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El Cabito

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Caribbean, Cafe, Seafood, International, Mediterranean
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La Caleta, Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic
+1 829-697-9506
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Cash Only, Reservations

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A diamond in the rough: Stunning and delicious

It was a challenge to find but I am so glad we perservered. Delicious dinner with a view that can not be matched! As you sit high atop a cliff, you are looking out over beautiful blue water with no other civilization in sight. The view and food should not be missed if you are anywhere near this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
CarolynGsd
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was a challenge to find but I am so glad we perservered. Delicious dinner with a view that can not be matched! As you sit high atop a cliff, you are looking out over beautiful blue water with no other civilization in sight. The view and food should not be missed if you are anywhere near this unique, spectacular... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I ordered a garlic shrimp dish and was not that excited about it. What was nice was the atmosphere and view. It is enough that I can recommend it worth finding. We went and watched the sunset and the drinks were good. The value comes from nature not the food. It might have seemed more worth it if the prices... More 

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The drive up is terrible but like everyone else says, once you get up there and see the views is all worth it. It left me speechless for a few minutes and that doesn't happen often. We have amazing pictures, it's a very romantic place to watch the sunset and have a few drinks but save your money and go... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Yes, you will need a 4x4 to get here. Yes the views alone make it worth the effort, as does the Spanish owner of the joint. The paella was solid but a nice bottle of white wine for lunch and that view is all one really needs...

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Lynchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Loved, loved, loved this place. They have a few rooms and a tree house for rent which are funky places to stay. We had our own bath, but we warned, only cold water. This is an Eco place. Generator lights are turned off late at night. Take a flashlight in case you have to get up during the night. We... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We enjoyed the view, the uniqueness of the restaurant, and the beautiful sunset more than the food. I would return for the atmosphere and good drinks (mojitos were excellent), but the food was bland. We ordered the calamari and grouper entrees. Most expensive meal we had during our stay at roughly US$90 w/ tip and tax. (They took our US... More 

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Cusco, peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

First of all, if you're planning a trip to the DR, go to Las Galeras! Second, definitely make the trip to El Cabito. It's the perfect place to play a game of chess and watch the sunset. The managers were super friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious - we got the paella! My partner is from Catalunya - as... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

favorite of Anthony Bourdain from Travel Channel ! Book for diner at late afternoon and enjoy a very good spanish based cuisine with a breathtaking sunset ! Life is Beautiful !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went here last night for our anniversary. The view Is spectacular but make sure to go around sunset or it gets hot and you'll need your sunscreen. The octopus in garlic was delicious with well seasoned vegetables on the side. The conch in coconut sauce was also very good. Great pina colada! Only downfall is that as mainly English... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Loved it as soon as we started walking towards the restaurant and a baby goat ran by trying to keep up with a pet dog. Knew we were in for a unique evening! Our table overlooked the cliff edge and watching the sunset escapes adequate description. The only thing that would have topped the atmosphere was if someone was diving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Caleta, Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Samana Province  >  Las Galeras
  • Phone Number: +1 829-697-9506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cafe, Seafood, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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