One of the main ingredients in Dominican dishes is the plantain. It’s the perfect, versatile accompaniment with chicken stews, rice with beans or vegetables. Dominicans are one of the largest Latino communities in New York City and as such, they diversify the culinary experience in the city. The listed restaurants offer a wide variety of unique dishes, and will transport you from the city to the Caribbean. See the full list here.
Leche y Miel Restaurant
5761 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463
The Leche y Miel restaurant is built on traditional Dominican seasoning, sofrito and other spices that energize each meal. With more than 20 years of experience, Chef Peña focuses on serving authenticity on a plate. Visit the restaurant to try grilled salmon, churrasco, chicken pork rinds, among others.
El Castillo de Jagua
113 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Located in Lower Manhattan, Castillo de Jagua is a great option for locals and tourists visiting the neighborhood. Its menu highlights a crispy pork crackling, a juicy pork leg and garlic shrimp. The restaurant brings delicious Caribbean flavors daily to the Big Apple. On your next visit, stop by to savor their colorful dishes.
564 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Established in the 80’s, Puerto Viejo has a lot to offer. They use fresh ingredients to serve dishes that will make you feel at home. In Puerto Viejo, they serve popular breakfasts from the DR, like the “Los Tres Golpes”. For lunch, you can pair a baked chicken or stewed meat with sweet plantains, rice or yucca. Bon Appetite!
160 Dyckman St, New York, NY 10040
República perfectly captures Dominican flavors and provides an atmosphere for any celebration. During your visit you can enjoy great vibes, popular cocktails, and an extensive menu of meats and seafood. From churrasco to shrimp asopao, República has something on the menu for everyone. The restaurant elevates your standard bodega window dining experience and serves “gourmet” dishes in its dining room.
El Nuevo Caridad Restaurant
1618 St Nicholas Ave #191st, New York, NY 10040
Inspired by leading athletes in the Dominican Republic, El Nuevo Caridad focuses on elevating the Dominican dining experience. Using fresh and traditional ingredients, they prepare a variety of dishes for everyone. Some popular dishes include chicken asopao, chicken stew, mangú with egg and salami, and stuffed mofongo.
64 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
Known for the best rotisserie chicken in NYC, the Malecon offers Dominican food fused with other popular Caribbean items and dishes. Its extensive menu highlights varieties of sandwiches and traditional Dominican breakfasts. For dinner, they serve stuffed mofongos, grilled meats, rice dishes and more. Remember to culminate your experience with a delicious flan or tres leches cake.