Ruben Lamarche introduced Anthony Bourdain to Barra Payan, an eatery that's been selling hot sandwiches for over 50 years, 24 hours a day.
Avenida 30 de Marzo #140, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Boca Chica Beach
Boca Chica Beach is the locals' beach of Santo Domingo. Ivan Herrera brought Tony to the beach for people watching and delicious Dominican food.
Boca Chica Beach, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Ivan Herrera took Tony to one of his favorite breakfast salami spots, Cacheito's Place. The salami is served with the ubiquitous Dominican starch mangu (mashed plantains).
Avenida Independencia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Chimi El Caco (Chimichurri Stand)
Tony visited Chimi El Caco with cameraman Jerry Risius and Juan Abrales for the popular Chimichurri sandwich, named after the Argentinean sauce, which is smothered all over the sandwich.
Calle Cesar Augusto Roque and Avenida La Ninfas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Ivan Herrara took Anthony Bourdain to this hidden shack on the beach, located on the north end of the shore of Playa Rincon. The 2 enjoyed freshly grilled seafood and ice-cold beer.
Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic
Cameraman Jerry Risius took Anthony Bourdain to one of his favorite spots in Las Galeras: El Cabito. Looking over a seawall down to the bright blue ocean, the 2 enjoyed a seafood lunch.
Las Galeras, Samana, Dominican Republic
Las Galeras Beachfront
Cameraman Jerry Risius took Anthony Bourdain to the Las Galeras beachfront to enjoy beers in the sun, before having lunch at El Cabito.
Lechonera El Monumento
Cameraman Jerry Risius and Tony joined fixer Ivan Herrera at Lechonera El Monumento for some mouthwatering pork. An entire pig was roasted on a spit for most of the day, cut up, weighed and sold to eager customers.
Autopista 30 de Mayo, Avenida George Washington, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Meson de Bari
Anthony Bourdain and local filmmaker Juan Basanta enjoyed lunch at Meson de Bari, a popular restaurant and bar for local artists and musicians.
Calle Hostos 302, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sancocho at the Brain's
Sancocho is a Dominican stew involving potatoes, yuca and all kinds of meats. José Luis Pérez, aka "The Brain," makes his famous sancocho for his neighbors on a regular basis.
Private Residence in the Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Hotel Atarazana: A Travel Channel Staff Pick for accommodations while in the Dominican Republic.
Calle Vicente Celestino Duarte 19, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel
Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel: A Travel Channel Staff Pick for accommodations while in the Dominican Republic.
Carretera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic