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Vegan Options at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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Vegan Options at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Staying at the Grand Bahia Principe in Punta Cana next week and wondering if anyone has any experience eating here on a vegan/ plant based diet? Tips? Best a la carte? Thank you!

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1. Re: Vegan Options at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Sarah S

Welcome to the Punta Cana forums.

There are numerous Vegan options at their main buffets and a la cartes. I am not sure which of the 7 Bahia resorts you have booked, however, here are the menu's at most of the a la cartes and you will see where Vegetarian options are listed.

Please note that a la cartes which are located at the Fantasia resort are exclusive to guests of the Fantasia resort – ie: guests from any of the other resorts may not dine at these a la cartes.

“MAIKO” and “MIKADO” – Japanese – they share the same kitchen facilities

The Maiko a la carte is designated for guests of the Bavaro, Turquesa and Ambar resorts and is located at the Bavaro resort

The Mikado a la carte is designated for guests of the Punta Cana, Esmeralda & Fantasia resorts and is located at the Punta Cana resort


Assorted Sushi with vegetable rolls

Vegetables and Seafood Tempura


“MISO” soup

Ginger and seafood soup







Served with rice and vegetables


Fried ice-cream

Ginger cake with vanilla sauce

Coffee Gelly Okinawa style


“SANTA FE” – Tex-Mex a la carte – located at the Bavaro resort

Buffet Service

Soups. Cream. Starters.

Homemade soups and crèmes

Traditional Mexican Salads

Hors d’ouvres

Typical Mexican Appetizers

For the Sweet Tooth

Selection of Typical Pastries

Selection of Typical Fruits

Chef’s Specials

Chicken Wraps

Bean and Cheese Pambacitos

Chorizo and Potato “Sopes”

Mini Cheese and Chicken Pockets

Mexican Cowboy Beans

“Panucho” Meat Stuffed Tortillas

Buffalo Wings

Cuitlaloche Quesadillas

Ham and Cheeses Chimichangas

Battered Stuffed Peppers

A la Carte Menu

Meat and Fish Dishes

Tampiquena Steak (served with avocado, beans, and enchilada)

Meat Chili (Burrito) (wheat tortilla stuffed with meat with chili, lettuce, tomato, and creamy cheese sauce)

Tricolour of Tacos (Pork, Meat and Chorizo with a side of Mexican sauce)

Chicken Supreme with Mole Sauce (Chicken Supreme accompanied by white rice and Mole Poblano sauce and sesame)

Nortena-style Chargrilled Meat (chargrilled beef, chicken and lamb with Guacamole and beans)

Veracruz-style Grouper (Grouper fillet with Veracruz sauce and garnish)

Tequilla Prawns (accompanied by a crunchy Cowboy’s Hat and guacamole)

Vegetarian Dishes

Grilled Vegetable Enchiladas

Chili stuffed with mushrooms and corn

“DON PABLO” and the EL OLIVO - both are gourmet a la carte’s located at the Ambar – their menus are basically the same with a few variations.

Special welcome appetiser with cocktail of the day



Soups and Cremes

Lobster and mussel soup (with Armagnac aroma)


Cream of Courgette Soup (with a sprinkling of morels and Iberia ham)

Hot and Cold Starters

Smoked Salmon Parcels (filled with cream cheese, an olive oil reduction, and fresh basil)

Imperial Foie Gras Terrine (with figs caramelised in sweet wine and apple coulis)

Mesclan Bouquet with Soft Cheese and Mango (with walnuts and French vinaigrette)

Red Tuna Tartare (with garnish and sour cream)

Fish and Seafood

Legendary Caribbean Lobster (grilled and accompanied with garlic butter)

Sea Bass Fillet a la Marseillaise (with potato, salt, and court bouillon flakes)

Red Snapper Supremes a la Normande (with vegetable tian and herb puree)

Meat and Poultry

Filet Mignon in Burgundy (au gratin with foie gras)

Glazed Duck Magret (with sweet wine sauce and forest fruits)

Lamb Fillets with Thyme and Honey (with asparagus and mushroom and spring onion brunoise)

They also have the Chateau Briande - which is truly excellent and a favourite of many guests.


