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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster” (15 reviews)
“paella” (6 reviews)
“goat” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, the service was very good, the food excellent, We definitive are going back soon

Thank Dominicana72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter was the best! It's great place for a unique dining experience but the food was pricy for the flavor. My husband had Lobster Thermidor for the first time and absolutely loved it! Bit was huge!! My food was only average. But we loved...More

Thank cantwaittogoagain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food beautiful natural cave with original Taino drawings and old pieces found from a ship. It is a must. Some say they overcharge. They don't. It's called state tax.

Thank Katie Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent recomendation for special occasion like our anniversary yummy! Food it was fabulous their salmon nice and freshly

Thank elizabeth a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pretty cool location inside of a cave. They even have dead bats fixed on the wall too! The food is of a good quality and it is an excellent location to unwind and relax either for business or pleasure. It has a...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly an amazing experience. The food was really good. The environment was absolutely amazing and very unique. Only downside was that service could have been better for such a special restaurant. Also beware of a "legal fee" that you will be charged. When I asked...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017

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

Thank Josefinagarcia99
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 9 July 2017 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
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Ksenia C
30 March 2017|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Yes, we do receive American Express
Carole O
3 March 2017|
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Through our web page or phone
Laurie N
10 October 2016|
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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
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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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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