Posted 28 March 2003 - 04:03 PM
Here I go again (non-techno)
Restaurants in Santo Domingo -
Yes, Vesuvio is a classic and the service is excellent but one of my pet peeves is overpaying for pasta, i wont do it there, or at la Briciolla which is also pretty good. The owners are so sweet however that I do find myself there (Vesuvio) every so often. I do love the colonial zone, its got such potencial to someday become the caribbean equivalent of the french quarter in NOrleans. There is so much going on all the time - food, art, music, bars. My new favorite opened a few months ago (garlic haters skip ahead) its called La Masia and its about 3 blocks away from La Briciolla - its basque spanish food, sort of, and makes the best black rice with squid I have had in a while, plus some nights there is live entertainment (tango night and bohemian night are my favorites). But the colonial zone also has brazilian fare, dominican fare (meson de bari, palmito gourmet), british (cafe cocos), cheaper italian (pasatiempos), expensive italian (cafe bellini - although i have heard the owner is being looked for by interpol so beware!), french, spanish (meson de quintana, meson del jamon, la masia), beef (mi casona)... and many more, even falafels at S Bar. Caribbean Blue was also a favorite of mine but it has closed, and the entire street has been taken over by bars - very happening younger scene. More soon on life outside the zone...