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El Meson De La Cava

Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
+1 809-533-2818
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster” (15 reviews)
“paella” (6 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Av. Mirador Sur # 1, Santo Domingo 11113, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To enter el Meson de la Cava is an already breathtaking experience and yet this is only the beginning in what will certainly be a memorable and worthwhile experience. The food is some of the best I have had in my many travels in the...More

Thank Isabel C P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This find dining establishment has casual outdoor dining or formal indoor dining in a cave which you can only reach by a circular staircase. Have drinks on the patio before or after dinner (they have live music on some nights) but absolutely have dinner in...More

Thank WingsAmerica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

October 26 I was looking for a good restaurant for dinner and celebrate my first aniversary with my girl. And found El Meson de la Cava. The place is marvelous it is out of this world. Is a great ambiance for a couple,it is very...More

Thank Jose C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great, the food excellent. We ordered the salmon fillet wood grilled, and it was amazing; by far the best I’ve ever had, the pasta and risotto were great, and the steak too. Definitely coming back.

Thank Cristyn3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for my daughters birthday lunch. Little bit quiet, but had a great time dining in a cave!! Seafood was very good, try the seafood paella. Prices little on high side by comparison with other places in town, but worth it.

1  Thank Nigel O
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I am from NYC. I know good restaurants. I went here for my anniversary and the food was great. In addition, you can’t beat the ambiance. Where else can you eat in an actual cave!

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you go to Santo Domingo you should go to this restaurant as it is inside the natural cave. Romantic place or great for corporate events.

Thank hanez
OTTO R, Owner at El Meson De La Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Very grateful for your appreciations, hope to be able to you again Cordially yours

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, nice place, highly recomended! This Restaurant is inside a big cave, very Safe and The waitress are very professional. I Like The Way The present The food, good for couples or family.

Thank AdriaGarcia2017
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The waiters only bring you water if you ask for it multiple times. They don't refill drinks without almost yelling. The food was ok, but not worth the price. I was disappointed with the overall experience. It's neat to eat in a cave, but past...More

Thank Jennifer B
OTTO R, Owner at El Meson De La Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

We have read your review and look at your profile, We are afraid you were part of a luncheon group handle by a tourist agency. Your agent sales you a menu included in your package, which we do not bear responsability for the exchange of...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Was charged 20£ for pasta with some cheese ( no meat) overall the charge was £40 for some okay, but so overpriced. Completely over priced. Would not recommend.More

Thank timgero
OTTO R, Owner at El Meson De La Cava, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Sir: Today I became aware of your review and inmediately made inquiries with our Maitre D and found your ticket, as it was an unusual request of a vegetarian pasta dish we were lucky and found it easily, to our regrets I found out...More

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Fausto B
29 September 2017|
Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
I am not shure I understand what you mean by profit photo, can you explain?
29 September 2017|
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Response from OTTO R | Property representative |
Yes, we will be open and we do take reservations. We do not close any day of the year. thank you for your inquiry
28 September 2017|
Response from Fausto B | Reviewed this property |
Honesty, I don't want to answer this question until make sure to contact the appropriate person. also, you can contact online The Meson de la Cava Restaurant and for sure you can obtain the right information about the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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
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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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