Delicate Passion Fruit Bavaroise with Chocolate Crème Brulee

Strawberry and Crème Brulee Pastry

Cream Cheese Delight with Caramelised Apple

Chocolate and Marinated Strawberry Volcano

Cheese, Preserves, and Nut Trolley


Refreshing Vicchyssoise Shot (with beetroot coulis and Parmesan crisp)

Mesclun Bouquet with Soft Cheese and Mango (with walnuts and French vinaigrette)

Lobster and Mussel Soup (with Armagnac aroma)

Red Snapper Supremes (with vegetable tian and herb puree)

Filet Mignon in Burgundy (au gratin with Foie Gras)

“EL RODIZIO” – Brazilian Meats - located at the Ambar resort

Welcome Cocktail – Caipirinha


Salad Bar

A wide variety of vegetables, cold meats and hot entrees

Brazilian Swords

Followed by the entrees, a great selection of meats which are served

in traditional swords well known as “Espeto Corrido” – meats

consisting of:

Beef Cuts (Prime Rib & Sirloin)

Pork Cuts




Spicy Sausages

On the table you will find a card that works as a traffic light – when the green

side of the card is shown it will indicate that guests are ready to begin, and when the

red side is shown it will indicate to the servers that they must stop – meaning that you are satisfied.


Cheesecake with strawberry

Coconut cream with Pineapple sauce

Creamy Passion Fruit Mousse

Crunchy Chocolate

“GARDEN GRILL” – steakhouse a la carte – located at the Punta Cana resort

Buffet Service

Starters and Soups

Hot and cold buffet of appetisers and salads

Caesar Salad

Steak Soup

Louisiana Corn Chowder

A la Carte

From the Grill

Rib-eye Steak

Spare Ribs

BBQ Chicken Breast

Grilled Tenderloin Steak

Mixed Meat Grill

Shrimp Skewers wrapped with Bacon

Stone-bass Fillet with seasonal vegetables

(Angus) Classic Double Burger with Cheese and Fries

Vegetarian Dishes

Grilled seasonal vegetables

Fresh vegetable pie

Buffet Dessert Variety

BELLA ITALIA – Italian – located at the Esmeralda resort

Welcome Cocktail and Appetiser

Buffet Service

Hors d’oeuvres

Traditional Italian salads

Antipasti, Cheeses, and Italian Cold Meats with garnishes

Carpaccio Assortment with dressings

Chef’s Recommendations

Gorgonzola croquettes

Battered Fish Sticks

Mini Meat Calzone

Artichoke Fritters

Mushroom, Garlic Shoots and Bresaola Tartlet

Courgettes filled with Ragu

Prawns a la Fiorentina

Mini Sicilian Calzone Ripieni

Mini Cannelloni alla Casalinga


Soups and Creams

Minestrone Soup

Florentine Cream

Choose your Italian Classics


Pomorodo – Bolognese – Carbonara

Pizza and Pasta

Mushroom and Lobster Taglioni (with Salsa Marinare)

Salmon and Prawn Lasagne (on a bed of fresh tomato coulis au gratin with Parmesan cream)

Old-style Sicilian Arancino di Rizo

Pizza Toscana (Tomato, Oregano, Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Prawns, and Smoked Salmon)

Vegetarian Pizza (Tomato, Mozzarella, Oregano, Asparagus, and Mushrooms)

Pizza Vongole (Tomato, Mozzarella, Oregano, Mussels, Clams, Garlic, and Parsley)

Pizza Napoletana (Tomato, Oregano, Mozzarella, Anchovies, and Black Olives)

Fish and Meat

Livorno-Style Cod (on a brandade of tomato and garlic confit)

Salmon Pieces with Via Romana Caviar (Amaretti and balsamic vinegar reduction, with Parmesan coral sauce and wild mushroom compote)

Chicken Involtini alla Milanesa (on a bed of sweet mozzarella, vegetable millefeuille, and mini cannelloni, with proscuitto brandade)

Beef Tagliata alla Fiorentia with Foie Gras (martini sauce with creamy risotto)

