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JOSE AMADO SOLER #63, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
809-683-6544
Today
5:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food and atmosphere

Tucked in the center of Santo Domingo, La Cuchara de Madera is a wonderful place to get away from the busy, traffic filled streets and slow down for a few moments. I arrived around 10AM with my husband and was attended to right away. We visited because we had a coupon, which we realized expired... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
GerbDaisy
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Tucked in the center of Santo Domingo, La Cuchara de Madera is a wonderful place to get away from the busy, traffic filled streets and slow down for a few moments. I arrived around 10AM with my husband and was attended to right away. We visited because we had a coupon, which we realized expired the day before - upon... More 

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Washington, DC
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149 reviews 149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've reviewed this restaurant before for its desserts but ate there this past week for lunch with some family members. I had a hot ham & cheese sandwich with cheddar and another cheese possibly American and it was delicious. Cheddar cheese isn't common in the DR. For dessert, we had the pyramid a la mode at the suggestion of my... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you are looking for snacks, sandwiches, hot or cold coffees and desserts, this is the right place to go when in Santo Domingo.

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Puerto Rico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Went a couple of times with my dominican friend a couple of years ago and then again last year. The food and service was excellent, and the placed looked impecable. Try anything with hojaldre or chocolate, you won't regret it. They even have options for diabetics, etc.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It's a nice place to have a morning break to have coffee and something to bite. The service is good, the food is ok and the terrace is very nice.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

In all of my travels over the years, I have not yet run across a place like La Cuchara de Madera - the Wooden Spoon. This place's reputation had proceeded itself as the chocolate volcano is nearly legendary in Santo Domingo. But that is only where it begins. OK, I won't lie. I have tried a LOT of pastry shops... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is quite possibly worse than going hungry. I have tried this place at least six times and not a SINGLE time have they gotten the orders right. Food is alright but takes for ever and never correct.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the best places for desserts and pastries in Dominican Republic. If you happen to be around, don't miss the chance to hit it!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Amazing location to have a cup of coffee and enjoy great dessert. Their pastries are very creamy and delicious.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Everything is great here but you must try the Nutella Frappuccino! !!! Chunks and chunks of Nutella in it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: JOSE AMADO SOLER #63, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo
  • Phone Number: 809-683-6544
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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