The Dominican Republic offers a rich diversity of flavors and ways to enjoy a good fish, the result of knowledge dating back to pre-Columbian times, which were combined and enriched with the contributions of influences from African, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and other regions of the world.
So if you visit the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Samana or any other tourist destination, to live a great experience, apart from enjoying the beaches, you must try the fish that is cooked in the country, it is definitely a delight.
The reason why the Dominican Republic’s fish is so delicious is that it is the result of the knowledge that dates back to pre-Columbian times, which was combined and enriched with the contributions of influences from African, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and other regions of the world.
So, what are the best fish you can eat in the Dominican Republic and where can you try them? here I share with you.
Boca Chica, Santo Domingo
We begin the list with the very famous and popular beach of Santo Domingo, Boca Chica, the fried fish of Boca Chica, is famous among all the locals as one of the best in the country.
Boca Chica is a public beach located approximately 30 Km from Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, because of its proximity and its status as a public beach it is very popular among the locals.
The fish that is fried in Boca Chica is “el colorado” or red snapper, this type of fish is seasoned with local seasonings and then fried, it is accompanied with tostones (fried plantains) or potatoes, and also accompanied with a slice of lemon.
This combination of flavors is a delight, accompanied by the drink of your choice.
The service of fried fish in Boca chica, as of today has an approximate cost of 8 dollars, this includes the fish accompanied by tostones or potatoes, it is a very acceptable price.
You can enjoy the fish on the shore of the beach, it is an incredibly relaxing and satisfying sensation.
And although Boca Chica could become a little complicated for being a public place, the truth is that lately, everything has improved due to the efforts of the authorities and locals.
The best thing about the service part is that the fish is quite fresh, and they show you all the fresh fish before preparing it and let you choose the one you want.
Puerto Plata is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic, being a city with an abundant coastline full of beaches and plenty of fish.
In Puerto Plata, there are a lot of restaurants dedicated to the sale of excellent quality fish, very fresh and high-quality fish.
In Puerto Plata, you will find a good restaurant in any nearby corner to eat fish in all its variety.
Personally, I love to visit Playa Grande, although it is not in Puerto Plata, it is relatively close, there I was very surprised with the prices and the quality of the fish.
I went with my family, they gave me two complete fish, fried chicken, rice, salad, drinks, and all that for only 15 dollars, and the taste of the fish was incredible.
I enjoyed it very much while looking at the sea, an unforgettable moment.
The best fish with coconut and probably the best in the world is in Samana, Dominican Republic.
Fish with coconut is an emblematic dish of Samana, and part of its gastronomic culture, despite its simple preparation is one of the most famous dishes in the country.
This coastal town in the Dominican Republic is well known for its delicious coconut-based dishes and, of course, with the sea as a prelude, fish is one of the iconic preparations of this province.
Its main dishes are chillo al coco and a fillet of grouper with coconut.
Samaná is located in the east of the Dominican Republic. In addition to its gastronomy, one of its main attractions is its beaches.
If you plan ahead, you can enjoy this destination in a single day, using the Northeast Highway and the Atlantic Tourist Boulevard.
Other outstanding towns
Nagua and Pedernales are also among the outstanding towns recognized for their fish.
According to an online survey among locals in the Dominican Republic of the towns where they have the best fish to eat, Nagua, Pedernales and Samaná are the three most outstanding towns, followed by Santo Domingo, San Pedro and a few others.
Actually, the preparation of the seasoning of these fishes is simple and natural, mostly using oregano, garlic, salt and onion, everything is tasty and natural.