Where we’re at: I’m recapping my 2019 travels, which included this journey to the Dominican Republic in February. Need a Caribbean break of your individual? Nab one of many final two spots to our Wander Women Cabarete: Aerial Arts + Adventure retreat subsequent month!
There’s quite a bit to like about Cabarete. One of my prime contenders? The bountiful array of contemporary, wholesome, and enjoyable meals out there in the whole lot from roadside luchadoras to trendy natural cafes.
I put collectively this information primarily based on my first journey to Cabarete in 2019 and plan to replace it with any new favorites I discover on future journeys — I believe Cabarete goes to see lots of me! Are you a Dominican Republic common? Please, depart me your suggestions within the feedback, too!
Everyone loves Vagamundo, Cabarete’s in style cafe promoting espresso, candy and savory waffles, and smoothie bowls. Vagamundo Coffee & Waffles is a social enterprise that helps Niños de la Luz, a non-profit group that works to dwelling road children within the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and South Sudan. Many of the workers making your insanely scrumptious waffles are younger adults who’ve graduated from the house! Isn’t that incredible?
Vagamundo has each indoor and outside seating and is, in my view, simply concerning the cutest place in Cabarete to eat — which is probably how we ended up right here so many instances! That meant we acquired to attempt a lot of the menu, together with a few of the savory bowl specials they have been working on the time. I additionally tried my first ever inexperienced smoothie bowl right here — and beloved it!
Vagamundo is open Monday by Saturday from 7-5pm and on Sundays from 9-3pm.
If I had a genie with three needs, I’d significantly think about using considered one of them to have a Fresh Fresh equal in each vacation spot I journey to. For now, I’ll should accept those in Cabarete and Sosua.
I used to be in heaven once I flipped by the huge menu right here, which provides intensive wholesome choices for each meal of the day. They provide the whole lot from contemporary twists on conventional breakfast dishes to smoothies, sandwiches, buddha bowls and salads.
And it’s not simply the meals that’s nice. The colourful and cheery design can be a deal with, with choices for eating on the outside patio or the AC-cooled indoors (a comparatively uncommon discover in Cabarete).
Keep an eye fixed on their social media for infrequent reside music and pop up retailers. Fresh Fresh is open from 7am-9:30pm, daily of the week.
La Mesa Taina
You know the onsite restaurant at The Yoga Loft, Cabarete’s retreat heart, goes to be good, proper? La Mesa Taina serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner from its waterfront location on Kite Beach. They serve a various menu of sushi, tapas, connoisseur burgers and extra, with a twist — greater than half the produce is provided by Taino Organic Farm.
I used to be delighted by the meals I had right here throughout my analysis journey and a tour of the sister farm — and tubing down the river! — is certain to be a spotlight of our personal retreat right here. La Mesa Taina is open from 8am-10:30PM ever day.
You merely can’t come to Cabarete with out having a drink on the iconic Mojito Bar! In reality, it was our first cease — and we arrived ravenous, so we determined to make it a meal, too.
While the place is sort of in style for his or her sandwiches, I went with the native plate of the day, and I used to be not upset. A traditional Dominican meal with my toes within the sand? It was the proper method to begin a visit. Mojito Bar is open from 11am-11pm daily besides Friday and Saturday, when it’s open until midnight, and Tuesday, when they’re closed.
Roma Cocina & Pizzeria Italiana
One of our journey, we have been craving consolation meals (let’s face it, it was after a night of having fun with Cabarete’s vigorous nightlife scene!), we have been significantly craving consolation meals. Some research guided us to Roma Cocina, the place Italian favorites are handmade with love.
I couldn’t resolve what I beloved extra — overdosing on carbs or the country stylish setting of the restaurant. We’ll should name it a tie.
Roma Cocina is open from 9am-10:30pm daily besides Sunday and Monday when it’s open till 10pm, and Tuesday, when it’s closed.
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Like I mentioned, Cabarete is a dang scrumptious place to eat! And I’ve already acquired an extended listing prepared for my subsequent journey — together with Honey Company, Cabarete Coffee Company, Blue Moon, and extra. Stay tuned! (And in case you’re questioning what that sound is? It’s my abdomen. Wanting to get again to Cabarete — proper. now.)
And that’s it from Cabarete — for now! Can’t wait to be again in simply two weeks…