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“The best food we ate in the DR.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Hacienda Grill & Bar

La Hacienda Grill & Bar
6 Elena de Leon, Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic
8095382383
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Price range: $20 - $30
Description: La Hacienda Grill Restaurant & Bar in Samana, Dominican Republic. Famous Grill House for over 15 years in Samana Town with the special touch of well-known French Chef/Owner Jose. Everything on the Grill : Tender Beef, Spare Ribs, Chicken, Fish, Seafood, and Shrimps all Cooked to Perfection.
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Description: La Hacienda Grill Restaurant & Bar in Samana, Dominican Republic. Famous Grill House for over 15 years in Samana Town with the special touch of well-known French Chef/Owner Jose. Everything on the Grill : Tender Beef, Spare Ribs, Chicken, Fish, Seafood, and Shrimps all Cooked to Perfection.
London, England, United Kingdom
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“The best food we ate in the DR.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We weren't going to bother with La Hacienda. It's not directly on the seafront, and when we visited the road in front of the restaurant appeared to have imploded - two whacking great sinkholes at either end. Not very inspiring.
But for some reason, we decided to give it a try. The food was absolutely beautiful. My main, panfried conch with the most delicious baked potato and seasoned tomatoes was delicious. My husband had the goat in wine - perfectly tender. Chocolate mousse was superb.
The restaurant is very nicely decorated, but there were no other diners there. I fear La Hacienda may be overlooked due to its location. Such a shame because the meal we ate was without question the best of our vacation - counting both the DR and Puerto Rico actually.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cooked and Grilled to Perfection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

La Hacienda is THE Grill House in our peaceful and scenery village of Samana.
As a foreigner from Quebec, Canada living now here in Dominican Republic, i am quite demanding and expect great tasting food cooked and presented well. Jose the owner, of french origins, has been cooking to perfection in this small village for over 20 years, and each time we go and dine there we are always very pleased.

The restaurant is located right in the center of the famous Malecon ( seaside walking promenade ), on a little side street, facing the marina and the bay of Samana.
We have tried the Large Shrimps, the Chicken Filet, the Pork Ribs and the Grilled Beef and as always, Jose the chef, grilled everything to perfection and it was truly tasty and mouth watering. He also has the very best music ambiance in town, lounge style with soul beats rhythms. Overall just a great dining experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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