Top 7 Things You Should Eat in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is world famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and never-ending excursions to be a part of. But you might have this obvious thing in mind about places to eat in Punta Cana and the must-try dishes here. So, to help you with what’s good and what’s not, we have compiled a list of the top 7 Things you should eat in Punta Cana.

Dominican cuisine is a perfect blend of Spanish, Taino, and African influences. It has significantly influenced the social and cultural formation of the country. It is similar to the Latin-speaking countries that surround the Caribbean. It is essential to know that with slight variations from each region, many unique and authentic dishes have been made in the Dominican Republic. Here is a list of the most loved words in Punta Cana.

1. Los 3 Golpes

Everyone agrees that a good day starts with a soulful breakfast. And when you’re in the Dominican, feasting on eggs with a side of fried salami, mangú, and queso frito is your perfect day start.

Many Baseball players call it the Mangu Power as

2. La Bandera

When you have found one of the top places to eat in Punta Cana, try La Bandera. It is the daily meal consumed in the Dominican Republic. It has white rice, stewed beans, and some stewed meat. You can also preferably choose chicken, pork, or beef. You will surely enjoy this most commonly eaten meal in the Dominican.

3. El Sancocho

The sancocho is prepared almost always on special occasions, on holidays, or cold days. It is also the typical and representative dish of the Dominican Republic because of the medley of seven types of meat and veggies. This hearty stew in Punta Cana is a comfort food at its finest.

4. Mofongo

Mofongo is prepared with fried plantains, garlic, and chicharrones (fried pork skins). These are mashed together in a mortar and pestle called “pilón.” Although it’s originally from Puerto Rico, today, it has become a staple of Dominican cuisine.

5. Con-Con

Concón isn’t something you cook. Instead, it’s a byproduct of cooking rice. It is the layer of burnt rice left behind when cooking in a Caldero (iron pot). Due to its scarcity, it is usually fought over at the table, and it has a great flavour.

6. Yaroa

This famous street food originates from Santiago near Puerto Plata, which falls in the northern part of the country. It has grown so popular that you can now find it throughout the Dominican Republic. Many street vendors and casual eateries sell this dish. It’s commonly referred to as a late-night and after-party snack.

It has French fries or mashed plantain slathered with layers of meat and melted cheese, like a cross between nachos and French Canadian poutine. You can add mayo, ketchup, or mustard as you wish.

7. Mama Juana – A Famous Dominican Drink

The Punta Cana trip can only be completed by sampling Mama Juana. It is an artisanal product that’s described as a medicinal tincture. The recipe varies by whoever is making it. Generally, Mama Juana is made with rum, red wine, and honey. It is infused with tree bark, roots, spices, and herbs like milk berry, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise. Much like “under the counter” rum, the longer it steeps, the more potent it becomes!

Try a shot, and guess what? You’ve sampled the national drink of the Dominican Republic and survived!

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