Dominicans call this one a "long hitter"—as in baseball, which will inevitably be on the TV at the bar. For some 30 years, owner Sr. Marisol has been feeding the local Zoners his grandmother’s recipes. This simple, two-story Dominican restaurant is still a hangout for artists, baseball players, politicians, businessmen, tourists, and even unaccompanied gringas, who feel comfortable here. Really flavorful dishes include creole-style eggplant, empanadas of crab and conch, grilled crabs, and stewed, sweet orange peels. Prices are up even though the culinary ambition is not. You'll hear bachata and American music from decades past (think "Moonglow").
Calle Hostos 302, corner of Salomé Ureña, Santo Domingo, 10210, Dominican Republic