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September 12, 2022

Punta Cana is considered by many to be about as close to paradise as you can get. With its golden white sandy beaches, clear blue skies, hot sunshine, palm trees, and clear turquoise-hued waters, it’s easy to see why tourists and locals alike have fallen in love with the place. 

Punta Cana isn’t just a stunning place to relax, it’s also an amazing place to grab something to eat. With bars, cafes, and restaurants offering a selection of delicious and varied cuisines, Punta Cana is a foodie’s paradise. 

Here’s a look at the best restaurants in Punta Cana. 

Api Beach

Api Beach offers stunning ocean beach views, amazing décor, and tranquil surroundings. It is the food that’s the star of the show, however. 

Grilled meat and the freshest possible seafood options are what really stand out here. With shrimp cocktail, grilled shrimp, and ceviche fish all popular on the menu, seafood lovers will be in their element. 

Heading out to land, you’ll find grilled chicken and their hugely popular classic house burger on the menu. 

As far as drinks go, there is also an extensive wine list and selection of soft drinks and cocktails, as well as spirits. 

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Bohemian Tapas and Wine

Bohemian Tapas and Wine is considered by many to be the finest tapas restaurant in all the Dominican Republic. 

With an elegant décor, friendly staff, a painstakingly curated wine list, and a gorgeous marina location, dining here is a real treat. 

The charcuterie board they offer is divine, with a selection of cold meats, breads, cheeses, and dips. The empanadas are another favourite and are always a huge hit with locals and holidaymakers alike. 

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No visit to Punta Cana would be complete without a visit to Noah Restaurant. 

If you love fresh seafood, service with a smile, and gorgeous cocktails, Noah restaurant is the place you need to be. 

The food at Noah is incredibly fresh, is packed full of flavour, and comes in very generous portions as well. 

Offering a fusion of seafood, sushi, pasta, and Caribbean cuisine, if you love fresh fish and want to get adventurous with your food, Noah is the place to be. Their fresh tuna tartar is a best-seller, and the cerviche is divine. 

If seafood isn’t your thing, or if you simply want something different, the goat risotto comes very highly recommended indeed. There are also plenty of mouth-watering vegetarian options available, so nobody is left out. 

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One of the best things about Punta Cana is the diversity, and this is reflected perfectly in the dining choices. 

Nakamura is one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in the region, and rightly so. With a large selection of sushi and non-sushi meal options, Nakamura is perfect for anybody looking to sample authentic Japanese cuisine. 

For starters, why not begin with crab croquettes or shrimp gyoza dumplings. For your mains, the breaded pork Tonkatsu curry comes very highly recommended indeed. 

If you’re in the mood for sushi, you have to try the Rainbow Roll. This dish made of king crab salad, cream cheese and leek with salmon, tuna, avocado, and Masago topping, sells out fast, so be quick. 

Like a bit of spice? No problem, the Special Dynamite sushi roll is bound to impress. Again, it features that stunning king crab salad, avocado, and cream cheese and leek with salmon, only this time it’s topped with a generous amount of dynamite topping. Be warned, this has a kick. 

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