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El Meson

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Carretera Nueva, | across from Club Hemmingway, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic (Formerly Le Meson)
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There were 5 of us. One meal was supposed to be beef (steak) according the English on the menu however it was pork... I didn't complain as I wasn't sure I read the menu right..."filete al Roquefort" under the beef section. Still confused...the Caesar salad was not made with romaine but still delicious. Chicken cordon blue was very good. Pasta... More 

Thank Heather R
Zeeland, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A favorite of ours every time we are in the DR. Great Bread and Garlic butter for starters, be sure to try the tomato/ avocado salad . Pasta good as well.

Thank 1Sunshine1975
Regina, Canada
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to El Meson for dinner from Emotions resort. It was about a 15 minute walk and we felt quite safe returning near 9pm. The buffets at the all inclusive resort were pretty repetitive so we ventured off site and very glad we did. There was not much street appeal to the restaurant but very surprisingly higher end inside.... More 

Thank 68paul
Queensbury, NY
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family. My husband and children had the filet mignon. My children's cut was excellent but unevenly cooked. Parts were very rare. My husband's portion was very fatty and pieces that were inedible. I had mushroom chicken that was delicious. A little heavy on the sauce but really good. While in the DR, we have found the people to... More 

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Hamilton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Everytime we go to Juan Dolio, we always go to El Meson. El Meson is Spanish (Spain) styled. When you enter, you are met by several waiters who are most courteous. We enjoy the arroz con pollo dish which is made in a hot pan. It is most tasty. We recommend it highly.

Thank AidaSpencer
Saskatoon, Canada
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

A popular restaurant, offers indoor and patio dining. Since there was a light rain we chose to eat indoors. The menu is extensive, the staff speaks English and the food was delicious. The serving sizes are large, including the chocolate cake we each ordered for dessert. I would order one slice for the three of us to share in the... More 

Thank 211Geri
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very famous for their Spanish dishes and serves a huge variety of options mainly with fish and sea food. We ha fried sardines and small calamares for starting and a wonderful sea food plate recommended by the waiter, which was excellent. They have also good Spanish wines and we enjoy one of them from. Rioja. If you... More 

Thank Flavio d
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We entered not expecting much to be surprised by a very nice interior. A choice of rooms either air con or without or sat in the gardens. First we opted for AC. Only on sitting, the tables filled on all sides with noisy loud voiced guests, and we wanted to be heard speaking to each other having come as a... More 

Thank Chris H
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We have ate at El Meson in Juan Dolio several times in the past three years and everytime it has been a delicious experience. This time I had the salmon penne with cherry sauce and my wife had rice Tinto de calamari, both were tasty with its unique flavor.

Thank Ernesto Z
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love this place. It is a cute little hide away, with a great outdoor and indoor dining option. The food is great and the wait staff is very professional.

Thank Stephanie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Nueva, | across from Club Hemmingway, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic (Formerly Le Meson)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  San Pedro de Macoris Province  >  Juan Dolio
  • Phone Number: 8095262666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?