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Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
+1 809-533-2818
12:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:45
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Bronx, New York
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking to experience the tradition of this wonderful country then this is the place you want to go. Appropriate for the entire family.

Thank PatriciaBX
Culiacan, Mexico
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't say that it was the best dinner that I have tasted; however, the place is beautiful. You can choose between being inside the cave or the terrace, just because the ambiance, I would recommend inside.

Thank ingelara
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked that place, zacary, is very attentive, in another season I will resturn. all good,,, zacary millelin star.

Thank ilike58
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really unique experience to have dinner in a natural cave! Take the winding staircase down if you are able, to get the best entry experience (but an elevator is available). We had a table in the corner so we were able to have a great view of the main room, and we could peek around to the smaller room as... More 

Thank Nicole P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place itself is very interesting, and as others have said the service is quite food. However, the food is the worst I have ever had in a restaurant anywhere in the world. I ordered a house specialty steak cooked Medium Well. It came pretty much raw. I sent it back. It was returned just as raw. My husband ordered... More 

Thank Tom S
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent New Year's Eve in Meson de la Cava. It was supposed to be a 7 course meal. It started at 9:00 pm, and by 1:00 am we all were absolutely dissapointed and tired of waiting. It seemed like they were sick of all the people there and decided to make them have the worse time ever. There seemed... More 

Thank LeilaRoldan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its really pretty and romantic. It's a cave underground the food is good but expensive. Good service, I recommend it for couples.

Thank Jenny d
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife and I have been to El Meson De La Cava four times now, and we have thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Twice we ate outside, once for lunch and once for dinner. The other two times were for dinner inside the belly of the cave. They have different vibes, but we thoroughly enjoy them both. We have nothing but... More 

Thank nuknon
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The food and the service was terrible. The food was overpriced and tasted nothing. I would not recommend it to anyone.

Thank AnkiPytte
Oldsmar, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Romantic, unique, beautiful rare setting in a cave. Waiters want to push you into getting liquor. We told them we do not drink, they looked disappointed. The pina colado was good with strong taste of coconut and pineapple. Didn't taste any alcohol in it. The beef tenderloin was very tender. I have read the reviews regarding prices getting doubled or... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?