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“Rustic Meets Gourmet!”

Wilson's La Boca Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 130 Restaurants in Cabarete
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Miami Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
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“Rustic Meets Gourmet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

This local hut tucked away is one of the best places you will eat in Cabarete. You get there by boat. The food is absolutely incredible and fresh, fresh, fresh! We ordered a fried whole fish, garlic river shrimp (similar to Louisiana crawfish), salad and fried tostones (plantain). There was not a bite of food left! The garlic sauce that the shrimp come in is light, flavorful and addictive! We dipped our tostones in it, the fish, you name it! Delicious!

The staff, a local family, is excellent...they will always keep you hydrated with beers and water while you wait for your food. I can't say enough great things about this place and it's a total bargain! Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Riga, Latvia
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“An authentic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

When asking anyone local in Cabarete
where to eat seafood they will suggest you take a cab (around 600RD = $14) to La Boca - a simple hut where the river meets the ocean. You will arrive at the beach and a boat will take you across to the restaurant, where there is no menu - the waiter will just tell you what the catch of the day is. Any order includes side dishes (beans, rice, friend plantains and a salad) and there is always fried chicken for those who don't enjoy seafood. During our visit we had langoustines, crabs and chicken for an average bill of $7 per person for the best seafood in Dominican Republic (we traveled around for a few weeks). I would suggest anyone visiting Cabarete to go for a meal at La Boca (best for lunch) to try some fresh and authentic food and a memorable atmosphere truly showing the local side of this beautiful country.

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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Must place to visit!!!! Brillant family run restaurant, tucked away approx 20mins south of Cabarete. Best option is to arrange a taxi to take you there.

Upon your arrival, the restaurant is located on the other side of the lagoon. A quick wave to get there attention and a boat will be dispatched to pick you up.

The rustic restaurant is set on the lagoon, options to sit under cover or sit under the sun. You will be offered several type of fish or a chicken dish. The food is out of this world, cooked to perfection. While waiting for your food there are choices of beer, even light for the weak...or pina colas made from fresh pineapple. ..

Make this a day option, lunch, drinks and travel back to your hotel or condo...

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New York
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“Gotta go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Took a horse back ride on the beach. they take you to the river and a boat takes to Wilson's/La Boca. They cook right there in a rustic kitchen. Very authentic Dominican food, fish, chicken, lobster with rice and beans. 5 people, 1 soda, 5 cocktails 2 beers and we all ate total after a $25 tip was $100 US. Outstanding. We ALL loved it. Hand built with local materials, WONDERFUL. that entire trip, the horses and the lunch was a highlight of the trip. WELL, WELL worth it.

Visited February 2014
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“What you have always been dreaming of...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Wonderful scenery where the river meets the ocean? Few people, just the ones who know what you can find out here? Simple, very authentic restaurant without making an effort to lure tourists? Fish right from the ocean, fried or cooked with fresh salad and fried plantain chips? Pina colada in a fresh pineapple? You don't like all this? Than stop reading. However, if you are one of the overstressed city dwellers fed up with all the sleek and trendy places looking shiny and cool, offering the same trendy food that you eat in a rush, you absolutely have to come to La Boca. You can arrive on horseback or by taxi, but I am sure the best option is stand up paddling, the way we did it. You start paddling higher on the river which is covered in water plants and flowers and relatively narrow, so at some spots the trees meet in the middle over the water. As you get closer to the mouth (la boca) the river gets wider and you have to paddle against strong wind. So by the time you get to wonderful La Boca you really deserve the fantastic food which is, on the top, one of the best deals I have ever had. I paid for one fish (of about one pound) with salad, rice, fried plantains and two pina coladas about 17 USD. If you visit Cabarete without going to La Boca you really miss something.

  • Visited February 2014
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