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$$ Punta Cana Seafood Fodor's Choice

On a white-sand beach shaded by coco palms, this understatedly cool seafood restaurant is efficient, friendly, and fun. Start with a perfectly executed cocktail—like a lime or mango daiquiri—then dig into the savvy menu, where fresh fish is a staple and are shrimp done three ways. The prices are an excellent value for the amount of creativity and skill, which seems to increase each season. Refreshing salads and cooked appetizers never disappoint. And there are paellas, pasta, risotto, ravioli, and grilled lobster and meat. Sides are usually extra but worth it. The best dessert is the coffee rum trifle. Live music weekly is just one aspect of the beachfront entertainment; another is watching the kitesurfers—poetry in motion—just next door.

Seafood Views Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

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Punta Cana, San Juan  Dominican Republic

809-959–2262

www.puntacana.com

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