Dominican Republic Travel Guide

Get a complete list of the restaurants, accommodations and activities that Anthony Bourdain enjoyed while in the Dominican Republic.


Activities
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.
  • 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.
, 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, National District 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, National District, 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, National District 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, National District, Dominican Republic

Hotels
Staff Pick
Hotel Atarazana
Hotel Atarazana: A Travel Channel Staff Pick for accommodations while in the Dominican Republic.
  • Calle Vicente Celestino Duarte
  • Santo Domingo, National District Dominican Republic

Hotel Atarazana

Hotel Atarazana: A Travel Channel Staff Pick for accommodations while in the Dominican Republic.
Calle Vicente Celestino Duarte Santo Domingo, National District, Dominican Republic
Staff Pick
Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel
Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel: A Travel Channel Staff Pick for accommodations while in the Dominican Republic.
  • Carretera Arena Gorda
  • Bavaro, Higuey 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 Bavaro, Higuey, Dominican Republic
Phone: 809 221 6500

Restaurants & Bars
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, 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, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone: 809 687 4091
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, National District Dominican Republic

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, National District, Dominican Republic
Phone: 809 724 6149
Barra Payan
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, National District Dominican Republic

Barra Payan

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, National District, Dominican Republic
Phone: 809 689 6654
Daniel's
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
  • Samana, Samana 32000 Dominican Republic

Daniel's

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 Samana, Samana, Dominican Republic
Phone: 809 833 0050
El Cabito
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, Samana 32000 Dominican Republic

El Cabito

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, Samana, Dominican Republic
Phone: 829 697 9506
Cacheito's Place
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, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Cacheito's Place

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, 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, National District 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, National District, Dominican Republic
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