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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (15 reviews)
“paella” (6 reviews)
“goat” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really cool and unique atmosphere for a restaurant. Great service. Excellent food. This was part of an excursion on our honeymoon. If you get the chance check it out!

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to this restaurant about 4 times in my life. Its a very classical theme with the twist that its inside a cave. while the food here is not amazing or out of this world, it gets the job done. I was impressed...More

Thank nicolelg07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Meson De La Cava seemed like a fun and quirky place to dine. However, the entire night was ruined by waiters standing next to our table and waiting for us to finish a drink only to immediately take it away. It was a rushed...More

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short version: Dirty plates, dirty chair cusions, broken decoration, bats flying around, not good service from some of the staff. Dirty plates, chairs, bats flying on top of the food, and not so good service. Short version: Dirty plates, dirty chair cusions, broken decoration, bats...More

Thank AlexBoanerges
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You kill 2 birds with 1 stone dining at this restaurant. Nature captivating (tree, cave), the food is delicious and well satisfying! Service is superb 😘. I'm glad our uber driver brought us here.

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went to El Meson De La Cava for lunch during a tour of Santo Domingo. It was very interesting dining in a cave. Food was pretty good; the temperature could have been warmer. The waitstaff was very nice. A must see...More

Thank Darigregkat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for a big lobster boom they don't have any place is cold and empty even on the weekends drinks were ok and super expensive boring place go here with your grandmother but anyone else go anywhere elseMore

Thank Anthony S
OTTO R, Manager at El Meson De La Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We respect your view, we are a restaurant not an entertaiment bar inside, outside in the terrace there is music and a more liveable ambient. To your knowlege and undestanding we respect Domiican marine laws, from march to june lobster fishing is prohibited Truly yours...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

We arrived with high expectations to this place. An interesting restaurant in a cave with a nice outside area. Definitely something which has to been seen. Service was friendly, helpful and fast. Seafood starter was tasty but the main courses disappointing. Neither Filet Mignon or...More

Thank Moscow007
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We visited as a family last month this Traditional, gourmet and expensive restaurant in Dominican Republic. Excellent localization, professional staff and highly trained, also, the food exceeded our expectations: Seafood, Paella, Sangria, desserts, everything was amazing. We highly recommend this 5 star restaurant.

Thank Fausto B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

When you get to the location you never imagine what's coming to you. The man at the entrance is very kind and amiable, who greets you with a great smile and a big welcome, after opening the taxi's door. He will maintain great conversation while...More

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Ksenia C
Hello! Do you accept credit cards ? American Express in particular?
31 March 2017|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Yes, we do receive American Express
Carole O
How do you make reservation?
4 March 2017|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Through our web page or phone
Laurie N
Does the restaurant have a bar to sit and enjoy a cocktail or two? If we would like to have lunch or dinner, should we have reservations?
11 October 2016|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
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
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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