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“One of the Top 3 Restaurants on the beach”
Review of La Casita De Papi

La Casita De Papi
Ranked #4 of 134 Restaurants in Cabarete
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Casita de Papi has been serving the finest seafood on Cabarete Beach for 20 years. Join us and dine with sand under your feet, the sound of ocean waves gently rolling and the stars and palm trees above. See you soon!
Reviewed August 11, 2012

This restaurant is excellent. The seafood is very fresh and out of this world. They have a great selection of appetizers and a small but fantastic entree menu. The shrimp "a la papi" is absolutely amazing: whole shrimp served in the skillet in which they were cooked with cream, parsely, french liquor, butter, and other herbs. The longostinos a la plancha with garlic were to die for. Literally, I think I would get this dish for my last meal if I were to die. I consider myself a seafood connoisseur and this place is pretty much as good as it gets. The food is slightly pricey but no more expensive than a good seafood meal in the States. Its a must try.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

My wife and I were visiting relatives inland and usually spend a few days on the North coast. This was one of the restaurants mentioned by our hotel manager. The place was okay, the norm for what I've experienced with Dominican restaurants in different parts of the country.
We squeezed down a little gritty corridor between other shops, excused ourselves past a few singularly engaged staff and then easily slid into a table on the beach around sunset.
The beach side was again standard beach restaurants, clubs, shops, right next to (other side of several palm trees wrapped in colorful fabric) a neon, disco ball decorated, bass thumping bar. The balcony looked nice but we preferred our feet in the sand.
The restaurant music strained from the beach speakers over the deep bass next door. We were engaged by several beach sellers at the table for cigars (twice), colorful sparkly night time battery operated flowers and fiber optic fountains. Several beach dogs did actually roam through the table area with no attempts by the staff to remove them. Even the staff had visitors as a well dressed man carrying a messenger bag spread bubble wrapped drug samples on the table behind us of all sorts of tablets and pills, only catching a bit of his sales pitch for the benefits of stress reducing aides.

The food ordered was the arugula and parmesan salad, conch ceviche appetizer, fish quenelles and then camarones a la papi finished by the restaurant made vanilla ice cream on a carmelized wafer. The conch ceviche salad was tasty in the vinaigrette and the arugula was fresh with large gratings of parmesan. Papi's shrimp was good in the cream sauce, great being a stretch, nicely presented in a large blackened aluminum skillet, and the ice cream was flavorful and a nice end to the meal.

Overall, a nice place to go if not expecting dining contingent with the price and if you are familiar with what that equates to in dominican.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

On the beach, feet in sand while eating sipping wine, and devouring EXCELLENT Italian food. If that sounds good to you, go here!

The service was also very good.

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We love an evening at Papi's. Dine one the beach or on the lively balcony. You have never tasted grilled shrimp 'a la Papi'' chef special. And, the lobster! Someone advised us to share a seafood platter but we always order our own, so delicious and great side dishes. Always lots
of fun and great people so check it out - you will amazed.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This place had the best lobster I have ever eaten. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Loved it!

Thank kutchej
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