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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 31/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 31/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Beautiful new restaurant and bar steps from the ocean on the white sandy beach of Playa Palmera, specializing in local seafood and produce as well as tropical drinks.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Bahamian, Dining bars
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours here and cannot recommend enough Food was amazing and we were served by the lovely Lorri who was very attentive and full of information about the local area If you like good food in a great setting then try this...place you will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I heard great things about the restaurant and we had to visit. We were not disappointed, the food was fresh and delicious. Our waitress Laurie, recommended the "Coco Loco" drink and my wife was an instant fan. Next time in the DR...we will definitely be making a stop back to Castaways and will recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Folks- Thanks for the great review- I am thrilled that while I was in the states, my staff took great care of you and you enjoyed the service and food. Laurie is proving to be a great addition to our amazing team and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start?! From the staff to the food to the amazing beachfront atmosphere, Castaways is the perfect place to enjoy a night away from the resort but feel like you’re right at home! The owner Michael has created an amazing restaurant in a...beautiful location. My wife and I were greeted our first night there by Lori, our eventual waitress who at the time had only been there 8 days. That did not stop her from perfectly describing the menu and directing us to the beautifully prepared ceviché and the decadent Lobsterscargo. She followed that up with making the perfect recommendations of the grilled lobster tail that I had been craving and the blackened mahi that my wife loved. While enjoying our perfectly prepared dinner, Michael the owner, regaled us with his story of how a guy from Atlanta ended up owning a restaurant in the Dominican Republic. The whole experience felt like we were family coming over to visit rather than visiting a restaurant and having the staff try and turn over tables. We followed up dinner with a Grand Marnier Chocolate cake and the most amazing slice of Key Lime Pie I have ever tasted. Feeling stuffed but not wanting to leave our newfound friends, we made our way to the tiki hut bar right on the beach and enjoyed a nightcap. Between the waves, the drinks, and the ocean breeze, neither my wife and I wanted to leave. And even though we did eventually leave, we managed to come back for round 2 a couple nights later where dinner was just as good, if not better than the first experience. This place is a must do for anyone vacationing or even living in the Punta Cana DR area. You won’t be disappointed!!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Dan- Thanks for the kind words. It was our pleasure serving you and yes, new friends we are! I am so thrilled you enjoyed Lorri- we think she will be a great new asset to our team. Sounds like she reccomended some of my...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Currently staying in a hotel 5 mins along from here and we spent Thursday afternoon here. Fantastic service, great cocktails and amazing food. We are already planning to go back and we are 24 hour all inclusive so just shows you how good it was...! Thank you everyone !More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joanne! Thanks for the great review- we are all so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Michael

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and fresh! The owner sat and chatted with us which was a nice touch. Menu is a combination of American seafood and Dominican dishes. It’s directly on the beach, the atmosphere is wonderful. We will probably go back before we leave!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Navigate601361, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And you did! It was nice to see you both come back again and I am glad you all enjoyed everything. And we got to celebrate a birthday! And I was very happy with your husband being from Philly that he said our philly cheesesteak...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, we’ve been 2 nights in a row, everything about this rare find is incredible … the cocktails (Pina Colada to die for), the atmosphere and well the food … our favourites are the Jerk Chicken bites, Fried Cheese, Lobster Roll, Ginger Shrimp & the...filet steak was beautifully cooked blue as requested. Don’t forget to leave room for pudding .. all the deserts are homemade and Keylime pie is so so good we can’t wait to come back on our last night. The kids are already telling me their order. Thanks Mike and TeamMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Michael L, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Guys- wow, thanks for the great review. Our team, chef, and I are so glad you enjoyed your to visits with us and we are looking forward to seeing you one more time! Yes, the Ginger shrimp is one of my favs. as well-...More

Reviewed 5 April 2022

Best key lime pie!!! Service is excellent! Food is five star but reasonable. Go support and enjoy the experienceMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Michael L, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2022

Thanks Dr. Hopeking! Yes, we love that Key Lime Pie and it is so sim0le to make! Literally 3 ingredient crust and five for the filling. I am so happy you enjoyed it and your visit with us. We hope to see you return soon....More

Reviewed 3 April 2022

Amazing food, amazing location servers and owner are great! Will most definitely tell everyone and be back. Very clean and well taken care of.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Michael L, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2022

Hello! Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed visiting with us and hope to see you back very soon! Chow! Michael

Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Absolutely loved it here. Came twice for drinks and dinner. Island feel, delicious food Friendly staff. Shout out to our fabulous bartender Alberto!! You won't be dissapointed!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Michael L, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2022

Hi Steph! Thank you for the great review- it is so nice to hear when one of my team gets recognized for their service- Alberto is always a lot of fun and makes great drinks. We hope you get to visit with him and us...More

Reviewed 24 March 2022 via mobile

Calamari best I've had, wife enjoyed her mozzarella and little girl destroyed her chicken tenders, fantastic food . The only negative we were never asked if we wanted another drink so left after the food but it was fantastic well worth a visit

Date of visit: March 2022
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Michael L, Owner at Castaways Restaurant And Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2022

Hello and thanks for the nice words. I am very happy you enjoyed the calamari and the little one liked her fired chicken tenders! Hope to see you back soon! Chow! Michael

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Lawan S
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Response from TexanatHeartinMA | Reviewed this property |
That’s a hike. We stayed at Finest and it was a 5-6 min walk along the beach. Dreams is about. 15 drive to Finest. If you can get a cab, it’s worth the ride.
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You need to take a taxi from ocean el faro it is definitely worth it
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castaways Restaurant And Bar

Yes, Castaways Restaurant And Bar offers takeaway services.

Yes, Castaways Restaurant And Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Castaways Restaurant And Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5