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Best Food in Cabarete

Wondering what and where to eat and drink while staying in and around Cabarete? Here's an overview of some of our favorite restaurants in town that we regularly go to and also recommend to anybody staying with us!

Note that most restaurants are Cash only and many add 10% legal tax and 19% ITBIS to the prices advertised. 

Buen provecho!

Breakfast, Coffee and Lunch

Here is a list of our favorite places to go for breakfast and coffee in Cabarete! 

Vagmundo Coffee in Cabarete

Vagamundo Coffee and Waffles

Definitely the best coffee in town and our favorite place to hang out with friends or get some work done on the laptop.

Beautiful decorations, lots of plants and a great vibe - be sure to check it out. Can get very crowded on the weekends especially in the late morning), so we recommend coming during the week (especially if you want to do some laptop work). 

Perfect for breakfast (lots of different waffles, smoothie bowls, some savory protein bowls), but also good for a light lunch. Open daily from 7-5. 

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Kite Club

Good option for a nice breakfast on Kite Beach. Quiet in the mornings (as the kiters usually start arriving in the early afternoon) with lots of tables to find a spot to sit, enjoy your breakfast and maybe also get some work done on your laptop. Just in front of Kite House - 1 minute walking distance! 

Different breakfast options with both US/European and Dominican options. 

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Gypsy Bowls

Gypsy Bowls is located close to Vagamundo's and opened in 2022. Lots of design elements are similar to those in Vagamundo's (which is not a surprise since this is where Vagamundo used to be located at). 

They serve excellent breakfast and lunch options as well as a decent coffee. It's a small place with not too many tables, but also a great place to bring your laptop, get some work done and enjoy a coffee. 

Open Mon-Sat until late afternoon. 3 Minutes by Moto from Kite House. 

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Fresh Fresh

Even though Fresh Fresh has many savory breakfast and lunch options as well as coffee and lots of different smoothies. Everythin is freshly made. 

Lots of vegetarian and vegan options available, and also a cozy place to bring your laptop and get some work done. Located in the center of town. 5 minutes by moto from Kite House. 

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Encuentro Beach Bars

Encuentro beach has a few places where you can grab a coffee and some breakfast. They serve sandwiches, fruit bowls, and also some lunch options. 

We don't have a favorite - just grab something and have a seat wherever you can find a spot to sit. 

It's best to come in the morning to catch the vibe and watch the surfers (or go surfing yourself)! Surfing is best in the morning before the wind picks up so that's when it's the liveliest.  

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Located on Kite Beach within 3 minutes walking distance from Kite House. They have Dominican breakfast and also great lunches. Located within Agualina right on the beach with great views of the kites. 

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Belgian Bakery

Located on the right just before entering Cabarete on the right. Rumour has it they have the best Mangu (typical Dominican breakfast) in town (Nr. 17). Also excellent pastries and decent coffee. 

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Located in Cabarete on Cabarete beach (5 minutes by Moto) - a good option on the beach to grab a sandwich or a croissant. It's quite big, so you can also bring your laptop to get some work done. 

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Lunch and Dinner

Here is an overview of some of our favorite restaurants in and around Cabarete. Great food for all budgets. Enjoy!

Gordito's Fresh Mex

Fresh Mexican at Ocean Plaza (where the traffic light is) open for lunch every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Perfect for a quick lunch. It's fast, but still very fresh. Our favorites are the Fish Bowl and the Cali Wrap. 3 minute moto drive from Kite House. 

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Encuentro Food Court

Open for dinner and a great budget option to go with a group of friends. Lots of food trucks with different options. Our favorite is the Pizza place "Pizzicletta" - make sure you share a Nutella dessert pizza! 

3 minutes by moto from Kite House towards Sosua just across from the entrance to Encuentro. 

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Sushi and Japanese food. Right on the main street (so not the coziest atmosphere), but fantastic food! Right next to Gordit's about a 3-minute moto drive from Kite House. 

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Located at the entrance of Callejon (where the traffic light is), Swai offers a range of delicious dishes in a cozy atmosphere. They are famous for their Swai dishes (a local fish), but also offer a range of Vegan and Vegetarian options. 

Great desserts as well - we highly recommend the Banana Brule! 

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Raro Pizza and Pasta

The most budget friendly (and still delicious) pizza option in Cabarete. You won't get better pizza for the same price. The restaurant is located by the traffic light, but you can also order pizza straight to your accomodation via WhatsApp. 

WhatsApp: +18492101300

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Italian beach front restaurant with excellent food and slightly higher prices than most places. It's a nice place to treat yourself or go on a date! 

Located next to Seawinds about 700m walking distance from Kite House. Walking on the Beach is possible.  

It's best to make a reservation, especially if you want one of the outside tables

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Le Bistro

Small French restaurant in a little alleyway in Cabarete. A good selection of meat/fish and vegetarian options. Fair prices for very good food. The place is usually quite busy, so it's best to make a reservation ahead (can be done via WhatsApp). 

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Mesa Taina

The only place on Kite Beach that is open at night and within a reasonable (and safe) walking distance. Located beachfront and you can enter through Kite Beach Hotel (tell the security guards that you are going to the restaurant if they ask). Lots of different meat, fish, and some vegetarian plates as well as sushi. 

Also a decent place to grab a coffee on the beach in the morning. It's not the best coffee in the world, but every coffee tastes better on the beach, doesn't it?

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