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Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
+1 809-533-2818
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12:00 - 23:45
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Wow wow wow. What a beautiful place. I love it mostly because they used what nature gave them "The Cave". While I was planning my trip to Dominican republic for my birthday I tried to find a restaurant where I could dine with my friend in other to celebrate. And Oh Boy thank God I chose this place. The experience... More 

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Thank Soraya Angie C
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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180 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

El meson de la cava is a famous restaurant site in the Park Mirador del Sur in a cave. Still keep the secret to surprise the customer. Now the facilities are more comfortable, including a Elevator. We were a big group,so we ask some entree, ceviche, salpicon sea food, fried octopus and croquet's. Main dish we asked for rib eyes,... More 

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Thank berry1961_12
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is inside a cave literally. Is gorgeous and an experience. Food talking, is good. The service is very attentive and great team work. I strongly recommend.

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Thank wil9056
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing atmosphere, a real cave in the heart of the city, quality service, food and discreet but not superlative unique atmosphere is worth a visit prices high rank, choose typical or similar dishes to avoid fish or lobsters.

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Thank ernestmelat
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to impress someone and take it down to a huge cave, this is the place to go. Its quite, dimmed, and green I might say. It falls short on food quality and service. And prices are off the chart. Wine list its ok, but once again prices are high.

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Thank Pedro Y
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320 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favourite restaurant due to its stunning natural beauty however when we went back I noticed there was a rat in one of the cave's caverns. I was orrified. The meals are delicious but I would never go back as that is unhygienic to say the least!

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Thank Tl D
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a restaurant that is aiming at the upper end of the market this place was honestly disappointing. I know it is a real cave, and that the art and carvings on the walls are real, but the overall ambience felt more Disney creation. They've added lighting and tried to hide cabling in very unconvincing vines. Beyond the look though... More 

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Thank Keith G
OTTO R, Owner at El Meson De La Cava, responded to this review

I understand your poor appreciation of the job we have done hiding with platic vines (not electric cables ) but hoses, that gather the ever moving drips from the stactalictes. Very often (some times daily) we have to move the recipients that holds the water and all the hoses. We have not been able to find anything else to disguise... More 

Caracas, Venezuela
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a different place located in underqround grute; at the sea shore; the place is 50 years old, well mantained and tended. Ask for the salmon on a wood tablet, is delicious; get it with grilled veggies.Coffee is fantastic.

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Thank JoseGGoncalvesR
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eating in a cave is definitely something unusual! The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal. I highly recommend it!

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Thank Rachel C
Brooklyn, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went back to this restaurant but this time on the terrace. I had the opportunity to have Gloria and Martes again. The service was fantastic. They recommended the brick oven steak. It was amazing. The meal was excellent and it was great pleasure to go back.

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Thank Johnnyfalco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:45
Monday
12:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:45
Thursday
12:00 - 23:45
Friday
12:00 - 23:45
Saturday
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
Description
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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