Dominican cuisine is a true fusion of Caribbean flavors, including native Antillean and hearty Creole recipes.
Dominican food is prepared like other Central and South America countries with an emphasis on rice, fish and other seafoods, meats or vegetables lightly spiced or mixed with coconut for added seasoning. The food is not heavily spiced.
Dominican specialties vary from region to region, although you can usually find a good representation of them in Santo Domingo restaurants.
The two favorite drinks are rum and beer, particularly tasty in the DR.