The food in the Dominican Republic is mostly a mixture of Spanish, African and Taino. Several dishes are available on the island, but beef, goat and pork are the main ingredient to every meal. No meal goes without vegetables. The most commonly found are beets, carrots, broccoli, yams and eggplant.
The Dominican Republic offers a lot of seafood. Indulge yourself with a delicious seafood platter at Casa del Pescador, here you can view the beach and listen to the waves hit the shore while eating at this sophisticated seafood restaurant.
A must try cuisine served in the Dominican Republic is La Bandera. This dish is made up of meat with rice and beans, along with a side order of salad. A very popular dish served as well is Asopao, which is soupy rice with chicken, shrimp, lobster and octopus.
If you are looking for fast food, stop by Pala Pizza. This pizza if found throughout the island and served hot and fresh daily. If you are craving good, hot fried chicken, visit The Pollo Victorian. This restaurant has chains all across the island. You can even find their food served on any vendor cart displaying the Pollo’s sign.
While dining on some of the best cuisines available on the island, try a nice cold glass of Mamey Zapote. This smoothie is made with football sized fruit and has a woodsy, raspberry/vanilla flavor. This is the most popular smoothie the Dominican Republic has to offer.
A great breakfast drink served on the island is Caf con leche style coffee. This drink is 2/3 steamed with sweet milk and coffee. They can brew different types of coffee for you to drink, depending on the time of day.
Another favorite drink in the Dominican Republic is Beer. Locally brewed Presidente beer is the national symbol of the Dominican Republic. It is served to you very cold and is available at most convenience stores.
Be sure before you travel to this country you take a few precautions. Food and waterborne diseases are the most likely causes of illness to travelers. It is said to be a good idea to bring your own bottled water. No one wants to get ill while traveling,
Angiostrongylus Cantonensis is one disease that can make you ill by eating raw or uncooked seafood. Malaria is another illness you can contract. So please make sure your drinking water is clean and your food is fully cooked. To be safe, visit your doctor and take the proper shots you need before visiting another country.