Buffet Dessert Variety

The "TAKARA" – Asian – located at the Esmeralda resort

Fish & Meat

Emperor's Delights (Japan)

consists of shrimp, squid tempura, fried sushi and duck yakotori

Tuna Filet in green curry (Thailand)

with eggplant and jasmin rice

Teriyaki Salmon (Japan)

with mushrooms and spinach

Roasted Duck Breast (China)

with spring onions in Hoisin sauce

Poultry Skewer with Pineapple (Cambodia)

with crunchy sesame and a hint of cinnamon

Traditional sweet and sour pork


Traditional Japanese dish with the following options to choose from:

Chicken, Beef, Pork, Seafood, Fish and Mixed

served with vegetables and rice of your choice

Singapore Rice with lobster

Yakimeshi Rice with vegetables

Buffet of appetizers and desserts

They do not have a tepanyaki "show" table - two chefs prepare the food at the back of the restaurant.

EL PESCADOR - Mediterranean – located at the Punta Cana resort

Welcome cocktail and appetiser

Buffet Service

Serve yourself from our extensive Buffet selection

Soups. Cream. Starters

Homemade Soups and Crèmes

Cold Bahia Creations

Traditional Mediterranean Salads

Mini Dishes

For the Sweet Tooth

Selection of Typical Pastries

Selection of Sliced Fresh Fruit

Flambed Fruits

A la Carte Menu

Meat and Fish Dishes

Lobster Casserole (served in an earthenware dish on a bed of potato)

Fillet of Cod (with smooth garlic mousseline)

Beef fillet (in three sauces)

Mediterranean-style Chicken Escalopes (with potato and seasonal vegetables)

Grilled Rib Steak (with Marseille-style ratatouille)

Fish and Shrimp Lasagne (With a fine lobster sauce)

Majorca-style Roast Suckling Pig (with fried sliced potato and pepper strips)

Chef’s Special Selection

Ask the maitre’d for the chef’s special selection

Vegetarian Dishes

Cannelone to Piacentini (spinach and ricotta)

Rice soup (with fresh seasonal vegetables

IL PARADISIO – Italian – located at the Fantasia Resort and is exclusive to guests from of the Fantasia resort.

Hot & Cold Buffet Appetizers

Mediterranean Table

Focacce, Grissini, Bruschette, with assorted toppings

Traditional Italian cheeses & cold cuts

Grilled and pickled vegetables antipasti


Hot Buffet

Mozzarella in corrozza

Fried squid

Vegetable timbale with tomato and basil

Ham & cheese panzerotti

Eggplant alla parmigiana

Crepes stuffed with Ricotta and Speck

Dishes served at the Table

Starters, soups and creamed soups

Beef Carpaccio with parmesan

Rocket & Mushrooms

Caprese salad

Lentil with chorizo meatballs

Cream of pumpkin and pea duo

Pizzas (wood oven)


Tomato, mozzarella and oregano


Tomato, mozzarella, ham & pineapple


Goat’s cheese, honey, nuts, Rocket & cherry tomatoes


Feta cheese, Yogurt sauce, basil & sun-dried tomatoes

Other Ingredients

Tomato, cheese, bacon, tuna, mushrooms and pepperoni sausage

Main Courses

Pasta & Risotto

Beef Ossobuco Cannelloni

with white truffle oil

Tagliatelle with lobster and parmesan

with a cream sauce

Spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chillies

Angus Beef Tortellini

Porcino Mushroom sauce & parmesan shavings

Scarlett shrimp & mushroom risotto

Beetroot and Duck Magret risotto

scented with ginger

Other Pasta and Sauces

Linguine, Penne, Fusilli

Carbonara, Pesto, Bolognese

Fish & Meat

Chicken Involtini alla Milanese

Capsicum Pepper, cheese and tomato concasse millefeuille

Saltimbocca alla Romana

Linguini in a butter sauce

Tuna alla livornese

Capers, onion, tomato, olives and capsicum pepper

Vegetarian Dishes

Pumpkin gnocchi

4 cheese sauce

Polenta with seasonal vegetables au gratin


Prepared by our master pastry chef

Classic tiramisu flavoured with coffee and amaretto

Profiteroles filled with hazelnut cream

covered with chocolate and vanilla sauce

White chocolate pana cotta with red berry sauce

Ricotta and orange tart with caramelized almonds

Neapolitan flan

Coffee and ice creams

LE GOURMET – located at the Fantasia resort and is exclusive to guests of the Fantasia resort.

