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El Meson De La Cava

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Caribbean, Eclectic, International
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Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-533-2818
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open since 1967, built inside a quaint natural cave, acclaimed by the New...
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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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Something different, something special

Treat yourself to a delectable meal in an exquisite ambiance for an average of $40-50 per person. The price covers more than just food. We felt we were on a field trip, climbing down to underground caves, to a dining room etched in stone. There were small enclaves for intimate parties of 2. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Egreta
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband took me to Las Terrazas del Meson, for our anniversary. We found a super cozy, romantic ambience, great live music and ribs to die for! Natural, eco friendly, with beautiful tropical orchids. They were so nice that the Trio game me a chance to sing!!! With them!! I had the space to do something special for my husband... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Treat yourself to a delectable meal in an exquisite ambiance for an average of $40-50 per person. The price covers more than just food. We felt we were on a field trip, climbing down to underground caves, to a dining room etched in stone. There were small enclaves for intimate parties of 2. The dining room extends outdoors, under canopys,... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Not too many restaurants are inside a cave so this one is a must if you are visiting Santo Domingo. The service and food is great. Not your average by any means.

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Auburn, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was in town on business and went out with other business people and we decided to go to this restaurant for dinner because it looked good and the atmosphere look wild being in a cave and all. We walked in and looked around and we all got excited about the way it looked and thought we made a great... More 

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Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a fantastic experience! Very romantic and elegant!! It is not scary or creepy - it is Wonderful! The food is beautiful...and delicious! The service is also very elegant and like most other Dominican restaurants, they never rush you and do not bring out the bill until you ask for it. Make sure you sit in the cavern...you will... More 

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Bernville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

we had a group of 8 with reservations for 7 p.m. After arriving, we were quickly seated and had drinks. Appetizers were ordered and we waited about 30 minutes. Our dinner order was taken and after an hour we asked where dinner was. We were told dinner would arrive in 5 minutes. 30 minutes later we asked again where our... More 

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you go, sit inside the cave. It is not cold, but very interesting and unique. Excellent food and fantastic atmosphere.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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192 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This an unique restaurant in an original cave underground, with a very good gastronomy that have stablished for decades. Very nice terrace besides, with live music everyday

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This restaurant is built inside a real cave, which is awesome! Food and service were average but pretty high priced.

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Senior Reviewer
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Santo Domingo. I'm dominican and the first time I heard about it I was very curious for going to a restaurant which is inside of a cave. When I got to the place I didn't see any special, because from the outside you only get to see an entrance and a bunch of trees.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo
  • Phone Number: +1 809-533-2818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Eclectic, International

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?