The top ten Sosua restaurant list for summer 2018

Brings us an updated view during the low season months, just before the next mid season kicks in. While most of the traditional players still remain on the top list, there are some that no longer are in service pending renovation or new owners that reopen their door.

1- Bologna Tel. 809-571-1454; Calle Alejo Martinez #33, El Batey. International cuisine, lot of Italian dishes. Perhaps the most elegant setting, the restaurant has an air conditioned VIP area, a wood-fed pizza oven and delicious pastry area. For many years, pizza at Bologna has been considered superior to many others. They also offer excellent breakfast at reasonable price. Happy hour at the bar is worth a visit, nice atmosphere. Top dish for us: Lasagna.

bologna in Sosua

Bologna offers an elegant atmosphere.

2- Waterfront Tel. 809-571-3024; Next to Playa Alicia, Sosua. Traditionally, The Waterfront ranks high on food, staff and location. Prices a bit higher than most, though the view of Alicia Beach makes it a top choice. Delivery to the chaise lounges by the beach is a plus for true R&R while in Sosua. Our top dish there: Garlic Mahi filet, with sautéed vegetables.

waterfront restaurant sosua

The waterfront overlooks Alicia Beach

3- Ottimo Tel. 809-571-3518; Sosua Plaza, El Batey. This is a rare gem of a restaurant, set in the back of Sosua Plaza, very intimate. The chef ranks among the very top, food is superb, prices a bit higher than the others. It is definitely very Italian, with lot of care for detail. Top dish for us: Lobster ( Thermidor ).

Ottimo in Sosua

Ottimo feels very classy at night

4- Casa 21 Tel. 829-342-8089; Calle Piano, Los Tavares Sosua. Casa 21 feels very high end, an European restaurant within a deluxe BnB that bears the same name. Foodies must try it when visiting Sosua, we loved the Red Snapper filet. This restaurant tops the list in many review sites.

casa 21

Casa 21 restaurant is within a boutique hotel of the same name.

5- Restaurant Maria Tel. 829-961-4455; The newer gastronomic haven of the Ocean Village community, beautifully designed, offering deluxe club amenities. Its location offers fantastic ocean vistas from every corner; Menu is international,  we recommend the seafood, Eric always has it maria is oceanfront

Restaurant Maria is oceanfront, with pool and Jacuzzis

6- Nelson`s Bistro Tel. 809-571-3253; Right across Pola Supermarket. Offering an exquisite menu of international master chef dishes in a very delightful atmosphere and décor. Playground for kids and event saloon right next to it, a must visit to try the chef specials and enjoy with friends under the veranda.

Nelson`s bistro sosua

The veranda at Nelson`s Lounge in Sosua is perfect to enjoy a cocktail with friends.

7- Al Porto Tel. 809-571-2166; Inside Sosua Ocean Village. Located inside Sosua Ocean Village. The views from this restaurant are awesome, the layout is the best in town. They have an Infiniti swimming pool flanked by gazebos, staff is great and menu varied. Steak there was fantastic last time we visited.

Al Porto Sosua

Al Porto is perfect for a romantic dinner, specially at night.

8- Sinatra`s Tel. 809-571-2188; Pedro Clisante, across small Playero Supermarket. This lively restaurant is in the heart of Sosua ( where PJ used to be), offers great steak and seafood and also has live music nights and karaoke. Very cold beer, try it.

Sinatra`s restaurant

Sinatra`s in Sosua also offers live music and karaoke nights

9- Baileys Tel. 809-571-3085; Next to Banco Popular, facing the central park. One of the top spots in Sosua, offers great pizza, pasta, international dishes and Dominican food. Recommended place for a cold beer, Coffee and cocktails.

Baileys in Sosua

10-Margot`s Tel. 809-571-2033; Alejo Martinez, El Batey. An elegantly casual atmosphere with international menu, located in Alejo Martinez street. The menu offers many Italian dishes, also American. Try the mignon with mushroom sauce.


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Some of the top Sosua restaurants not on the list due to being non operational are Morua Mai, Pizzeria Italiana, and Yamazato ( Sosua ). Those will probably reopen with new owners, There are some new players such as the Ceiba, the Chinese restaurant and Super Chef. Sosua Beach also has a lot of good ones although smaller in size and menu.

One place we should have a special mention for is Taberna El Conde, located at corner of Dr. Rosen and Alejo Martinez street ( facing the ice cream shop ). Their location makes them a natural choice to stop for a cold beer, steak, burger, and even Dominican dishes ( contact them to get the menu at ) or call them at tel. 829-868-0909. Their operating hours are Mon-Sat 8am-11pm and Sunday 11am-11pm.

Taberna El Conde is a favorite in Sosua

Taberna El Conde is a favorite expat hangout in Sosua

These days, it is harder to rank the top 5 because places like Casa 21 ranks at the top of most international review sites, but we acknowledge the effort by others that have shown excellent cuisine. Since its opening, Nelson`s started working with a fancy menu not even found in other restaurants; Ottimo became a serious competitors to all others since the very beginning, and Maria had a menu overhaul by Eric, whose dedication is known for creating awesome dishes.

They are all fantastic, so we recommend visiting their websites and checking out the menu to find out the ones we`d rather enjoy more. Our Sosua villa rentals clients are recommended to visit these restaurants, even if they have their own private chef it is good to get out and see the best this town has to offer.

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