Typical food of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
In Punta Cana you can enjoy a wide variety of traditional beverages, including the popular shakes made with pineapple, papaya, sapota, mixed with water or milk, sugar, and ice. The refreshing fruit juices or soft drinks, which are freshly prepared with "chinola" (passion fruit), pineapple, and tamarind. "Mabi" is another popular beverage that is made from the bark of tropical vines. "Mamajuana" is a drink with rum that can be combined with different ingredients such as cinnamon and fresh clove, as well as seafood like octopus, squid, and shrimp, ideal for adventurous palates. Another of the most refreshing beverages is the famous "Morir soñando", which is made with sugar, evaporated milk, and orange juice.
After enjoying any of these delicious popular dishes, you cannot miss typical delicious sweets as "habichuelas con dulce", which are prepared with beans, milk, sugar, and raisins, very traditional for Easter. Another delicious dessert is "Majarete", creamed corn with cinnamon; "Jalao", a coconut sweet with molasses shaped into a ball; and milk caramel paste, that can be enjoyed by itself or with fruit fillings as orange and guava.
There is a variety of restaurants for every taste, you can enjoy exquisite specialties while watching the beautiful scenery, such as Captain Cook, which serves different dishes based on fish and seafood.
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Bandera Traditional dish made with rice, beans, meat, and fried bananas.
Guineos "Guineos" or bananas, are the base for many dishes in this destination; they are commonly served fried or smashed and as a complement.
Picapollo Exquisite typical fast-food dish made with fried and breaded chicken, served with fried bananas or French fries.
Mamajuana Typical beverage prepared with many ingredients mixed with rum.
Habichuelas con dulce Typical sweet prepared with beans, evaporated milk, sugar, and cinnamon. You can accompany it with vanilla biscuits.
Jalao Sweet made with grated coconut and molasses or fudge.