This unpretentious restaurant's Eastern European owner has gained a loyal following among the expat set for his cuisine, which is paired with German and Belgian beers, grappa, cognacs, and good half-bottles of wine. The rustic, two-story palapa offers romantic seating topside, on the sand, or in the open-air dining room. Pumpernickel bread arrives with the well-priced, bilingual menu. Seafood comes off one of the moored boats, so you can order the ceviche with confidence. The mixed grilled shellfish is enough for two and can include a lobster from the tank. Sunday offers a locally popular barbecue, which can be overcrowded. You'll find the best service at dinner, but lunch midweek is calm, and you can find a lounge chair and go for a swim.
Playa Guayacanes, Guyacanes, 21000, Dominican Republic