Hi staying at Riu Palace Macao at Christmas and New Year. I do like to try places outside the complex for meal and drinks? Is there anywhere near? Worth going out? All info helpful
Nothing within walking distance.
It’s a long stretch of beach with resorts, it’s not within a town village.
I find Google earth is very helpful in checking out resort locations.
There are numerous locations that would require you taking a short taxi ride into the areas of EL Cortecito, Fruisa, Bavaro and Los Corales - as an example:
Below is a few facebook sites for some club/bar/local/beach bars.. might help you decide where you want to go.
Steves Sports Bar
Onno's beach restaurant/bar at night with dj 10pm to 4am each night
Punta Cana Bar Crawl facebook site
Captain Cooks in El Cortecito – specialize in Caribbean, Seafoods & Sushi – vegetarian friendly & on the beach
Jellyfish - in Bavaro Beach - Caribbean, Seafoods, Paasta, Steaks – vegetarian friendly
Right on the beach in Bavaro
These two are indeed expensive - expect to pay at least $75 US per person at these two - but the seafood at Jellyfish is outstanding !
It specializes in Seafood, Caribbean and Japanese foods.
For good Dominican Food - Delicias de Bavaro by the Avalon Casino in Bavaro – good local foods & very inexpensive
Noah - hard to find but easy to get to! – in the San Juan Plaza - Excellent menu and service – Caribbean, Seafood, Sushi
Mama Luisa's - close to the airport with fantastic pasta dishes.
Chez Mon Ami – a long time favourite in EL Cortecito - with a simple menu...French, European Foods - excellent food.
I also like the small restaurants in Los Corales - just past the the Barcelo Dominican Beach resort in the plaza on the left side of the road where the Bam Market is located - in particular, Dalias for breakfast and for lunch. They are very reasonable in their prices and i always enjoyed the food - would have a full breakfast for about $3US each.
As I mentioned - you likely may have to take a taxi from your resort to get to many of these locations, depending on which resort you have booked.
Although I have not personally had the pleasure of dining at everyone of these restaurants, they are highly rated by a few local people I know and whose opinions I could certainly rely on.
I hope this does help.
Brooklin (Bubba King)
Bubba...you list is very outdated. I found at least 5 places you listed that have not been here for 3 or more years...some for more than 7 years.
What I would suggest for a meal and drinks is a place called Noah. It is located beside the San Juan Shopping Center (right behind the Ikea). It has never disappointed us and is a regular stop for many living here.
You can take the complimentary shuttle from your resort to the San Juan and then just walk across (45seconds). I would go for lunch! There are other eating options right beside it such as Andres Carnes, Punto Italia, Matilda and Quiksilver. All serve excellent food.
For a Dominican experience, Delicias de Bavaro, located on Avenida Espana. You would need a cab.
Thanks for the update Mike - greatly appreciated.
Brooklin (Bubba King)
Steves corner bar last post I saw was 2016.
Thanks for the info everyone, all really helpful
is Brian still doing his Friday BBQ's at the bar :-)
Thanks will do. Can’t wait to go