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Meson de Bari

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C/ Hostos 302 | y Urena, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
+1 809-689-5546
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London
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here, however nice it was, was incredibly overpriced! I ordered the fish of the day, along with some boiled vegetables (which for the most part consisted of over-cooked carrots and peppers), and was shocked at the size of the portion. I felt like I was eating a starter and dared not order a dessert for fear of how... More 

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Thank Huseyin Y
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great down home Dominican food! Large servings - huge variety - you should eat the crab empanadas! Good service.

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Thank ugoigo90
Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner several times and never disappointed. Excellent food, excellent service and great ambience. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Ariel G
Paris
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Juan C and artgm02 have reviewed it correctly. I shall add: look at the paintings, they are all by well known local artists and representative of the good sort of painting.

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Thank Anne L
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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87 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Meson reflects large part of the identity of "the Zone". Is the traditional place for the local intellectual. Good food, including some of the best catibias (typical dominican empanadas made with cassava), their signature longaniza, chivo ripiao and cangrejo.

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Thank Juan C
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is s good restaurant but overpriced. It caters to tourists and wealthy locals for whom price is not a concern and who want to experience regional cuisine in a pleasant controlled environment in the colonial area. I liked it but I would not go back. Remember that prices do it include taxes and the obligatory tip which are charged... More 

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Miami, Florida
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213 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A Very cool ambiance in the colonial zone. They specialize in a Crab Guisado. The Fried beef appetizer along with a nice plate of avocado was a great way to start my day in Santo Domingo. That was followed by a Fish Creole which was delicious as was the beefsteak encebollado and the aforementioned Crab Guisado & their Pollo Guisado... More 

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Thank Papa G
Indianapolis
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ate here while touring the old colonial city. The ambience of this old building was wonderful. Service was fantastic and the local food was absolutely perfect. This restaurant didn't disappoint. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a taste of local cuisine.

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Thank Janice P
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

While visiting, I ordered room service from this local restaurant and it was amazing. I ordered the Garlic Fish, Empanadas, Dominican Sausage, Breaded Steak and Onion Steak. EVERYTHING was flavorful and good. I especially loved the Dominican sausage with tostones and the garlic fish was superb. You should definitely try this restaurant if you are nearby.

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Thank PrincessJMiami
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We ate launch. We order grilled chicken breast and chicken breast breaded. The food was very good and the atmosphere was very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Hostos 302 | y Urena, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo
  • Phone Number: +1 809-689-5546

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?