Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate with our loved ones and appreciate all the goodness around us. You can enhance this meaningful day while enjoying a vacation or stay in one of the most beautiful countries in the world – Dominican Republic.

Due to the high number of ex-pats in the country, many Dominican restaurants have started to follow this family gathering tradition. But for Dominicans, we mainly gather around with family and friends, like Thanksgiving day tradition, on December 24th – Christmas Eve.

This year, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index, the Dominican Republic is the top travel destination, surpassing Cancun, which has been the favorite since 2015. Click here to learn more.

Our Thanksgiving Recommendations on the North Coast Area.

The North Coast of the Dominican Republic has many restaurants with exquisite cuisine such as Dominican, Italian, Continental, Mexican, etc. Click here to read our previous article with our recommendation of three restaurants that you should visit while in Puerto Plata.

Most restaurants offer a Thanksgiving menu which we have listed a few below. We highly recommend you reserve in advance as they get booked up fast.

Puerto Plata.

In Puerto Plata city, we recommend Christ & Mady’s located in Cofresi, just next to Ocean World. They will have a special Thanksgiving menu for RD$600 pesos, which is approximately $12.00 USD. FYI, this does not include dessert or drinks. For reservations, please call 809-970-7502. TeeOff Restaurant will have a Thanksgiving menu, filled with traditional holiday food with asian fusion.


Our Thanksgiving recommendation for those of you in Cabarete is to celebrate in Natura Cabana Restaurant! Being grateful has never been so relaxing and comforting. Celebrate at Natura Cabana Restaurant while you enjoy watching the sea and hearing its relaxing sound. They will have a special Thanksgiving menu from November 28th to December 2nd, so instead of just one day, you can celebrate the entire weekend. For reservations: [email protected]

Another option is Martini’s Beach Bar & Grill. Starting at 6:00 pm, they will have their special Thanksgiving menu which includes:

  • Roasted Turkey with Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Vegetables
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Dinner Roll
  • Special Dessert
  • All of this for $15.00 (It does not include drinks).
  • For reservations, call 809-571-0014.

With that, we complete our recommendations of places to visit this coming holiday, We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Let us know on our social media channels how you will celebrate Thanksgiving in the Dominican Republic. Are you cooking at home or going out?

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