrity.
Casa De Campo
Address: Carretera La Romana - Higuey | La Marina, Casa de Campo, La Romana 22000
Operating Hours: 12pm to Midnight
Website: Casa de Campo (in Spanish)
La Romana has some great food choices for everyone, from the affordable and healthy to the more luxurious. Be sure to treat yourself because you won’t regret it!
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