The Dominican Republic is an increasingly popular tourist destination for its beaches, sun, and friendly locals. One of the great attractions of Dominican tourism is its gastronomy. The Dominican gastronomy is of indigenous and Spanish descent, with significant African influences. Most of the meals have in common that they use specific ingredients quite often, which makes the gastronomy one of the most appreciated in Latin America. Here we show you the 5 most popular dishes of Dominican cuisine as an introduction to the traditional culinary culture of the Dominican Republic:


  1. The Dominican Flag 

Includes white rice, stewed beans, green salad, Dominican stewed chicken, beef or pork, and  tostones, a dish that cannot be missing from any national table. 

  1. Sancocho 

The Dominican Sancocho is essentially a broth in which a selection of meats such as chicken and  pork are cooked with vegetables and tubers. 

  1. Mangú 

Mangú is a traditional Dominican dish made with mashed green plantains and is served with  eggs, salami, cheese, and red onions cooked in a vinegar sauce. 

  1. Pasteles en hoja 

This is one of the perfect dishes to serve at Christmas. Made with a green plantain or yucca  dough and stuffed with meat and vegetables, wrapped in banana leaf and waxed paper. 

  1. Mofongo 

Mofongo is one of the best dishes in the Dominican Republic and one of the most elaborate and  colorful. It is made from green plantain with a touch of garlic, whether it is chicharron, chicken,  shrimp, or cheese.


At Cap el Limon your private chef is happy to prepare you any of these delicious Dominican Dishes!  Cap el Limón, a sanctuary for those seeking peace of mind and privacy in the midst of nature without sacrificing amenities and an incredible secluded location with fully serviced luxury homes on more than 500 acres of private land, including a picturesque beach with a restaurant embedded into lush, breathtaking nature. Book your next stay at Cap el Limon now!



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