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El Meson

Carretera Nueva | across from Club Hemmingway, Juan Dolio 21000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-526-2666
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carretera Nueva | across from Club Hemmingway, Juan Dolio 21000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While looking for condos in Juan Dolio, we stopped into El Meson for a quick lunch. My wife had the fish soup and I the seafood soup. Both were excellent. I forgot to ask the type of fish used, but it was firm and the...More

Thank driftdiver1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy to find a restaurant that can satisfied our vegan diet. The avocado salade was a huge avocado (bigger than a pomelo!) with some lettuce leaves. Roasted eggplant was also a generous portion as well as the garden salad. We order some mashed...More

Thank Sabine N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended and it didn’t disappoint. The complimentary warm crispy bread and garlic spread was very good. I had the shrimp and avacado salad which was huge. The mixed grill platter-was cooked perfectly - so glad we shared that. We visited twice...More

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to El Meson based on a recommendation from the host of our AirBnb. So happy we did! The food was great and they are generous with the portions. We had to take some home for lunch the next day and it still tasted great!

Thank NeilAgg
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Portions could be bigger for a price you pay. Food is very tasty but employees are unfriendly. This restaurant has more waiters then some hotels and none of them shows much respect to customers. Definitely not planning to come back.

1  Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Juan Dólio for the better part of a week and had the pleasure of dining several times at El Meson Español. The food was truly outstanding. The calamari appetizer was world class, the caldereta de mariscos was outstanding. Service was good and...More

Thank njpharmaguy
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Usually love our trips to El Meson , it’s the first place we stop every year . Great bread&butter, best garlic lobster, good selection . One of the orders from our group this year was the fillet with Roquefort sauce . Dramatically undercooked, with no...More

Thank 1Sunshine1975
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

had the chilllo and octupus 100% recommended for couples and family Went on family vacations and had dinner here twice

Thank Alfredo V
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We had made a reservation for 13 people for 8 PM. At 2245, we received our meals. The food was quite good, but still, twi hours and 45 minutes should nöt be acceotable. When conclufibg our meal at around midnight, we wanted to talk to...More

Thank Johan O
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was great. We share a octopus that was a nice surprise. My kids love the grilled chillo and the fish soup. The adults tasted a marvelous seafood rice. We love it.

Thank Alfred H
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26 November 2017|
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Response from acasasnovasg | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do... don’t worry about it Most, if NOT ALL, restaurants in Juan Dolio Beach areas and all over DR accept mayor CC Go there; you will not regret it. Great seafood, Spaniard recipes and friendly people ! Are you... More
3 January 2017|
Response from joesylvie | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. The prices vary widely depending on you selection. It is one of finest and most expensive restaurants. As an example, the Garlic Chicken for one person was 500 pesos ($16 CDN) and included some steamed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Nueva | across from Club Hemmingway, Juan Dolio 21000, Dominican Republic (Formerly Le Meson)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  San Pedro de Macoris Province  >  Juan Dolio
  • Phone Number: +1 809-526-2666
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