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“Incredibly awful food.”
Review of El Conuco

El Conuco
Ranked #9 of 668 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Gazcue
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We ate here as part of a large group who had first been to some caves. We came late(ish) around 2:30 which is still a respectable time for people to eat an almuerzo in the Caribbean. The food was cold, it was not recognizable, it was not replenished. The music was so loud no one could hear anyone speak. The people they had to dance were wonderful but no one could eat and see them if they sat at certain places at the table. This was an ultimate tourist trap. I was terribly disappointed after having seen how well this had been reviewed before we left. But I would say that now it is not what it might have been before.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Great spot just outside the tourist area of Santo Domingo. Definitely worth the trip if you want to try great sangria, authentic Dominican food and enjoy a bit of merengue and perico ripiado while you are dining. The decor is very original and all of the staff is in traditional Dominican dress. The food is good and the best part is the ambiance. Parking available on premises.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Slow does not begin to describe the service we've had here. Our meal probably took 3 hours and with us constantly asking for the waiter.

Do not get the ceviche or cheese plate. Actually don't even go. Every dish we've ordered is below mediocre. And for our first meal in DR, this is extremely dissapointing .

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great new taste and marvelous presentation. I just had the Papilote. Dorado fish wrapped in platano leaves.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent, they have a "to share" menu that is full of surprises...try the "croquetas de Sancocho", unique!
Also the ambience was very nice at the outdoor Terrance, great music and very friendly staff "the compadres".
Definitely a must see in DR

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