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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 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was stunning. The waitstaff were attentive and personable. And it was some of the best food I’ve ever had. However, I ended up with food poisoning so bad that I was hospitalized.

Thank allidough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for dining and sharing. a wonderful experience to literally sit inside a cave and enjoying. live music on roof top

Thank Ali H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique experience in this cave restaurant. Very good ambiance, buffet on Sunday was good and the service as well.

Thank Enmanuel H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is an amazing restaurant and it have a part inside a cave, its made between rocks and the atmosphere is fresh. The service, the food, the air is excellent! I invite you all to visit this beautiful place, you will no regret.

Thank ing_irisn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for my friend’s birthday and the staff was incredibly nice! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff made my friend feel very special for her big day! I will definitely come back to this spot when I’m in Santo Domingo...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is more than just a nice dining establishment this was a full dining experience. Our waiter Martay was absolutely phenomenal. He made perfect recommendations four us from the coconut monitors, to the wrinkled octopus appetizer, to the right sized lobster dish that didn’t...More

Thank thomashundley
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Cousins and me went to a very interesting restaurant inside a natural cave in the middle of a big and green park near famous Malecón. It was a good experience besides tasteful food and agreable place.

Thank guigasoares
Reviewed 25 January 2018

beautifull restaurant with amazing surroundings......exceptional place for a special occasion.....very professional service

Thank omainchin
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Beautiful and only Restaurant in a natural CAVE. Be for meal, or for view, a MUST ! Fine Dining, Fine Lunch. Dress nice and Fall in love again !

Thank Olga V
Reviewed 3 January 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
12 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
28 September 2017|
Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
I am not shure I understand what you mean by profit photo, can you explain?
28 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
  • 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
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
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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