Buffet Appetizers

Cold Buffet

Assorted cold cuts and cheeses

Chicken-Liver pate with portini mushroomsand pedro ximenez reduction

Citrus marinated salmon filet

Catalan roasted vegetable salad with tuna belly and anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea

Zucchini cannelloni stuffed with Piccitta and dates served with a fresh fruit sauce

Seafood and avocado salad with a spicy mango dressing

Hot Buffet

Scallops au gratin in their shells with pink pepper

Diced angus beef served with a cilantro chumichum sauce

Mini scented lamb and Portobello mushroom stew

Squid stuffed with anise-scented shrimp mousse with a touch of fennel

Mini burger made with chickpeas and feta cheese

Ratalouille parcel with quail’s egg and a creamy curry sauce

Dishes served at the Table

Soups and cremes

Cream of pumpkin and beet with diced foie gras

Veal consume, beef meatballs, and diced vegetables

Hot & Cold Starters

Crunchy camembert on mixed salad greens and cranberry preserve

Herb scented cannelloni of lobster au gratin with parmesan served with dried fruit and nuts

Red tuna tartare marinated in lime, orange and green mandarin juices with a hint of cilantro

Warm salad of rosemary and garlic scented portabella mushrooms, fennel and honey

coated goat’s cheese

Main Dishes

Fish & Seafood

Sea Bass filet stuffed with king crab and with a crispy breadcrumb garlic & parsley crust

Norwegian salmon timbale stuffed with scallops topped with an egg yolk and butter emulsion

Taco of local confit grouper on a bed of riscotta, mushrooms, spinach and shrimp

Meat and Poultry

Angus beef tournedos with red wine salt, served with truffled potato and pumpkin gnocchi

with a blue cheese sauce

Rack of lamb with zucchini cannelon stuffed with goat’s cheese couscous, watermelon and mint

Duck magret on katafi pastry with an anise and sage sauce served with pine nuts and raisins,

scented with Indonesian vanilla

Grilled Caribbean lobster on an angus beef filet

Vegetarian Dishes

Sauteed vegetables on a millefeuille base with a coulis of sun-dried tomatoes and toasted walnuts

Seasonal vegetable millefeuille with a curry sauce

Strawberry and date bavarois

Crème brulee made with Indonesian vanilla

Chocolate fantasy

Puff pastry rectangle with carmsalized apple served with custard cheese, preserves and

dried fruit and nut troley

If you have a specific "request" for certain a la cartes or room locations, then I would suggest that you do email them 14 days in advance of your arrival - this is not a guarantee that you will get it, but they will try their very best to accommodate all guests "requests" -

Hope this does assist you.


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2. Re: Vegan Options at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

I don't eat meat and find menus challenging for two weeks, even at hotels I love like the Bahia Principes and Dreams. Luckily I eat fish.

Veganism is a far greater problem as even many of the veggie dishes listed above contain cheese or milk. Our son's partner who is a strict vegan is coming with us this summer and I am worried about her being able to find two weeks' worth of vegan food. She can't live entirely on salads.

I will do as Brooklin suggests and let Dreams L R know in advance. I know they give coeliacs or others with allergies letters to present at the restaurants, so I am hoping this extends to vegans, even though I am aware it is a choice not a life threating condition.

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3. Re: Vegan Options at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Thanks so much John! That's very helpful :)

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4. Re: Vegan Options at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Sarah S, how did you get on? We are vegan and head out there soon.

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5. Re: Vegan Options at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

It was great! Loads of options at the buffets. Lots of fresh fruit, rice, beans, lentils, tons of vegetables. I was really impressed and definitely didn’t go hungry :)

Have a great trip!

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Brilliant update from post*1

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