Situated some 30 minutes east of Santo Domingo and 40 minutes west of La Romana, the beachfront communities of Guayacanes and Juan Dolio are excellent choices for those visiting these important Dominican cities to spend some time at the beach.
They are the perfect beachfront villages where they can enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner right by the sea. These once quiet fishing villages, now turned into attractive tourism enclaves, offer visitors scenic beaches, luxury real estate projects, private beach clubs and excellent golf courses. But they offer much more: a tasty array of quality restaurants to pamper the particular whims of those who want to enjoy a beachside lunch or dinner. The Access team provides a full list of the top 10 restaurants in these beachfront communities.
Sca Beach Club Restaurant
This beachfront restaurant provides visitors with a home-like atmosphere. It features a swimming pool, special areas for private social activities, outdoor and indoor areas, and a full-fledged bar. The restaurant offers visitors a mainly pasta and seafood menu, which can be fully enjoyed on the comfortable beachfront beds or tables.
Telephones: (809) 526-1966 / (809) 864-7565
Address: Playa Guayacanes Street #43;
Hours: Monday – Friday: Noon – 10:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 10:00 a.m.- 10: 00 p.m.
“El Sueño” Ristorante Pizzeria
Situated in the main street of the village of Guayacanes, the pizzeria offers visitors a menu that represents the best of Italian cuisine. The restaurant is known for its wood-fire pizzas and relaxing ambience which sometimes will include live music.
Telephone: (809) 526-3903
Address: Guayacanes Main Boulevard
Hours: Tue – Sun – Noon – 11 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
On the waterfront, the “Soya Azul” Restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine. Guests can enjoy traditional Asian dishes as well as sushi, prepared with fresh ingredients. The restaurant also features and bar and various dining areas.
Telephone: Phone (809) 526-3903 (especially for group reservations).
Address: C / Principal, Juan Dolio
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
“La Playa del Pescador”
Situated right on the beachfront boulevard, this family restaurant is known for its excellent array of seafood dishes. Meat lovers can also enjoy fine cuts. Their well-stocked bar offers visitors tropical fruit drinks, national and international drinks and cocktails. The restaurant also has a private section for private events on the second floor.
Telephone: (809) 526-2613
Address: Guayacanes Main Boulevard #55
Hours: Daily from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Deli Swiss by Walker Kleinert
This rustic and very cozy beachfront restaurant, on Guayacanes Beach, is famous for its varied and complete wine cellar. The collection has received for eight consecutive years an Excellence Award by Wine Spectator magazine. Their international menu caters to the most exquisite palates.
Telephone: (809) 526-1226
Address: Central No.338, Guayacanes
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
“Sal Marina” Restaurant
The restaurant specializes in international cuisine with a Dominican touch. Their sausage risotto and other tropical dishes are some of the restaurant’s most popular offers. It features catering and delivery services covering the Juan Dolio residential area. On weekends the restaurant offers tropical frosties.
Telephone: (809) 526-1220
Address: Boulevard Street, Plaza Castilla, Juan Dolio (across the street from Club Hemingway)
Hours: Wed. – Sunday Noon -10 p.m. / Fridays and Saturdays until Midnight
This is the perfect destination for those who truly enjoy typical Dominican dishes. It’s like eating in the home of a Dominican family. Also offered are international dishes and wood-fired pizzas. Dancing on Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Delivery services available.
Telephone: (809) 526-2652
Address: Boulevard Street, Juan Dolio
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
This is oldest Spanish restaurant in the Juan Dolio area. Their homemade paellas, seafood, imported meats and sausages are famous. There are also areas for private events.
Telephone: (809) 526-2666
Address: Boulevard Street (across the street from Club Hemingway ), Juan Dolio.
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
This Mexican franchise restaurant is located opposite the second entrance to the Juan Dolio beach. They offer home delivery and take out services. On Mondays there is 2 x 1 Margarita special, on Thursday a 2 x 1 on beers and on Sundays the “All You Can Eat” menu.
Telephone: (809) 526-2449
Address: Boulevard Street (across the street from Club Hemingway), Local Real Plaza #10, Juan Dolio.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11a .m. – 9 p.m. / Friday and Saturdays 9 a.m.- 10 p.m.
This restaurant specializes in fine Italian cuisine, but also offers a typical Dominican breakfast and a special typical lunch menu. The restaurant provides delivery service of its homemade pizza pies to the nearby beach. It is also a popular hangout for the younger crowd.
Telephone: (809) 526-1468
Address: Boulevard Street (across the street from Club Hemingway), Juan Dolio.
Hours : Daily 8 a.m. -11 p.m.