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El Meson De La Cava

Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
+1 809-533-2818
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (15 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
“paella” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a memorable visit to El Meson! The best restaurant in town. The freshness of their seafood is second to none. Excellent food at an excellent price. I dined with my family yesterday and the experience was amazing. We were waited at table by Felipe,...More

1  Thank Juan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding. Besides being unique in decor the service of the staff is what makes it stand out. Our waiter Phillipe Santana was exceptional. His care and attention to us and our needs was impeccable. The staff singing happy birthday including instruments was...More

1  Thank catlyn5060
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for a late night dinner and it was amazing. The cave is beautiful. It’s really something everyone should experience. The food was so delicious. The service was incredible. Are waiter was Felipe Santana and he was amazing. He was incredibly friendly and...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Felipe Santana was an Extraordinary server. Best salmon I have ever had. The ambiance is one of a kind. Dessert selection was a bit limited.

1  Thank Fundraiserwkl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you enter the place you are welcomed by a magnificent setting, a delightful marriage of antique stones and the luxurius Patio. Felipe Santana is more than above average waiter. We loved the place and the service. Looking forward for my next visit. Christina Pena

Thank Cristina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service. Felipe is an above average waiter and fantastic command of the menu (especially for English speakers). Recommend this restaurant for a quality dining experience.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I had an amazing experience. The food is so tasteful and the service is incredible. We had a really good time. Also, our waiter Felipe Santana, was very friendly and professional. It’s a really good place and environment to spend some time....More

Thank Vinícius C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first trip to the DR, and this restaurant was recommended to us on our first night. We were tired and hungry and had no idea what to expect. Awesome! Felipe was a fantastic, fun and knowledgeable host, we left fat and happy. Would highly...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great ambiance, and unique dining experience. The best octopus ever. You should definitely put this restaurant on top of your to-do list while you are in the Dominican Republic!

Thank Tony L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

There are some places that have what I call the whole package, El Meson de la Cava is one of them. Extraordinary atmosphere mix with an awesome romantic flavor. One of the most wonderful dinner experience. Great food, great taste, excellent service, very high quality...More

Thank Jose Arnaldo D
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January 12, 2018|
Response from Hugo D | Reviewed this property |
Dreams Dominicus is approximately 1 1/2 hours drive from Santo Domingo. Mesón de la Cava certainly does have lobster (the tropical variety, not the Maine lobster). Price varies with the season. Also there may be a black out... More
Fausto B
September 28, 2017|
Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
I am not shure I understand what you mean by profit photo, can you explain?
September 28, 2017|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Yes, we will be open and we do take reservations. We do not close any day of the year. thank you for your inquiry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo
  • Phone Number: +1 809-533-2818
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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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