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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster” (15 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
“paella” (6 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, 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 weeks ago

The meal and service were of an extremely high standard with attentive, interested staff. Our only disappointment was with the taxi service they called for us afterwards, though I phoned them to advise them, so hopefully they will have resolved that by dealing with the...More

Thank Pauline560793
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We expend a wow dinner in this placed , you must go if you go to Santo Domingo. First class service by our waiter Juan Marte. The place is beautiful like being inside a cave. Very good food and reasonable in terms of price vs....More

2  Thank Rosikika
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food so so. Interesting location. Service ok. Not coming back. I don’t recommend the place for formal dinner. History of the cave interesting

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and excellent location. However a little disappoint it with the dish I ordered, black ravioli with coconut sauce, it was salty and chewy. Maybe order a different dish for a better experience, the calamar and octopus was great. After charging our credit car...More

1  Thank josefinag135
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A traditional restaurant in Santo Domingo city. A place inside a cavern keeps is cousine and service very well through the years. Save some time to visit the place and make reservations prior the visit.

Thank Jesus Gilberto C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service. Food was amazing. Highly recommend the salmon dish. The restaurant is set in a cave, great location, beautiful setting.

Thank 356yulyj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mesón is a distinctive feature in Santo Domingo. A unique opportunity to enjoy some thing different and excellent.

Thank Hugo D
Reviewed 10 December 2017

My first experience there lets just say it was different, never had given the thought of having dinner in a cave but to me tell it was terrific. Especially the restaurant manager Lucas and his staff who went beyond and above, the food was prepared...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 December 2017

My wife, two boys, and I had a combination Thanksgiving Day/birthday dinner at El Meson de La Cava to wrap up our trip to the Dominican Republic. Although the setting for the restaurant is incredible, we didn't enjoy the various dishes that we ordered (which...More

Thank tyduval
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is a beautiful place in a natural cave. This place is beautiful and elegant. It has different levels and places to dine. It has outdoor with live music or indoor in a more exclusive and relax ambiance.

Thank Miguel G
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13 January 2018|
Response from Hugo D | Reviewed this property |
Dreams Dominicus is approximately 1 1/2 hours drive from Santo Domingo. Mesón de la Cava certainly does have lobster (the tropical variety, not the Maine lobster). Price varies with the season. Also there may be a black out... More
Fausto B
29 September 2017|
Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
I am not shure I understand what you mean by profit photo, can you explain?
29 September 2017|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Yes, we will be open and we do take reservations. We do not close any day of the year. thank you for your inquiry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
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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